The Emu Park Community Arts Centre was officially opened in December 2021. The facility features an exhibition gallery, workshops space, and commercial space, providing a vibrant new premises for local and regional art communities and a functional gallery space in which to host travelling exhibitions. Council was successful in obtaining $1.1 million in Works for Queensland (W4Q) funding to undertake the major project, with $200,000 funding also allocated to the space by Council.
Emu Park Gallery
Significant refurbishment work has been carried out on one of Livingstone’s largest water supply assets to boost water security across the northern suburbs.
A number of improvements have been made to the 97-year-old Mt Charlton Reservoir, which services over 5,000 residents and businesses.
The upgrades, delivered at a cost of just over $1.4 million, took 5 months to complete and included the replacement of not only the roof sheeting but the 600 original wooden purlins too, bringing the roof structure up to current building standards.
The new Community Resource Recovery (CRRC), located at the Yeppoon Landfill, is now open to the public. The facility will divert waste from landfill by increasing the level of sorting and capturing of reusable, recyclable, or recoverable materials. The CRRC has been set up with separate bays for our residents to place their steel, cardboard, eWaste, car batteries, green waste, cooking oil and items that can be sold in the Yeppoon Reuse Market (previously known as the Tip Shop). Remember to sort your load and save!
Council estimates that it will need to spend $30 million within the next 10 years to cap the existing landfill cells and build additional cells.
This multi-purpose facility will help divert close to 3000 tonnes of waste from Yeppoon Landfill each year, extending the lifetime of the current landfill cell by two years allowing council to defer spending $8-9 million in the short term.
The provision of this new Community Resource Recovery Centre is a key part of council’s Management of Resource Recovery and Waste Strategy that aims to position the Livingstone community on a path towards a zero-waste future.
We are very grateful for the Queensland Government’s contribution to this necessary project which provides residents with a modern and purpose-built facility.
Livingstone Shire motorists travelling through Taranganba now have a safer and smoother journey following the completion of the Carige Boulevard intersection upgrades.
The reconstruction involved underground stormwater upgrades, construction of traffic islands, kerb and channel placement, shared pathways, asphalt renewal, and the addition of a new landscaped roundabout.
The $1.8 million roundabout at the intersection of Carige Boulevard and Taranganba Road will improve traffic flow and safety on one of our busiest roads.