Livingstone Shire Council manages a very diverse range of infrastructure assets with a value close to $1.0 billion. These assets cover categories such as land, buildings & facilities, plant & equipment, roads & drainage, bridge, water, sewerage, waste. Council is responsible for the construction, upgrade and renewal of these assets through its capital works program. The total budget for 2021 - 22 is $145.6 million including a $50.3million capital program.
We implement projects that support the strategic direction of our Corporate Plan and Community Plan:Towards 2050. These aim to strengthen the regional economy, protect our environment and improve services and facilities for our residents, businesses and visitors.
Major projects planned for 2021-22 include:
$14.1 million towards the upgrade of Stanage Bay Road
$2.55 million on the installation of solar panels and battery storage at the Yeppoon Sewerage
Treatment Plant Upgrade
$2.5 million to continue the upgrade of the Yeppoon Water Recycling System
1.1 million upgrade to Doonside Road bridge and Werribee Creek bridges
$923,00 towards completion of Stage 2 of Yeppoon Landfill entry works
$2.1 million towards construction of new 4ML reservoir West Emu Park
$1.4 million on renewal of unsealed gravel roads
$1.8 million towards Taranganba Road upgrade of Carige Boulevard intersection
$1.69 on the Stage 2 Matthew Flinders Drive reconstruction
Livingstone Shire Council has received funding under the Queensland Governments QCoast2100 program to prepare a Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy (CHAS). We are one of 31 coastal Councils in Queensland currently participating in the program and are being assisted by consultancy team Ethos Urban and BMT.
We are undertaking this project to better understand the risks posed by coastal hazards that affect our coastline today, as well as those that will affect it in the future. It is important for us to understand how coastal hazards could affect our community, environment, cultural values, and assets, so that we can be prepared and make informed decisions on what short and long-term actions should be taken to manage the risks.
While the Livingstone Coast stretches for some 300 kilometres, Council’s primary focus is on:
Approximately 80 kilometres of coastline from Fishing Creek at the northern end of Farnborough Beach to the Fitzroy River; and