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Posted on: 17 August, 2018

Yeppoon’s QCWA celebrated with plaque unveiling on foreshore

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The QCWA Yeppoon Branch generously donated $2,500 towards a special commemorative seat in support of the Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation project and to recognise the longstanding role of the QCWA in the Yeppoon community.

A plaque unveiling was held today to celebrate the donation, which can be found just below the Keppel Kraken water play area on the Foreshore walk.

Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton said he was proud to see their contribution towards the major project on displ...Read on...

Posted on: 16 August, 2018

Economic Development opportunities advance for Capricorn Coast region

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Exciting opportunities are continuing to develop for local businesses and stakeholders, as Council’s Invest Capricorn Coast Region Economic Development Plan (Economic Development Plan) continues to strengthen the economic base of the region.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said The Economic Development Plan was adopted by Council in April 2018.

“The plan documents our current economic status, our assets, opportunities and future goals,” Cr Ludwig said.

“Council has been able to deliver and facilitat...Read on...

Posted on: 13 August, 2018

Placemaking initiatives raise awareness about the impact of plastic pollution in the ocean

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Two of Council’s latest Placemaking initiatives are not only visually striking, but also send a strong message of environmental awareness when it comes to our marine life.

Featuring over 10,000 multi-coloured bottle caps, depicting the image of a trumpet along with the words ‘Clarion Call’ placed above the work, this new installation by local artist and environmental advocate Amber Countryman can be found inside the Hill St...Read on...

Posted on: 9 August, 2018

Skilling Queenslanders for Work trainees highly commended for their work across the Shire

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Eight local residents have made our region a little cleaner and brighter with their recent landscaping and construction work, after taking part in the latest Skilling Queenslanders for Work programme in Livingstone Shire.

The trainees achieved a Certificate 1 in Construction as part of a Skilling Queenslanders for Work traineeship employed by Jobs Queensland Ltd, partnering with Livingstone Shire Council.

Coordinated by Councils Natural Resource Management team, the tra...Read on...

Posted on: 7 August, 2018

Council’s on the lookout for best gardens in Livingstone Lifestyle and Garden Competition 2018

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Livingstone Shire Council is in search of the region’s best gardens, as the 2018 Livingstone Lifestyle and Garden Competition opens tomorrow!

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 Edible Garden;
• Best Use of Native Plants; • Best Community/Corporate or School Garden; ...Read on...

Posted on: 6 August, 2018

Community Meeting generates positive discussions around supporting local youth

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Around 60 residents took part in an important Community Youth Meeting last week, to generate a meaningful discussion around ways to support our local youth.

Presented by Councillor Pat Eastwood and Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton, attendees also had the opportunity to view the new Mobile Community Trailer while hearing some of the key findings in the 2018 Youth Needs Analysis.

Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton said this...Read on...

Posted on: 31 July, 2018

Livingstone Shire’s Seniors Week 2018 jam-packed with events and activities

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From bike riding and old time dancing, to Croquet and a Country Music Day, it’s going to be an action-packed three weeks for seniors in Livingstone, as Celebrating Seniors throughout our Shire kicks off from Thursday, 9 August!

The extended Seniors Week 2018, running from August 9 – 30, is filled with a wide variety of activities and events to choose from across our region. Events include Grandparents Play Date, Seniors by the Sea Exhibition, Poet’s Breakfast, a Seniors Expo, Th...Read on...

Posted on: 26 July, 2018

Council receives $40,000 in Building Better Regions funding to support stimulating local economy

The Capricorn Coast region will soon be better positioned to attract premier events after Council was successful in securing $20,000 in funding for the Capricorn Coast Region Events Attraction Strategy Project.

Council also received a second grant of $20,000 for the ‘Welcome to’ Program which provides a professional development program to help local business operators and their teams build sustainable businesses and deliver memorable experiences for visitors and...Read on...

Posted on: 25 July, 2018

Major milestone for Shire as Scenic Highway at Statue Bay reopens to the community tomorrow

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One of the most challenging engineering projects in the history of Livingstone Shire has come to completion this week, marking a major milestone for the local community as the Scenic Highway at Statue Bay will reopen to traffic from tomorrow afternoon.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the project has been an extensive and complex operation to ensure long-term stability at the site to withstand extreme weather events in future.

“I must commend the continued patience of residents and motorists during this massi...Read on...

Posted on: 24 July, 2018

Council to host Community Meeting to discuss region's youth

Residents are being invited to take part in a meaningful discussion about young people in our community next week at Yeppoon Town Hall.

Deputy Mayor and Councillor Nigel Hutton said Council was aiming to host an event that took a holistic approach into gauging the needs of our youth while raising awareness of the service providers available.

“Our intention was to bring together everyo...Read on...

Posted on: 24 July, 2018

Mayor’s Budget Address 2018-19

LIVINGSTONE Shire Council’s 2018-19 Budget is the sixth budget this Council has brought down since Livingstone residents regained their independence in 2014.

A culmination of months of extensive workshops between Councillors, the senior management team and key departmental officers, this budget is both prudent and financially responsible in all respects.

I would also like to acknowledge the exceptional inp...Read on...

Posted on: 23 July, 2018

Be inspired by nature and plant a tree in Emu Park this National Tree Day!

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Livingstone Shire Council and Planet Ark are inviting Capricorn Coast residents to make their way outdoors on Sunday, July 29 and get their hands dirty as part of National Tree Day.

The campaign has spanned 22 years and lead to the planting of over 24 million trees, and Planet Ark is encouraging Australians to band together to plant a million more this year.

This year’s National Tree Day event is taking place at Emu Park Sport an...Read on...

Posted on: 17 July, 2018

Emu Park Knitters and Knotters liven up Bell Park with some crafty creatures hidden amongst the tree

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Some cute and cuddly critters have recently taken up residence in some of the large trees in Bell Park, thanks to the creative talents of the Emu Park Library knitting group, Knitters and Knotters!

This group of dedicated artisans meet weekly to knit wonderful handmade gifts, toys and blankets for many different charity organisations but have recently turned their attention to crafting native wildlife as part of Council’s ongoing Placemaking Strateg...Read on...

Posted on: 16 July, 2018

Acoustic Guitar Spectacular Tour returns to the stage at Yeppoon Town Hall

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A hand-picked group of internationally recognised acoustic guitarists from across the globe have joined forces to weave memorable musical magic into the stage show, Acoustic Guitar Spectacular which will return to Yeppoon Town Hall on Tuesday 24 July.

Internationally acclaimed Brisbane acoustic guitarist Michael Fix – recently named as one of Australia’s Top 25 Guitarists of All Time by readers of Guitarist Australia magazine – will be joined by high-energy Italian virtuoso Andrea Valeri and Queensland...Read on...

Posted on: 13 July, 2018

Council receives second round of QCoast2100 funding to assist with coastal hazard plans

The Capricorn Coast region will become even better equipped at handling long-term coastal hazard risks, after receiving $409, 435 in Queensland Government funding to undertake a second Coastal Hazard Adaption Program (QCoast2100).

The QCoast2100 program provides the funding, tools and technical support to enable all Queensland coastal local governments to progress the preparation of plans and strategies to address climate change related coastal hazard risks over the long-term.

M...Read on...

Posted on: 10 July, 2018

Jordana shares Canadian adventure at upcoming Armchair Travel Session

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Residents are being invited to come on a journey through the Canadian Rockies with Yeppoon’s Jordana Wilson in an upcoming Armchair Travel session at Yeppoon Library, after the 26-year-old spent an amazing year in Kananaskis Country.

Residents are being invited to come on a journey through the Canadian Rockies with Yeppoon’s Jordana Wilson in an upcoming Armchair Travel session at Yeppoon Library, after the 26-year-old spent an amazing year in Kananaskis Country.

Jordana will share...Read on...

Posted on: 9 July, 2018

New Mobile Community Trailer enhances youth-focussed initiatives across Livingstone Shire

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Council is excited to introduce a new addition in community engagement for Livingstone Shire, in the form of a new Mobile Community Trailer!

The dynamic and multi-purpose trailer is aimed at providing improved engagement to remote areas throughout our region, in particular, youth-focussed initiatives.

Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton said the trailer, which is equipped with gaming consoles, a spea...Read on...

Posted on: 6 July, 2018

NAIDOC Week 2018 celebrations launch in Livingstone Shire this weekend

Livingstone Shire Council will join the Capricorn Coast Indigenous Inc. Mob, to launch the National 2018 NAIDOC Week celebrations in the Shire.

Closing the Gap, Bidgerdii Community Health Service, Gawula Aboriginal Land Trust and the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Partnerships are also part of the celebrations this year.

The 2018 theme – Because of Her, We Can! – will celeb...Read on...

Posted on: 3 July, 2018

Council to unveil Capricorn Coast Memorial Gardens Masterplan at Community Information Night

The Capricorn Coast Memorial Gardens Masterplan will be unveiled at a Community Information Night next Thursday, 12 July from 7pm at The Hub in Beaman Park.

Designated on a package of land along Tanby Rd between Yeppoon and Emu Park, Mayor Bill Ludwig said the $3.5M project has been designed to provide Livingstone residents with a landscaped parkland setting as a final resting place for their loved ones.

“...Read on...

Posted on: 3 July, 2018

Resident’s invited to Wreck Point Stage 2 Official Opening this weekend

The community is being invited to attend the official opening of Stage 2 of Wreck Point Scenic Lookout on Saturday 7 July.

Mayor Bill Ludwig will join Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry and Assistant Minister for Education and Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga to officially open the new viewing deck, walking trail and an interactive artwork located on the lower section of ...Read on...

Posted on: 3 July, 2018

Unique Playground Feature opens on Yeppoon Foreshore in time for school holidays

The Yeppoon Foreshore welcomes a new addition to the precinct this week, as works on installing the new climbing net playground have been completed ahead of the July school holiday period.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the Foreshore Park play equipment is a low level climbing solution to compliment the Keppel Kraken wet play area, with a dry play zone over rubber soft fall designed in collaboration with award-winning playground designers, Urban Pl...Read on...

Posted on: 26 June, 2018

Community invited to attend Annual Service of Remembrance held on Sunday 1 July

Local residents and visitors are invited to gather in Nerimbera on Sunday 1 July to celebrate and remember the strong bonds of friendship forged between our region and US Forces during WWII.

The 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 and was designated as a World Heritage site in 1992.

Mayor Bill...Read on...

Posted on: 25 June, 2018

Alby Wooler and Lex Semple honoured in community park-naming ceremonies

Community champions Alby Wooler and Lex Semple have been honoured with naming ceremonies at two parkland’s in Yeppoon last week.

Community champions Alby Wooler and Lex Semple have been honoured with naming ceremonies at two parkland’s in Yeppoon last week.

The late Alby Wooler was an environmental advocate for the Capricorn Coast for over 20 years, while the late Lex Semple ga...Read on...

Posted on: 18 June, 2018

Authors of Grave Tales visit Emu Park Library to share their stories

Journalists Helen Goltz and Chris Adams will share intriguing stories from their Grave Tales series including the research undertaken for their soon-to-be-released book Grave Tales: Bruce Highway at Emu Park Library next week from 10am.

Grave Tales: Bruce Highway, supported by Arts Queensland, gives forgotten events, heroes and community member’s life again by tracing the journeys that lead to their final resting places.

Stories include how two nurses in Maryborough in 1905 gave their...Read on...

Posted on: 13 June, 2018

New Giant Octa Net opens for play in Appleton Park today

A large-scale, interactive Octa Net has made a big and bright impact on Yeppoon’s Appleton Park as the latest addition to the Yeppoon Foreshore.

The 10.45 metre high play equipment features the bright colours of yellow and green, symbolic of the region’s connection with the Pineapple, complementing the coastal charm of the Yeppoon foreshore.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the new climbing net has been...Read on...

Posted on: 11 June, 2018

Council invites community to have their say on Draft Capricorn Coast Smart Region Strategy

Council has reinforced its commitment to advance our economy, attract investment, and improve our community’s lifestyle with the release of the draft Capricorn Coast Smart Region Strategy for community consultation.

Livingstone Shire Council Mayor Bill Ludwig said the Capricorn Coast Smart Region Strategy will benefit the local community, business and industry through digital experimentation, innovation and immersion in new ways of working.

“This strategy will ass...Read on...

Posted on: 8 June, 2018

Bright and bold billboard shines light on Family and Domestic Violence Prevention

May's Family and Domestic Violence Prevention month may be over, but Council is continuing to keep the message alive within the Capricorn Coast region.

As part Council’s ongoing campaign to help prevent Family and Domestic Violence, a large billboard has been erected displaying the message, “Respect yourself, your community, your environment” on Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road.

Community Development Councill...Read on...

Posted on: 7 June, 2018

Road sealing works to begin on Zilzie’s Svendsen Road

The upgrading to sealed standard of the final two kilometres of unsealed road on Svendsen Road connecting to the Coorooman Creek Boat Ramp is set to begin on Monday.

A section of the road will close intermittently for three weeks whilst the bulk earthworks are carried out.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the $1.7 million works package, fully funded by the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program, has remained a ...Read on...

Posted on: 4 June, 2018

Author Jenn J McLeod shares love for region at upcoming Yeppoon Library Author Talk

Best-selling novelist Jenn J McLeod will return to Livingstone Shire this month when she presents an Author Talk at Yeppoon Library on Saturday, 9 June.

Her fifth novel, A Place To Remember has a special connection to our region, after Jenn spent three months at the beautiful Henderson Park Farm Retreat while penning her story, inspired by our region’s stunning landscape.

A nomadic novelist, Jenn took ...Read on...

Posted on: 29 May, 2018

Free family fun day out at Emu Park’s Beef to Beach 2018

Thousands of community members are expected to attend this Sunday’s fourth annual Beef to Beach event in Emu Park as part of Livingstone Shire’s official Queensland Day celebrations!

Livingstone Shire Council will host the event on 3 June, from 12pm – 5pm at Bell Park for an afternoon of family fun including a great stage program of free entertainment, games, rides, market stalls and a Big Beef BBQ conducted by the Emu Park Swimming C...Read on...

Posted on: 28 May, 2018

Next stage of Emu Park Village and Foreshore Revitalisation Project gets underway

Civil works are set to begin on three of Emu Park’s main streets this week, as part of the $4.5million Emu Park Village and Foreshore Revitalisation project.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said this next stage of the master-planned revitalisation project follows on from the hugely successful Centenary of ANZAC Precinct and boardwalk.

“The key focus areas will include upgrading of Emu Street, Granville Street and Tennent...Read on...

Posted on: 21 May, 2018

Emu Park Sport and Recreation Reserve opening shapes a bright future for sports and recreation on Ca

The future is looking bright for sports and recreation on the southern end of the Capricorn Coast as the Emu Park’s Sport and Recreation Reserve celebrated its official opening on Saturday, 19 May.

Mayor Bill Ludwig was joined by Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry and Member for Keppel and Assistant Education Minister Brittany Lauga, Lance Cummins from Emu Park Community Bendigo Bank, representatives from Emus Rugby League Club, along with local...Read on...

Posted on: 21 May, 2018

Community celebrates Marlborough Library re-location to Historic Railway Station

A special morning tea event was held today to celebrate the official opening of Marlborough Library’s new home at the Historic Railway Station.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said it’s been four years in the making since the decision was made to move the library into its new space, marking a significant day for the Marlborough community.

“The Marlborough Railway Station was relocated some years ago from it...Read on...

Posted on: 8 May, 2018

Pet owners encouraged to get down to Council’s Free Pet Microchipping Day!

Council’s annual free microchipping day is almost here and residents are being encouraged to get their furry four-legged friend microchipped and registered!

The event will be held on Saturday 19 May at Merv Anderson Park in Yeppoon from 10am – 2pm, featuring RSPCA’s popular and interactive education mobile unit – EMU, a Microchipping and registration stall, pet product service displays and a sausage sizzle.
...Read on...

Posted on: 8 May, 2018

Yeppoon Lagoon Precinct opening marks historic occasion for Livingstone Shire!

The final stages of the Yeppoon Lagoon Precinct opened on Saturday, following a $45 million upgrade, increasing the tourism potential of the Central Queensland town.

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the project would promote economic growth by attracting international and domestic tourists.

“This is a wonderful project for Yeppoon that has transformed the foresh...Read on...

Posted on: 8 May, 2018

Explore the culture and food of South East Asia at this month’s Armchair Travel

Two local ladies will share their unique and exciting experiences to South East Asia as part of this month’s Armchair Travel session at Yeppoon Library on Wednesday, 16 May.

The Armchair Travel series – held by Livingstone Shire Council Library – gives locals the opportunity to share their stories and experiences with the community, while inspiring others to embark on a journey themselves.

Jordana Wilson and Tanya Lynch wi...Read on...

Posted on: 8 May, 2018

Livingstone Shire on show as CQ region celebrates Beef Australia 2018!

Livingstone Shire Council is once again thrilled to be part of one of the country’s biggest beef expos – Beef Australia 2018!

Mayor Bill Ludwig said as one of the world’s largest cattle industry events held right on our doorstep, this occasion provides the perfect opportunity to showcase the Capricorn Coast region and all that it has to offer.

“Livingstone Shire is one of the...Read on...

Posted on: 4 May, 2018

Community Centre celebrates our Community Patch during Neighbourhood House Week 2018

An afternoon tea dedicated to Celebrating our Community Patch was held at the Community Centre yesterday as part of the annual event, Neighbourhood House Week.

Neighbourhood House Week 2018, held from 30 April - 6 May 2018, is a nationwide initiative to celebrate the role of community, neighbourhood, and resource and learning centres in the community. This year’s theme is Belonging.

Community Development Coun...Read on...

Posted on: 2 May, 2018

Community invited to celebrate grand opening of Yeppoon Lagoon Precinct

With the official opening of the Yeppoon Lagoon Precinct this Saturday just days away, the community is being encouraged to come along to help celebrate this historic regional event.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said Saturday’s opening event is not only a celebration of the completion of the Yeppoon Lagoon Precinct but also represents the official opening celebration for the entire Yeppoon Town Centre and Foreshore Revitalisation Project.

“T...Read on...

Posted on: 2 May, 2018

Livingstone Shire Council supports Family and Domestic Violence Prevention month

As May's Family and Domestic Violence Prevention month kicks off, Council will be out and about with members of the Yeppoon and Emu Park Police Service, at several locations across the Shire.

The Information Stalls will be offering information about helping others or finding relevant support for anyone experiencing family and domestic violence.

White Ribbon Ambassador and Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton said Council was proud to assist in promoti...Read on...

Posted on: 30 April, 2018

Invest Capricorn Coast Region Economic Development Plan launches

Close to 200 businesses are expected to attend the official launch of the Invest Capricorn Coast Region Economic Development Plan being held tonight at The Hub, jointly hosted with Capricorn Enterprise.

After the document was endorsed by Council last month, Livingstone Shire Council developed the plan which outlines key actions that Council and key stakeholders will undertake to grow existing businesses and support new investment opportunities across the...Read on...

Posted on: 30 April, 2018

Local groups and organisations make great use of Community Grants Scheme

Eighteen commendable local groups and organisations were successful in sharing $31,970 as part of Round Two of the 2017 /2018 Livingstone Community Grants programme, at Keppel Bay Sailing Club on Friday evening.

The partnership with Livingstone Shire Council, Keppel Bay Sailing Club and Inverness Yeppoon, provides grants of up to $2,000 to community groups and sporting clubs to deliver innovative projects and programmes that respond to local community needs.

C...Read on...

Posted on: 27 April, 2018

‘The Hub’ official opening set to mark significant step forward for Livingstone Shire

Marking a monumental day for Livingstone Shire, local dignitaries and community members will gather tomorrow to officially open the newly-completed Centre of Excellence for Disaster Management, Innovation and Community Resilience (The Hub).

Mayor Bill Ludwig will be joined by Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry and Assistant Minister for Education and Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga to cut the ribbon and celebrate the completion of the state-of-the-art facility and centre of exc...Read on...

Posted on: 23 April, 2018

Concept drawings bring ‘Selina’ shipwreck to life as part of Wreck Point project

Drawings by local art firm Gannon & Gannon have recently been completed of the shipwreck ‘Selina’ to help tell its story as part of Wreck Point’s new viewing deck project.

As works are due to commence this week on the viewing deck located on the lower section of the headland below the lookout, the central focus of the walking trail will feature an interactive artwork in the form of a symbolic ‘shipwreck’.

Responsible for...Read on...

Posted on: 23 April, 2018

New Livingstone Planning Scheme 2018 set to commence on May 1

Livingstone Shire Council has resolved to adopt and commence a new planning scheme from 1 May 2018, following approval from the Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Hon Cameron Dick on 23 March, 2018.

Public consultation on the draft planning scheme was held from 16 November 2016 and closed on 16 January 2017.

Council sent 7,600 letters to coincide with the public notification to those ratepayers with substantive changes proposed, with officers dea...Read on...

Posted on: 20 April, 2018

Yeppoon Lagoon Precinct official opening date announced

Council is excited to announce the official opening of the Yeppoon Lagoon Precinct will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 and celebrated with a free family fun day from 2pm - 7pm.

One of the most-anticipated community infrastructure projects in the history of Livingstone Shire, local residents and the wider Central Queensland community are invited to join in on the celebrations at the official opening of the Yeppoon Lagoon Precinct...Read on...

Posted on: 20 April, 2018

Works Forging Ahead on Statue Bay Reconstruction Project

Works on the Statue Bay Reconstruction Project continue to progress well with more than 90% of the revetment wall now completed.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said with the construction of the revetment wall now nearing completion, the overall project remains well on track for the proposed completion date of 30th June this year.

“Work has been advancing expeditiously on all fronts including...Read on...

Posted on: 17 April, 2018

Livingstone community invited to Free Get Ready, Get Resilient Day

The Livingstone Shire community is being invited to celebrate the official opening of the newly-completed Centre of Excellence for Disaster Management, Innovation and Community Resilience (The Hub) with a free community open day next weekend!

The Get Ready, Get Resilient family fun event on Saturday, 28 April, will feature displays by Emergency Service agencies, kids’ activities and more, all aimed at providing an informative and educational experience for local residents when it comes to prep...Read on...

Posted on: 13 April, 2018

Rain delays road grading works

Due to frequent rain periods since the start of February 2018, Council is experiencing a backlog of grading maintenance works required on its unsealed road network.

To overcome this back log Council has engaged two external contracting crews, resourced a crew around Council’s fourth grader, and postponed construction works for another of its internal grading crews.

As soon as weather and site conditions permit, c...Read on...

Posted on: 11 April, 2018

The Creek Sessions return to Capricorn Coast on 22 April

On behalf of Keppel Coast Arts and proudly sponsored by Livingstone Shire Council.

An outstanding line-up has been selected for the third Creek Sessions with performances by talented artists including local blues-rock band, Saltwater Citizens.

Other acts include Emerald-based country music sensation, Kalesti Butler; Sydney based multidisciplinary artist Tom Hogan (Scott Sandwich), and the Sunshine Coast’s epic live music performers, the Oliver Ruth Band.

Performance artist, Scott Sandwich (...Read on...

Posted on: 11 April, 2018

Hear some of the best stories from around the globe with The Epic theatre show

Take an adventure through time when theatre show The Epic takes to the stage at Yeppoon Town Hall next Saturday night!

Written and performed by Finn O'Branagáin and Scott Sandwich, The Epic is the theatre of way-out tales as told by two irreverent and passionate storytellers.

On Saturday, 21 April, Finn and Scott will take the audience on a journey of the ...Read on...

Posted on: 10 April, 2018

Livingstone Shire Council joins Cities Power Partnership

Livingstone Shire Council is pleased to announce it has joined Cities Power Partnership, a national programme aimed at tackling climate change.

An initiative of the Climate Council, the Cities Power Partnership helps local governments promote clean energy technology, energy efficiency, sustainable transport and other community-focussed climate solutions.

It also offers access to a network of ...Read on...

Posted on: 9 April, 2018

Invitation to lease opens over Capricorn Coast Recreation Centre

Community groups and sporting organisations looking for a new home are being encouraged to consider their eligibility to enter a Freehold Lease Agreement with Council over the Capricorn Coast Recreation Centre.

Livingstone Shire Council is currently investigating the most suitable option to enter a Freehold Lease Agreement with a local sport, recreation, and / or community organisation over Lot 1 on SP201927, formerly known as the Capricorn Coast Basketball Stad...Read on...

Posted on: 9 April, 2018

Engage with Council in your town this April

Council will be hitting the road again in April 2018 travelling shire wide to provide the community with the opportunity to drop in for an informal chat and a cuppa with officers.

Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton said a series of sessions would be held from Keppel Sands to Stanage, generally in a public park where attendees are provided with the option to enjoy a cuppa and engage with officers on issues that are important to them.

“Eve...Read on...

Posted on: 5 April, 2018

Livingstone Shire celebrates regions youth with Queensland Youth Week 2018

Livingstone Shire Council is set to hold activities, entertainment and challenges around the region throughout the week of 6-15 April, to celebrate Queensland’s Youth Week 2018.

This is the first year that Queensland has chosen to hold their own Youth Week, dedicated to the young people within the Sunshine State. Youth Week is an annual celebration of young people, to acknowledge and show appreciation for their positive contribut...Read on...

Posted on: 5 April, 2018

Works scheduled at Farnborough Road rock slip site

Remedial works have been scheduled on a section of rockface on Farnborough Road, following the landslip that recently occurred at the base of the Bluff due to heavy rainfall.

Since the rock slip on 27 February, Council has been engaging with geotechnical specialists to inspect the slip site to determine a safe method to remove the debris, and ascertain if more comprehensive intervention is warranted to ensure long-term motoris...Read on...

Posted on: 4 April, 2018

Livingstone Welcomes Rookwood Weir Commitment

Livingstone Shire Mayor Bill Ludwig said the entire region will welcome this week’s commitment by the Federal Government to partner with the State Government in jointly funding the Rookwood Weir.

“The Prime Minister’s announcement will give surety and bring long-term economic benefits for the entire region,” Cr Ludwig said.

“This project is the cornerstone of a broader water initiative for the greater Central Queensland area that began more tha...Read on...

Posted on: 3 April, 2018

Yeppoon Skate Park Shade Installation

Council has strived to ensure that we have had minimal disruptions for skate park users during the construction of the Yeppoon Lagoon Precinct and adjacent Skate Park Precinct.

While the timing of the Yeppoon Skate Park closure is certainly not ideal, due to weather conditions and timeframes for supply and installation of the specialist custom-built shade structure, this is where the scheduled works have landed in advance of the...Read on...

Posted on: 3 April, 2018

Local Disaster Management Group keeps close watch on Cyclone Iris

Tropical Cyclone Iris is currently in the Coral Sea and continues to track, southeast – parallel to the Queensland Coast. A watch zone extends from St Lawrence to Yeppoon.

Council’s Local Disaster Management Group is currently on precautionary alert and is closely monitoring the situation.

Council is encouraging residents living between St Lawrence and Yeppoon to consider what action they will need to take if the threat ...Read on...

Posted on: 29 March, 2018

London artist brightens up Emu Park’s Town Centre with spectacular mural

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AS Council’s Placemaking Program continues to brighten up bare walls across Livingstone Shire, the program’s latest addition can be found standing out boldly on Emu Park’s Hill St.

A colourfully framed and striking mural featuring the iconic white cockatoo now sweeps across a large space on the corner building of Pattison and Hill Streets.
This installation has received plenty of positive feedback from locals and visitors since bei...Read on...

Posted on: 29 March, 2018

Recommencement of Statue Bay Reconstruction works

Work has recommenced on site last Wednesday in earnest, after Livingstone Shire Council took control of delivering the remaining construction works on the Statue Bay Reconstruction Project.

Council has reinforced its commitment to substantial completion of the works by 30th June 2018, subject to weather conditions.

A spokesperson for Council said that the works which commenced last week included drilling of soil nails and shotcreting of t...Read on...

Posted on: 28 March, 2018

New Livingstone Shire Councillor announced

With the Livingstone polls now declared, Livingstone Shire Council today welcomes successful candidate, Pat Eastwood.

Some of the Livingstone community may already know Mr Eastwood as the owner and operator of Capricorn Coast Learn 2 Surf for the past 12 years, as well as school Chaplain at Yeppoon State High School for the last 17 years.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said he was...Read on...

Posted on: 27 March, 2018

Queensland country singer features Anzac Memorial Precinct in new music video

Queensland country musician Tony Cook has released his latest single and music video, Country Recognised which features scenes at the magnificent Centenary of Anzac Memorial Precinct in Emu Park.

Tony filmed parts of the music video at the memorial, as the song touches on the singer’s time serving in the Defence Force, while paying tribute to those who served overseas and did not return home, as well as the current wave of veterans suffering Post ...Read on...

Posted on: 27 March, 2018

Performer Michaela Burger brings French-themed cabaret show to Yeppoon!

Take a trip to France without even leaving Yeppoon when French-themed cabaret show Exposing Edith comes to town next week!

Acclaimed performer Michaela Burger will take the stage with Greg Wain on guitar, to perform their own unique interpretations of Edith Piaf – one of the most famous female cabaret singers.

Discovered on the streets of Paris, Piaf became the voice of a ...Read on...

Posted on: 23 March, 2018

Overwhelming support for newly-launched ICare Community Project

Since the launch of the ICare Community Project in December last year at Council’s Community Centre, thousands of dollars have been donated to help keep the fantastic community initiative going.

The project was designed to create a streamlined way for community groups and individuals to donate items or money to residents doing it tough.

The Dignity First Community Centre Washroom, which was the result of Council’s successful application for St...Read on...

Posted on: 23 March, 2018

Council encourages start-ups to apply for spot at Brisbane’s Myriad Festival

One city. Three days. Seven themes. More than 3,300 investors and experts. A priceless innovation experience like no other.

Capricorn Coast region start-ups, scale-ups and businesses are being invited to submit their application to be one of just 10 businesses representing the Fitzroy region at the upcoming Myriad Festival.

Held across three days in May, Myriad welcomes i...Read on...

Posted on: 20 March, 2018

Council opens Round 2 of the Livingstone Facade Improvement Scheme

Livingstone Shire Council has extended the Façade Improvement Scheme Pilot Project aimed at supporting local businesses and giving the Town Centre a welcomed ‘face-lift’ through the recent adoption of Round 2 funding of $10,000.

Round 2 of the Scheme now includes eligible properties within the Yeppoon Town Centre and Yeppoon Foreshore area.

Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton said the Scheme encourages property owners to undertake façade improvements that compliment and capitalise...Read on...

Posted on: 13 March, 2018

Help grow Capricorn Coast region and create jobs with the Business Growth Fund

Capricorn Coast region businesses are being encouraged to apply for grants of up to $50,000 as part of the Queensland Government’s new Business Growth Fund.

Deputy Mayor and Finance Councillor Nigel Hutton encouraged local businesses to take advantage of the initiative.

“Small business is the engine room of our local economy, and it’s important we collectively take every opportunity to strengthen and grow ...Read on...

Posted on: 12 March, 2018

Capricorn Coast set to play key role in the GC2018 Queen’s Baton Relay

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) will arrive in Yeppoon on 23 March 2018 and is being celebrated with a free family fun day held by Livingstone Shire Council.

Livingstone’s 2017 Citizen of the Year, Peter Conaghan, has been granted the honour of carrying the QBR to the event, bringing the excitement of the Games to Yeppoon.

All residents are invited to this once in a lifetime opportunity to see the GC2018 Q...Read on...

Posted on: 6 March, 2018

Take a journey through Vietnam with next Armchair Travel at Yeppoon Library

From cruising among the sheer outcrops of Halong Bay to exploring the mountain villages of Sapa; Vietnam has so much to offer.

That’s how local travellers Edwina, Paul and their family spent two weeks totally submersed in rich Asian culture.

Now they’re inviting you to hear about their exciting overseas adventure at the popular Armchair Travel session, held by Livingstone Shir...Read on...

Posted on: 5 March, 2018

Livingstone Shire Council Restructure

Four years on from de-amalgamation, Council has now adopted a new organisational structure following consultation with all staff and relevant Unions.

Council’s Chief Executive Officer Ms Murdoch said overall the number of permanent positions would reduce by 34 and of these, 10 positions are currently vacant.

Additionally, there are a number of new positions being created to address specific areas of...Read on...

Posted on: 5 March, 2018

Livingstone Shire Council by-election

The Livingstone Shire Council by-election will be held on Saturday, 17 March, 2018.

For residents who want or need to vote early, you can drop into the pre-poll centre at Capricorn Coast Basketball Complex, 29-35 Cordingley Street, Yeppoon – open from 9am to 5pm weekdays until Friday, 16 March. (Open from 9am to 6pm on 16 March)

Resid...Read on...

Posted on: 28 February, 2018

Morning Mayhem packed with laughs and entertainment for Shire’s showgoer’s

Morning Mayhem will have audiences toe-tapping in no time when the star-studded performance comes to Yeppoon Town Hall on Monday, 12 March.

At this first event as part of the 2018 Livingstone Shire Council Morning Music program, locals are in for fantastic show, where they may even find themselves guest starring on stage – anything can happen with Morning Mayhem.

This entertaining show has...Read on...

Posted on: 27 February, 2018

Livingstone’s Women in Focus as part of Queensland Women’s Week event

This year, Queensland Women's Week celebrations – which recognise and celebrate the achievements of Queensland’s women and girls – will be held from 3 to 11 March, with the theme 'Celebrate wellbeing. Everybody wins'.

On Saturday, 10 March, Livingstone ladies are invited to attend the Women’s Wellness Expo in Rockhampton. A free bus service to the event will depart Yeppoon at 8.45am.

Hosted by The Women’s Health Centre in Rockhampton, Livingstone Shire Council is g...Read on...

Posted on: 26 February, 2018

Tips and trends revealed at upcoming free digital business workshop

Local businesses throughout the Capricorn Coast region are being invited to attend a Digital Business Workshop, in a joint initiative by Livingstone Shire Council and the Queensland Government.

The free workshop is jam-packed with practical advice to help guide you in making investments in digital technologies in your business, plus provide you with the digital skills you need to grow your business.

Deputy Mayor and Council’s Digital Economy ...Read on...

Posted on: 23 February, 2018

Plans for new viewing deck to take shape at Wreck Point

As Wreck Point Scenic Lookout continues to wow locals and tourists visiting the Capricorn Coast since its stunning facelift in June 2017, works will soon commence on a viewing deck on the lower section of the headland below the lookout.

The $350,000 project has received $148,800 in funding under the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure programme, which is funded by the Australian Government and administered by the Queensland Government.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the Wreck Point Viewing D...Read on...

Posted on: 21 February, 2018

Disaster preparedness for older people in focus at forum

Following the success of the spontaneous disaster volunteer’s workshop held earlier this week, disaster preparedness for older people will also be in focus tomorrow at Yeppoon Town Hall.

The forum, in partnership with Livingstone Shire Council and Volunteer Queensland, aims to develop stronger partnerships between community- based agencies, aged care providers that support vulnerable older people, and the local emergency services across t...Read on...

Posted on: 20 February, 2018

Industry-backed extension will ensure Container Refund Scheme is right for Queensland

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Extending the timeframe for the introduction of the state’s Container Refund Scheme will ensure the scheme is right for Queensland, Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch said today.

Originally due to start 1 July this year, the scheme will now commence 1 ...Read on...

Posted on: 20 February, 2018

Training workshop helps to build local capability in times of disaster

Helping out a neighbour or friend in times of disaster is a defining characteristic of a resilient community.

However these helpful volunteers can sometimes arrive unannounced at the scene of a disaster or approach organisations they wish to help, but may not be aware of or prepared for the risks, conditions or environmental dangers.

Livingstone Shire Council ...Read on...

Posted on: 14 February, 2018

Free Information Session to be held for intending candidates in Livingstone Shire by-election

Council is putting the call out to potential candidates to come along to a free Information Session next week to find out more about becoming a Councillor, following the resignation of former Councillor Graham Scott.

Livingstone Shire Council will hold a by-election on 17 March, 2018.

Mayor Bill Ludwig strongly encouraged eager candidates to attend the meeting to understand the role of Councillor in more depth.

“The role of Councillor requires enthusiasm and com...Read on...

Posted on: 13 February, 2018

Rare algae indicates very good quality in Yeppoon’s raw water dam

A CQUniversity research student has found a rare algae indicating very good water quality in Kelly’s Dam – the raw water storage for the Capricorn Coast’s water supply.

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

Research by Masters student Lorna W...Read on...

Posted on: 13 February, 2018

Livingstone Shire Council to hold next Ordinary Council Meeting in Emu Park

Livingstone Shire Council’s next Ordinary Council Meeting will be held in Emu Park on Tuesday, 20 February, 2018 at 9.30am.

Council is inviting local residents to come along to the meeting, which are generally held at Council Chambers in Yeppoon.

A decision was made in 2015 to hold two Council Meeting’s every year in Emu Park, in order to better connect with the community a...Read on...

Posted on: 12 February, 2018

Livingstone residents encouraged to have their say on Shire’s future plans for active recreation

Residents who are keen to see more active recreation in Livingstone will get the opportunity to have their say this month as Council prepares to launch the Active Livingstone Strategy.

The project is being undertaken in response to a need for greater active recreation options within the Shire and to stimulate new opportunities for tourism and economic development.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the strategy would enable the community and Cou...Read on...

Posted on: 6 February, 2018

Celebrate Library Lovers’ Month across Livingstone Shire Libraries!

Move over St Valentine’s because 14 February is also Library Lovers’ Day and Livingstone Shire Libraries will be celebrating!

Library Lovers’ Day is a chance for everyone to reconnect with the library and share the library love and will be held not only on 14 February, but throughout the entire month with several promotions and competitions on offer for local library users.

...Read on...

Posted on: 6 February, 2018

Round Two of Council’s 2017/2018 Livingstone Community Grants opens!

Community groups and sporting clubs across Livingstone are again being invited to apply for Round Two of the 2017/2018 Livingstone Community Grants.

Council’s funding programme which is co-sponsored by Inverness Yeppoon and Keppel Bay Sailing Club, enables community groups and sporting clubs to undertake a project or event to meet identified needs in the community.

Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton said th...Read on...

Posted on: 5 February, 2018

2018 Sport and Recreation Club Census launched to better understand region’s needs

Council is putting out the call to local sporting and recreation clubs to take part in Council’s upcoming 2018 Sport and Recreation Club Census.

The Census has been designed to create a more up-to-date database that will assist in a range of areas including to understand specific trends across sport development practices, desired methods of engagement, and how Council can continue to support Clubs...Read on...

Posted on: 5 February, 2018

2018 Sport and Recreation Club Census launched to better understand region’s needs

Council is putting out the call to local sporting and recreation clubs to take part in Council’s upcoming 2018 Sport and Recreation Club Census.

The Census has been designed to create a more up-to-date database that will assist in a range of areas including to understand specific trends across sport development practices, desired methods of engagement, and how Council can continue to support Clubs...Read on...

Posted on: 5 February, 2018

Graham Scott gives notice of intention to step down after four years on Council

Having served four years in roles of Deputy Mayor and Portfolio responsibilities for Planning and Economic Development, Cr Graham Scott has given formal notice of his intention to resign and step down from Livingstone Shire Council in early February 2018.

Cr Scott said his primary reasons for resigning were major unforeseen changes in his work situation which meant he could no longer give the community the level of representation he believed they needed and deserved.

“Last year my employer progressively...Read on...

Posted on: 2 February, 2018

Coolest Comedy Film Festival returns to entertain Capricorn Coast!

It’s the longest touring comedy film festival in Australia and it’s returning to the Capricorn Coast once again to entertain local audiences for one night only!

Livingstone Shire Council will host the Over the Fence Comedy Film Festival at the Yeppoon Town Hall on Friday 16 February at 7.30pm.

The programme of 15 short comedy films from around the world take on quirky conundrums with an excellent sense of hu...Read on...

Posted on: 1 February, 2018

Council urges residents to be mindful before dumping waste illegally

Council is encouraging the community not to dump their waste illegally, after local charity organisation St Vincent de Paul was recently left with large amounts of unwanted goods outside their charity bin.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said Council does not believe this is a problem of inadequate waste services or high charges, but rather opportunistic dumping by a relatively small number of inconsiderate people.

“Whilst the majority of people use the clothing bins...Read on...

Posted on: 1 February, 2018

Council extends General Rates Notice payment date

Livingstone Shire Council has responded to community requests to review the timing of future rates notices to take into account costs associated with Christmas and the holiday season as well as children returning to school.

Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton said last year Council looked at options to reduce both its environmental footprint and postage costs by combining General Rates and Water Notices into one convenient mail-out for local residents.

“While synchronising the two ...Read on...

Posted on: 31 January, 2018

Livingstone Shire Australia Day Awards

Marlborough’s Danielle McKenzie has been named Livingstone Shire Council’s Citizen of the Year at last week's 2018 Australia Day Awards.

Dedicated individuals and organisations were honoured for going above and beyond to make a difference in their community while inspiring others.

Mayor Bill Ludwig commended all the winners and nominees for their ongoing dedication, service and support ...Read on...

Posted on: 31 January, 2018

Splash of colour scheduled for new locations as Place Making Program continues

As Council’s Place Making Program continues to beautify and enliven Livingstone Shire, further art projects and installations have been scheduled for 2018.

Deputy Mayor and Councillor for the Arts Nigel Hutton said upcoming projects will include the amenities block at Emu Park Skate Park, Yeppoon Surf Life Saving Club and the west wall of the soon to be completed Local Disaster Coordination Centre and Commun...Read on...

Posted on: 25 January, 2018

Shark Tank’s Steve Baxter to speak at business breakfast in Yeppoon mid- February 2018

Capricorn Coast region businesses are invited to join well-known investor, tech founder, and ‘Shark Tank's' Steve Baxter when he shares his experiences about building successful businesses at a free breakfast event in Yeppoon next month.

Speaking to locals alongside successful entrepreneurs Tamara Loehr,(Creative Director & Investor PieLAB, FivePointFour, Hot Tresses, Mitara Empresa), Dominic Holland (CEO tow.com.au, Co-founder Alicorn Ventures) and Chris Raethke (CTO & Co-founde...Read on...

Posted on: 25 January, 2018

Works progress on Scenic Highway Reconstruction Project

As works continue on the Scenic Highway Reconstruction Project at Statue Bay, significant progress is being made to complete construction.

As Council’s most complex and costly engineering challenge post-Cyclone Marcia,
Mayor Bill Ludwig said the project continues to make significant headway on both downslope and upslope works.

“Downslope works have advanced with bulk earthworks for the r...Read on...

Posted on: 18 January, 2018

Media Alert - Works get underway to commence next phase of Yeppoon Foreshore project

The next stage of construction works along Yeppoon’s foreshore has commenced to make way for elements of the new parkland as part of the Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation project.

These works are planned to take shape over several stages in the coming months, with the first component of the works scheduled to ramp up from 22 January, once the school holiday period has ended.

Central Queensland-based company JM Kelly Builders Pty...Read on...

Posted on: 15 January, 2018

Council launches digital survey to measure how tech savvy our region is!

An online digital survey will launch today to determine how tech savvy our community and businesses are, as part of the development of the Capricorn Coast Smart Region Strategy.

The Strategy will identify opportunities to support business, industry and the community to embrace the digital transformation that is influencing the way we interact, work and live.

Council received $20,000 from the Australian Government Building Bett...Read on...

Posted on: 9 January, 2018

Livingstone Shire Libraries make it easy to access music with Freegal

Livingstone Shire Library users now have access to an enormous range of music after Council teamed up with global media company, Library Ideas™.

The network features Public Library websites including Freegal™ Music which features over 13 million songs available to the public for free streaming and downloading.

The Freegal™ Music service allows the Livingstone Shire Library to increase both the...Read on...

Posted on: 9 January, 2018

Livingstone businesses share in $26,000 of digital grants funding

Five local businesses will get the edge on technology after successfully receiving small business digital grants from the Queensland Government.

Three of the five successful applicants were assisted by Livingstone Shire Council and Easy As Marketing to help them apply for grant funding in Round 3 of the State Government’s Small Business Digital Grants Program.

Yeppoon IT company Infin Net was o...Read on...

Posted on: 9 January, 2018

Livingstone Shire Libraries help make learning fun with Ziptales!

Youngsters in Livingstone can beat boredom these school holidays or any time of the year with online reading library, Ziptales, helping to make learning fun!

Ziptales is an online early learning literacy library, based on the Australian primary school curriculum with over 500 interactive stories, activities and games.

The online program started in 2003, designed to create a sense of fun and enjoyment surrou...Read on...

Posted on: 2 January, 2018

Free Ed Sheeran Tribute Show at Yeppoon foreshore kicks off the New Year with a bang

Visitors and residents of the Capricorn Coast will receive a special late Xmas present when the Ed Sheeran Tribute Show takes to the stage at the Yeppoon Amphitheatre this Friday evening.

International artist Ed Sheeran is renowned as one of the best in modern music, and the community is being invited along to enjoy his hits at the free tribute concert.

The family friendly ‘alcohol free’ event, being jointly hosted by Livingstone Shire...Read on...

Posted on: 19 December, 2017

Dignity First Washroom opens ahead of Christmas

Residents in need will have access to Council’s new Community Centre washroom facility over the Christmas break, after construction upgrades were recently completed.

The washroom/laundry has been fitted out with a private washing machine, dryer, toilet, and shower, forms part of Yeppoon’s Community Centre, and will be known as The Dignity First Community Centre Washroom.

Community Development and Support Councillor...Read on...

Posted on: 18 December, 2017

Council invites women and girls to be part of the Live Well, Get Active programme

Women and girls across Livingstone Shire are being invited to take part in the free Live Well, Get Active programme in 2018!

The program, funded under the Queensland Government’s Get Out, Get Active programme, will deliver a free 20 week physical activity programme from January 22, aimed to provide girls over 14 years and women across the Shire enjoyable, accessible, and afford...Read on...

Posted on: 17 December, 2017

Prime leasing opportunity: tenders open for new Lagoon Precinct

Livingstone Shire Council has put the call out seeking expressions of interest for the lease of two prime tenancy locations at the Lagoon Precinct currently under construction.

Located within a pavilion building which will overlook the new swimming lagoon currently being constructed as part of the Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation Project, the two tenancies on offer represent a unique opportunity to capitalise on ...Read on...

Posted on: 15 December, 2017

Smart City technology to advance Yeppoon Town Centre

Yeppoon’s Town Centre is set to become more energy efficient, safe and technologically advanced thanks to a $200,000 Smart Cities and Suburbs grant from the Australian Government.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the Yeppoon Town Centre Smart Precinct project aims to provide smart LED street lighting, further access to free WiFi, data capture and analytics, local vendor advertising, smart waste sensors, interactive digital placemaking featur...Read on...

Posted on: 15 December, 2017

Beat boredom and increase the fun with Summer Reading Club this school holidays

As part of the many school holiday activities on offer this summer, Livingstone Shire libraries are also delivering the Summer Reading Club program to children, young people and families within our community.

The Summer Reading Club is an Australia-wide program which encourages libraries to engage and enrich the lives of children and young people by inspiring, connecting and informing.

Deputy Mayor and Youth Development Councillor Nigel Hutton said partici...Read on...

Posted on: 13 December, 2017

Council encourages groups and individuals to apply for next round of Regional Arts Development Fund

Have you got a creative idea that may need a financial boost to get off the ground?

Well the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) may be the perfect opportunity as the next round of funding in Livingstone Shire for the 2017/2018 financial year closes on Monday 29 January 2018 for activities starting after 5 March 2018.

The partnershi...Read on...

Posted on: 12 December, 2017

ICare Community Project launched to support those in need

Local organisations and groups will have a streamlined way to donate items to residents in need of support as part of a new Council and community-driven initiative, the ICare Community Project.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the Community Centre found there were community members, groups and businesses who wanted to donate money and items to support local men, women and children experiencing significant financial and personal stress.

“The project evo...Read on...

Posted on: 12 December, 2017

Early Christmas gift to skaters and community with Skate Park official re-opening

The youth of Livingstone will be unwrapping an early Christmas present this month, when the new Yeppoon Skate Park is officially re-opened in Appleton Park on 16 December.

The new and improved skate park forms part of Stage 5 in the Yeppoon Town Centre and Foreshore Revitalisation Project, jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments and Livingstone Shire Council.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the community will...Read on...

Posted on: 6 December, 2017

Local author Patricia Holland shares insight into debut novel at Library’s Author Talk

Booklovers will get to experience an exciting opportunity to find out more about the writing and publishing world when local author Patricia Holland visits the Yeppoon Library next week for an Author Talk presentation.

The Yeppoon writer released her first novel, The Styx earlier this year and said she had received an overwhelmingly positive response both locally and even internationally.

“There has been an amazing response to The Styx—selling out of books at the lau...Read on...

Posted on: 5 December, 2017

Calling musicians and songwriters! International musician Vance Gilbert hosts workshop in Yeppoon

Livingstone Shire Council is offering local musicians and songwriters unique opportunity to attend a revolutionary music workshop with international musician Vance Gilbert on Saturday, 9 December at 9.30am at Yeppoon’s Queen Street Hall.

The workshop will follow Vance Gilbert’s performance on Friday, 8 December as part of the touring Festival of Small Halls, presented by Keppel Coast Arts.

Vance will perform for locals alongside Melbourne songwriter and musician Liz Stringer and Cent...Read on...

Posted on: 5 December, 2017

Indigenous artwork transforms Yeppoon Town Centre Car Park façade

Installation of a culturally significant artwork has taken pride of place on the corten façade of the Yeppoon Town Centre Car Park, as part of Council’s continued commitment to supporting local culture and public art initiatives.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the artwork, inspired by Darumbal elder Doug Hatfield's 1989 painting, Turtle Hunters, was created by Indigenous art company Edwards Clarke and pays a tribute to the Darumbal native title traditional owners.

“This is certa...Read on...

Posted on: 4 December, 2017

Eighteen local organisations receive over $34,000 in Community Grants Scheme funding

Friday night was a special occasion for eighteen deserving community and sporting organisations, after being announced as recipients in the first round of the Community Grants Scheme for 2017/18.

In partnership with Livingstone Shire Council, Keppel Bay Sailing Club and Inverness Yeppoon distributed over $34,000 to local community groups. The monies will be used to assist local clubs and groups with funding for a broad range of projects.

Commu...Read on...

Posted on: 1 December, 2017

New online Emergency Management Dashboard launched to increase community resilience

Along with launching the “Who’s Who in the Disaster Crew” information booklet this week,
Council have also gone live with their new online Emergency Management Dashboard.

The purpose of the website was to create a one-stop location for emergency information that provides resources the community can access in order to plan and prepare for the possibility of extreme weather events that can occur in Livingstone Shire.

May...Read on...

Posted on: 1 December, 2017

Placemaking projects prove their popularity in Livingstone

Council’s recently launched Placemaking program is proving popular with the community, with several art installations receiving plenty of positive feedback from locals and visitors.

This response coincides with Council’s recent interactive online survey which asked residents to provide feedback about Placemaking ideas and projects they’d like to see implemented throughout the region.

Deputy Mayor and Arts Councillor Nigel Hutton s...Read on...

Posted on: 27 November, 2017

Council Gears up for Storm Season with “Who’s Who in the Disaster Crew” information booklet

It’s that time of year again, storm season!

Throughout the next two weeks, Livingstone Shire Council will launch its latest campaign known as “Who’s Who in the Disaster Crew”, which is aimed at helping residents to prepare and stay safe this cyclone and storm season.

Over 18,000 households will...Read on...

Posted on: 24 November, 2017

Livingstone Shire Council supports ‘Zonta says NO to violence against women’ campaign

Council is throwing its support behind the annual, global campaign – ‘Zonta says NO to violence against women’ from 25 November to 10 December.

Zonta is a worldwide organisation with a mission is to empower women and girls through service and advocacy.

To support their significant initiative, both Emu Park’s iconic Singing Ship and Cooee Bay’s Wreck Point Scenic Lookout will be lit up in orang...Read on...

Posted on: 17 November, 2017

Final Design of Stage 5 released for the Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation Project

The final design outcomes of Stage 5 of the Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation Project have been released this week, as works across several key projects within the master-plan continue to take shape.

The major development of regional significance funded by Federal, State and Local Government aims to revitalise existing public spaces and create tourism, recreation and commercial land uses within the Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre precinct.

Mayor ...Read on...

Posted on: 16 November, 2017

Daniel Park aggressive magpie to be relocated

Livingstone Shire Council is working with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection to relocate an aggressive male magpie from Daniel Park, Cooee Bay. Reports of aggressive behaviour were received by Council late last week.

The relocation of an aggressive magpie from an area is considered an absolute last resort, however in this instance Council feels it is necessary for the safety of the public.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said that most magpies do not attack but during breeding ...Read on...

Posted on: 16 November, 2017

Emu Park amenities building receives a bright and playful facelift

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Whimsical, cheeky and cheerful characters have left their mark on Emu Park’s Main Beach amenities building, and are already receiving plenty of positive feedback from the local community.

The prominent building located next to Emu Park’s Surf Life Saving Club has received a facelift in the form of a number of brightly painted white caricatures on a nautical blue backdrop, as part of Council’s new Placemaking Program.

Artist Simon McLean...Read on...

Posted on: 15 November, 2017

New name for parkland in honour of environmental advocate Alby Wooler

The park area adjacent to Fig Tree Creek at the Yeppoon Showgrounds will soon have a new name in memory of the late Alby Wooler, who was a tireless advocate for the environment for over 30 years.

Council approved the request received from a member of Capricorn Coast Landcare Group to consider naming the green space ‘Alby Wooler Park’ at a recent General Council Meeting.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said there was overwhelming community support for the nam...Read on...

Posted on: 15 November, 2017

Community Centre bathroom to receive major upgrades for washroom facility

A washroom/laundry which will be accessible to the community and fitted out with a private washing machine, dryer, toilet, and shower, will soon form part of a new facility at Yeppoon’s Community Centre.

The facility is scheduled for completion in the early new year and will provide a tremendous benefit in times of need.

The Dignity First Community Centre Washroom Upgrade was made possible after Council successfully obtained funding through the Depart...Read on...

Posted on: 14 November, 2017

Sewerage relining works improve pipeline network

Sewer relining works are currently underway across Yeppoon which will extend the life of sections of the town’s sewer network by 50 years.

Strategic Infrastructure Councillor Graham Scott said the process for sewer lining included pressure cleaning sewer mains to remove all debris and disposal of the material at the approved disposal site.

“These works are vital to improve deteriorated se...Read on...

Posted on: 14 November, 2017

Let’s all help to reduce, re-use and recycle during National Recycling Week 2017

As Australia’s population and waste levels continue to rise, recycling matters now more than ever.

This year Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week (13 – 19 November) highlights why recycling is only part of the battle.

Residents and businesses in Livingstone Shire can help win the War on Waste and close the recycling loop by purchasing products that...Read on...

Posted on: 13 November, 2017

Hurry to get your nominations in for the 2018 Australia Day Awards!

With under three weeks left until nominations close for the Livingstone Shire Australia Day Awards, Council is encouraging the community to nominate someone they believe goes above and beyond for their community.

These awards identify and celebrate outstanding citizens who have contributed to creating a better future for not only the Livingstone Shire, but all Australians.

Australia Day Award’s Committee chair and Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton said if you know an i...Read on...

Posted on: 10 November, 2017

Council invites public to have their say on Draft Capricorn Coast Region Economic Development Plan

Livingstone Shire Council has developed a draft Economic Development Plan outlining key actions Council will undertake to grow existing businesses and support new investment opportunities across the region.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said Council’s goal is to create a diverse, strong, innovative and sustainable local economy that will provide employment and business opportunities for current and future generations.

“Council engaged Lucid Economics to assist in dev...Read on...

Posted on: 8 November, 2017

Let’s get crafty to celebrate diversity with Livingstone Unity Project

Residents are being invited to get involved in some hands on art in the name of community connection this weekend, as part of the Livingstone Unity Project!

On Saturday and Sunday in Emu Park’s Bell Park, you’re invited to join the Mill Gallery and Livingstone Shire Community Partnerships Team as they create a living art piece where everyone contributes to the overall sculpture.

Deputy Mayor and Arts Coun...Read on...

Posted on: 8 November, 2017

Resident’s invited to Community Consultation on the future of Daniel Park and Wreck Point

The community is being invited to a community consultation on Saturday 11 November at Cooee Bay, to view concept designs and have their say on elements they’d like to see included for the Wreck Point and Daniel Park precincts.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said this event would give residents the opportunity to share their feedback and provide input on what they’d like to see take shape at these two significant community spaces.

“Council aims to improve vehicle circulation around Daniel...Read on...

Posted on: 8 November, 2017

Works progress to make way for major retail complex, Capricorn Coast Homemaker Centre

Works for Queensland funding is transforming Council’s old animal pound, sewerage treatment plant site, and works depot as Stage 1 of the Capricorn Coast Homemaker Centre site preparation and associated road and service works move into full-swing.

Strategically positioned to capitalise on key main road exposure the landmark project, situated on nine hectares of Council owned land adjacent to the Tanby Road roundabout, the Capricorn Coast Homemaker Centre will be ‘master-planned’ to become a major ‘...Read on...

Posted on: 7 November, 2017

Acoustic Guitar Spectacular Tour set to hit the stage at Yeppoon Town Hall

Livingstone Shire residents will get the chance to experience a diverse range of guitar talent from across the globe when the Acoustic Guitar Spectacular Tour puts on a show come Wednesday, 15 November.

This tour will see musicians Soenke Meinan, Bruce Mathiske and Michael Fix wow audiences, which they’ve been doing annually throughout Australia since 2012.

Soenke Meinen, who originally hails from East Frisia, was the winner of the International Guita...Read on...

Posted on: 7 November, 2017

Livingstone Shire businesses impress at Capricornia Business Awards

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Livingstone Shire businesses have proven once again to be leaders in their respective industries following four impressive wins at the Capricornia Business Awards on Friday.

Yeppoon restaurant and café Whisk took out the Best New Business Award, while Keppel Bay Sailing Club received the Best Staff Development Award, the Young Entrepreneur title was awarded to drone operator Hunter Lowrey of SkyDreams Australia and Most ...Read on...

Posted on: 3 November, 2017

Construction ramps up on Emu Park’s Hartley Street Sport and Recreation Precinct

The Hartley Street Sport and Recreation Precinct in Emu Park has continued to progress since its sod turn earlier this year, with construction of the amenities building and maintenance shed underway as well as civil works commencing.

This major $4.75 million partnership project has been jointly funded by Livingstone Shire Council, State and Federal Governments and the Emu Park Community Bendigo Bank, to provide an opportunity for the local community to participate in a range of struct...Read on...

Posted on: 3 November, 2017

Now’s your chance to nominate for the 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 17 November.

With around one in five Queenslanders living with a disability, Community Development Councillor Jan Kelly said Council was proud to support and promote the awards which recognise both individuals and community groups working to support and improve the li...Read on...

Posted on: 2 November, 2017

New neighbourhood identification sign lights up Taranganba Roundabout

The Taranganba Roundabout at the entry of the Cedar Park Shopping Centre has received a significant spruce-up in the form of extensive new landscaping and an artistically designed and illuminated neighbourhood identification sign.

The roundabout renewal has long been one of Council’s top priorities and with the ongoing development of local Placemaking initiatives; Council was able to engage an artist to create stunning new neighbourhood entry sign.

The sign is the first project ...Read on...

Posted on: 2 November, 2017

Council welcomes $25 million GKI funding boost announcement

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the Queensland Government’s commitment of $25 million towards infrastructure on Great Keppel Island if re-elected, will prove one of the most significant investments in the history of the Capricorn Coast.

Cr Ludwig joined Queensland Tourism Minister Kate Jones and incumbent Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga for the historic announcement following last month’s meeting between the State Government, GKI tourism operators, Capricorn Enterprise and Livingstone S...Read on...

Posted on: 31 October, 2017

Community event invites resident’s to learn more about storm surges, cyclones, and tsunami’s

If you need help with your ‘what-if’ plan or want to learn more about coastal hazards, Council is inviting residents along to Storm Surge and Tsunami Information Day on Sunday, 5 November from 10am to 2pm.

The event which will be held at Bell Park, Emu Park, aims to help the community to better understand the risk of tsunamis, cyclones and storm surges as 1 November marks the start of cyclone season.

Mayor Bill Ludwig, who is also Chairman of the Livings...Read on...

Posted on: 26 October, 2017

Livingstone Facade Improvement Scheme aims to transform Yeppoon Town Centre

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Livingstone Shire Council is taking another major step forward in supporting local businesses while assisting the Town Centre with a welcomed ‘face-lift’ through the recent adoption of the Façade Improvement Scheme.

The scheme aims to encourage property owners to undertake façade improvements that compliment and capitalise on the Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation Project.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said Council this week endorsed a $20,000 ‘pilot’ fundi...Read on...

Posted on: 26 October, 2017

Residents invited to join in Community Centre morning tea (*New date, Thursday 2 November)

The community is being invited along to join in the fun at Livingstone Shire Council’s Community Centre morning tea with a new date for Thursday, 2 November after it was recently postponed due to wet weather.

The annual event welcomes visitors and the entire Central Queensland region to come along and find out more about the Community Centre, and the countless services and support it provides.

The morning tea will also be an opportunity for residents to don...Read on...

Posted on: 24 October, 2017

Residents invited to have their say on placemaking initiatives across Capricorn Coast region

Livingstone Shire residents are invited to have their say on community enhancing ideas that will begin to transform public spaces across the Capricorn Coast region as part of Council’s new placemaking initiative.

Council is offering a range of interactive art and play installation options for residents to provide feedback to the Council about what they would like to see displayed and implemented across the Shire, beginning with the Yeppoon and Emu Park Town Centre...Read on...

Posted on: 19 October, 2017

Residents encouraged to enrol in fully-funded course

Council is putting the call out to residents to take part in a fantastic opportunity to undertake a fully-funded course in Certificate II Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways, as part of Skilling Queenslanders for Work Initiative.

Central Queensland Multicultural Association (CQMA) was successful in obtaining funding for the 10-week course to be facilitated in Yeppoon from 6 November to 10 February 2018, which will take place at the Community Centre.

Community Development and Su...Read on...

Posted on: 18 October, 2017

Yeppoon Batonbearer prepares to share the dream of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) has announced the local batonbearer from Yeppoon, Peter Conaghan, who will carry the Queen’s Baton during the 100-day countdown to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

Across the community, hundreds of people will get the opportunity to engage with the Baton as it spends quality time in the region as it hits Yeppoon shores on Friday 23 March 2018.

The Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) recognises the achievements and aspirati...Read on...

Posted on: 17 October, 2017

Residents invited to join in Community Centre morning tea

The community is being invited along to join in the fun at Livingstone Shire Council’s Community Centre morning tea on Thursday, 19 October.

The annual event welcomes visitors and the entire Central Queensland region to come along and find out more about the Community Centre, and the countless services and support it provides.

The morning tea will also be held in conjunction with Anti-Pover...Read on...

Posted on: 17 October, 2017

History comes alive at Yeppoon’s Railway Hotel with exciting Author Tour

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What secrets, scandals and spirits haunt the history of Yeppoon’s iconic Railway Hotel?
Find out when Scott Whitaker, author of ‘Railway Hotels of Australia, comes to the Capricorn Coast this October.

The Author Tour: Railway Hotels will celebrate the Scott’s new book which details the history of every Railway Hotel that trades, or once traded in Queensland.

In earlier years, Railway Hotels were set up to service the railways construction workers or...Read on...

Posted on: 17 October, 2017

Explore the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef at tomorrow’s Armchair Travel session

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In the past ten months, Yeppoon’s John McGrath has embarked on three amazing coral reef adventures which he’ll talk about at tomorrow night’s Armchair Travel session!

The Armchair Travel series – held by Livingstone Shire Council Library – gives locals the opportunity to share their stories and experiences with the community, while inspiring others to embark on a journey themselves.

John explored North West Island ...Read on...

Posted on: 13 October, 2017

Residents encouraged to be prepared this summer and storm season

Livingstone Shire Council is encouraging residents to make sure they’re prepared for this summer and storm season as part of this year’s ‘Get Ready Queensland’ week.

Mayor Bill Ludwig, who Chairs Livingstone’s Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG), said Get Ready Queensland (8-15 October) was part of the State Government’s strategy to make Queensland the nation’s most disaster resilient state.

“Knowing and accepti...Read on...

Posted on: 12 October, 2017

Water bubbler transformed to celebrate and acknowledge National Reconciliation Week

A community water bubbler has been transformed into a colourful but informative landmark in Yeppoon’s Town Centre, to educate and celebrate National Reconciliation Week.

Livingstone Shire Council was successful in obtaining funding through the Australian Government to implement a community project ‘Water for Recognition’ as part of National Reconciliation Week which was held earlier this year, from May 27 – 3 June.

The...Read on...

Posted on: 11 October, 2017

Yeppoon’s Beach Amphitheatre Stage Roof opening as part of annual Pinefest celebrations

The latest project delivered by Livingstone Shire Council, Yeppoon’s Beach Amphitheatre Stage Roof, has now been completed and will be officially opened as part of the annual Pinefest celebrations on Sunday 15 October.

The newly completed state-of-the-art roof structure which has been built over the existing stage will provide year-round protection with shelter for entertainers and performers as well as shade for beachgoers.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said events specialists ...Read on...

Posted on: 9 October, 2017

Embrace Wellness on the Coast as part of Queensland Mental Health Week

Local organisations are once again partnering up to bring ‘Wellness at the Coast’ to the Capricorn Coast community.

This event encourages residents to rest, recharge and rethink their mental health in October as part of Mental Health Week.

The Wellness at the Coast event is part of Queensland Mental Health Week runs from 8 - 14 October and encourages people to valu...Read on...

Posted on: 6 October, 2017

State and Federal Governments urged to invest in infrastructure to grow regional tourism

Mayor Bill Ludwig has called for a rethink on how critical infrastructure that will enable and attract major regional tourism investment is delivered.

“It is vital that all sides of politics at both the State and Federal level, support the urgent need to make direct investments by building enabling infrastructure to support and attract major private sector tourism investment,” Mayor Ludwig said.

“Pu...Read on...

Posted on: 4 October, 2017

Long-time local business Young’s Bus Service moves into their new home at The Gateway

Young’s Bus Service has officially opened their new depot this week, after moving their entire transport operation to become the newest addition to Livingstone Shire Council’s state-of-the-art Gateway Business and Industry Precinct.

A six-stage, master-planned development, The Gateway will be used for commercial purposes and is an initiative that will continually prove itself with a variety of new and exciting businesses planning to make the move there over the next few years.

Co...Read on...

Posted on: 3 October, 2017

‘State Good Turn’ initiative sees donations rolling in to The Community Centre

By donating various personal, beauty and sanitary items, the Keppel Coast Girl Guides group are providing their support to girls and women escaping domestic violence in the community.

Each year the young girls and leaders from the Girl Guides complete a ‘State Good Turn’ – an initiative which aids or offers support without thought of thanks or rewards.

The successful ‘Share the Dignity’ campaign that ran in Livingstone in December 2...Read on...

Posted on: 3 October, 2017

Local businesses encouraged to find out more about Small Business Digital Grants program

Local businesses are being invited to learn more about the Queensland Government’s Small Business Digital Grants program at Livingstone Shire Council Chambers on Thursday afternoon from 5.30pm.

Steve Knight from the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation will present an information session to interested local businesses on the program and talk to attendees about the Queensland Government’s Digital Scorecard.

The Small Bu...Read on...

Posted on: 28 September, 2017

New shared pathway helps link Capricorn Coast community

Construction of approximately 1.3 kilometres of a new 2.5m wide concrete shared pathway along Lammermoor Beach is currently underway, which will form an integral part to the shared path principal network identified through Livingstone Shire Council.

The shared pathway, jointly funded by Council and the State Governments’ Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program, will eventually link either end of the Capricorn Coast.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the pathway would support a healthy lifestyle and rec...Read on...

Posted on: 27 September, 2017

Council encourages the community to be aware this bushfire season

In light of the current bushfires and smoke being experienced in parts of Livingstone Shire, Council is encouraging the general community and holiday-makers who are camping to be especially vigilant this bushfire season.

As a result of briefings with Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, Mayor Bill Ludwig who is also Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group said the current smoke had come from a number of sources.

“One of major sources in the north have been bush...Read on...

Posted on: 26 September, 2017

Council receives major funding boost across four projects

Livingstone Shire Council has received over $600,000 in funding from the Australian Government across four different projects, including the Wreck Point Scenic Lookout.

Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry recently joined Mayor Bill Ludwig to announce the funding, which would see contributions towards the replacement of Daly Creek Bridge in Bungundarra, the Capricorn Coast Smart Region Strategy, Capricorn Coast Region ...Read on...

Posted on: 26 September, 2017

Calling all film buffs! 20th Annual Manhattan SHORT Film Festival is coming to the Capricorn Coast

Livingstone Shire residents are invited to unite with audiences in over 250 cities, spanning over six continents, to view and judge the work of next generation filmmakers when the 20th Annual Manhattan SHORT Film Festival comes to the Capricorn Coast.

This film festival, hosted by Livingstone Shire Council, will be held at the Yeppoon Town Hall and is one of seven venues who have the opportunity to screen these world class short films.

Filmmakers worldwide competed in the Manhattan Short 2017, with ...Read on...

Posted on: 22 September, 2017

Council celebrates completion of Panorama Drive with official opening

Livingstone Shire Council and the State Government will officially unveil the much-anticipated Panorama Drive link road to the community tomorrow, Saturday 23 September.

The Panorama Drive project was jointly funded by Council ($15M) and the Queensland Government ($15M) and will become one of the most important links in the Shire’s strategic road network.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said that Panorama Drive is one of the larges...Read on...

Posted on: 21 September, 2017

Livingstone residents encouraged to nominate for the 2018 Australia Day Awards

If you know an individual or a group who shows enthusiasm and dedication through their involvement in the community, now is the time to nominate them in the annual Livingstone Shire Australia Day Awards!

These awards identify and celebrate outstanding citizens who have contributed to creating a better future for not only the Livingstone Shire, but all Australians.

Australia Day Award’s Committee chair and Councillor Nigel Hutton said this is a fantast...Read on...

Posted on: 19 September, 2017

Regional Arts Development Funding available in Livingstone for Arts Projects

Council is encouraging all artists, arts’ and community groups across the Shire to get their application in as part of the next round of the Regional Arts Development Fund.

Deputy Mayor and Arts Councillor Nigel Hutton said RADF is a partnership program between Livingstone Shire Council and the State Government Arts Queensland.

“This funding programme is a great opportunity for our local arts community who have wonderful ...Read on...

Posted on: 19 September, 2017

Palaszczuk Government delivers jobs for Central Queensland

The Palaszczuk Government is continuing to deliver jobs and economy-boosting infrastructure for the Central Queensland, announcing the next round of projects through the $400 million Works for Queensland program.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure Jackie Trad, during a visit to Yeppoon, said the region will receive a $16.18 million investment for community infrastructure.

“Councils across the state have told us how the Works for Queensland program ...Read on...

Posted on: 18 September, 2017

Council deleagtion returns from Friendship City Agreement Signing with City of Yangzhong

The Capricorn Coast is well on its way to establishing its global identity, as a Livingstone Shire Council delegation returns from promising trade talks in China this week.

The formal delegation was the result of a generous invitation from Yangzhong City to host Livingstone Shire for the signing of a Friendship City Agreement, as well as inviting Mayor Bill Ludwig to speak at their International Green Energy Development Foru...Read on...

Posted on: 15 September, 2017

Council puts the call out to start-ups to help build up local business network

Council’s calling local start-ups and innovators to get in touch as part of an ongoing initiative to build a network of local talent, to help unlock their potential and explore valuable funding and development opportunities.

Yeppoon-based business Cool Mine is a great example of start-up success, recently receiving Advance Queensland funding for further development of their innovative creation known as The Cool Tube.

The air conditioner-like device doesn’t require a power ...Read on...

Posted on: 14 September, 2017

Road upgrades should be high priority in relation to Shoalwater Bay Army Training Area

While Council has welcomed many of the recommendations in the Senate report into the impact of Army Training Areas on local communities, Mayor Bill Ludwig says the recommendations will not count for much if the words are not translated into action plans.

“Livingstone Shire had a running battle with ADF bureaucrats for more than five years before the then Defence Minister Robert Hill eventually took the message on board and committed $7.4M toward Stage 1 of the first major access road upgrades in 2007,” Ma...Read on...

Posted on: 13 September, 2017

‘Focus on Future’ Community Grants Scheme now Open in Livingstone!

Livingstone Shire Council is once again proud to partner with sponsors the Keppel Bay Sailing Club and Inverness Yeppoon to deliver Round One of the ‘Focus on Future’ Community Grants Scheme 2017/18.

Deputy Mayor and Arts Councillor Nigel Hutton said not-for-profit groups and sporting clubs are encouraged to apply for grants up to $2000, which is run twice a year.

“Council’s funding program enables community groups and sporting clubs to undertake a...Read on...

Posted on: 13 September, 2017

Babushka Cabaret is back again to delight Capricorn Coast audience

Can you keep a secret? The Babushka girls can!

Yeppoon Town Hall invites the Babushka Cabaret girls back to entertain the Capricorn Coast with their new show I Can Keep A Secret this weekend.

Sit back while the girls let you delve into their intimate confessional box for a quirky musical celebratio...Read on...

Posted on: 12 September, 2017

Help celebrate Disability Action Week at Emu Park’s annual Beach Day Out!

Livingstone Shire Council is excited to once again support the hugely popular Beach Day Out event at Bell Park, Emu Park on Friday 15 September as part of Disability Action Week 2017.

Starting from 9.30am to 2pm, there will be over 60 and free activities for all to enjoy.

Beach Day Out is a large-scale family event which is all inclusive, providing a range of activities, entertainment and a fun day out for the community, focusing on...Read on...

Posted on: 11 September, 2017

Nominate your business in the 2017 Capricornia Business Awards

Time is running out to nominate your business in the 2017 Capricornia Business Awards!

The Capricornia Business Awards is a prestigious night of celebration; honouring businesses, organisations and individuals who are highly successful in their chosen field.

With a vast range of categories from Best Small Business, Most Innovative Busin...Read on...

Posted on: 8 September, 2017

Another Little Free Library pops up in Livingstone Shire

Local residents are being encouraged to check out the newest installation of a Little Free Library; this time you’ll find the brightly coloured little wooden library outside the Farnborough Store.

The Little Free Library initiative was built around a simple concept – take a book, leave a book.

Farnborough Store owner of 14 years Naomi Morris said the new little library had proved popular with locals.

“I think it’s a great idea, since it’s be...Read on...

Posted on: 8 September, 2017

Livingstone claims top drop at Qld Water Taste Test (On behalf of Qld Water)

Residents in the Livingstone Shire and Capricorn Coast Region will be able to sit back and enjoy their cup of tea knowing that they now officially have the best tasting tap water in Queensland.

Water from Livingstone Shire Council’s Woodbury Water Treatment Plant was selected as the state’s top drop in the 2017 Ixom Best of the Best Queensland Water Taste Test as part of the Queensland Water Directorate’s fourth Annual Forum held at the QUU Inno...Read on...

Posted on: 8 September, 2017

Livingstone Landmarks Going Gold for Great Cause

Livingstone Shire Council will light up a number of popular landmarks across the region during the month of September to raise awareness for childhood cancer.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the historic Singing Ship monument in Emu Park, popular new Wreck Point Lookout and the iconic fig tree in Schofield Park at Keppel Sands will shine gold for the rest of the month in solidarity with a number of other local Councils ...Read on...

Posted on: 6 September, 2017

Livingstone Shire Council approves Reef Guardian Council Action Plan

Livingstone Shire Council has approved its Reef Guardian Councils’ Programme Action Plan 2017-18.

Mayor Bill Ludwig, who was appointed to the original steering committee to establish the Reef Guardian Councils programme and who is also currently a board member of Fitzroy Basin Association, said he was proud that Council had again showed its unwavering...Read on...

Posted on: 6 September, 2017

Council supports proposed Barmaryee mountain bike skills park

Council is throwing its support behind an application to the State Government to establish a mountain bike skills park at Barmaryee’s Lex Semple Park.

The submission for funding to the Queensland Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work programme has been applied for by Multicultural Development Australia, which came after the MDA approached Council requesting support for its initiative.

Mayor Bi...Read on...

Posted on: 5 September, 2017

Learn how to keep our Shire weed-free this Weedbuster Week

Livingstone Shire Council and Capricorn Coast Landcare Group are getting on board for Weedbuster Week again this year, and are inviting you to get involved.

Parks Councillor and gardening guru Tom Wyatt said Weedbuster Week, held between 4 – 8 of September, was an opportunity to focus on the introduced plants and animals that impact our natural areas, native wildlife and agricultural production.

“Weedbuste...Read on...

Posted on: 5 September, 2017

Hartley Street Sport and Recreation Reserve project continues to take shape

After 11 weeks of bulk earthworks on the Hartley Street Sport and Recreation Reserve project in Emu Park, the construction of stages two, three, and four will continue to take shape over the coming months.

This phase of works will see several components of the facility take its form; including two irrigated rugby league fields with full lighting, a multi-purpose amenities building complete with training, change and first-aid rooms, kiosk and storage facilit...Read on...

Posted on: 1 September, 2017

Livingstone invited to China for Trade Talks and Sister City Friendship Signing

Following on from the recent Federal Government Trade Delegation to Singapore, Livingstone Shire Council will send a formal delegation to China to advance tourism, economic and cultural exchange opportunities with China.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the formal invitation to visit China was a result of previous meetings with the Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China and a meeting in Melbourne with a visiting delegation from the City of Yangzhong in March 2017.

“The...Read on...

Posted on: 31 August, 2017

A successful Seniors Week 2017 wraps up in Livingstone

It’s been a jam-packed two-and-half weeks for seniors in Livingstone, as Events Celebrating Seniors in our Shire comes to a close this week.

The extended Seniors Week 2017 was filled with a wide variety of activities and events to choose from across our region, including Grandparents Play Date, Seniors by the Sea exhibition, bike riding, craft fair, Country Music Day – even a Coral Cruise to G...Read on...

Posted on: 29 August, 2017

Next round of Community Meetings kick off in Livingstone

Residents are invited to raise matters of importance in their local area in the coming weeks, as Council holds its next round of community meetings.

Starting tonight, August 29 at The Caves, meetings will be held across the shire over the coming weeks leading into early October and Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton encouraged local residents to attend.

“We recognise that Livingstone Shire covers a large ar...Read on...

Posted on: 28 August, 2017

Get your nominations in for the 2018 Australia Day Awards

There are many unsung community heroes within Livingstone Shire, and we’re asking you to help us find them.

They could be volunteering at your local charity, coaching a sporting team or passionately working to keep our environment clean.

Whoever they might be, now’s your chance to give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for a 2018 Australia...Read on...

Posted on: 25 August, 2017

Delegates return from Singapore with positive outlook for region’s future

Returning this week from participation in a three-day Federal Government led trade mission to Singapore, Mayor Bill Ludwig said the potential for future partnerships and economic development opportunities for our region are exceptional.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative Ministerial Business Delegation led by Senator the Hon Marise Payne (Minister for Defence) and the Hon Steven Ciobo (Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment), supported by Fede...Read on...

Posted on: 25 August, 2017

Sandstone plinths unveiled to honour Emu Park QCWA Branch

Two beautiful sandstone plinths now take pride of place at the QCWA rotunda in Emu Park, after they were unveiled last week to honour the outstanding contribution the branch has given to its local community over the past 92 years.

Mayor Bill Ludwig and Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga joined current Emu Park QCWA President Cheryl Greene and other branch members, past and present to officially unveil the plinths.

Mayor Ludwig said it was a very special occasion for the community,...Read on...

Posted on: 24 August, 2017

Svendsen Road sealing works submitted for State Government approval

The much-needed sealing of the final two kilometres of Svendsen Road connecting to Coorooman Creek boat ramp could soon become a reality if Council is successful in its application to secure part of the $3.49 in funding under a State Government program.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said Council has now submitted its funding application for $1.7 million of the Work's for Queensland program to complete the project, and – with the strong ongoing support of the State Member Brittany Lauga – is confident of secur...Read on...

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: 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...