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Posted on: 11 June, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor’s Desk - 8 June, 2019

Moving forward I believe the most effective way for greater Central Queensland to be heard, and negotiate a ‘fair go’ that will deliver real results for our region, will be through the collective voice of a unified combined Regional Organisation of Counci...Read on...

Posted on: 27 May, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor’s Desk - 25 May, 2019

It has also reinforced the fact that regional voters are no longer blindly following traditional party politics.

Importantly both the election and this week’s campaign initiated by the Morning Bulletin to help advance a resolution of the Adani approval...Read on...

Posted on: 9 May, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor’s Desk - 27 April, 2019

This is to make a commitment to addressing the grossly unfair Shoalwater Bay Army Training Area (SWBTA) expansion plans.

While the Federal Government continues to keep Livingstone Shire Council and the community in the dark as to the full extent of lan...Read on...

Posted on: 16 April, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor’s Desk - 13 April, 2019

With the federal election now called, the next five weeks will determine what additional funding commitments our community can secure from the two major parties who are likely to have the ability to form Government.

The key area of tourism infrastructu...Read on...

Posted on: 1 April, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor’s Desk - 30 March, 2019

The report once again confirmed that the Capricorn Coast would continue to be the major growth centre for Central Queensland. It also highlighted why Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast need to work together as ‘twin-cities’ for our communities mutual be...Read on...

Posted on: 29 March, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor’s Desk - 16 March, 2019

The Place Design Group have an outstanding reputation both nationally and internationally and are no strangers to the Capricorn Coast having delivered the Yeppoon Foreshore revitalisation project including the design for the Yeppoon Lagoon. Council was fo...Read on...

Posted on: 29 March, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor’s Desk - 02 March, 2019

LAST week a number of councillors led by Cr Mather announced they had signed a document indicating they wanted to shortcut the budget process to remove Non-Owner Occupier Residential (NOOR) rating category, commonly referred to as a Landlord Tax, from the...Read on...

Posted on: 18 February, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor’s Desk - 16 February, 2019

The upgrades will deliver safer roads, positive operational outcomes and cost savings for the Australian Defence Force, every other road user and Livingstone ratepayers. All we need is the political will and ‘goodwill’ to make it happen.

Stage 1 of the...Read on...

Posted on: 4 February, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor’s Desk - 2 February, 2019

Funding enabling infrastructure and recognition by the major political parties of the importance that tourism will play in diversifying and growing the region’s economy are fundamental to creating jobs and sustained economic growth.

The Capricorn Coast...Read on...

Posted on: 7 January, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor’s Desk - 22 December, 2018

Highlights have included the opening of our fabulous new Yeppoon Lagoon and the first stages of the Emu Park Multi-sports, the completion and re-opening of the Scenic Highway at Statue Bay, further stages of the Emu Park Village Centre revitalisation, com...Read on...

Posted on: 26 November, 2018

Livingstone Shire Mayor’s Desk - 24 November, 201

Both locals and visitors continue to flock to this world class facility with an estimated 80,000 accessing the lagoon in the month of October alone.

While this is certainly an exceptional outcome for growing tourism here in our region the even more exc...Read on...

Posted on: 19 November, 2018

Livingstone Mayor's Desk - 9 November, 2018

The forum presented an opportunity for Councils in our region and other areas of Northern Australia to put forward and highlight the priority road infrastructure projects and planning that needed to be addressed by the Federal Government.

For Livings...Read on...

Posted on: 30 October, 2018

Livingstone Mayor's Desk - 27 October, 2018

From a local government perspective instability at either federal or state government level can present regional communities with significant challenges, particularly when it comes to certainty with regard to planning and funding of critical major infrast...Read on...

Posted on: 15 October, 2018

Livingstone Shire Mayor’s Desk - 12 October, 2018

This week's announcement of the signing of contracts for the sale of the already approved GKI revitalisation project and associated leases to the Singapore-based Wei Chao company is certainly very positive news our region and the Queensland tourism...Read on...

Posted on: 2 October, 2018

Livingstone Mayor’s Desk - 29 September, 2018

The win was not so much about multi-national Laing O’Rouke securing the overall managing contract, but more about the Federal Government following through on their commitment to ensure the majority of contract packages went to Central Queensland based con...Read on...

Posted on: 19 September, 2018

Livingstone Mayor's Desk - 14 September, 2018


This is the 7th year of this fantastic annual community event held during Disability Action Week which provides a platform for those with a disability, carers and their families to gain support, education and the opportunities that will be the most respon...Read on...

Posted on: 19 September, 2018

Livingstone Shire Mayor’s Desk - 1 September, 2018

At the time Council had a strategic vision to develop Capricorn Coast’s first fully integrated business and industry precinct.

From humble beginnings, in what was back then a very depressed economic market, The Gateway Business and Industry Park was pr...Read on...

Posted on: 21 August, 2018

Livingstone Shire Mayor’s Desk - 18 August, 2018

The investments made to date in delivering tourism infrastructure for our region, is being reflected in a renewed level of optimism and growing private sector investment.

On the Capricorn Coast the foreshore and town centre redevelopments in both Yeppo...Read on...

Posted on: 6 August, 2018

Livingstone Mayor's Desk - 4 August, 2018

Successive pro-active budgets now have our community well on track to realise those goals.

The 2018-19 budget is focussed on consolidation, and importantly on creating the frame to realise another goal of putting council in the position to keep future ...Read on...

Posted on: 23 July, 2018

Livingstone Mayor's Desk - 21 July, 2018

Ownership and inclusiveness in the process is what brings out the very best in any team and is especially important when setting the budget framework to realise long-term goals and the collective vision for our community.

This year Livingstone undertoo...Read on...