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Posted on: 24 April, 2017

New art elements unveiled at Emu Park ANZAC Memorial Precinct

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

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

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

Posted on: 20 April, 2017

Council rolls out first spectacular public art piece

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

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

Popular loc...Read on...

Posted on: 7 April, 2017

Emu Park Foreshore & Town Centre Revitalisation Project Open Day

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

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

Posted on: 6 April, 2017

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

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

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

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

Posted on: 5 April, 2017

Yeppoon and the Capricorn Coast open for business!

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

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

Posted on: 4 April, 2017

Livingstone Shire Flood Update #4

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

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

Posted on: 4 April, 2017

Scenic Highway Reconstruction at Statue Bay

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

Posted on: 3 April, 2017

Livingstone Shire Flood Update #3

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

Posted on: 31 March, 2017

Rockhampton – Yeppoon Road closed to due low level flooding

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

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

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

Posted on: 29 March, 2017

Artists to make their mark on the Capricorn Coast

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

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

The canvases include...Read on...

Posted on: 29 March, 2017

Bossa Nova Sunset Club sambas into Yeppoon

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

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

Anje West is ...Read on...

Posted on: 29 March, 2017

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

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

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

Posted on: 28 March, 2017

Rain on the way as #TC Debbie makes landfall

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

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

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

Posted on: 28 March, 2017

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

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

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

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

Posted on: 27 March, 2017

Livingstone Shire prepares for more wet weather following #TCDebbie

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

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

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

Posted on: 24 March, 2017

Livingstone Shire Council turns lights out for Earth Hour 2017

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

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

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

Posted on: 24 March, 2017

More rain predicted as cyclone watch continues

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

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

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

Posted on: 22 March, 2017

Industry Professionals converge on the Capricorn Coast

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

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

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

Posted on: 22 March, 2017

Clean up begins after wet week in Livingstone Shire

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

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

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

Posted on: 21 March, 2017

Council urges caution on the road with wet week ahead

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

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

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

Posted on: 17 March, 2017

Lagoon construction on track to start in May

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

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

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

Posted on: 14 March, 2017

Her Majesty The Queen launches Queen’s Baton

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

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

Posted on: 10 March, 2017

‘Connect with Council’ for the month of March

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

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

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

Posted on: 9 March, 2017

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

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

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

Posted on: 21 February, 2017

Shaping our creative identity with Arts and Cultural Strategic Plan

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

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

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

Posted on: 17 February, 2017

Overwhelming positive response from community during LDCC Public Information Session

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

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

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

Posted on: 17 February, 2017

Widdowson Park playground swings into action

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

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

Posted on: 14 February, 2017

Demolition works on track for new Local Disaster Coordination Centre

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

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

Posted on: 9 February, 2017

Liberty Swing Shade Structure on track for completion by March

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

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

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

Posted on: 8 March, 2017

Livingstone’s number one when it comes to wildlife protection

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

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

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

Posted on: 8 March, 2017

Leading Ladies in Livingstone celebrate #QWW2017

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

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

Councillor fo...Read on...

Posted on: 5 March, 2017

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

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

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

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

Posted on: 3 March, 2017

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

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

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

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

Posted on: 2 March, 2017

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

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

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

“A combination of extr...Read on...

Posted on: 23 February, 2017

Livingstone well-positioned to accommodate proposed Commonwealth jobs

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

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

Posted on: 14 February, 2017

Show your library some love this February

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

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

Posted on: 7 February, 2017

Construction begins on new Wreck Point Scenic Lookout

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

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

Posted on: 7 February, 2017

Cycleway and shared path works begin on Cedar Park intersection

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

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

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

Posted on: 7 February, 2017

Focus on the Future Community Grants Scheme Opens

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

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

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

Posted on: 6 February, 2017

Over the Fence comedy festival to screen at Yeppoon Town Hall

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

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

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

Posted on: 6 February, 2017

Livingstone artists encouraged to apply for RADF grants

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

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

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

Posted on: 3 February, 2017

Capricorn Coast Homemaker Centre Plan About To Become a Reality

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

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

Posted on: 2 February, 2017

Livingstone Shire Council launches interactive online waste and recycling map

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

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

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

Posted on: 1 February, 2017

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

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

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

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

Posted on: 25 January, 2017

Safety the order of the day for major Yeppoon intersection

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

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

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

Posted on: 23 January, 2017

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

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

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

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

Posted on: 20 January, 2017

Community starts at the front door – Celebrating Neighbour Day

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

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

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

Posted on: 19 January, 2017

Win big by shopping local this Troppo Day

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

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

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

Posted on: 18 January, 2017

Livingstone Shire Council Australia Day Awards

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

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

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

Posted on: 18 January, 2017

Cyclone Shelter Exercise a huge success

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

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

Posted on: 18 January, 2017

Last chance to nominate a local young achiever

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

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

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

Posted on: 13 January, 2017

Yeppoon Cyclone Shelter exercise to test learnings from TC Marcia

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

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

Posted on: 11 January, 2017

Residents urged to have their say on draft planning scheme

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

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

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

Posted on: 11 January, 2017

Helping disadvantaged families get ready for Back To School

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

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

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

Posted on: 10 January, 2017

Work begins on Widdowson Park Playground

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

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

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

“The New Year isn’t e...Read on...

Posted on: 10 January, 2017

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

Kraken Boardwalk

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

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

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

Posted on: 23 December, 2016

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

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

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

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

Posted on: 23 December, 2016

Make your New Year’s Eve celebration pet-friendly

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

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

Posted on: 21 December, 2016

Waste reduction important throughout the holiday season

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

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

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

Posted on: 21 December, 2016

Community generosity overwhelming for Food for Fines

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

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

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

Posted on: 21 December, 2016

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

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

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

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

Posted on: 15 December, 2016

CPR Signage for Pools Changing As of 1 January 2017

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

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

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

Posted on: 14 December, 2016

Council helping communities get ready over Christmas holidays

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

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

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

Posted on: 14 December, 2016

Yeppoon Showground Limited Caravan Park Use Approval Update

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

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

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

Posted on: 13 December, 2016

200 bags collected as part of Share the Dignity Christmas campaign

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

Posted on: 9 December, 2016

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

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

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

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

Posted on: 9 December, 2016

Livingstone Shire Council says thank you to our volunteers

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

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

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

Posted on: 8 December, 2016

Livingstone Libraries recognised for Everyone Online programme with National Award

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

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

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

Posted on: 7 December, 2016

Panorama Drive reaches major construction milestone

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

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

Posted on: 7 December, 2016

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

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

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

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

Posted on: 5 December, 2016

Get your nominations in for the 2017 Australia Day Awards

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

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

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

Posted on: 5 December, 2016

International Day of Persons with Disabilities Awards Ceremony honours Community Champions

Award Winners

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

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

Posted on: 2 December, 2016

SWBTA expansion must not negatively impact on Livingstone ratepayers

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

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

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

Posted on: 2 December, 2016

Barmaryee cements Coast’s reputation as premier sports tourism destination

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

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

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

Posted on: 2 December, 2016

Residents urged to check out Little Free Libraries in Livingstone Shire

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

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

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

Posted on: 25 November, 2016

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

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

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

Posted on: 25 November, 2016

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

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

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

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

Posted on: 23 November, 2016

Council welcomes funding for Local Disaster Coordination Centre

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

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

Posted on: 15 November, 2016

Planning Scheme a step closer for Livingstone Shire

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

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

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

Posted on: 15 November, 2016

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

Tired of dodging spoonfuls of mashed peas at dinner time?

Taping your eyelids open from lack of sleep?

Humming the Peppa Pig theme song to yourself at work?

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

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

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

Posted on: 10 November, 2016

Local students schooled in trash talk at Materials Recovery Facility

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

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

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

Posted on: 10 November, 2016

Livingstone Lifestyle and Garden Competition 2016 Winners

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

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

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

Posted on: 10 November, 2016

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

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

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

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

Posted on: 8 November, 2016

Community invited to comment on Yeppoon Foreshore Schematic Designs

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

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

Posted on: 8 November, 2016

Exchange food for fines to help families in need this Christmas

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

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

Posted on: 7 November, 2016

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

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

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

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

Posted on: 7 November, 2016

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

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

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

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

Posted on: 7 November, 2016

Tips to stay healthy for National Food Safety Week

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

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

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

Posted on: 4 November, 2016

Council rolls out more shade across the Shire

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

Posted on: 4 November, 2016

Earthworks underway on Stage Two of Gateway Industrial Precinct

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

Posted on: 2 November, 2016

Nominate for International Day of People with a Disability Awards

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

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

Posted on: 28 October, 2016

Drop in Child Health Clinic launches at Emu Park Library

Baby Time

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

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

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

Posted on: 28 October, 2016

Proper process being followed for Putney Beach Revetment Wall

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

the appropriate development process and environmental guidelines.

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

Posted on: 27 October, 2016

Undoing the damage left by heartless vandalism on Scenic Highway

Tree Planting

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

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

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

Posted on: 26 October, 2016

Woodbury Water Treatment Plant makes a splash with Community Open Day

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

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

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

Posted on: 24 October, 2016

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

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

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

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

Posted on: 24 October, 2016

Fantastic turnout at the Livingstone Shire Council Community Centre Open Day

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

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

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

Posted on: 21 October, 2016

Proposed Boundary Changes

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

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

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

Posted on: 21 October, 2016

Morning Music Program gets sweet, sour and saucy

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

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

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

Posted on: 21 October, 2016

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

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

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

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

Posted on: 14 October, 2016

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

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

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

Posted on: 14 October, 2016

Council signs MOU with Capricornia Catchments

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

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

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

Posted on: 14 October, 2016

Carpark Upgrade begins at Coorooman Creek Boat Ramp

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

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

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

Posted on: 14 October, 2016

Council welcomes Sustainability Report

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

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

Posted on: 12 October, 2016

Woodbury Water Treatment Plant Open Day

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

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

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

Posted on: 11 October, 2016

Nominate a Local Young Achiever

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

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

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

Posted on: 7 October, 2016

Scenic Highway Tree Vandalism

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

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

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

Posted on: 10 October, 2016

Make Safety a Priority for National Safe Work Month

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

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

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

Posted on: 12 October, 2016

Call to Wall for Budding Local Artists

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

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

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

Posted on: 11 October, 2016

Old recyclables turned into rubbish traps to clean Livingstone waterways

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

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

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

Posted on: 10 October, 2016

Additional Shade at Keppel Kraken

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

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

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

Posted on: 10 October, 2016

Livingstone artists encouraged to apply for RADF grants

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

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

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

Posted on: 1 October, 2016

Rest and Recharge for Mental Health Week

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

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

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

Posted on: 30 September, 2016

Taste of Culture in Livingstone Shire this weekend

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

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

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

Posted on: 29 September, 2016

Landmarks lit up for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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

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

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

Posted on: 28 September, 2016

Calling all tradies: We Want You!

Trade Services Breakfast

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

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

Posted on: 16 September, 2016

Yeppoon’s stunning waterways to shine on French TV

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

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

Posted on: 16 September, 2016

The Yeppoon Lions Wreck Point Lookout Community Consultation

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

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

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

Posted on: 16 September, 2016

Council sets sights on big business for Gateway Industrial Precinct

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

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

Mayor Bill ...Read on...

Posted on: 16 September, 2016

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

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

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

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

“T...Read on...

Posted on: 9 September, 2016

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

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

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

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

Posted on: 9 September, 2016

RSL Monument dedication at Emu Park

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

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

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

Posted on: 6 September, 2016

Council steps up to save local wildlife

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

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

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

Posted on: 1 September, 2016

Disability Action Week in Livingstone Shire

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

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

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

Posted on: 30 August, 2016

Key intersection works to begin on Yeppoon Foreshore Revitalisation

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

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

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

Posted on: 30 August, 2016

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

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

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

Posted on: 30 August, 2016

Livingstone Shire Librarians have hit the road for Book Week 2016

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

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

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

Posted on: 30 August, 2016

Cabaret Comedy comes to Capricorn Coast

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

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

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

Posted on: 30 August, 2016

Weedbuster Week in Livingstone Shire

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

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

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

Posted on: 30 August, 2016

Spirit of ANZAC returns to the Shire’s schools

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

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

Posted on: 30 August, 2016

Events season sets Capricorn Coast abuzz in August

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

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

Mayor Bill Ludwi...Read on...

Posted on: 18 August, 2016

Biggest event yet for Seniors Week Celebrations

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

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

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

Posted on: 17 August, 2016

Strong interest in Yeppoon Multi-Storey Car Park Tenancies

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

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

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

Posted on: 17 August, 2016

Mysteries of China revealed during Armchair Travel

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

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

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

Posted on: 16 August, 2016

Council catch up with young people to talk unemployment

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

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

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

Posted on: 16 August, 2016

Seniors Week launches in Livingstone Shire

Seniors from around the region have turned out for the opening day of Livingstone Shire’s National Seniors Week celebrations which kicked off this morning with a launch at The Cave.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said it important to celebrate the Shire’s seniors and the valuable contribution they make to our region.

“Here in Livingstone Shire we have more than 5,500 residents aged over 65 and National Senior’s Week is the perfect opportunity ...Read on...

Posted on: 10 August, 2016

Marine debris mosaic takes centre stage on Yeppoon Foreshore

Mural

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

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

Local...Read on...

Posted on: 10 August, 2016

Livingstone residents learn lifesaving skills

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

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

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

Posted on: 10 August, 2016

Local businesses celebrate Livingstone Lifestyle by going Troppo

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

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

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

Posted on: 10 August, 2016

TCL appointed to design next stage of Yeppoon Foreshore

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

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

“The TCL Maste...Read on...

Posted on: 8 August, 2016

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

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

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

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

Posted on: 8 August, 2016

Glenlee Park welcomes new addition with official opening of playground

Glenlee Playground

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

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

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

Posted on: 5 August, 2016

Community Meetings continue across Livingstone Shire

Livingstone Shire Council’s latest round of Community Meetings continues across the Shire with Councillors heading to Olive Estate, Glenlee and Glendale this Sunday.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said excellent feedback had already been received from local communities Council had visited over the past 10 days.

“To date we’ve had meetings at The Caves, Keppel Sands, Cawarral, Great Keppel Island, Nerimbera, Emu Park, Byfield an...Read on...

Posted on: 4 August, 2016

Turnip the Beet for Livingstone Lifestyle and Garden Competition 2016

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

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

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

Posted on: 6 August, 2016

Shaping the future of Livingstone: Why the Census matters

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

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

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

Posted on: 5 August, 2016

EOI opens for Yeppoon Multi-Storey Car Park Tenancies

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

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

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

Posted on: 4 August, 2016

Livingstone and Rockhampton team up for joint disaster funding

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

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

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

Posted on: 2 August, 2016

Senior’s Week activities on for young and old in Livingstone Shire

It’s on for young and old in Livingstone Shire with Council set to host a series of events across the region to celebrate National Seniors Week which officially runs from 13 August to 21

Community Development Councillor Jan Kelly said Council was really pleased to once again partner with the Council On The Aging (COTA) to deliver this year’s program.

“Here in Livingstone Shire we have more than 5,500 residents aged over 65 and National...Read on...

Posted on: 28 July, 2016

Council crews underfoot targeting bindii hotspots across the Shire

Livingstone Shire Council’s Open Spaces staff will be out in force over the coming weeks tackling the scourge of bare feet everywhere – bindiis.

Parks Councillor Tom Wyatt said the prickly plants are being targeted in a Shire-wide spraying program before the cold weather ends and the plants go to seed.

“No matter what you call it – burrweed, fieldweed, puncturevine, devil’s thorn, cats head, ta...Read on...

Posted on: 27 July, 2016

Go Green for National Tree Day

Brush off the gardening gloves and get your green thumbs ready - Livingstone Shire Council is partnering with Planet Ark for National Tree Day on Sunday 31 July.

Environment Councillor Adam Belot - whose favourite pastime is spending time in the garden with wife Rachael, tending to organic vegetables and native plants - encouraged all residents to get involved and help make a difference and improve our Shire’s won...Read on...

Posted on: 26 July, 2016

Go Troppo for the month of August

Event season has started a little early this year, with thousands of visitors from across Queensland bound for the sunny Capricorn Coast next month… and some of the biggest events on the local calendar.

These include:

• Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race
• Yeppoon Triathlon Festival• Obstacles Gone Mad
• CQUniversity Village Festival• Yeppoon Races
• Enduro X• Landcare Day – Creek Care Awareness Day
• Tight Lines Fishing Classic

And Livings...Read on...

Posted on: 20 July, 2016

From GKI to Marlborough: LSC Councillors hit the road for community meetings

Livingstone Shire Council is holding its next round of community meetings across the Shire starting next Tuesday with The Caves.

From there, meetings will be held across the shire over the following two weeks and Deputy Mayor Graham Scott encouraged local residents to attend.

“We understand that Livingstone Shire covers a large area and it’s not always easy for residents to have...Read on...

Posted on: 20 July, 2016

Senator Canavan’s promotion a major step forward for region

Livingstone Shire Mayor Bill Ludwig has described today’s well-deserved promotion to Cabinet of Central Queensland-based Senator Matt Canavan and his Ministry for Resources and Northern Australia as a huge step forward for our region.

“Today’s elevation of Senator Canavan and the Ministry of Resources and Northern Australia will ensure our region will have the strong voice that it needs and deserves in the new Federal Cabinet,” Mayor Ludwig said.

“Elevating Northern Australia to Cab...Read on...

Posted on: 18 July, 2016

Council crews cleaning up after wet weekend

Council crews are continuing the clean-up following the weekend’s wet weather which caused a number of roads to be cut and houses to lose power across Livingstone Shire and Central Queensland.

A deep, upper low pressure system has been moving slowly across the Capricorn Region since Friday evening, with some areas of Livingstone Shire receiving in excess of 300mm of rain in 48 hours.

As a result, a number of roads remain closed due to floo...Read on...

Posted on: 18 July, 2016

Kraken improvements scheduled for this month

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

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

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

Posted on: 15 July, 2016

Council urges caution with wet weekend ahead

Livingstone Shire Council is urging residents to stay safe this weekend with a severe weather warning in effect for the Capricorn Region.

Damaging winds and heavy rainfall are forecast across Central Queensland today and tomorrow and Deputy Mayor Graham Scott urged locals to ensure they were prepared.

“The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting rainfalls up to 75 millimetres today with po...Read on...

Posted on: 14 July, 2016

Vandals destroy new trees planted in wake of Tropical Cyclone Marcia

Vandals Strike

Livingstone Shire Council’s efforts to replant trees lost during Tropical Cyclone Marcia have taken a blow with callous vandals destroying newly planted trees.

Over the past months, a total of 500 semi-mature species have been planted throughout the Shire after the tragedy of Cyclone Marcia uprooted trees, flattened saplings and severely damaged vegetation.

Just weeks after being planted, a row of trees alon...Read on...

Posted on: 14 July, 2016

Mayor calls for Canavan Cabinet promotion for region to realise full potential

In the wake on what has been described as one of the most important elections in our region’s history, Mayor Bill Ludwig has called for the Northern Australia Ministry held by Rockhampton Senator Matt Canavan to be elevated to a Cabinet Position.

“With the importance of Northern Australia and the key role it can and will play in the future development of our nation, it is vital that this Ministry has the strong voice in the new Federal Cabinet that it needs and deserves,” Mayor Ludwig said.

“It...Read on...

Posted on: 14 July, 2016

Economic Development front and centre of 2016-17 Budget

The 2016-17 Livingstone Shire Budget adopted today will deliver significant investment in major infrastructure project to support and grow the Shire’s economy and realise its full potential to generate jobs and regional economic development.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said Council, in partnership with the State and Federal Governments, was investing more than $25 million in key areas including the Foreshore Revitalisation, Tourism and job creating Economic Development projects like The Gateway Busines...Read on...

Posted on: 14 July, 2016

2016-17 Budget delivers $47.3 million for Shire Road Networks

Livingstone Shire Council has today adopted its 2016-17 Budget with a focus on optimising service delivery for ratepayers, while continuing major investment in strategic infrastructure needed to underpin the Shire’s sustainability and economic recovery.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said a record $88.8 million Capital Works Program at the heart of the Budget, will deliver an unprecedented $47.3 million investment (53.2%) across the Shire’s 1,400 kilometre strategic urban and rural road network.

“Projects ranging ...Read on...

Posted on: 6 July, 2016

Sod Turning marks start of construction on Stage Two of Panorama Drive

Panorama Drive

Mayor Bill Ludwig today joined Keppel MP Brittany Lauga and JRT Civil Director Jason Thomasson for the official sod turning of Stage Two of Panorama Drive.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the $30 million Panorama Drive, which is being jointly funded by Livingstone and the Queensland Government, is one of the most important links in the Shire’s strategic road network project

“When all stages are fully completed, Pa...Read on...

Posted on: 5 July, 2016

Council supports NAIDOC Week on the Capricorn Coast

NAIDOC Week 2016

Livingstone Shire Council this week joined the Capricorn Coast NAIDOC Week Committee, Gawula Aboriginal Land Trust, Darumbal Enterprises and Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Partnerships to launch the National 2016 NAIDOC Week.

This year’s NAIDOC Week theme of Songlines: The living narrative of our nation, celebrates the history, rich culture and proud achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, not only here in our Shire but Australia-wide.

Darumbal Eld...Read on...

Posted on: 5 July, 2016

Yeppoon Multi-Storey Car Park on track for December opening

Livingstone Shire Councillors and the Executive Management Team have toured the Yeppoon Multi-Storey Car Park to inspect first-hand how the project is coming together.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the $10 million car park will feature 320 parking spaces and is on track to open in time for the busy Christmas season after construction started in March.

“In just 12 weeks since Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry, D...Read on...

Posted on: 4 July, 2016

Taking out the trash in style: New fleet hits the road in Livingstone

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Livingstone Shire Council has unveiled its new fleet of state-of-the-art waste vehicles which will soon be out in force across the Shire.

As part of its commitment to improving waste management practices in order to promote the Shire’s liveability and protect the environment, Council has signed an 8-year contract with local firm JJ Richards for kerbside waste and recycling collection.

JJ...Read on...

Posted on: 1 July, 2016

Independence Day celebrations at St Christopher’s Chapel

The Star Spangled Banner and Advance Australia Fair will both ring out from St Christopher’s Chapel at Nerimbera this Sunday 3 July when local residents and visitors gather to remember and celebrate the strong bonds of friendship that were forged between ...Read on...

Posted on: 1 July, 2016

Livingstone Shire Council Releases Draft 2016-17 Budget Details

Mayor Bill Ludwig has presented the draft 2016-17 Budget to Livingstone Shire Councillors ahead of formal adoption on July 12, as per the requirements of the Local Government Act 2009.

Mayor Ludwig said this year’s Budget is again focussed on optimising service delivery for ratepayers while continuing major investment in strategic infrastructure needed to underpin the Shire’s long-term sustainability and post-cyclone economic recovery. ...Read on...

Posted on: 27 June, 2016

Council to commence Traffic Blackspot works at Hidden Valley Road

Hidden Valley Meeting

Livingstone Shire Mayor Bill Ludwig has met with approximately 30 residents of Hidden Valley to outline the timelines for the construction of a critical alternate route to address the blackspot at the Rockhampton Road and Hidden Valley Road intersection.

In April this year Council secured approximately $900,000 of ‘black-spot’ funding from the Federal Government for the project. The funding for Livingstone Shire comes on top of Council also successfully lobbying for more $1 million for ‘black-spot’ fundi...Read on...

Posted on: 27 June, 2016

Hartley Street Sport and Recreation Complex secures remaining funding

Hartley St Funding

Livingstone Shire Council has welcomed the State Government’s $1.5 million funding commitment for the proposed Hartley Street Sport and Recreation Complex in Emu Park.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said Council had partnered with the Emu Park community sporting groups and Emu Park Bendigo Community Bank to lodge a strong application through the State Government’s Get Playing Plus Program.

“A master-plan project, the $4.5 million...Read on...

Posted on: 27 June, 2016

Economic benefits of Foreshore highlighted during tour

Foreshore Benefits

Livingstone Shire Council Mayor Bill Ludwig today took State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham and Keppel MP Brittany Lauga on a tour of the Yeppoon Multi-Storey Car Park.

“It was my great pleasure to show Minister Lynham the multi-award winning Keppel Kraken, which was the centrepiece feature of Stage 3 of the Foreshore, which was jointly funded with a contribution of $4 million each from Livingstone Shire Council and Mini...Read on...

Posted on: 27 June, 2016

State Development Minister Anthony Lynham tours Yeppoon Foreshore

Yeppoon Foreshore Tour

Livingstone Shire Mayor Bill Ludwig today escorted Minister for State Development Dr Anthony Lynham and Keppel MP Brittany Lauga on a tour of the advancing Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation works.

In welcoming Minister Lynham to the region, Mayor Ludwig said the visit had come at the perfect time with works ramping up on the Yeppoon Foreshore.

“It was really great to be able to show Minister Lynham first hand both the previously funded works inc...Read on...

Posted on: 27 June, 2016

Connect with Council across Livingstone Shire

Connect with Council

Local residents have turned out to Livingstone Shire Council’s recent Connect with Council Meetings which are still occurring across the Shire.

Starting at Stanage Bay earlier this month, Council staff have also visited Marlborough, Ogmore, Keppel Sands, Cawarral and Mount Chalmers to discuss the important issues, events and aspirations of the individual communities.

Deputy Mayor Graham Scott...Read on...

Posted on: 21 June, 2016

Don Ireland Swimming Complex at Emu Park Reopens after Capital Works

Livingstone Shire Council this announced the newly revamped Don Ireland Swimming
Complex at Emu Park has reopened after extensive capital works.

Community Facilities Councillor Tom Wyatt said it was incredibly pleasing to see the pool back open and once again making a splash with the public.

“The works over the past six weeks allowed for the entire pool shell to be repaired as well as an upgrad...Read on...

Posted on: 20 June, 2016

Local jobs boost with JRT awarded contract for Stage Two of Panorama Drive

Construction on Stage Two of the $30 million Panorama Drive project is set to get underway later this month after local firm JRT Civil was awarded the $15 million tender.

Stage Two will see Panorama Drive formed from Adelaide Park Road to Farnborough Road to become the strategic link to the northern suburbs.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said Panorama Drive, which is being jointly funded by Livingstone and the Queensland Government...Read on...

Posted on: 20 June, 2016

Council and Uni draw on inspiration for Yeppoon arts and culture precinct

A delegation from Livingstone Shire Council and CQUniversity – including Mayor Bill Ludwig, Councillor for Regional Arts Development Nigel Hutton and Vice Chancellor Scott Bowman - has visited Broken Hill in NSW this week

to gather ideas to advance the establishment of a dedicated arts and culture precinct in the Yeppoon CBD.

The precinct concept would include a CQUni campus offering specialised arts related education programs as well as a proposed civic library and art...Read on...

Posted on: 15 June, 2016

Armchair Travel – Trekking in Nepal

Nepal Trek

Every year legions of travellers are drawn to the high-altitude treks of the Nepalese Himalaya – a land seemingly frozen in time where locals carve out a centuries-old existence on the rocky slopes of the world’s highest mountains.

On Wednesday (15 June), Livingstone Shire residents will have the chance to hear firsthand about life above the clouds when the popular Armchair Travel series returns to the Yeppoon Library from 6pm – 7pm.

In October last year, Yeppoon locals Roslyn ...Read on...

Posted on: 10 June, 2016

Livingstone Shire picks up two top prizes at Parks and Leisure Awards

Yeppoon’s iconic Keppel Kraken Water Play Feature has picked up its second award in as many weeks, after being named the best Major Play Space (over $500,000) at last night’s Parks and Leisure Australia Regional Awards of Excellence.

The award was Livingstone Shire Council’s second accolade of the evening, after talented Senior Sport and Recreation Officer Jared Thomsen was awarded the Emerging Leader’s Award of Excellence 2016.

Deputy Mayor Graham Scott said the awards are the pe...Read on...

Posted on: 8 June, 2016

Council welcomes Federal funding for Hartley Street Sport and Recreation Complex

Livingstone Shire Council today welcomed the Federal Government’s $1.5million funding commitment for the proposed Hartley Street Sport and Recreation Complex in Emu Park.

Livingstone Shire Council today welcomed the Federal Government’s $1.5million funding commitment for the proposed Hartley Street Sport and Recreation Complex in Emu Park.

Councillor for Sport and Recreation Tom Wyatt joined Federal Member for Caprico...Read on...

Posted on: 6 June, 2016

Keppel Kraken named best in Queensland at State Awards

It’s official!

Yeppoon’s iconic Keppel Kraken Water Play Area has been crowned the best in Queensland, after taking out top place in the Tourism Award of Excellence category at the 2016 Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards in Brisbane.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the prestigious awards, hosted by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, recognise the very best in greenspace and landscape design across Queensland.

“From the moment the Keppel Kraken started to take shape, it was c...Read on...

Posted on: 3 June, 2016

Official opening of Barmaryee Multisport Precinct Stage 2

The Capricorn Coast will tomorrow (Saturday, 4 June) take another major step towards becoming CQ’s premier sports tourism destination with the official opening of Stage 2 of the Barmaryee Multisport Precinct.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said this exciting $2.5M next stage was made possible through a substantial $1.6M investment by Council supported by a $872,049 funding commitment from the State Government through the Get Playing Plus program.

“Capricorn Netball at l...Read on...

Posted on: 3 June, 2016

Get a Moove on to Beef to Beach 2016

One of the region’s beefiest events heads back to the beach this weekend with crowds expected to hoof it to Emu Park for Beef to Beach 2016 - part of Livingstone Shire’s official Queensland Week celebrations.

Beef to Beach will be held this Sunday ( 5 June) from 2pm to 6:30pm at Bell Park, featuring market stalls, big beef BBQ, games, workshops, competitions, fireworks and plenty of entertainment.

Livingstone Shire Mayor Bill Ludwig said Council was proud t...Read on...

Posted on: 1 June, 2016

Children of the Road chart a path to Yeppoon

Livingstone Shire Council is proud to announce award-winning world music group
Mzaza will share their music and stories with the local community in a one-off
Cabaret show on Saturday 4 June at 8pm at the Yeppoon Town Hall.

Mzaza’s intimate and energetic performance explores the theme of migration and is
influenced by vocalist Pauline Maudy’s French, Spanish and Moroccan ancestors aswell as percussionist Jordan Stamos’ Greek and Turkish heritage.
Arts Councillor Nigel Hu...Read on...

Posted on: 1 June, 2016

Crews on track to plant 500 trees across Livingstone

Work is underway to plant more than 500 native trees across the Livingstone Shire as work continues to restore the natural environment to its former beauty pre-Cyclone Marcia.

Councillor for Parks and Community Facilities Tom Wyatt said around 200 semi-mature species including Tuckeroos, Barringtonias, Golden Pendas and Laurinas have already been planted.

“The Open Spaces crews have done a fantastic job and already I have h...Read on...

Posted on: 26 May, 2016

Council welcomes Rookwood Weir Announcement

PM Meeting

Livingstone Shire Council has welcomed today’s $130 million Rookwood Weir funding announcement from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and hard-working Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the project’s significance could not be overstated as it has the potential to completely transform the region’s agricultural economy.

“What Rookwood Weir would allow us to do is advance the ambitious plans and studies that were ...Read on...

Posted on: 24 May, 2016

$20,000 boost for local events

Two key events in Livingstone Shire have received a welcome funding boost with Council today voting to provide $15,000 (cash and in-kind) in sponsorship to the CQ University Village Festival and $5,000 to the Capricorn Coast Running Festival.

Deputy Mayor and Economic Development and Tourism Councillor Graham Scott said the two events would have excellent flow on benefits for the economy.

“We know that between these two events last year, almost $450,000 of economic activity was generated wi...Read on...

Posted on: 23 May, 2016

LSC manages native leaf hopper populations to protect native Pandanus trees

Livingstone Shire Council is implementing management of the native leaf hopper populations by beginning control procedures including leaf stripping the Pandanus trees located at Emu Park and Zilzie on 23 May.

The ‘leaf hopper’ has already created a large detrimental impact on these native trees and Livingstone Shire has put in place a number of methods to reduce the effect they have on our local fauna. These include the release of the native predator wasp to t...Read on...

Posted on: 20 May, 2016

Investment, trade and tourism top of the agenda during Consul General visit

Attracting more Chinese visitors to the region and exploring trade and investment opportunities were high on the agenda this week when Mayor Bill Ludwig and Cr Graham Scott hosted the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China, Dr Zhao Yongchen.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said Dr Zhao spent two days in the region and offered practical advice for Livingstone Shire Council to engage with China on potential investment and trade opportunities.

“Council extended an invitation for the Consul General to visit...Read on...

Posted on: 20 May, 2016

Council teams up with AFL Capricornia to tackle family violence

Not In Our Club

Livingstone Shire Council is teaming up with AFL Capricornia as part of its month-long campaign aimed at raising awareness of family and domestic violence with a special “Not In Our Club” round this weekend.

Council’s “Not In Our Shire” campaign is being run through the month of May as part of Domestic and Family Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said Council teaming up with the Yeppoon Swans for this Saturday’s home game against t...Read on...

Posted on: 17 May, 2016

Livingstone Shire gets hands on for Curator’s tour of World War One materials

Livingstone Shire residents are being given a unique opportunity to don a pair of white curator’s gloves and have a hands-on experience with rare items from World War One.

Part of a State Library of Queensland touring workshop coming to Yeppoon later this month, The First World War Treasures: a white gloves experience will see a collection specialist guide participants through the stories and significance of the items.

A...Read on...

Posted on: 16 May, 2016

Telling tales: National Simultaneous Storytime in Livingstone Shire

Children in Livingstone Shire will once again join kids from all over the country this month for National Simultaneous Storytime – reading the same story, at the same time, in a different place.

Part of this year’s Library and Information week (23 - 29 May), National Simultaneous Storytime is held each year and aims to get more young people reading and enjoying books.

Each year, a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author a...Read on...

Posted on: 13 May, 2016

“Living Dinosaurs of the Plant World” translocated to Panorama Drive

Cycad Translocation

Livingstone Shire Council has now completed the translocation of dozens of endangered cycads, some hundreds of years old, as part of the works on the multi-million dollar Panorama Drive project.

Cycas ophiolitica, also known as the ‘Marlborough Blue’ Cycad, is a long-lived, rare palm-like plant which grows in Livingstone Shire around Marlborough, Emu Park, Cawarral and Bondoola.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said Council had gone to great lengths to ensur...Read on...

Posted on: 12 May, 2016

Council libraries host Biggest Morning Teas

Livingstone Shire Council’s Yeppoon and Emu Park libraries will host Biggest Morning Tea events later this month to raise much-needed funds for the Cancer Council.

Community Development Councillor Jan Kelly encouraged residents to come along and enjoy some delicious food and a cuppa while helping out this great cause.

“We know from the Cancer Council that cancer will affect almost one in every two Australians by ...Read on...

Posted on: 11 May, 2016

Don Ireland Swimming Complex lifespan extended

Livingstone Shire Council has today approved further capital works for the Don Ireland Swimming Complex at Emu Park which will extend the life of the pool up to 20 years.

The pool is currently closed for around the next seven weeks while the filtration system is upgraded and parts of the pool shell are renewed.

Community Facilities Councillor Tom Wyatt said the additional capital expenditure approved by Council today wo...Read on...

Posted on: 9 May, 2016

Stanage Bay Road Upgrade must be priority

Stanage Bay Road

Livingstone Shire Mayor Bill Ludwig has welcomed the $1 billion defence spending boost announcement from hard-working Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry.

In welcoming the announcement Cr Ludwig said it will be imperative that the long-outstanding Stanage Bay Road access route upgrades are given the highest priority to ensure it is top of the list of the foreshadowed $1billion upgrades.

“With Singapore n...Read on...

Posted on: 9 May, 2016

Rail Trail revitalisation works underway

Pineapple Rail Trail

Mayor Bill Ludwig was today joined by Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga for a tour of reconstruction works at the Capricorn Coast Pineapple Rail Trail in Yeppoon.

Officially commissioned in early 2014, the Rail Trail was a joint Livingstone Shire Council and State Government initiative that had its genesis in an historic agreement entered into by the two parties in 2006.

Now a popular recreational attraction an...Read on...

Posted on: 6 May, 2016

Local plays to highlight the true Spirit of Anzac

Six local playwrights will have their work come to life next weekend with the Spirit of Anzac Short Play Festival on Friday 13 May at 7.30pm and Saturday 14 May at 2pm at the Yeppoon Town Hall.

Arts Councillor Nigel Hutton said each play was devised at scriptwriting workshops in February with Sydney-based playwright Suzanne Hauser.

“The theme of the workshop was ‘The Spirit of Anzac’ and funding was received from the Regional Arts Developmen...Read on...

Posted on: 6 May, 2016

Don Ireland Pool Complex closed for upgrades

Livingstone Shire Council would like to advise residents the Don Ireland Pool Complex will be closed from this Sunday 8 May while the facility is upgraded.

Works will include renewing the pool shell and the expansion joints as well as a complete upgrade of the filtration system.

The pool will be drained and cleaned next week ahead of work beginning on Monday 16 May with an expected construction time of si...Read on...

Posted on: 5 May, 2016

Safer streets, better services – Beaman Park Taxi ranks improvements

Livingstone Shire Council is making the streets of Yeppoon safer for motorists and pedestrians with new road markings installed at the Beaman Park Taxi Rank on James Street.

Community Development Councillor Jan Kelly said previously, the angle parking required taxi drivers to unload wheelchair bound passengers directly into the traffic lane, proving a hazard to both driver and passenger.

“Given it was a very wide traffic ...Read on...

Posted on: 3 May, 2016

“Not in Our Shire” Campaign launches against Domestic Violence

Not in our Shire

Livingstone Shire Council has today launched its “Not in Our Shire” campaign for Domestic and Family Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.

White Ribbon Ambassador Councillor Nigel Hutton said Council was rolling out signage across Livingstone to raise awareness of the issue.

“From today, Council fleet vehicles will display stickers with the “Not in Our Shire” message with signage to also ...Read on...

Posted on: 3 May, 2016

Livingstone Shire gets healthy with Live Well, Get Active

Livingstone Shire Council is laying the foundations for a healthier future for the Shire’s young women with a free nine-week programme launching next week.

Live Well, Get Active is a physical activity and healthy living program designed to teach young women how to develop and build healthy habits, which will in turn lead to a healthy lifestyle.

Sport and Recreation Councillor Tom Wyatt said the program ...Read on...

Posted on: 5 August, 2015

Council is investigating funding options for Statue Bay - Scenic Highway - road restoration

With an estimated construction timeline of 18 months, Council wants to get construction underway as soon as possible. Currently Council is preparing a submission to obtain Natural Disaster Recovery and Relief Arrangements (NDRRA) funding for this project.

Livingstone Shire Council is investigating State and Federal government funding options to help cover the estimated $23 million cost to repair and upgrade the Scenic Highway at Statue Bay.

The area has suffered significant landslide and rock fall even...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...