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Posted on: 18 August, 2017

Council shows support for Cap Coast Equality Alliance group

Livingstone Shire Council has partnered with the Cap Coast Equality Alliance for a colourful new awareness initiative.

The group approached Council with a request to undertake marriage equality awareness activities around the Shire this weekend, including sequencing the lights at Wreck Point Scenic Lookout to a rainbow configuration.

Deputy Mayor and Councillor Nigel ...Read on...

Posted on: 17 August, 2017

New drain stencilling program to educate community on waste impacting Great Barrier Reef

A new drain stencilling program has begun its roll out across the Shire, as Council aims to highlight the impacts rubbish and other debris can have on the Great Barrier Reef.

Around 70 stormwater drains across Yeppoon have been sprayed with eco-friendly paint as part of an initiative brought to the attention of Council by environmental group Plastic Bag Free Livingstone.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said this was a key action for Coun...Read on...

Posted on: 16 August, 2017

‘Celebrating Seniors’ festivities kick off this Friday!

Local Seniors Week celebrations will get underway at Cawarral Hall this Friday (18 August) from 9.30am.

The launch marks the start of a month-long Seniors Week events calendar, including live entertainment, photography exhibitions and a number of social gatherings being held right across Livingstone Shire to celebrate our local seniors.

Mayor Bill Ludwi...Read on...

Posted on: 16 August, 2017

World-renowned Finnish psychiatrist Ben Furman returns to CQ

For many adults parenting can sometimes be a challenge to master, and while there’s plenty of advice out there, you’ll find that Finnish psychiatrist and internationally renowned teacher Ben Furman’s approach is a little different to the norm.

Having presented a workshop in CQ several years ago, Dr Furman returns to the Capricorn Coast region on Sunday, August 20 to present a free public lecture on solution-focussed therapy at Yeppoon Town Hall.

And you’re invited, as Dr Furman explains a nu...Read on...

Posted on: 15 August, 2017

Capricorn Coast region entrepreneurs get hot tips from Queensland Chief Entrepreneur

Queensland Chief Entrepreneur Mark Sowerby and world-class startups from the Advance Queensland Hot DesQ program are sharing their insights and expertise in a series of events in Central Queensland this week including a breakfast in Yeppoon on August 18.

Mr Sowerby said a range of events had been organised to suit the whole community including students, parents, investors and entrepreneurs, which was the result of collaboration between the region’s community leaders knowing the needs of their area, and wo...Read on...

Posted on: 14 August, 2017

Council trials new road signage to improve driver safety

Livingstone Shire Council has installed Vehicle Activated Warning Signs (VAS) on the intersection of Dairy Inn Road, Artillery Road and Yeppoon Road in order to improve driver safety on our region’s roads.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads have awarded funding to Council for Round 5 of the Community Road Safety Grant, in order to implement Local Government projects which work to address road safety issues.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said Council have id...Read on...

Posted on: 4 August, 2017

Lagoon Access Road Opens to the Public as ‘Centrepiece’ Takes Shape

Livingstone Shire Council has opened the newly-constructed Lagoon Access Road to motorists and pedestrians, as construction of the much-anticipated Yeppoon Foreshore Lagoon Precinct moves into the next stage.

Today’s announcement is part of Council’s strategic traffic management plan which is designed to minimise disruptions during the upcoming Yeppoon Triathlon and CQUniversity Village Festival, which will be held this weekend and next weekend respectively....Read on...

Posted on: 4 August, 2017

Jay Laga’aia heading to Yeppoon for Village Fest

Well-known ABC PlaySchool presenter, star of Jay’s Jungle and iconic Australian children’s entertainer Jay Laga’aia is heading to Yeppoon to perform a free beachside concert for kids!

Livingstone Shire Council has teamed up with CQUniversity to invite Jay and his ukulele to the coast as part of the 2017 Village Festival on Saturday 12 August.

Performing his favourite songs from his numerous ABC for Kids children’s albums, the popul...Read on...

Posted on: 1 August, 2017

Councillor Nigel Hutton officially sworn in as new Deputy Mayor

Councillor Nigel Hutton was today officially welcomed as Livingstone Shire Council’s new Deputy Mayor after an overwhelming show of support from his fellow Councillors at this morning’s General Meeting.

Former Deputy Mayor Councillor Graham Scott gave notice of his intention to step down from the position last month, citing the need to broaden the leadership capacity of Council’s elected members and growing work commitments.

Cr Hutton said he was del...Read on...

Posted on: 28 July, 2017

Over 100 netball teams will hit the courts at Barmaryee this weekend for the Cap Coast Cup

Netballers from all over Central Queensland will gather in Yeppoon this weekend for a chance to win the Cap Coast Cup.

Getting underway from tomorrow, July 29 until Sunday July 30 at the Barmaryee Multi-Sport Precinct, the annual carnival run by the Capricorn Coast Netball Association (CCNA) brings together players from all ages and divisions for the competitive and socia...Read on...

Posted on: 27 July, 2017

Explore the universe from a different perspective with outdoor theatre show, Astronomical

Livingstone Shire residents are invited to a comedic outdoor romp through the cosmos next week (August 2-5), when the Townsville Astronomy Group and Full Throttle Theatre Company present their outdoor show, Astronomical.

Using six large telescopes, locals can enjoy a night under the stars with the Townsville Astronomy Group and Full Throttle Theatre teaming up to bring what is believed to be a world ?rst tour during the 2017 winter.

The new production Astronomical, not...Read on...

Posted on: 27 July, 2017

Capricorn Coast residents encouraged to join in National Tree Day this weekend

Livingstone Shire Council and Planet Ark are inviting Capricorn Coast residents to be inspired by nature and make a positive difference by attending a National Tree Day event in their neighbourhood.

The National Tree Day event is taking place at Mulambin Beach on Sunday July 30. Activities start from 9am – 12pm, with Ian Weigh Toyota also lending a hand on the day.

“National Tree Day is a fulfilling opportunity to connect with our local community...Read on...

Posted on: 25 July, 2017

Council goes green with combined General Rates and Water Notices mail-out

Livingstone Shire Council is taking a proactive approach to reducing its environmental footprint, combining the first round of General Rates and Water Notices into one convenient mail-out for local residents.

Councillor Nigel Hutton, who holds the portfolio for Administration and Finance said the change will mean over 18,000 envelopes, will be saved as a result of the combined notices, in an effort to go green and become more economically efficient.

“Counc...Read on...

Posted on: 21 July, 2017

Meet your local Emergency Services and Volunteers at Get Ready Livingstone

THE community is being invited along to enjoy a day of AFL Football while also having the opportunity to meet their local Emergency Services and Volunteers tomorrow from 9am to 4pm at Council’s Get Ready Livingstone event.

The Yeppoon Swans will host the day in partnership with Livingstone Shire Council, emergency services and volunteers.

Chairman of the Livingstone Disaster Management Group, Mayor Bill Ludwig said the event is an opportunity to highlight the importance...Read on...

Posted on: 21 July, 2017

Livingstone Deputy Mayor Change To Develop Broader Leadership Capacity

At this week’s General Meeting of Livingstone Shire Council Cr Graham Scott formally gave notice of his intention to step down from position as Deputy Mayor from the 1st August.

The decision will also create opportunities to develop broader leadership capacity within the elected membership.

Cr Scott and Mayor Bill Ludwig made the announcement jointly through a Mayoral Minute presented to Councillors which gave notice of the p...Read on...

Posted on: 20 July, 2017

Council puts the call out for Alternative Learning Space program volunteers

Livingstone Shire Council’s Community Centre is putting the call out to residents in their search for more volunteers to assist in facilitating the Alternative Learning Space Program.

Yeppoon’s Community Centre holds several ALS sessions each week which are designed primarily for students from years 10 – 12 who are disengaged with mainstream schooling and seek an educational pathway that will lead to employment.

Councillor Nigel Hu...Read on...

Posted on: 20 July, 2017

New and exciting arts initiative The Creek Sessions launches on the Capricorn Coast this weekend

AN exciting new arts initiative is about to be launched on the Capricorn Coast.

Keppel Coast arts has been successful in securing funding of $56700 from the State Government’s Queensland Arts Showcase Program to develop The Creek Sessions, a 3 year project, designed to be collaborative, innovative and supportive and which will focus ...Read on...

Posted on: 19 July, 2017

New State Government program could see Causeway Lake redevelopment shovel-ready for funding

The Causeway Lake has long been a key priority project that Livingstone Shire Council will soon be in a position to put forward for funding, thanks to a commitment from the State Government to include it in a major feasibility funding program.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the State Government Maturing the Infrastructure Pipeline Program (MIPP) is designed to advance concept plans like The Causeway Lake toward ‘shovel-ready’ status.

“The new State Government initiative could see The Causeway Lake r...Read on...

Posted on: 19 July, 2017

Tech Savvy Seniors receives second round of funding in Livingstone

Due its overwhelming success in 2016, local seniors will again have the chance to take part in Livingstone Shire Council’s Tech Savvy Seniors program after Council recently received a second round of funding.

The free training sessions are a joint initiative of Telstra and the State Library of Queensland which helps to improve the technology skills of older generations within small communities.

Community Development and Support Councillor Jan Kelly said la...Read on...

Posted on: 17 July, 2017

Council is on the lookout for creatives to join their team in the Rockhampton GovHack competition

Bring out your inner creativity, nerdiness and sense of adventure with GovHack’s annual ‘hackathon’ competition this month, where participants can come up with an array of different ideas using open data.

GovHack is an annual volunteer run international competition and community development event, which brings together technology creatives and innovators from the private, public and government sectors with government data to explore and discover new ways t...Read on...

Posted on: 14 July, 2017

Council partners with CQ Capras for high performance training facility

Livingstone Shire Council’s Barmaryee Multisport Precinct is about to kick some big goals in 2017, with CQ’s own Queensland Cup rugby league team set to establish a long-term presence at the Capricorn Coast facility.

Mayor Bill Ludwig joined Central Queensland Capras Rugby League Football Club representatives and other dignitaries today to mark the start of a strong and long-term partnership with the club by signing a Memorandum of Understanding.

Mayor Ludwig said...Read on...

Posted on: 13 July, 2017

Council launches free Economic and Demographic Online Profile

LIVINGSTONE Shire Council is investing in a free online regional economic and demographic profile program.

The program was designed to make it easier than ever for the community, businesses and investors to understand the diverse demographic and economic landscape of the Capricorn Coast region.

Launched this week, the Livingstone Shire Council Economic and ...Read on...

Posted on: 11 July, 2017

Canal Creek Memorial Service held to remember WWII Air Disaster

Livingstone Shire Council will join Australian and US Military personnel to host a memorial service on Sunday, 16 July from 2pm to remember those who lost their lives in Australia’s second largest air disaster.

Douglas Dakota, a C-47 military aircraft travelling from Townsville to Brisbane went down at Canal Creek, a location north west of Yeppoon on 19 December 1943 at 9.20am. Thirty one fatalities were recorded from this event.

The history of the site has ...Read on...

Posted on: 5 July, 2017

Talented local artists’ outdoor murals visually enhance Yeppoon’s CBD

BOLD colours and designs are adding a big splash of creativity to Yeppoon’s CBD walls as local artists help revitalise the town centre with their unique outdoor murals.

Underwater sea creatures have taken up residence across the bottom floor of Yeppoon’s Multi-Storey Car Park, while a well-known local four-legged furry figure greets car park users on the internal feature wall – thanks to the imaginative minds of Bill and...Read on...

Posted on: 3 July, 2017

NAIDOC Week 2017 launches in Livingstone Shire today

Livingstone Shire Council helps celebrate Capricorn Coast NAIDOC Week 2017.

Livingstone Shire Council today joined the Capricorn Coast Indigenous Mob, Closing the Gap, Bidgerdii Community Health Service, Gawula Aboriginal Land Trust and the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Partnerships to launch the National 2017...Read on...

Posted on: 30 June, 2017

Bulk earthworks kick off at Emu Park's Hartley Street Sport and Recreation Reserve

LIVINGSTONE Shire Council’s long term vision to becoming a premier sporting destination is one step closer to completion, with bulk earthworks at the Hartley Street Sport and Recreation Reserve kicking off last week.

Mayor Bill Ludwig was joined by Federal Minister for Regional Development, Regional Communications and Rural Health, Senator Fiona Nash, Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry and Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga today to turn the first sod on site at Emu...Read on...

Posted on: 28 June, 2017

Council's Community Nursery turns a new leaf with relocation

LIVINGSTONE Shire Council’s Community Nursery is turning a new leaf this week, celebrating its recent move to a new location that will allow the volunteer-based initiative to expand and flourish.

For over 17 years, Council’s Nursery has propagated more than 500,000 plants, with the aim to preserve our natural heritage by supplying local provenance endemic species requiring little watering, that are adapted to the local environment and can also pro...Read on...

Posted on: 27 June, 2017

Mayor’s Executive Summary

Council’s 2017/18 Budget to drive job creation and economic uplift

LIVINGSTONE Shire Council’s 2017-18 Budget is the culmination of months of meticulous
and collaborative deliberations by Councillors, Council’s Senior Management Team andDepartment Heads to deliver a budget that continues to lay a solid foundation for ...Read on...

Posted on: 26 June, 2017

Annual Service of Remembrance held on Sunday 2 July

Local residents and visitors will gather in Nerimbera on Sunday 2 July to celebrate and remember the strong bonds of friendship previously forged between our region and US Forces during WWII.

This annual event is held at the picturesque location of St Christopher’s Chapel, built by the visiting US Army in 1943, which is the only structure of its kind still standing in Australia.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the unique, rich historical story behi...Read on...

Posted on: 22 June, 2017

Council’s 2017/18 Budget to drive job creation and economic uplift

Mayor Bill Ludwig this month presented the Draft 2017/18 Budget to his fellow Livingstone
Shire Councillors, outlining a clear focus on job creation and the importance of continued
partnership support from all levels of government.

Following the Councillors considerations, the budget will be formally adopted at a Special
Meeting on Tuesday June 27, as per the requirements of the Local Government Act 2009.

Mayor Ludwig said this year’s Budget is the culmination of Council’s ongoi...Read on...

Posted on: 21 June, 2017

Sod turn marks a new beginning for Shire’s disaster management

LIVINGSTONE Shire’s Local Disaster Coordination Centre & Community Resilience Hub took a major step forward today, as construction of the facility is anticipated to set a new national standard of preparedness & community resilience for weather events.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Jackie Trad joined Mayor Bill Ludwig and State Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga to mark the start of construction works on site today with the turning of the first sod.

The $6.225 million stat...Read on...

Posted on: 20 June, 2017

Seminar set to highlight Central Qld jobs boom

On behalf of the Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham

Local businesses will get the 'good oil' on how to win work from CQ's biggest projects, including the $21.7 billion Carmichael coal and rail project, in Rockhampton next month.

Presenters at the regional growth seminar on July 5 wi...Read on...

Posted on: 19 June, 2017

Inspiring experience in India shared in Library Armchair Travel Series

YOGA has become increasingly popular in the Western world over the past 30 years, but its rich history of spiritual connection and inner healing is something Yeppoon’s Melea Apps was passionate to learn more about.

Melea will present the next edition of the popular Armchair Travel Series at the Yeppoon Library on Wednesday, June 21 from 6pm, complete with traditional Indian chai, while sharing the timeless wisdom and holistic living principles of Yoga.

“Mum took...Read on...

Posted on: 15 June, 2017

Iconic Wreck Point Scenic Lookout receives stunning facelift

IT’S been a project over 30 years in the making, but the highly anticipated unveiling of the iconic Wreck Point Scenic Lookout upgrade will finally become a reality for the community this week.

The stunning location in Cooee Bay was identified by the Yeppoon Lions Club as an opportunity to visually enhance as far back as 1982, when they first proposed building a lookout at Wreck Point.

Fast-forward to February 2017 and the start of works for...Read on...

Posted on: 14 June, 2017

Council takes strong stance on Domestic Violence with Lifeline Australia training sessions

LIVINGSTONE Shire Council is taking proactive approach in stamping out Domestic Violence on the Capricorn Coast, with staff and Councillors participating in educational and awareness training sessions with Lifeline Australia.

The training sessions, known as ‘Recognise, Respond, Refer’ are a follow on to Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May, and all employees and Councillors will attend the meetings to help in recognising and responding to Domestic Violence.
...Read on...

Posted on: 9 June, 2017

Story time meets kindy gymnastics as part of Library’s First 5 Forever program

STORY time, songs and gymnastics created a unique pop-up library experience for an excited group of youngsters this week, as part of Livingstone Shire Council’s First 5 Forever program.

Yeppoon Gymnastics and Movement Centre Inc hosted the event, which allowed parents to bring their children aged five and under to experience a free kindy gym circuit after engaging in song and story time.

The session received a hugely positive respons...Read on...

Posted on: 8 June, 2017

Mt Chalmers residents to have their say on old school building

LOCAL Mt Chalmers residents are invited to have their say on the future of the old Mt Chalmers School at a Community Meeting on Sunday June 11.

Livingstone Shire Council has proposed a number of options for the community to consider and provide feedback on, after Council purchased the Mt Chalmers School, principal’s house and associated land including the school oval from the Queensland State Gov...Read on...

Posted on: 6 June, 2017

Award-winning Modern Maori Quartet perform in Yeppoon for two shows

AFTER performing at the Brisbane Cabaret Festival, the award-winning Modern Maori Quartet (MMQ) will bring their music and culture to the local community for two shows at the Yeppoon Town Hall on Monday 12 June.

Livingstone Shire Council will host the Morning Music show which begins with a free morning tea at 10am and the performance at 10.30am.

At 7.30pm, the group will present ‘An Evening with the Modern Maori Quartet’ which will have a different ambience i...Read on...

Posted on: 5 June, 2017

Traffic plans in place as Lagoon Precinct construction ramps up

Council this week rolled out a detailed new traffic management plan to ensure motorists, including Council staff, continue to enjoy access to the southern end of the Yeppoon Foreshore, as construction of the Lagoon Precinct gets underway.

Work has started on the construction of a four-way roundabout which will connect the new Lagoon Access Road with Appleton Drive (east and west) and Barry Street.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said Council’s Foreshore Project Team has worked extremely hard to form...Read on...

Posted on: 30 May, 2017

Livingstone Shire Council invites community to celebrate World Environment Day

LIVINGSTONE Shire residents are invited to help celebrate the biggest annual event for positive environmental action next week, known as World Environment Day.

In partnership with Capricorn Coast Landcare Group, Livingstone Shire Council will mark the international event at the Fig Tree Community Markets in Yeppoon on Sunday, June 4, from 8am until noon.

‘Connecting People to Nature’, the theme for World Env...Read on...

Posted on: 29 May, 2017

Get a Moove on to Beef to Beach 2017

One of the region’s beefiest fun events heads back to the beach this weekend with crowds expected to hoof it to Emu Park for Beef to Beach 2017 which is part of Livingstone Shire’s official Queensland Day celebrations.

Beef to Beach will be held this Sunday (4 June) from 12pm to 6pm at Bell Park, featuring market stalls, Big Beef BBQ, games, workshops, competitions and plenty of entertainment.

Livingstone Shire Mayor Bill Ludwig said Council was proud to once again s...Read on...

Posted on: 28 May, 2017

Yeppoon Homemaker Centre on track to roll out the welcome mat for tenants

Construction of roads and services to kick-start a major retail centre in Yeppoon is on track to finish later this year through $3 million in funding from the State Government’s $200 million Works for Queensland program.

During an inspection of the Yeppoon Homemaker Centre site this week, Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Jackie Trad praised the Livingstone Shire Council for the job-boosting initiative.

“The Works for Queens...Read on...

Posted on: 26 May, 2017

Qldwater Connections Week tour visits Woodbury Water Treatment Plant

THE Capricorn Coast’s primary water treatment plant at Woodbury was on show for qldwater members recently, as the central advisory and advocacy body hosted its annual Water Connections Week tour across the Central Queensland area and surrounds.

The four-five day intensive tour held from May 8 – 12 has visited remote and regional councils since 2004, with its primary focus on touring water, sewerage and treatment plant infrastructure and helping to plan future water infrastructure and management ...Read on...

Posted on: 25 May, 2017

Livingstone Shire Council’s Small Business Networking Function a Success

BUSINESS networking and collaboration was a key focus at Livingstone Shire Council’s Small Business Week Networking Function held last week at Yeppoon Town Hall.

Over 50 local business owners and others agencies gathered to learn new ideas, skills and tools to help them to take their businesses to the next level.

The event, held in conjunction with 2017 Queensland Small Business Week celebrations, themed “it’s...Read on...

Posted on: 22 May, 2017

Council invites you to celebrate QLD Day at annual Beef to Beach event

Livingstone Shire Council is once again partnering with the State Government to host Beef to Beach on Sunday 4 June 2017 at Bell Park, Emu Park to celebrate Queensland Day.

Livingstone Shire Mayor Bill Ludwig said ‘Beef to Beach’ is an afternoon of fun and celebration, providing an opportunity to reflect on our community pride, our resilience and what it means to be a Queenslander.

“We are expecting thousands of people to...Read on...

Posted on: 22 May, 2017

Council brings the Kazoos to town to celebrate Under 8’s Week

Livingstone Shire Council is bringing popular children’s entertainers the Kazoos to Yeppoon Town Hall for a much-anticipated performance to celebrate Under 8’s Week.

The show ‘Quest for a Question’ kicks off at 10am this Thursday (25 May 2017) and tickets are only $5 each!

Councillor for Youth Development and the Arts Nigel Hutton said tickets have been selling quickly for this performance, but there are still som...Read on...

Posted on: 22 May, 2017

Yeppoon’s QCWA to be honoured with commemorative area in Yeppoon Foreshore project

Livingstone Shire Council will honour the Queensland Country Women’s Association (QCWA) by creating a special commemorative area within the Yeppoon Foreshore & Town Centre Revitalisation project, after their donation of $2,500 towards the development.

The QCWA Yeppoon Branch has been part of the Capricorn Coast community since 1924, and in that time have fundraised for countless organisations and community groups across the region and country, as well as overseas.

However, it’s their timeless legacy...Read on...

Posted on: 18 May, 2017

Council to host FREE Pet Microchipping Day

PET’S are a big part of many local residents’ lives, so if you own a furry four-legged friend, then you’d know how important it is to keep them safe.

That’s why Livingstone Shire Council is offering pet owner’s the chance to register and microchip their animal at the Free Pet Microchipping Day on Saturday, May 20 at Merv Anderson Park in Yeppoon.

Environment Councillor Adam Belot, who’s responsible ...Read on...

Posted on: 16 May, 2017

Construction of Lagoon Precinct officially underway

One of the most-anticipated community infrastructure projects in the history of Livingstone Shire is now officially underway with the turning of the first sod on the $53 million Yeppoon Foreshore Lagoon Precinct.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Jackie Trad joined Mayor Bill Ludwig, State Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga and Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry mark the start of construction works on site.

Ms Trad said the p...Read on...

Posted on: 15 May, 2017

Next Stage of Emu Park Village and Foreshore Revitalisation Project Underway

The Emu Park Village and Foreshore Revitalisation Project took another monumental leap forward today with work commencing on the next stage of the $4.5M strategic Master Plan.

Mayor Bill Ludwig was joined by Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga, along with representatives from the Emu Park RSL, Bendigo Bank, and Emu Park Lions Club to officially turn the first sod on site this morning.

In November last year Council successfully...Read on...

Posted on: 15 May, 2017

Gateway proves a ‘game-changer’ for Young’s Bus Service

It’S a new and exciting chapter for long-time Capricorn Coast family business Young’s Bus Service, as they prepare to move their entire transport operation to Livingstone Shire’s new state-of-the-art Gateway Business and Industry Precinct.

Located just five minutes from the Yeppoon CBD off Yeppoon-Rockhampton Road, the 56ha Gateway site is a six-stage, master-planned development for innovative commercial developments which will be progressively delivered over the next 10 to 15 years.

Ph...Read on...

Posted on: 9 May, 2017

Yeppoon Foreshore & Town Centre Revitalisation continues to take shape

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Event organisers and performers using Yeppoon’s Beachfront Amphitheatre will soon enjoy year round protection from the elements, with construction underway on a new roof structure over the stage as part of the $53M Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revita...Read on...

Posted on: 2 May, 2017

Chapter Books opens in Yeppoon Town Centre Car Park

It’s taken months of planning, more than a few late nights and plenty of coffee along the way… but the much-anticipated first retail tenancy at the Yeppoon Town Centre Car Park is now open to the public.

Chapter – owned and operated by brother and sister team Rhys and Sarah Davies – welcomed their first customer and poured their first ‘official’ coffee just after 5.30am this morning.

“The build took around a month and we got the keys last Saturday. The...Read on...

Posted on: 2 May, 2017

Recruitment made easy with Yeppoon & Capricorn Coast Region Joblink

Welcome to recruitment made easy!

Livingstone Shire Council today launched the Capricorn Coast Region’s first dedicated online employment portal, specifically designed to match the right people to right job at the click of a button… and it’s free!

Yeppoon and Capricorn Coast Region J...Read on...

Posted on: 24 April, 2017

New art elements unveiled at Emu Park ANZAC Memorial Precinct

More than 40 new military art elements have been installed at the Emu Park Anzac Memorial Precinct in time for tomorrow’s (25 April) Anzac Day commemorations.

The new art pieces, include silhouetted figures of Australian soldiers – originally depicted on the original Centenary of Anzac Memorial – grouped together in twos and threes and ‘walking up the headland’.

More than 41 World War I Battle Markers have ...Read on...

Posted on: 20 April, 2017

Council rolls out first spectacular public art piece

A spectacular Lionfish mural will now greet visitors driving into the Yeppoon Town Centre Car Park from the Hill St entrance, as Council’s much-anticipated place making initiatives continue to take shape.

After calling for expressions of interest for talented artists to ‘make their mark’ on the Capricorn Coast, local art consortium Out There Co. was awarded the tender and took just under two weeks to complete the first stage of the project.

Popular loc...Read on...

Posted on: 7 April, 2017

Emu Park Foreshore & Town Centre Revitalisation Project Open Day

Concept designs detailing the next stage of the Emu Park Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation Master Plan will be on display at a Community Information Session being held this Saturday, (8 April) at the Emu Park RSL from 10am.

Residents of all ages are invited to attend and discuss the works which are scheduled to get underway from the start of May, after the Queensland Government committed a further $1.8million to the project under the Building our Regions Program earlier this...Read on...

Posted on: 6 April, 2017

Keep an eye out for debris on our beaches after wet weather

Debris washed down from the Fitzroy River floods including logs, tree stumps and large branches has forced the temporary closure of Emu Park Main Beach.

Councillor for the Environment Adam Belot today urged all residents visiting Capricorn Coast beaches to exercise caution and notify Council of any large debris that needs to be removed.

“Our Council crews have already started the clean-up where possib...Read on...

Posted on: 5 April, 2017

Yeppoon and the Capricorn Coast open for business!

Livingstone Shire Council has teamed up with local tourism operators and Capricorn Enterprise to remind holiday makers Australia-wide that the Capricorn Coast is well and truly open for business.

While the start of the school holidays has been hampered by the effects of ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie and subsequent flooding in a number of Queensland regions including Rockhampton, the sun is shining on the Capricorn Coast just in time for one of the pe...Read on...

Posted on: 4 April, 2017

Livingstone Shire Flood Update #4

Flood levels in Yaamba have now exceeded 15m and the Bureau of Meteorology is predicting a peak of 15.9m later this evening.

Livingstone Shire Council today commissioned a drone to capture the extent of flooding in the area to assist with future modelling and will do the same tomorrow morning across other flood-affected parts of Livingstone Shire including Etna Creek, Belmont a...Read on...

Posted on: 4 April, 2017

Scenic Highway Reconstruction at Statue Bay

Council’s geotechnical and structural design specialists have been working around the clock to optimise design plans as part of the Scenic Highway Reconstruction Project at Statue Bay, after ground crews encountered unexpected geotechnical issues on the d...Read on...

Posted on: 3 April, 2017

Livingstone Shire Flood Update #3

Mayor Bill Ludwig and Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga today toured a number of areas across Livingstone Shire likely to be flood-affected as river levels continue to rise, discussing preparation measures with residents and inspecting critical infrastruct...Read on...

Posted on: 31 March, 2017

Rockhampton – Yeppoon Road closed to due low level flooding

Rockhampton - Yeppoon Road and Rockhampton - Emu Park Road remain closed until further notice due to low level flooding caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie which continues to move slowly to the southwest as a Tropical Low.

Parts of Livingstone Shire can expect falls of up to 100mm today following heavy showers overnight, and a weather warning is current for the greater Central Queensland area including Yeppoon, Emu Park and the Capricorn Coast.

Council has received repo...Read on...

Posted on: 29 March, 2017

Artists to make their mark on the Capricorn Coast

Artists from across Central Queensland and beyond have been offered a unique opportunity to ‘make their mark’ on the Capricorn Coast, as part of Livingstone Shire Council’s ongoing place-making initiatives.

Council is currently assessing Expressions of Interest for four large-scale public art projects with a dedicated focus on combining art with critical infrastructure in a number of key community locations in the Yeppoon Town Centre.

The canvases include...Read on...

Posted on: 29 March, 2017

Bossa Nova Sunset Club sambas into Yeppoon

‘The View from Madeleine’s Couch’, a Brisbane based musical group with a strong tie to the Brazilian culture, will be performing two unforgettable shows at the Yeppoon Town Hall on Friday 7 April 2017.

Sharing their music, stories and beautiful images with the Livingstone Shire community in an intimate and engaging arena, this show is the first of its kind in Australia and focuses on many years of inspiration from the music of Brazil.

Anje West is ...Read on...

Posted on: 29 March, 2017

Pockets of heavy rain expected as ex-TC Debbie moves further inland

Parts of Livingstone Shire should expect pockets of heavy rainfall later this afternoon as ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie continues to move further inland as a Tropical Low.

Council’s Disaster Management Team linked in to a Queensland-wide conference call with the Bureau of Meteorology and State Disaster Coordination Centre earlier this morning and will continue to monitor local catchments with falls of up to 50mm predicted t...Read on...

Posted on: 28 March, 2017

Rain on the way as #TC Debbie makes landfall

Council’s Disaster Management Team will continue to closely monitor local catchment areas as heavy rain from Cyclone Debbie moves further south towards parts of Livingstone Shire.

#TCDebbie crossed the coast near Airlie Beach as a Category 4 storm earlier this afternoon, bringing torrential rain and wind gusts of up to 260km/hour. It has since been downgraded to a Category 3 system.

Local residents have reported pockets of heavy...Read on...

Posted on: 28 March, 2017

Rain and wind gusts expected as #TCDebbie heads to towards Nth Qld Coast

Parts of Livingstone Shire and the Capricorn Coast should prepare for heavy rain and possible wind gusts of over 100km an hour as Cyclone Debbie continues to track towards the North Queensland Coast.

The Category 4 Cyclone is likely to intensify further by the time it makes landfall around the Bowen area.

Initial forecasts are predicting falls of between 40mm – 80mm throughout the day across parts of Livingstone Shire and Council is working with th...Read on...

Posted on: 27 March, 2017

Livingstone Shire prepares for more wet weather following #TCDebbie

Council’s Disaster Management Team has a clear message for Livingstone Shire residents as they continue to monitor the predicted path of Cyclone Debbie – be aware, be prepared, but don’t panic.

The Category 3 Storm continues to track west- southwest south towards the Queensland coast and is due to make landfall as a Category 4 tomorrow morning just south of Bowen.

Deputy Mayor Graham Scott said Council has remained in constant contact with ...Read on...

Posted on: 24 March, 2017

Livingstone Shire Council turns lights out for Earth Hour 2017

On Saturday 25 March, Livingstone Shire Council will be turning off lights at their facilities to support the Earth Hour 2017 initiative.

Every year, Council partakes in the Australian campaign led by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) which is designed to draw attention to tackling global warming and create a talking point for people to get involved and help out.

This Saturday, Counc...Read on...

Posted on: 24 March, 2017

More rain predicted as cyclone watch continues

Council crews are continuing to clean up and assess the damage caused by this week’s wet weather, which saw some areas of Livingstone Shire record falls of up to 300mm.

The following Council-controlled roads remain closed due to flooding in low lying areas:
• Doonside Road• Lake Mary Road
• Stanage Bay Road• Stockyard Point Road
• Water Park Road

However the region is expected to experience more heavy rainfall...Read on...

Posted on: 22 March, 2017

Industry Professionals converge on the Capricorn Coast

Some of the best and brightest engineering minds from across Central Queensland have converged on the Capricorn Coast for two high-level industry conferences being held in Yeppoon this week.

Some of the best and brightest engineering minds from across Central Queensland have converged on the Capricorn Coast for two high-level industry conferences being held in Yeppoon this week.

Earlier today Livingstone Shire Council CEO Chris Murdoch of...Read on...

Posted on: 22 March, 2017

Clean up begins after wet week in Livingstone Shire

Council crews are continuing the clean-up following three days of heavy rainfall across Livingstone Shire which caused a number of roads to be closed in low-lying areas.

Falls of more than 100mm have been recorded since 9am yesterday including totals of more than 114mm at Samuel Hill, 156mm at Byfield, 128mm in Yeppoon Town Centre and 90mm at South Yaamba.

The followed Council-controlled roads remain closed due to loc...Read on...

Posted on: 21 March, 2017

Council urges caution on the road with wet week ahead

Livingstone Shire Council is urging residents to drive to the conditions or stay off the road completely if possible, with wet weather forecast to continue until Friday.

Falls of more than 100mm have been recorded over the past 24 hours including 120mm at Pacific Heights, 90mm at Byfield and a reported 125mm at the Plum Tree Store in Stanage Bay.

A number of Council-controlled roads have been closed due to water over ...Read on...

Posted on: 17 March, 2017

Lagoon construction on track to start in May

Livingstone Shire Council this week outlined its bold plan to help create as many local construction jobs as possible across the remaining stages of the $53 million Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation Project.

The balance works of Stages 4 and 5 have been strategically packaged into six specific tender projects, with a combined total value of more than $22.15 million.

The centre piece and largest tender package, released this week, will be for the construc...Read on...

Posted on: 14 March, 2017

Her Majesty The Queen launches Queen’s Baton

Her Majesty The Queen launches Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Queen’s Baton on record long global journey.

A little over a week since Yeppoon was announced as an Australian Celebration Community for the GC2018 Queen’s Baton Relay, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has set the Baton in motion during a star-studded ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London.
Accompanie...Read on...

Posted on: 10 March, 2017

‘Connect with Council’ for the month of March

Livingstone Shire residents are invited to ‘Connect with Council’ this month and discuss the important issues, events and aspirations for their community.

Council’s Engagement and Events team are travelling Shire-wide for the entire month of March, with the first visit to be held at Memorial Park in Stanage Bay on Monday 13 March from 9am - 2pm.

Deputy Mayor Graham Scott said the ‘Connect with Council’ ...Read on...

Posted on: 9 March, 2017

Release of tenders kicks off next stage of Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation

Livingstone Shire Council’s vision to turn the Capricorn Coast into a premier coastal destination has taken another massive leap forward...

Livingstone Shire Council’s vision to turn the Capricorn Coast into a premier coastal destination has taken another massive leap forward with the tender for construction of the much-anticipated lagoon precinct, which will form the centrepiece of the $53mi...Read on...

Posted on: 21 February, 2017

Shaping our creative identity with Arts and Cultural Strategic Plan

Livingstone Shire Council is turning the spotlight on local artists and the region’s growing cultural scene with Councillors today unanimously adopting the Arts and Cultural Strategic Plan 2017-2022.

Arts Councillor Nigel Hutton said the plan set out five clear objectives for council to implement over the next five years.

“These objectives underpin Council’s aspirations for our Shire’s artistic and cultural life and will build upon the thriving cre...Read on...

Posted on: 17 February, 2017

Overwhelming positive response from community during LDCC Public Information Session

Livingstone Shire residents who attended Public Information Sessions on the new Local Disaster Coordination Centre and Community Resilience and Education Hub have overwhelmingly endorsed the design.

Minister for Local Government and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Mark Furner said the Palaszczuk Government’s Natural Disaster Resilience Program had contributed $3.35 million to the project.

“The new Local Disaster Co...Read on...

Posted on: 17 February, 2017

Widdowson Park playground swings into action

A new playground at Widdowson Playground in Barlows Hill will officially open tomorrow with local families and young people turning out to put the new equipment through its paces and enjoy a sausage sizzle.

The playground started work earlier this year after local students Jessica Judd and Tara Morris put in a submission to Council and Mayor Bill Ludwig said the playground reflected Council’s commitment to rolling out recreational infrastructure across the S...Read on...

Posted on: 14 February, 2017

Demolition works on track for new Local Disaster Coordination Centre

Demolition works at the site of the new Local Disaster Coordination Centre (LDCC) and Community Resilience and Education Hub are on track to finish next month ahead of construction starting in May.

The current works include the building which housed the old church and Paint Pot Gallery and Mayor Bill Ludwig, who is also Chairman of the Livingstone Shire Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG), said the works had recovered some exciting pieces of hist...Read on...

Posted on: 9 February, 2017

Liberty Swing Shade Structure on track for completion by March

A much-anticipated new shade structure covering the Liberty Swing at Appleton Park is on track to be completed by the end of the month, thanks to the tireless fundraising efforts and continued generosity of local Variety Club members.

“The Variety Club members and Yeppoon Rotary must be commended for their commitment in raising the funds for both the liberty swings in Emu Park and Yeppoon,” Mayor Ludwig said.

“The Liberty Swings, in Yeppoon and Emu Park, help ensure children of all ...Read on...

Posted on: 8 March, 2017

Livingstone’s number one when it comes to wildlife protection

Livingstone Shire is leading the way when it comes to caring for native wildlife with our region having the most new participants in the Habitat Stepping Stones program out of any participating region during 2016.

Founded by Macquarie University, the award-winning program encourages residents to create habitat “stepping stones” in their yards, patios or balconies by adding food, water or shelter for local wildlife.

Environment Councillor Adam Belot said despite ...Read on...

Posted on: 8 March, 2017

Leading Ladies in Livingstone celebrate #QWW2017

A collection of stunning portraits and inspiring life stories will remain on display at the Yeppoon Library until the end of the week as part of Livingstone Shire Council’s Queensland Women’s Week celebrations (6-12 March).

The exhibition, Leading Ladies in Livingstone, features a number of familiar faces from across the community and was designed to inspire local women and girls to take the next step towards achieving their personal and professional goals.

Councillor fo...Read on...

Posted on: 5 March, 2017

Yeppoon to welcome Queen’s Baton in lead up to Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Livingstone Shire Council/Yeppoon is delighted to announce it will be one of the Australian communities to host the Queen’s Baton Relay.

The eyes of the Commonwealth will be on Yeppoon on Friday 23rd March 2018 when the Queen’s Baton visits on its way to its final destination, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018.

Setting off in Australia on 2...Read on...

Posted on: 3 March, 2017

A cat’s tale: Melbourne to Yeppoon in 10 days

If there’s ever been a story that shows how important microchipping your pets is, it’s the tale of Chino – a Melbourne cat who managed to travel to Yeppoon in less than two weeks.

Chino was handed in to Livingstone Shire Council last week and when local laws officers scanned his microchip, found his address was over 2,000km away.

Councillor Adam Belot said local laws officers got in touch with Chino’s owners and found out their ...Read on...

Posted on: 2 March, 2017

Fig Tree Creek Erosion Works set stage for centrepiece Lagoon Precinct construction

Construction paving the way for a Lagoon Pool Precinct in Yeppoon is now underway with council crews carrying our stabilisation and erosion control works at Fig Tree Creek.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the currents works including the stabilisation of the creek bank, replanting of mangroves and native trees as well as construction of a protecting revetment wall are due to be completed by the end of March.

“A combination of extr...Read on...

Posted on: 23 February, 2017

Livingstone well-positioned to accommodate proposed Commonwealth jobs

Livingstone Shire and the Central Queensland region are unequivocally well-positioned to capitalise on the Federal Government’s proposal to ‘decentralise’ and relocate Commonwealth agencies to parts of regional Australia.

The Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee announced this week it will be holding an inquiry into the operation, effectiveness and consequences of relocating corporate Commonwealth entities to regional locations, as well as the econ...Read on...

Posted on: 14 February, 2017

Show your library some love this February

Help the Livingstone Shire Libraries celebrate ‘Library Lovers Day’ being held on Tuesday 14 February.

This initiative is coordinated by the Australia Library and Information Association (ALIA), aims to raise the profile of the services which libraries offer. Australia’s public libraries provide quality information services that support lifelong learning...Read on...

Posted on: 7 February, 2017

Construction begins on new Wreck Point Scenic Lookout

Construction on the Yeppoon Lions Wreck Point Scenic Lookout is set to begin this week with the site closing from Wednesday for works.

In welcoming the start of works, Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the Queensland Government had contributed $190,000 under its Scenic Lookout Upgrade Program to the project with Yeppoon Lions contributing $90,000 and Livingstone Shire Co...Read on...

Posted on: 7 February, 2017

Cycleway and shared path works begin on Cedar Park intersection

Works have started this week on the construction of a shared pedestrian and cycleway outside the Cedar Park Shopping centre in Taranganba.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the $230,000 project had been equally funded by Council and the Queensland Government’s Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program.

“Council has endorsed a comprehensive Principal Cycle Network Plans (PCNP) that was jointly pr...Read on...

Posted on: 7 February, 2017

Focus on the Future Community Grants Scheme Opens

Not for Profit groups across Livingstone Shire are being encouraged to apply for funding with the latest round of Community Grants ‘Focus On The Future’ now open.

Community Development Councillor Jan Kelly said the Shire wide scheme had made a huge difference to hundreds of organisations.

“From restoring the Marlborough Historic Museum amenities to a new stove for Meals on Wheels Yeppoon, the last round saw 15...Read on...

Posted on: 6 February, 2017

Over the Fence comedy festival to screen at Yeppoon Town Hall

Livingstone Shire Council is pleased to host the 19th Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival at the Yeppoon Town Hall this Friday 10 February at 7.30pm.

The program of 13 short comedy films come from around the world with this year’s theme ‘Choose’ with the shorts showing anything can change.

Festival Director Greg Coffey said the festival was committed to encouraging and stimulating comedy film produc...Read on...

Posted on: 6 February, 2017

Livingstone artists encouraged to apply for RADF grants

Livingstone Shire Council is calling all local artists, art groups and community groups to showcase the amazing cultural scene of our Shire and apply for a grant with the next round of the Regional Arts Development Fund now open.

The Regional Arts Development fund (RADF) aims to foster diverse and inclusive communities, grow strong regions and provide training, education and employment opportunities for Queenslanders.

Arts Councillor Nigel Hutton said Council had partnered with...Read on...

Posted on: 3 February, 2017

Capricorn Coast Homemaker Centre Plan About To Become a Reality

With this week’s $3 million injection from State Government’s Works For Queensland funding program the long-anticipated plans to establish a dedicated Capricorn Coast ‘homemaker centre’ in Yeppoon is about to become a reality.

In commending the announcement by Deputy Premier Jackie Trad and Brittany Lauga MP on behalf of the Palaszczuk Queensland Government, Mayor Bill Ludwig said the funding would see works commencement of preliminary earthworks this month with completion of r...Read on...

Posted on: 2 February, 2017

Livingstone Shire Council launches interactive online waste and recycling map

Livingstone Shire Council is proud to announce the release of the new interactive online map, available to the community for enquiries on property waste and recycling collection days.

This new facility will be available on Council’s website from 1 February on the Waste Collection page located at http://www.livingstone.qld.gov.au/971/Waste-Collection.

Council have declared mobile bin collection areas, with properties in these areas r...Read on...

Posted on: 1 February, 2017

Capricorn Coast residents invited to view plans on new Local Disaster Coordination Centre

Increasing community resilience and education around disasters is set to be a key focus for a new $6.225 million Local Disaster Coordination Centre and Community Resilience and Education Hub in Yeppoon (cont.)

with demolition starting on site this week ahead of a public information day later this month.

The Information Day will feature floor plans and building designs for the public to view and Livingstone Shire Mayor Bill Ludwig, who is also Chairman of the...Read on...

Posted on: 25 January, 2017

Safety the order of the day for major Yeppoon intersection

• Works underway on Scenic Highway intersection and Matthew Flinders Drive
• All three levels of government working together on $1.15 million project
• Project to address the site’s crash history

Construction has now kicked off to upgrade the dangerous intersection of the Scenic Highway and Matthew Flinders Drive in Yeppoon.

Queensland Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said the $1.15 million project would improve road safety and r...Read on...

Posted on: 23 January, 2017

Make sure your pool fence measures up or it could cost more than a fine

Following the recent hot weather Livingstone Shire Council is reminding residents to make swimming pool safety one of their top priorities.

With more and more residents hitting the water in the warmer weather, Local Laws Councillor Adam Belot said it was important residents in the Shire were aware of the rules and regulations around swimming pools.

“Backyard swimming pools and spas provide...Read on...

Posted on: 20 January, 2017

Community starts at the front door – Celebrating Neighbour Day

Livingstone Shire Council is putting out the call to find one of our region’s most valuable neighbours ahead of this year’s national Neighbour Day.

Neighbour Day is an annual celebration of community and encourages people to connect with those who live in their neighbourhood.

Community Development Councillor Jan Kelly encouraged residents to get involved and give a special shout out to their next ...Read on...

Posted on: 19 January, 2017

Win big by shopping local this Troppo Day

Livingstone Shire Council and local businesses are teaming up for a Troppo Day-themed Scavenger Hunt next week with hundreds of dollars in prizes up for grabs.

Arts Councillor Nigel Hutton said 20 tiny pineapples would be hidden in local businesses on Friday 27 January and eagle-eyed shoppers who spotted them would go in the running for an Aussie-themed prize.

“Troppo Day is about celebrating everything great...Read on...

Posted on: 18 January, 2017

Livingstone Shire Council Australia Day Awards

Livingstone Shire Council’s Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony will be held next Wednesday 25th January on the evening prior to the annual Great Australia Day Beach Party.

Chair of the Australia Day Awards Committee Councillor Nigel Hutton congratulated all the nominees for this year’s awards.

“The annual Livingstone Shire Australia Day Awards are an excellent opportunity to acknowledge the fantastic work and dedication ...Read on...

Posted on: 18 January, 2017

Cyclone Shelter Exercise a huge success

Livingstone Shire residents were this week given a first-look at the inner workings of the Yeppoon Public Cyclone Shelter as part of Council’s extensive Disaster Management Strategy.

On Tuesday Mayor Bill Ludwig, Councillors Jan Kelly and Nigel Hutton, LSC Local Disaster Coordinator Dave Mazzaferri, Central Region Assistant Police Commissioner Alistair Dawson and ?Assistant Commissioner Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Ewan Cayzer w...Read on...

Posted on: 18 January, 2017

Last chance to nominate a local young achiever

Livingstone Shire Council is reminding residents this week is their last chance to nominate a worthy local youth for a Queensland Young Achiever Award.

Youth Development Councillor Nigel Hutton said the awards were an excellent opportunity for a young person living in Livingstone to be recognised.

“We have some incredible young talent here in Livingstone who do their best every day to make our communi...Read on...

Posted on: 13 January, 2017

Yeppoon Cyclone Shelter exercise to test learnings from TC Marcia

If a Tropical Cyclone was to cross our coast tomorrow, where would you go? What would you take with you?

These are the questions Livingstone Shire Council is posing to residents next week as we ask the community to join us at the Yeppoon Cyclone Shelter for an evacuation exercise to put into practice the lessons we’ve learned from Tropical Cyclone Marcia. ...Read on...

Posted on: 11 January, 2017

Residents urged to have their say on draft planning scheme

Livingstone Shire Council is reminding residents to have their say on the new Draft Livingstone Planning Scheme with public consultation closing on January 16.

The new planning scheme is scheduled to come into effect from mid-2017 and Deputy Mayor Graham Scott said Council was seeking as much feedback and comments as possible during this time to help shape the final plan.

“This has been a long journey - we fi...Read on...

Posted on: 11 January, 2017

Helping disadvantaged families get ready for Back To School

It’s only a couple of weeks until its back into a new school year and Livingstone Shire Council is encouraging locals to donate stationary to help out struggling families with kids.

Community Development Councillor Jan Kelly said all donations will be distributed by the Community Centre to local service providers who assist disadvantaged families.

“Since the Government’s School Kids Bonus was phased out last year, we’ve heard from...Read on...

Posted on: 10 January, 2017

Work begins on Widdowson Park Playground

Construction has begun on a new playground at Widdowson Park in Barlows Hill with Mayor Bill Ludwig and Sport and Recreation Councillor Tom Wyatt today turning the sod.

Joining them were students Jessica Judd and Tara Morris who first put the submission for a playground to council late last year.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said Council had wasted no time in rolling out community infrastructure in 2017.

“The New Year isn’t e...Read on...

Posted on: 10 January, 2017

Pilot trial of new building material sees 1.1 million plastic bags diverted from landfill

Kraken Boardwalk

Livingstone Shire Council has begun trialling a new construction material made of recycled plastic with the first project diverting more than 1.125 million plastic bags from landfill.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said Council deliberately chose the high traffic footpath adjacent to the Kraken as an ideal trial location to assess the material.

“The 53 metre long boardwalk looks like timber but is actually a composite fibre made of structural c...Read on...

Posted on: 23 December, 2016

Joint water study to give crystal clear picture of Capricorn Coast Water Supply

Livingstone Shire Council is set to get the clearest picture yet of the Capricorn Coast Water Supply with council partnering with CQUniversity for a water quality study at Kelly’s Offstream Storage.

The 1.3 gigalitre reservoir is supplied from Water Park Creek in Byfield. From there it’s treated at the Woodbury Water Treatment Plant and then pumped to homes and businesses from Yeppoon to Keppel Sands.

Deputy Mayor Graham Scott said the wide-rangi...Read on...

Posted on: 23 December, 2016

Make your New Year’s Eve celebration pet-friendly

With New Year’s Eve celebrations kicking off in full swing next weekend, Livingstone Shire Council would like to remind pet owners to take extra care of their animals during the celebrations.

From parties at home to large events with fireworks, pet owners are encouraged to create a safe place for your animal, distracting them from the noise and avoid placing them with any objects on which they could injure themselves if they become stressed or...Read on...

Posted on: 21 December, 2016

Waste reduction important throughout the holiday season

Christmas Day is almost here and while it’s a great time to spend time relaxing and laughing with loved ones, Livingstone Shire Council is urging residents to think smart when it comes to the inevitable clean up.

These tips for preventing waste are able to be seamlessly transitioned into your everyday routine whether you’re staying in or going away these holidays.

Keep these important suggestions in mind to improve the quality of our environment and help in th...Read on...

Posted on: 21 December, 2016

Community generosity overwhelming for Food for Fines

Livingstone Shire Council has praised the generosity of the community after receiving hundreds of donations for the Food for Fines campaign.

Food for Fines is an annual Council initiative which encourages local residents to pay their overdue book fees by donating non-perishable food items to any of the libraries in our Shire.

The campaign finished last week with generous locals providing ar...Read on...

Posted on: 21 December, 2016

Early Christmas present for boaties with car parks doubling at Coorooman Creek Boat Ramp

Boaties on the Capricorn Coast are in for an early Christmas present with construction on 45 additional parking bays at the Coorooman Creek Boat Ramp now complete.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the works to double the number of parking bays to a total of around 90 were completed for $550,000 by a Council road construction crew.

“This is welcome news for the region’s almost 10,000 registered boaties and is another step...Read on...

Posted on: 15 December, 2016

CPR Signage for Pools Changing As of 1 January 2017

Livingstone Shire Council is urging the community to make swimming pool safety one of their top priorities this hot summer season by complying with the introduction of new CPR signage.

As of 1 January 2017 the new CPR signage will be introduced to Australia to comply with Guideline 8, published by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC).

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) have advised that existing signage...Read on...

Posted on: 14 December, 2016

Council helping communities get ready over Christmas holidays

Livingstone Shire Council is continuing to carry out disaster preparedness briefings across the region with the Disaster Management Unit visiting the Bell Park Caravan Park.

Livingstone Shire Council Local Disaster Coordinator Dave Mazzaferri said it was important to help not only permanent residents prepare but visitors to the area as well.

“It was really pleasing to sit down with people staying at the caravan park and di...Read on...

Posted on: 14 December, 2016

Yeppoon Showground Limited Caravan Park Use Approval Update

Council this week supported the Planning Department’s recommendation to approve the conditional use of a limited area of the Yeppoon Showgrounds (approx. 7%) for caravan sites.

The approval provides for a maximum of 15 sites with a raft of conditions that include a requirement for a percentage of the approved area to remain available for use as a car park for the regular Saturday Farmer’s Market.

A key requirement of enacting...Read on...

Posted on: 13 December, 2016

200 bags collected as part of Share the Dignity Christmas campaign

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This Christmas Livingstone Shire Council and the local Share the Dignity representative, Tammi Hallowell, have spearheaded this year’s ‘itsinthebag’ Christmas campaign throughout the Shire with over 200 bags have been collected for distribution to women d...Read on...

Posted on: 9 December, 2016

Place Design Group to design next stage of Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation

Livingstone Shire Council is pleased to announce Place Design Group has been the successful tenderer for the supply of detailed designs for the next exciting stage of the Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation Project.

Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said the project, as part of the Queensland Government’s commitment of $29 million over two years to the region, will have a positive impact for generations.

“We’re all excited as the foreshore moves from concept to des...Read on...

Posted on: 9 December, 2016

Livingstone Shire Council says thank you to our volunteers

Livingstone Shire Council has this week hosted a morning tea at the Yeppoon Town Hall to say thank you to all the volunteers who gave up their time to make our community a better place this year.

Community Development Councillor Jan Kelly said council was incredibly proud of the fantastic work volunteers in the Shire did each and every day.

“We have almost a hundred residents who volunteer across Council’s various departments and yesterday was ...Read on...

Posted on: 8 December, 2016

Livingstone Libraries recognised for Everyone Online programme with National Award

Livingstone Shire Council’s very own Taryn Cossens was recently awarded a National Year of Digital Inclusion Award for the project management and delivery of the Everyone Online pilot programme.

Taryn received a Highly Commended award for the programme which saw the Livingstone Shire Library loan out iPads to the public in a bid to upskill the community’s technical abilities and help them to embrace the digital age.

The Everyone Online progra...Read on...

Posted on: 7 December, 2016

Panorama Drive reaches major construction milestone

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Livingstone Shire Council Mayor Bill Ludwig has today been joined by State Keppel MP Brittany Lauga to inspect progress on the $30 million Panorama Drive project, with earthworks reaching the halfway point after construction started in July.

The project has been jointly funded by the Queensland Government and Livingstone Shire Council with each party contributing $15 million to the overall project.
Mayor Bill Ludwig said Panorama Drive was one of the most important links in the Shire’s strat...Read on...

Posted on: 7 December, 2016

Families in need set to benefit this Christmas thanks to the Engaging Women Ambassador program

Livingstone Shire Council is set to help families in need around the Shire this Christmas after generously receiving thousands of dollars in donated gift cards from the first local Engaging Women Ambassador event held on the Coast.

The Engaging Women Ambassadorship program was founded by award winning journalist and TV presenter Martine Harte, with Ambassador Naomi Arnold presenting at the local event and supported by local women’s networking group Busi Women Inc.

The event was h...Read on...

Posted on: 5 December, 2016

Get your nominations in for the 2017 Australia Day Awards

He admits he was a little embarrassed just to be nominated, but Livingstone Shire’s reigning Citizen of the Year Glen Alexander wouldn’t change the last 12-months for anything.

The long-serving Yeppoon Lions member and volunteer is now looking forward to passing the baton on to another deserving winner and encouraging the local community to get their nominations in for the 2017 Australia Day Awards

“It’s been an unbelievable...Read on...

Posted on: 5 December, 2016

International Day of Persons with Disabilities Awards Ceremony honours Community Champions

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Two of Livingstone Shire’s most incredible community members have been honoured during an awards ceremony ahead of tomorrow’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

The Beryl Dowling and the Livingstone Shire Mayor’s Awards aim to honour and recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals within Livingstone Shire who have worked towards improving the lives of people with disability, contributed to improved soci...Read on...

Posted on: 2 December, 2016

SWBTA expansion must not negatively impact on Livingstone ratepayers

With major land acquisitions by the Australian Defence Force now taking place, Mayor Bill Ludwig has again flagged any expansion plans for the Shoalwater Bay Army Training Area must also ensure there are no overall detrimental impacts on ratepayers.

“On balance the SWBTA expansion can potentially bring very positive benefits to the region but the Federal Government must ensure it does not come at a direct cost to Livingstone ratepayers,” Mayor Ludwig said.

“SWBTA already occupies almost 25% of th...Read on...

Posted on: 2 December, 2016

Barmaryee cements Coast’s reputation as premier sports tourism destination

The Capricorn Coast is cementing its reputations as Central Queensland’s premier sports tourism destination with the Barmaryee Multisport precinct seeing thousands of participants hitting the netball courts and footy fields.

Sport and Recreation Councillor Tom Wyatt said it was fantastic to see the facility being used so heavily after stage two opened in June.

“Sports tourism has long been a dream for Livingstone Shire Council and with Barmaryee up and running, and the fun...Read on...

Posted on: 2 December, 2016

Residents urged to check out Little Free Libraries in Livingstone Shire

Local residents are being encouraged to check out the global literacy phenomenon Little Free Libraries which launched in Yeppoon today.

Speaking at the launch outside the Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre, Community Facilities Councillor Tom Wyatt said the initiative was built around a simple concept – take a book, leave a book.

“Council has stocked the little free library wit...Read on...

Posted on: 25 November, 2016

Yeppoon Multi-Storey Car Park to open as free car parking

Yeppoon businesses are set to reap the benefits with Livingstone Shire Council deciding to make the Yeppoon Multi-Storey Car Park free parking when it opens next month.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Jackie Trad said the opening of the 320 space car park is a significant milestone in the Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre revitalisation and supported up to 150 jobs during con...Read on...

Posted on: 25 November, 2016

‘We Give Where We Live’ Grants Scheme providing great funding opportunities for the community

In joint partnership Livingstone Shire Council, Keppel Bay Sailing Club and Inverness Yeppoon have handed out over $50,000 to 29 deserving community and sporting organisations for the first round of the ‘We Give Where We Live’ Community Grants Scheme.

Community Development Councillor Jan Kelly said that the variety of funding for projects extends across the Shire.

“From a new stove for Meals on Wheels Yeppoon to the installation of a CCTV security system at the Yeppoon Surf Live Saving Club Inc. a...Read on...

Posted on: 23 November, 2016

Council welcomes funding for Local Disaster Coordination Centre

Livingstone Shire will now officially set the benchmark for disaster management capabilities across regional Queensland, with the State and Federal Governments today pledging almost $4million towards a number of critical Council infrastructure projects.

Deputy Mayor Graham Scott joined Assistant Minister for Local Government and Infrastructure Glenn Butcher and Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga for the official announcement, including a $3.35 million investment towards a much-needed Local Disaster Coordin...Read on...

Posted on: 15 November, 2016

Planning Scheme a step closer for Livingstone Shire

Livingstone Shire Council is set to begin public consultation on the new draft Livingstone Planning Scheme from Wednesday 16 November after the draft plan received Queensland Government approval.

State legislation requires councils to update their planning schemes every ten years and Deputy Mayor Graham Scott said Council is now seeking feedback and comments over the next two months to help shape the final scheme.

“We first started talking to t...Read on...

Posted on: 15 November, 2016

New parents urged to learn their P’s with Positive Parenting Program

Tired of dodging spoonfuls of mashed peas at dinner time?

Taping your eyelids open from lack of sleep?

Humming the Peppa Pig theme song to yourself at work?

If this sounds like you, then Livingstone Shire Council can help.

Take the guesswork out of parenting with the Triple P Positive Parenting Program.

Working in partnership with the Capricorn Coast Women and Family team, Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service, a free seminar will be delivered by a trained and ...Read on...

Posted on: 10 November, 2016

Local students schooled in trash talk at Materials Recovery Facility

Around 40 Year 4 Farnborough State School students have gotten a firsthand look at how the regions recyclables are put to good use with Livingstone Shire Council facilitating a trip to Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) during National Recycling Week.

Waste Management Councillor Adam Belot said Council was really pleased to see young people wanting to learn more about the recycling process.

“We have just over 12,000 households in Livingstone Shire and, on average, each household generates almost a t...Read on...

Posted on: 10 November, 2016

Livingstone Lifestyle and Garden Competition 2016 Winners

Winners of the Livingstone Lifestyle Gardening Competition have been announced, with over $5,000 in prizes and vouchers up for grabs as part of this year’s competition.

With a record high number of entries, the competition has grown since last year with all who entered producing quality, unique and impressive gardens.

Councillor for Parks and Community Facilities Tom Wyatt said that it was another successful year of ...Read on...

Posted on: 10 November, 2016

From Afghanistan diplomat to songwriter: Dust of Uruzgan comes to Yeppoon

From the dusty hills of the war torn Uruzgan province in Afghanistan to regional Queensland, Livingstone Shire Council and ArTour are proud to host Fred Smith at the Yeppoon Town Hall on Sunday 20 November.

The Dust of Uruzgan will see Fred Smith perform a collection of songs, written by him whilst working as a diplomat alongside Australian soldiers in the Uruzgan Province, located in southern Afghanistan.

A multi-talented singer, songwriter and musician...Read on...

Posted on: 8 November, 2016

Community invited to comment on Yeppoon Foreshore Schematic Designs

The community of Yeppoon and the Livingstone Shire are invited to have their say on the new designs for the next stage of the $53 million Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation at a community engagement Open Day.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Jackie Trad encouraged locals to comment on the detailed sketches and concepts of the lagoon pool, boardwalk, upgraded amphitheatre and proposed pedestrian bridge across Fig Tre...Read on...

Posted on: 8 November, 2016

Exchange food for fines to help families in need this Christmas

The annual Food for Fines program will once again be held by the Livingstone Shire Council libraries this year, starting this week and running until 5 December.

Community Development Councillor Jan Kelly said the program allows library members to pay their overdue book fees by donating non-perishable food items to any of the Council library locations which will then be distributed to disadvantaged families throug...Read on...

Posted on: 7 November, 2016

Increasing household recycling a focus for Livingstone Shire during National Recycling Week

Livingstone Shire Council is encouraging all residents in our region to think about how they recycle as part of National Recycling Week which runs from 7 November to 13 November.

Councillor for Waste Management Adam Belot said National Recycling Week was the perfect time to remind ourselves just what can and can’t be recycled.

“We have just over 12,000 households in Livingstone Shire and, on average, each household generates al...Read on...

Posted on: 7 November, 2016

Tree damage at Lammermoor Beach triggers call for public help to catch vandals

Trees Destroyed

Livingstone Shire Council Mayor Bill Ludwig has joined Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry in condemning the blatant vandalism in the cutting down of several large trees on dunes at Lammermoor Beach.

"The mature trees, which included a very large casuarina and stately Pandanus tree, were chain-sawed last week with what appears to be the sole intent of opening view lines," Mayor Bill Ludwig.

"This level of vandalism in an area current...Read on...

Posted on: 7 November, 2016

Tips to stay healthy for National Food Safety Week

Livingstone Shire Council is urging local residents to take note this National Food Safety Week and avoid becoming some of the millions of Australians who get food poisoning.

Australian Food Safety Week runs until November 12 and Environment (Environmental Health) Councillor Adam Belot said this year’s focus is on raw and risky foods.

“Raw food can get contaminated in a variety of ways – unwashed hands, unwashed vegetables ...Read on...

Posted on: 4 November, 2016

Council rolls out more shade across the Shire

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Livingstone Shire Council’s long-term vision to install shade structures and utilise natural shade options at every playground across the Shire by 2020 is well on track, with two new shade structures scheduled to be installed at the popular Causeway Lake ...Read on...

Posted on: 4 November, 2016

Earthworks underway on Stage Two of Gateway Industrial Precinct

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Livingstone Shire Council’s long term plan to drive economic growth, private investment and local job creation on the Capricorn Coast has reached another important milestone today with bulk earthworks underway on Stage Two of the Gateway Business and Indu...Read on...

Posted on: 2 November, 2016

Nominate for International Day of People with a Disability Awards

Time is running out to nominate for the International Day of People with a Disability Awards with entries closing this Friday (4 November).

With around one in five Queenslanders having a disability, Community Development Councillor Jan Kelly said Council is proud to partner with the local Capricorn Coast Disability Access Group and the Yeppoon Lions to support and promote the awards - which r...Read on...

Posted on: 28 October, 2016

Drop in Child Health Clinic launches at Emu Park Library

Baby Time

Livingstone Shire Council and the Capricorn Coast Hospital and Health Service have teamed up to deliver a Child Health Drop in Clinic at the Emu Park Library.

Community Development Councillor Jan Kelly said the first clinic launched this morning and was well attended.

“Council is really proud to partner with the Capricorn Hospital and Health Service to deliver this free clinic into the Emu Park, Zilzie and w...Read on...

Posted on: 28 October, 2016

Proper process being followed for Putney Beach Revetment Wall

Livingstone Shire Council today re-affirmed its commitment to working in close partnership with GKI residents, businesses and tourism operators, as well as the State and Federal Governments, to ensure a proposed revetment wall on Putney Beach follows

the appropriate development process and environmental guidelines.

Councillor for Strategic Infrastructure and Deputy Mayor Graham Scott has been involved with the project from its inception with Council’s Planning Department, and said Council is hopin...Read on...

Posted on: 27 October, 2016

Undoing the damage left by heartless vandalism on Scenic Highway

Tree Planting

Livingstone Shire Council has partnered with generous local businesses to undo the damage done by heartless vandals to 34 trees on the Scenic Highway at Cedar Park.

Council staff joined workers from Capricorn Coast Sand and Soil, Ground Art Landscaping and Boundary Nurseries to remove the damaged trees and replant new ones.

Parks Councillor Tom Wyatt thanked the local businesses for donating their time and resourc...Read on...

Posted on: 26 October, 2016

Woodbury Water Treatment Plant makes a splash with Community Open Day

Around 80 local residents around Livingstone Shire are a little water wiser after visiting the Woodbury Water Treatment Plant at the weekend for a Community Open Day.

Water and Environment Councillor Adam Belot said it was encouraging to see so many people turning out on the day.

“These tours are a great opportunity to highlight to our residents all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes every time they turn o...Read on...

Posted on: 24 October, 2016

Last days to see iconic landmarks go pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

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Livingstone Shire Council is reminding residents there’s only a few days left to check out two of the Shire’s iconic landmarks which have been lit up pink for the month of October to support Breast Cancer Awareness.

The Singing Ship at Emu Park and Spirit Stone in Yeppoon have both been bathed in a neon glow the past few weeks and Community Development Councillor Jan Kelly said there’d been a wonderful community response.

“We’ve had hundreds of people visit these ...Read on...

Posted on: 24 October, 2016

Fantastic turnout at the Livingstone Shire Council Community Centre Open Day

The Capricorn Coast Community Centre is home to music and environmental groups, lifelong learning, culinary and craft classes… and almost everything in between.

This Friday, 21 October the entire Central Queensland community was invited to come along and see what all the fuss is about, at a free Open Day.

Councillor for Community Development and Support Jan Kelly said the Community Centre has been an informat...Read on...

Posted on: 21 October, 2016

Proposed Boundary Changes

Livingstone Shire Mayor Bill Ludwig today reconfirmed formal discussions on boundary matters can only take place once Livingstone has completed detailed impact assessments and comprehensive modelling in relation to long-term financial sustainability.

"This substantive body of work is underway and likely to be completed by March next year," Mayor Ludwig said

"Further community consultation on the matter will also need to be undertaken prior to any agreed position being reached or form...Read on...

Posted on: 21 October, 2016

Morning Music Program gets sweet, sour and saucy

Livingstone Shire Council’s popular Morning Music program is set to provide a treat for the musical tastebuds with outrageous comedy extravaganza Sweet, Sour and Saucy set to hit the stage at the Yeppoon Town Hall next week.

The critically acclaimed, Matilda award-winning show from Melissa Western and Tnee Dyer is inspired by 1950s radio talkback shows featuring songs from Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Eartha Kitt.

Arts Councillor Nigel Hutton the show was sure to b...Read on...

Posted on: 21 October, 2016

Livingstone Shire Council donates $16,000 to RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service

Livingstone Shire Council has today donated $16,000 to the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service to help the organisation continue to provide its essential lifesaving services to the region.

Deputy Mayor Graham Scott joined staff at their hangar at Rockhampton Airport for the cheque handover and praised the incredible work the crew carries out each year.

“The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service provides an essential service to all of ...Read on...

Posted on: 14 October, 2016

Funding for Critical Infrastructure and Access Road upgrades high on Livingstone’s agenda

Funding for critical infrastructure and Shoalwater Bay Access Road upgrades will be high on Livingstone’s agenda with Australian Defence Forces following this week’s signing of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership agreement with Singapore.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull extended an invitation to both Mayor Bill Ludwig and Deputy Mayor Graham Scott to attend a special luncheon for His Excellency Lee Hsien Loong, the Prime Minister of Singapore, at Parliament House in Canberra, in honour of ...Read on...

Posted on: 14 October, 2016

Council signs MOU with Capricornia Catchments

Livingstone Shire Council and Capricornia Catchments have today signed an updated Memorandum of Understanding to work in partnership to deliver natural resource management initiatives in the region.

Council signed the original MOU in 2014 with the organisation, which was then known as the Fitzroy River and Coastal Catchments.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said in the two years since, Council and Capricornia Catchments had completed a number of key projects to...Read on...

Posted on: 14 October, 2016

Carpark Upgrade begins at Coorooman Creek Boat Ramp

Construction on 45 additional parking bays at the Coorooman Creek Boat Ramp is set to begin on Monday with Svendsen Road to close intermittently for around four weeks while works are carried out.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the $740,000 works program would see the number of parking bays at the ramp double to a total of around 90.

“This is welcome news for the region’s almost 10,000 registered boaties and is another step in the right direction to pro...Read on...

Posted on: 14 October, 2016

Council welcomes Sustainability Report

Mayor Bill Ludwig said Council has welcomed the Queensland Auditor’s Office (QAO) Long Term Sustainability of Local Government Report, which shows Livingstone Shire Council performing very favourably across the majority of key sustainability criteria.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said despite a number of significant challenges, including the ongoing recovery from Cyclone Marcia, the QAO report released this week shows Council is on track to achieve an average forecast operating surplus of 4.51% across the 10 year...Read on...

Posted on: 12 October, 2016

Woodbury Water Treatment Plant Open Day

Livingstone Shire Council will host a Community Open Day with a difference on Saturday 22 October with the Woodbury Water Treatment Plant opening its doors to the public from 9am – 2pm.

Visitors to the free Open Day will get a chance to see Livingstone Shire’s water treatment process in action and the issues staff deal with on a daily basis.

Free tours and a free shuttle bus service will be running all day and Councillor for Water an...Read on...

Posted on: 11 October, 2016

Nominate a Local Young Achiever

Livingstone Shire Council is encouraging residents to nominate a worthy local youth for a Queensland Young Achiever Award.

Youth Development Councillor Nigel Hutton said the awards were an excellent opportunity for a young person living in Livingstone to be recognised, with nominations open to residents up to the age of 29.

“We have some incredible young talent here in Liv...Read on...

Posted on: 7 October, 2016

Scenic Highway Tree Vandalism

Livingstone Shire Council has referred the destructive vandalism of 34 trees along the Scenic Highway at Cedar Park last night to Queensland Police for investigation.

The water gums were planted three months ago as part of the Replanting the Region Project, an initiative to replant 500 trees in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Marcia.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said Council will do everything it can to ensure those responsible a...Read on...

Posted on: 10 October, 2016

Make Safety a Priority for National Safe Work Month

With October marking National Safe Work Month, Livingstone Shire Council is encouraging all workers and employers across the Shire to make safety a priority.

Administration Councillor Nigel Hutton said Council would be undertaking a range of activities during the month to spread the word.

“At Council we’ll be offering employees the opportunity to take a safety pledge and circulating information to all sta...Read on...

Posted on: 12 October, 2016

Call to Wall for Budding Local Artists

Livingstone Shire Council has opened Expressions of Interest for artists to develop an integrated public art and green wall on Barry Street in Yeppoon.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the artscape was part of the $53 million Yeppoon Town Centre and Foreshore Revitalisation

“We’ve been guided by the community throughout the development of the Masterplan and one of the key elements that was highlighted was reali...Read on...

Posted on: 11 October, 2016

Old recyclables turned into rubbish traps to clean Livingstone waterways

Livingstone Shire Council is teaming up with Cleanwater Constructions and the Surfrider Foundation to trial a low-cost, simple solution to cleaning up our waterways with a number of Gully Traps now installed in stormwater drains in the Yeppoon CBD.

Each trap is made from recycled milk crates and interchangeable mesh and is designed to capture the rubbish which would otherwise get washed into our waterways while allowing water to continue flowing through.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the traps were the ...Read on...

Posted on: 10 October, 2016

Additional Shade at Keppel Kraken

The Keppel Kraken will close for a week from Monday 17 October as additional shade is installed ahead of the warmer summer months.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the Kraken has fast become an icon of the Capricorn Coast with tens of thousands of people flocking to the park since it opened in December last year.

“The Keppel Kraken is a multi award-winning attraction which has been recognis...Read on...

Posted on: 10 October, 2016

Livingstone artists encouraged to apply for RADF grants

Livingstone Shire Council is calling all local artists, art groups and community groups to apply for a grant in the next round of the Regional Arts Development Fund and showcase the amazing cultural scene of our Shire.

Arts Councillor Nigel Hutton said the Regional Arts Development Fund is run in partnership between Livingstone Shire Council and the State Government Arts Queensland.

“Council has partnered with the Queensland Government to once again deliver the progr...Read on...

Posted on: 1 October, 2016

Rest and Recharge for Mental Health Week

Livingstone Shire Council is encouraging residents to rest, recharge and rethink their mental health next month as part of Mental Health Week.

Queensland Mental Health Week runs from 9th – 15th October and encourages people to value their mental health, promote mental health and wellbeing and tackle the stigma of mental illness.

Community Development Councillor Jan Kelly said mental ill-healt...Read on...

Posted on: 30 September, 2016

Taste of Culture in Livingstone Shire this weekend

Livingstone Shire Council and the Capricorn Coast Multicultural Group are inviting residents to a multicultural ‘Meet and Greet’ at the Yeppoon Community Centre this Sunday.

Bring a plate of your favourite dish to share, meet people from other cultures and learn about upcoming English programs in your area.

Community Facilities Councillor Tom Wyatt encouraged residents to come along and celebrate the cultural diversity of ...Read on...

Posted on: 29 September, 2016

Landmarks lit up for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For the month of October, Livingstone Shire Council is adding a touch of pink to the region, lighting up two of the Capricorn Coast’s most iconic landmarks to raise awareness for Breast Cancer.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a national campaign to increase awareness of the disease within the community, as well as to promote the importance of early detection and being aware of your body and all changes that may occur.

The most common cance...Read on...

Posted on: 28 September, 2016

Calling all tradies: We Want You!

Trade Services Breakfast

More than 130 tradies from across the region have gathered at the Yeppoon Town Hall for a Trade Services Information Breakfast hosted by Livingstone Shire Council.

The breakfast was an opportunity for trades people to learn about the process to tender for work with council as well as the different types of trade services required including automotive, plumbing, building, metal workers, painters and concreters – just...Read on...

Posted on: 16 September, 2016

Yeppoon’s stunning waterways to shine on French TV

Yeppoon’s stunning waterways, creek systems and iconic bat population are set to be seen by millions of people across Europe, with a French TV crew visiting Yeppoon this week to film a special of the show ‘The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body’.

Presented by French surgeon Michel Cymes and supermodel Adriana Karembeu, the show reaches an audience of between of 5 to 10 million viewers in France and focuses on the extraordinary powers of the human body by testing their endurance in extreme situatio...Read on...

Posted on: 16 September, 2016

The Yeppoon Lions Wreck Point Lookout Community Consultation

Livingstone Shire Council and the Yeppoon Lions Club will hold community information days this coming Sunday and Monday to seek feedback from residents on the proposed new Yeppoon Lions Wreck Point Lookout design.

Yeppoon Lions and Livingstone Council successfully secured $190,000 in funding from the Queensland Government to upgrade the current lookout with Lions contributing $90,000 and Council contributing $100,000 to the project.

Mayor Bill Ludwig commended t...Read on...

Posted on: 16 September, 2016

Council sets sights on big business for Gateway Industrial Precinct

Livingstone Shire Council’s long term plan to drive economic growth, private investment and local job creation on the Capricorn Coast has taken a key step forward today with sale by tender for 10 industrial lots at the Gateway Business & Industry Park.

Located just five minutes from the Yeppoon CBD off Yeppoon-Rockhampton Road, the 56ha site is a six-stage master-planned development for innovative commercial developments which will be progressively delivered over the next 10 to 15 years.

Mayor Bill ...Read on...

Posted on: 16 September, 2016

13 September 2016 National Boys Choir of Australia to call Livingstone home

Livingstone Shire Council is excited to announce the iconic National Boys Choir of Australia will be performing at the Yeppoon Town Hall on Tuesday 20th September at 10:30am.

Formed more than 50 years ago, the choir is perhaps best known for singing I Still Call Australia Home from the QANTAS television commercials.

Arts Councillor Nigel Hutton said bringing the choir to Yeppoon was an excellent outcome for the Shire.

“T...Read on...

Posted on: 9 September, 2016

Council supports anti-drugs forum to put the freeze on Ice

Livingstone Shire Council is partnering with the Capricorn Coast Ice Support Group to deliver an Australian Anti Ice Campaign Community Forum in Yeppoon next month.

Community Development Councillor Jan Kelly said the Community Forum is a chance for local residents to learn about the drug Ice and what services and support are available to help.

“Drug and alcohol abuse is a scourge on any community and unfortunately...Read on...

Posted on: 9 September, 2016

RSL Monument dedication at Emu Park

Livingstone Shire Council and the Returned Services League will next week unveil a spectacular monument consisting of three sandstone plinths at the Emu Park Memorial Precinct to commemorate the Centenary of the RSL.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the monument would be a welcome addition to the Centenary of ANZAC Project.

“Funded by the RSL through community donations and fundraising, these plinths will enhance the experience of visitors going to the ANZAC Memorial Precinc...Read on...

Posted on: 6 September, 2016

Council steps up to save local wildlife

Livingstone Shire Council has stepped up the fight to save our local wildlife by becoming the first local government in Queensland to join the Habitat Stepping Stones program.

Founded by Macquarie University, the award-winning program encourages residents to create habitat “stepping stones” in their yards, patios or balconies by adding food, water or shelter for local wildlife.

Environment Councillor Adam Belot said Council ...Read on...

Posted on: 1 September, 2016

Disability Action Week in Livingstone Shire

With around one in five Queenslanders having a disability it’s incredibly important that we take the time to shine a light on the issues which affect our local community.

Community Development Councillor Jan Kelly said Disability Action Week, running from 11th – 17th September, is the perfect opportunity to do just that.

“Disability Action Week is about empowering people with a disability, raising awareness and improvi...Read on...

Posted on: 30 August, 2016

Key intersection works to begin on Yeppoon Foreshore Revitalisation

Construction work has now started on the Queen and Barry Street intersection as part of the exciting Yeppoon Town Centre and Foreshore Revitalisation.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said Yeppoon firm JRT Civil had successfully tendered to carry out the key upgrade.

“It’s fantastic to see the next section of works beginning on the Yeppoon Foreshore and that it’s being done once again, by a local company which will...Read on...

Posted on: 30 August, 2016

Nominations are now open for the new-look Capricornia Business Awards

Livingstone Shire and Rockhampton Regional Council have joined forces to help celebrate the best and brightest in the local business community.

Nominations are now open for the new-look 2016 Capricornia Business Awards - to be held at the Rockhampton Leagues Club on Friday November 11 - and Livingstone Shire Mayor Bill Ludwig is encouraging businesses from across both local government areas to no...Read on...

Posted on: 30 August, 2016

Livingstone Shire Librarians have hit the road for Book Week 2016

Livingstone’s literary loving librarians this week swapped membership cards for classrooms, visiting prep and primary school students right across the Shire as part of Children’s Book Week 2016.

The event, organised by the Children’s Book Council of Australia, is a celebration of the best home-grown literary talent, including Australian authors and illustrators, booksellers, schools and libraries.

The theme of Book Week 2016 is ‘Australia! St...Read on...

Posted on: 30 August, 2016

Cabaret Comedy comes to Capricorn Coast

Highly sought after cabaret comedy act Babushka is set to light up the stage at the Yeppoon Town Hall next month when they bring their highly successful show ‘Doll’ to the region on 9 September.

Part of a Queensland Regional Tour, the cutesy and crazed cabaret show is a celebration of childhood dolls told through well-known songs which has everything from opera to Guns ‘n’ Roses.

Arts Councillor Nigel Hutton said ‘Doll’ was the latest in a ser...Read on...

Posted on: 30 August, 2016

Weedbuster Week in Livingstone Shire

Livingstone Shire Council and Capricorn Coast Landcare are teaming up to spread the word about Weedbusters Week.

Parks Councillor Tom Wyatt said Weedbusters Week is about focussing on the introduced animals and plants which impact our native wildlife, natural areas and agricultural production.

“We want to raise awareness and increase public understanding about th...Read on...

Posted on: 30 August, 2016

Spirit of ANZAC returns to the Shire’s schools

The Livingstone Shire Schools Centenary of ANZAC Art Exhibition has now finished at the Yeppoon Town Hall with documentary portrait collection Twenty now on display.

Last year over 300 students from Livingstone Shire schools put in an outstanding effort to produce an amazing collection of artworks for the Livingstone Shire Schools Centenary of ANZAC Art Exhibition, which has been on display at the Town Hall since Apri...Read on...

Posted on: 30 August, 2016

Events season sets Capricorn Coast abuzz in August

The Capricorn Coast is a hive of activity at the moment with events season bringing tens of thousands of visitors to the region.

After a highly successful Yeppoon Running Festival and CQ Uni Village Festival over the past two weeks, the Coast will now play home to the Yeppoon Enduro X Motorcycling Event this Saturday and Tight Lines Fishing Classic next weekend.

Mayor Bill Ludwi...Read on...

Posted on: 18 August, 2016

Biggest event yet for Seniors Week Celebrations

Seniors Week celebrations continue around Livingstone Shire and the fun won’t end until the end of the month with a special event.

Council will be running a bus tour to Keppel Sands on Tuesday 30 August to visit the Joskeleigh South Sea Islander Museum before having lunch at the Keppel Sands Hotel.

Community Development Councillor Jan Kelly urged seniors to book their place soon a...Read on...

Posted on: 17 August, 2016

Strong interest in Yeppoon Multi-Storey Car Park Tenancies

Livingstone Shire Council is putting out the call for local businesses to put in an Expression of Interest (EOI) for two tenancies in the Yeppoon Multi-Storey Car Park.

The EOI process opened two weeks ago and Mayor Bill Ludwig said Council had already received strong interest from the business community.

“The response to the EOI process has been fantastic as Council looks to secure fresh and exciting retail opportuni...Read on...

Posted on: 17 August, 2016

Mysteries of China revealed during Armchair Travel

It was Luke Wilson’s daughter Jaccara who first suggested he should visit China… and now less than six months after exploring some of the mysteries of the Orient, he and wife Janine will share their stories with Livingstone Shire residents.

The pair will present the next edition of the popular Armchair Travel Series at the Yeppoon Library tonight from 6.30pm, complete with traditional Chinese tea and tales of sweeping rivers and soaring mountains.

“We have been regular visitors to Asia o...Read on...

Posted on: 16 August, 2016

Council catch up with young people to talk unemployment

Livingstone Shire Council will host a sunset Chai and Chat session this Friday for the Shire’s young people to talk about their experiences with work and unemployment.

Youth Development Councillor Nigel Hutton said finding and securing a job was a challenge for many young people in the region.

“We have around 4,500 young people in that 15-24 age bracket in our Shire and we know that far too many are looking to leave ...Read on...

Posted on: 10 August, 2016

Marine debris mosaic takes centre stage on Yeppoon Foreshore

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Livingstone Shire Council has teamed up with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) to highlight the damage marine debris and pollution can cause across the Capricorn Coast.

Council crews this week installed a beautiful mosaic art piece on the Yeppoon Foreshore near the Spirit Stone, depicting the brilliant blue of the Keppel Bay and the endangered Snub Fin Dolphin, which has been severely affected by marine debris.

Local...Read on...

Posted on: 10 August, 2016

Livingstone residents learn lifesaving skills

A group of Livingstone Shire residents are now equipped with vital life-saving skills following a council-run course teaching first aid training.

Community Development Councillor Jan Kelly said the initiative was aimed at enhancing the community’s capability to respond during future disasters.

“One of the things that came out of Tropical Cyclone Marcia was this sense of a shared responsibility b...Read on...

Posted on: 10 August, 2016

Local businesses celebrate Livingstone Lifestyle by going Troppo

With thousands of visitors hitting the Capricorn Coast this month for an action-packed calendar of events, Livingstone Shire Council is teaming up with local businesses to promote our region’s lifestyle by Going Troppo.

Building on the success of the popular Troppo Day celebrations held on the last Friday of every month, Linda Robinson from Yeppoon Wendy’s said it was a no brainer to get their store involved in the celebrations.

“We absolutely love dressing up and dec...Read on...

Posted on: 10 August, 2016

TCL appointed to design next stage of Yeppoon Foreshore

Livingstone Shire Council has announced Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL) has been awarded the tender to supply the schematic design for the next stage of the Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation Project.

Mayor Bill Ludwig congratulated TCL, who were also the designers of the Foreshore Masterplan, on their successful tender and said he was looking forward to seeing the same vision they brought to the Masterplan applied to the next stages.

“The TCL Maste...Read on...

Posted on: 8 August, 2016

Small Grants, Big Outcomes: Next Round of Community Grants launched in Livingstone

Not for Profit groups across Livingstone Shire are being encouraged to apply for funding with the latest round of Community Grants ‘We Give Where We Live’ opening today.

Youth Development Councillor Nigel Hutton said Livingstone Shire Council is once again pleased to partner with major sponsor the Keppel Bay Sailing Club as well as Inverness Yeppoon to deliver the grants scheme.

“This scheme is run twice a year and has...Read on...

Posted on: 8 August, 2016

Glenlee Park welcomes new addition with official opening of playground

Glenlee Playground

Glenlee Park is set to welcome in a brand new addition this weekend with Livingstone Shire Council to cut the ribbon on the new $80,000 multi-purpose playground which is Livingstone’s component of a $200,000 Master Plan redevelopment of the park.

Mayor Bill Ludwig and Sport and Recreation Councillor Tom Wyatt toured the site earlier this week and Mayor Ludwig said this Sunday’s community meeting was the perfect opportunity to open the playground.

“It was at the community meetings 18 months ago ...Read on...

Posted on: 4 August, 2016

Turnip the Beet for Livingstone Lifestyle and Garden Competition 2016

Much like a potato at dinner time, Livingstone Shire Council is keeping its eyes peeled for the best gardens with the 2016 Livingstone Lifestyle and Garden Competition now open.

With more than $5,000 in prizes and vouchers up for grabs, the Shire’s green thumbs are being encouraged to nominate in a range of categories including;

• Best Vegetable Garden;
• Best use of Native Plants; • Best School Garden;
• Best Community/Co...Read on...

Posted on: 6 August, 2016

Shaping the future of Livingstone: Why the Census matters

With the 2016 Census of Population and Housing just days away, Livingstone Shire Council is urging all residents to make sure they set time aside to fill out the Census on Tuesday 9th August.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said it was important that every household in Livingstone Shire filled out the census to ensure the most accurate information was collected about our region.

“The census is Australia’s largest statistical collection which not only pro...Read on...

Posted on: 5 August, 2016

EOI opens for Yeppoon Multi-Storey Car Park Tenancies

Livingstone Shire Council’s exciting Yeppoon Multi-Storey Car Park project has entered into the next stage with Expressions of Interest opening today for two retail tenancies in the complex.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said Council would be looking for exciting, vibrant EOIs to complement the already fantastic retail offerings in the CBD.

“The $10 million Yeppoon Multi-Storey Car Park will feature 320 spaces as well as a state of the art car wash an...Read on...

Posted on: 4 August, 2016

Livingstone and Rockhampton team up for joint disaster funding

Livingstone Shire and Rockhampton Regional Council have joined forces following last month’s record rainfall event, lodging a joint request to the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) requesting the activation of critical funding under NDRRA.

Falls of up to 485mm were recorded over the Capricornia region from 15 – 18 July, causing multiple road closures and the loss of power to more than 1200 homes across both local government areas.

Chair of the Livingstone Shire Local Disaster Managemen...Read on...

Posted on: 18 July, 2016

Kraken improvements scheduled for this month

Livingstone Shire Council today announced Keppel Kraken will temporarily close later this month for scheduled maintenance and improvements.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the Kraken had fast become an icon of the Capricorn Coast over the past seven months with tens of thousands of people flocking to the park.

“The Keppel Kraken is a multi award-winning attraction which has been recognised on the S...Read on...

Posted on: 21 July, 2014

Local partnership to pilot alternative learning space in Livingstone

Livingstone Shire Council, PCYC, Capricornia School of Distance Education and Yeppoon State High School have partnered to assist young people, who have disengaged from school, to re-engage with education.

Councillor Nigel Hutton who holds the portfolio of Youth Development said that the Alterative Learning Space, at the Community Centre in Yeppoon will be a flexible access point for students who wish to attend to their studies as negotiated with the Capric...Read on...

Posted on: 21 July, 2014

National Tree Day to demonstrate the value of Livingstone’s natural assets

Livingstone Shire Council is inviting residents and visitors to ‘Get into Nature and Grow’ for National Tree Day on Sunday 27 July at Mulambin Beach.

Councillor Adam Belot who holds the Council portfolio for Water, Waste Management and the Environment said that National Tree Day is Australia’s largest tree-planting and nature care event. Each year over 200,000 people take part in National Tree Day even...Read on...

Posted on: 17 July, 2014

Checking your water meter regularly could save you money!

Livingstone Shire Council is encouraging residents to check their water meters regularly to monitor and understand their water use.

Councillor Adam Belot who holds Council’s Water, Waste Management and the Environment Portfolio said that water notices will be arriving in letterboxes in the coming month so it’s timely to remind residents to check their meters.

“Regular checking of w...Read on...

Concealed Leak Information Sheet
Posted on: 15 July, 2014

Barmaryee Multi-Sports Precinct up and running

The Barmaryee Multi-Sports Precinct is set to host Capricorn Coast touch football players for the first time as season two fixtures commence on Wednesday 16 July.

Mayor of Livingstone Shire, Councillor Bill Ludwig said now that Stage 1 of the Barmaryee Multi-Sports Precinct has been completed, the Capricorn Coast Touch Association will be the first sporting organisation to make use of the new facility.

“The Sta...Read on...

Posted on: 14 July, 2014

Yeppoon Flood Mitigation projects will save millions by limiting future flash-flooding impacts

Mayor of Livingstone Shire Councillor Bill Ludwig has said $1.3 million for disaster mitigation works for the Yeppoon CBD and Tanby Road Commercial Precinct will save millions by limiting the impacts of future flood events.

“Last week’s funding announcement by Minister David Crisafulli MP, Bruce Young MP and Federal Member Michelle Landry was fantastic news for our community and the result of a pro-active partnership with Livingstone Shire Council,” Cr Ludwig said.

“Counc...Read on...

Yeppoon CBD Flood Mitigation Projects
Posted on: 14 July, 2014

Plastic no longer fantastic on the Coast

The push to eliminate the proliferation of plastic bag litter on the Capricorn Coast is a step closer thanks to a working partnership between the Capricorn Coast Ratepayers and Residents Association (CCRRA) and Livingstone Shire Council.

Plastic bag litter is both unsightly and is a known threat to the wellbeing of our Coast’s marine life. Council is supporting CCRRA this month with its conduct of a survey of local businesses to gauge their opinions on the Plastic Bag Free initiative.

...Read on...

Posted on: 14 July, 2014

New Livingstone Infrastructure Charges set to Encourage Investment, Growth and Jobs

Livingstone Shire Council has adopted its new Infrastructure Charges Resolution which will make Livingstone, and the Capricorn Coast in particular, one of the most affordable destinations in the region to establish a new business or industry.

Deputy Mayor and portfolio holder for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure, Councillor Graham Scott, said the new Infrastucture Charges Plan prepared by Livingstone Shire staff reflects the advantages the Capricorn Coast now has with efficient, modern in...Read on...

Posted on: 7 July, 2014

Nominations Open for the Regional Arts Development Committee

Livingstone Shire Council is calling for nominations for the 2014/2015 Committee for the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).

This Committee assists Council in the assessment of the applications for grants received from artists and arts’ organisations.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership program between Livingstone Shire Council and State Government Arts Quee...Read on...

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Posted on: 3 July, 2014

New Boat and Trailer Parking to address peak period needs

Boat and trailer parking shortages at Rosslyn Bay during peak holiday periods will soon be relieved thanks to a joint partnership initiative between the State Government and Livingstone Shire Council.

Livingstone Shire Mayor Bill Ludwig said that the joint State Government and Council partnership will be completed by the end of the month and deliver an additional 39 car and trailers parks for local boaties and visitors.

“Full marks must go to State ...Read on...

Posted on: 4 June, 2014

Take time to ‘Get Ready’ for bushfire season

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is encouraging all Queenslanders to take time to prepare themselves and their homes ahead of bushfire season.

QFES Commissioner Lee Johnson said there were a number of simple steps residents could take to prepare themselves and their homes that could make a real difference between a property surviving a bushfire or sustaining significant damage.

“As bushfire ...Read on...

Queensland Fire and Rescue
Posted on: 4 June, 2014

Council acts on community’s safety concerns in Emu Park

Livingstone Shire Council’s Community Meetings have provided a means of swift response to address concerns in Emu Park for pedestrian and user safety in and around Bicentennial Park.

Mayor of Livingstone Shire, Councillor Bill Ludwig said that in response to safety concerns raised at the Emu Park Community Meeting, Council will commence a 40 kilometre per hour speed limit trial in Nicolson Street and install a ‘children crossing’ sign...Read on...

Posted on: 21 May, 2014

Climbing Structure at Yeppoon Main Beach

Livingstone Shire Council wishes to advise that the climbing structure at Yeppoon Main Beach is closed for repairs.

Posted on: 20 May, 2014

Council’s infrastructure scores a high-distinction for community safety

A recent audit into Livingstone Shire Council’s footpaths, roads and parks found they were above the Queensland average in terms of minimising risks associated with community safety.

The 2014 LGM Queensland Public Liability Audit, conducted during March and April, assessed Council’s position in three major areas of risk that impact public liability - footpaths, road maintenance and recreation areas.

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Graham ...Read on...

Posted on: 6 May, 2014

Be quick, funding up for grabs

Livingstone Shire Council has a further $3000 up for grabs from the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) and is calling on local artists to send in their application now!

Councillor Nigel Hutton, who holds the Portfolio for Youth Development and the Arts, said that more than $16,000 had already been provided to local groups and artists, and that more funds were available under the Developing Regional Skills category.

“...Read on...

Posted on: 1 May, 2014

One more environmental feather in Livingstone’s cap!

Livingstone Shire Council will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. (FBA) and the Fitzroy River and Coastal Catchments (FRCC) signifying its strong commitment to protect and preserve our environment.

Mayor of Livingstone Shire, Councillor Bill Ludwig said the MOU is an agreement to formalise the re-establishment of our previous positive and proactive relationship with both Fitzroy Basin Association and the Fitzroy River and Coastal Catchments, and our...Read on...

Posted on: 28 April, 2014

Council purchases Mt Chalmers State School for the community

Livingstone Shire Council has approved the purchase of the decommissioned Mt Chalmers State School after successful negotiations with the Department of Education, Training and Employment.

Councillor Tom Wyatt, who holds Council’s Facilities portfolio, said it was a win for the community and for Council.

“Retaining the precinct was important as a bridge on site provides the only access during floods for a number of residents living in th...Read on...

Posted on: 16 April, 2014

Local groups make the most of Council funding opportunity

Livingstone Shire Council is pleased to announce that 14 local groups will share a total of $25,300 in the first round of its Community Grants Scheme.

Councillor Jan Kelly who holds the Portfolio for Community Development and Support said she was delighted with the response from the non-for-profit community groups within the Livingstone Shire Council area.

“Council’s Community Grants Scheme received ...Read on...

Community Grants Recipients - April 2014
Posted on: 10 April, 2014

Recycling Bin Stations to close this month

Livingstone Shire Council has resolved to close three of four remaining recycling bin stations from Monday 28 April.

Cr. Adam Belot said that removal of these problematic bin stations would save Council in excess of $56,000 per annum.

“This is a necessary decision as the bin stations had been unsightly and were often misused with people dumping foodscraps and general...Read on...

Posted on: 10 April, 2014

Livingstone to establish New Industry Park

Livingstone Shire Council today ratified a $3.5 million strategic land acquisition, comprising 55 hectares of industrial land, for the establishment a new Industry Park on the Yeppoon to Rockhampton Road between the Pineapple Patch and Bondoola.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the new Industry Park will form an integral component of Livingstone Council’s economic development and job creation strategy for the Capricorn Coast.

“Livingstone Councils have had a long history of being proactive when it comes...Read on...

Map of Industrial Park
Posted on: 7 April, 2014

Community Meetings have Council listening!

Livingstone Shire Council’s Shire-wide community meetings are now well underway, with three events remaining where residents are invited to come along, meet the Council team and have their say.

Mayor of Livingstone Shire, Councillor Bill Ludwig said residents in the areas of Byfield, Farnborough and Yeppoon are invited to attend the local meetings scheduled in their neighbourhoods over the next two weeks.

“We have had some excellent feedback ...Read on...

Posted on: 1 April, 2014

Road Conditions Report

Latest information on road closures and water over the road updates in Livingstone Shire for
Friday 4 April 2014 can be found in the file attached to this page.

This list was last updated at approximately 2.20pm Friday 4 April.

Scenic Highway will be open to traffic later today – 4th April, 2014. Crews are currently completing the final works to enable the road to be open later this afternoon.

Livingstone Shire Council is primarily responsible for local roads only. While we ...Read on...

Road Condition Report No.16 issued 2.20pm 4 April.
Posted on: 2 April, 2014

Council’s Community Centre keeps Emu Park in the loop

Forty-five residents attended the first ‘Livingstone Loop’ community session held at the Emu Park Cultural Hall last week.

Councillor Jan Kelly who holds the portfolio for Community Development and Support said “it was great to see such a positive response by the community to this new initiative which is on trial until 16 June.”

“The Community Centre is a partnership funde...Read on...

Posted on: 2 April, 2014

Livingstone Shire Council celebrates Youth Week!

From 4 April to 13 April, a series of free activities will be held for all young people aged 12-25 to celebrate Youth Week 2014.

Councillor Nigel Hutton who holds the Council Portfolio for Youth Development and Arts said ”National Youth Week is the largest celebration of young people in Australia aged 12-25 years old.”

“Livingstone Shire Council is proud to partner with local or...Read on...

Youth in Livingstone Facebook page
Posted on: 27 March, 2014

Livingstone’s Local Disaster Response Continues

Yesterday afternoon and evening torrential rain caused flash-flooding across the Capricorn Coast, and rural hinterland creating extremely dangerous road conditions, landslips, widespread road closures, and severe inundation of homes and businesses.

The Livingstone Local Disaster Management Group activated in response to assist the co-ordination of already deployed Council crews, SES and Police in combining their efforts to direct motorists away from danger areas, and to provide assistance to residen...Read on...

Posted on: 27 March, 2014

It’s lights out for the reef’

Livingstone Shire Council will turn off all non-essential lights at its facilities in support of Earth Hour on Saturday 29 March between 8.30 and 9.30pm.

Councillor Belot, who holds the portfolio of Water, Waste Management and The Environment, said “Earth Hour was founded by the World Wildlife Fund in Sydney in 2007 and has now been embraced by 7001 cities and 152 nations across the globe.”

“This worl...Read on...