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Posted on: 30 May, 2019

Livingstone hosts Drinking Water Regulation Forum

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Livingstone Shire Council hosted the Queensland Government’s Water Supply Regulation forum in Yeppoon on 22nd May 2019.

The forum provided an update on regulatory matters including upcoming changes to the KPI Definitions, KPI data quality issues and Cy...Read on...


Job Vacancies

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Posted on: 22 November, 2019

Safety Advisor (Fixed Term to April 2020)

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The Livingstone Shire sits nestled along the beautiful Capricorn Coast and covers approximately 11,776 square kilometres, with a population of almost 36,000 residents. Livingstone Shire Council was created in 2013 and employs approximately 35...Read on...

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Posted on: 22 November, 2019

Environmental Health Officer (Fixed Term to December 2020)

About Us

The Livingstone Shire sits nestled along the beautiful Capricorn Coast and covers approximately 11,776 square kilometres, with a population of almost 36,000 residents. Livingstone Shire Council was created in 2013 and employs approximately 35...Read on...

Environmental Health Officer Job Application Kit
Posted on: 15 November, 2019

Information Technology Support Officer

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The Livingstone Shire sits nestled along the beautiful Capricorn Coast and covers approximately 11,776 square kilometres, with a population of almost 36,000 residents. Livingstone Shire Council was created in 2013 and employs approximately 35...Read on...

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Mayor's Desk

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Posted on: 12 October, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor's Desk - 12 October 2019

State Governments’ GKI infrastructure investment will underpin CQ’s long-tern tourism future

The announcement this week by the Altum Property Group of their intention to advance their bid to acquire the leases and associated development approvals to bu...Read on...

Posted on: 30 September, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor's Desk - 28 September, 2019

In June this year the Central Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (CQROC) flagged that it intended to stand up and collectively take a united position in relation to calling on both State and Federal Governments to make substantially greater leve...Read on...

Posted on: 17 September, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor's Desk - 14 September, 2019

The Fisherman’s Beach proposal was one of a number of options put forward by Transport and Main Roads (TMR) in relation to establishing additional regional all-tide boat ramp facilities for ‘blue-water’ recreational fishing on the Capricorn Coast.

Th...Read on...

Posted on: 2 September, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor's Desk - 31 August, 2019

With the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) expansion rapidly increasing the training area’s footprint from approximately 24.7% of our Shire’s landmass to almost 33%, it is now more than ever critical for both the new Defence Minister Linda Reynolds and...Read on...

Posted on: 16 August, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor's Desk - 16 August 2019

Planning and Securing Major Funding is the key to future Success.
Securing major funding is one of the most competitive fields with every council in Australia competing to achieve for their respective communities. Over the past 20 years Livingstone Shir...Read on...

Posted on: 5 August, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor's Desk - 3 August, 2019

This annual event, now in its 17th year, transforms the Capricorn Coast into a vibrant hub of music, arts and culture.

Over the years has the Village Festival has evolved to become a showcase for regional entertainers and the arts as well as a major dr...Read on...

Posted on: 22 July, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor's Desk - 20 July, 2019

When setting categories and determining appropriate rates and charges the underlying principles that every local government must consider the income earning capacity of land.

It is important to note that the introduction of NOOR categories was also a k...Read on...

Posted on: 22 July, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor's Desk - 6 July, 2019

While under the requirements of the current Local Government Act the mayor is tasked with presenting the budget, I have always ensured and required that every councillor to be part of the process from start to finish.

That process has involved strategi...Read on...

Posted on: 22 July, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor's Desk - 22 June, 2019

This week Cr Nigel Hutton, in his capacity as Acting Mayor, was overwhelmingly supported with a motion he put forward to formally invite both Minister for Defence, the Hon. Linda Reynolds and Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon. Melissa Price MP to vis...Read on...

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...


Media Releases

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Posted on: 20 November, 2019

Nominations closing soon for Livingstone’s 2020 Australia Day Awards!

The countdown is on to nominate an unsung hero you believe contributes to making our region a better place as part of the Livingstone Shire’s 2020 Australia Day Awards!

With nominations closing next week, Council is encouraging residents to put forward someone they believe deserves recognition for their outstanding efforts towards improving our community.

Australia Day Award’s Committee chair, Councillor Nigel Hutton,...Read on...

Posted on: 20 November, 2019

Council adopts Livingstone Shire Recovery and Resilience Group Implementation Plan

Lessons learned and a strong focus on rebuilding the 19 localities affected by the recent bushfire event last week are key priorities that feature in a detailed implementation plan endorsed by Livingstone’s LDMG and formally adopted by Council.

Working closely with the LDMG, the Livingstone Shire Recovery and Resilience Group developed the planning document, which outlines the strategies and responses that are being implemented to support and guide the over-arching community recovery effort....Read on...

Posted on: 20 November, 2019

Economic Taskforce to support primary producers and businesses

The economic recovery of primary producers, horticulture and other agriculture businesses which have suffered significant financial loss from the unprecedented bushfire disaster will be co-ordinated by Livingstone Shire Council’s Economic Taskforce.

The specialised taskforce, one of four to be adopted by Council today in response to the fire event, will assess the impact on the local economy, develop an industry and business recovery plan, stimulate growth and facilitate business assistance.

Loca...Read on...

Posted on: 18 November, 2019

Recovery effort moves into full-swing as residents and primary producers count the cost of this week

As QFES, alongside Rural Fire Volunteers continue to monitor and extinguish remaining pockets of fire across the Shire, residents and primary producers are beginning the long and challenging process of assessing the damage and counting the cost of this we...Read on...

Posted on: 18 November, 2019

Livingstone moves into recovery mode as residents assess bushfire damage

While the majority of fires have now been contained in Livingstone, the community is being encouraged to not be complacent and keep an eye out for their mates as residents move into the recovery phase.

Local Disaster Management Group Chair and Mayor Bill Ludwig said although the immediate disaster crisis had passed, people still needed to be vigilant and ensure that they continue to assist in keeping our community safe.

“As a community, we now need t...Read on...

Posted on: 18 November, 2019

Livingstone Shire Fire Disaster Update #7: Firefights face challenging conditions today

The community is being urged to continue monitoring alerts and heeding the safety warnings of emergency services to assist firefighters in keeping themselves and the general community safe.

Chair of Local Disaster Management Group Mayor Bill Ludwig said firefighters are facing dry and hot conditions with variable wind changes moving in a north- westerly direction, with winds gusts of up to 30km/hr.

“While a majority of the fires have been...Read on...

Posted on: 18 November, 2019

Livingstone Shire Fire Disaster Update #6: Community urged to keep out of fire-affected areas

While some residents have been able to return to their properties overnight, the community is being urged to keep away from the fire-affected areas unless it’s absolutely necessary.

The Local Disaster Management Group met this morning to discuss the current fire situation as emergency services and community agencies continue to work around the clock to help residents return safely to their properties.

LDMG Chair and Mayor Bill Lud...Read on...

Posted on: 18 November, 2019

Livingstone Shire Fire Disaster Update #4: Fire fighting efforts to continue in Livingstone Shire to

With thick smoke blanketing our region today, residents are being encouraged to adhere to emergency services advice and remain at their safe places to allow emergency services full access to areas of concern.

The Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary fire is still uncontained and burning on multiple fronts and residents are currently advised to prepare to leave.

The fire is currently impacting Mount Lizard, east of Evans Road, south of Mapes Road, south...Read on...

Posted on: 12 November, 2019

Residents and motorists to take precautions following thick smoke blanketing region

Motorists travelling throughout the area are reminded to take the necessary precautions and drive to the conditions that have been created due to limited visibility from the thick smoke that is currently blanketing the area.

The community is advised to adhere to the emergency services and to avoid the current bush fire ravaged areas, as Police, SES and QFES remain at road closure sites.

Residents are asked to remain at their safe places to allow emergency services full a...Read on...

Posted on: 18 November, 2019

Livingstone Shire Fire Disaster Update #2

Livingstone Shire’s Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) is urging members of the community to stay out of bushfire affected areas while emergency services are trying to contain the blazes.

Fire crews are currently battling extremely hot and dry conditions with large wind gusts, which is creating challenging conditions on the ground.

An emergency alert remains in place for residents at Cobraball/Bungundarra, to leave now and a separate al...Read on...

Posted on: 12 November, 2019

Livingstone Shire Local Disaster Management Group Stands Up

The Livingstone Shire Local Disaster Management Group was activated on 9 November in response to a fast moving fire that is believed to have started along Cobraball Road and moved swiftly throughout the Lake Mary, Woodbury, Cooberrie and Byfield areas.

Livingstone Shire Mayor and Local Disaster Management Group Chair, Bill Ludwig confirmed that the Local Disaster Coordination Centre, which comprises of multiple agencies, had worked tirelessly throughout the night to ensure the highest standard of public...Read on...

Posted on: 5 November, 2019

Embracing the community’s vision of the future with Livingstone 2050 Community Plan

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Months of community consultation and engagement activities, which engaged with and listened to more than 2,000 community members, has play a key role in delivering the Livingstone Community Plan: Towards 2050.

Months of community consultation and engagement activities, which engaged with and listened to more than 2,000 community members, has play a key role in delivering the Livingstone Community Plan: Towards 2050.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said this strategic docu...Read on...

Livingstone Community Plan: Towards 2050
Posted on: 5 November, 2019

The importance of food safety in the home as part of Australian Food Safety Week 2019

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As part of Australian Food Safety Week, which runs 9-16 November, Livingstone Shire Council will be holding an information stall in Yeppoon Central from 12 to 14 November to help raise awareness of the importance of safe food handling to avoid illness.

As part of Australian Food Safety Week, which runs 9-16 November, Livingstone Shire Council will be holding an information stall in Yeppoon Central from 12 to 14 November to help raise awareness of the importance of safe food handling to avoid illness.
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Posted on: 4 November, 2019

New smart technologies integrated in CBD as part of Yeppoon Town Centre Smart Lighting Project

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New smart LED lighting, CCTV integration, smart parking and free public WiFi now operating in the Yeppoon Town Centre have been installed to contribute to building a safe, connected and liveable community for residents and visitors to the Capricorn Coast.

New smart LED lighting, CCTV integration, smart parking and free public WiFi now operating in the Yeppoon Town Centre have been installed to contribute to building a safe, connected and liveable community for residents and visitors to the Capricorn Coast....Read on...

Posted on: 31 October, 2019

Reef Guardian Councils programme progresses to protect our precious oceans

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Livingstone Shire Council continues to show its support towards protecting one of the world’s most precious natural assets – the Great Barrier Reef – after taking part in the Reef Guardian Council Steering Committee meeting in Cairns earlier this month.

Livingstone Shire Council continues to show its support towards protecting one of the world’s most precious natural assets – the Great Barrier Reef – after taking part in the Reef Guardian Council Steering Committee meeting in Cairns earlier this month. ...Read on...

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Posted on: 29 October, 2019

The Hub and Beaman Park become a “Smart Precinct” with digital enhancements to improve amenity and s

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The installation of smart LED street lighting, free public WiFi, bin sensors and interactive digital place making features have recently been completed in and around The Hub at Beaman Park as part of the Yeppoon Town Centre Smart Precinct.

The installation of smart LED street lighting, free public WiFi, bin sensors and interactive digital place making features have recently been completed in and around The Hub at Beaman Park as part of the Yeppoon Town Centre Smart Precinct.

Deputy Mayor...Read on...

Posted on: 28 October, 2019

Coastal hazards focus of community event Tsunami and Storm Surge Information Day

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A family fun day out will be held in Emu Park’s Bell Park next weekend, to help residents learn more about coastal hazards on the Capricorn Coast as part of Tsunami and Storm Surge Information Day.

A family fun day out will be held in Emu Park’s Bell Park next weekend, to help residents learn more about coastal hazards on the Capricorn Coast as part of Tsunami and Storm Surge Information Day.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the inaugural community event h...Read on...

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Posted on: 24 October, 2019

Event Attraction Strategy launches to put Capricorn region on the tourism map

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The combined vision to create a strategic and coordinated approach to growing existing events and attracting new events within Livingstone has become a reality with the official launch of the Capricorn Coast Region Event Attraction Strategy 2025 today.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said this framework document will guide the identification, planning, sponsorship criteria, implementation targets and overall strategic drivers across the region relating to events, in order to increase overnight visitor expenditure, cr...Read on...

Posted on: 24 October, 2019

Local Disaster Co-ordination Centre gets prepared for storm season with activation exercise at The H

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The Hub was transitioned into activation mode today as part of an annual training exercise for agencies and Council staff to ensure preparedness as our region moves into storm and cyclone season.

Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group, Mayor Bill Ludwig said our region has experienced more than its fair share of natural disasters in recent years and it was important to ensure Council staff, local emergency services and agencies were given th...Read on...

Posted on: 15 October, 2019

Community Invited to Connect with Council in Upcoming Round of Meetings

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Council will be visiting 12 localities from Keppel Sands to Stanage over the next two months to meet with residents about Council business while creating an opportunity to provide feedback at the next round of Community Meetings.

Starting at Great Keppel Island on 20 October, Mayor Bill Ludwig is encouraging residents to come along to the meetings taking place across the region throughout October and November.

“Council understands the value and importance of hosting these meeti...Read on...

Posted on: 11 October, 2019

Capricorn Coast Officially One of Australia’s Best Street Art Regions

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Media Release on behalf of Australian Street Art Awards

Beach Party, an Emu Park mural, was shortlisted in the ‘Best Amusing Street Art” category, while Kraken Unleashed, in Yeppoon, is a finalist in the Best External Mural category.

The Emu Park: Centenary of ANZAC Memorial has secured the third finalist accolade for the region, in the “Best Monument or Memorial” category.

Kraken Unleashed by Martin Schlick from Mash Designs is a giant tentacled beast painted on the roadside reta...Read on...

Posted on: 10 October, 2019

Help those doing it tough at Council’s Anti-Poverty Awareness Day

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The community is being encouraged to help reduce poverty and hardship in Livingstone by taking part in Council’s upcoming fundraising event on Friday 18 October during Anti-Poverty Week (13 – 19 October).

Community Development Councillor Jan Kelly said this important, inclusive event would provide a fantastic opportunity for residents to gain an increased understanding of poverty and how to take action collectively to end it, while enjoying a fun and creat...Read on...

Posted on: 3 October, 2019

Get your nominations in for Livingstone’s 2020 Australia Day Awards!

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The power of people and working together for a greater cause is the key motivation that has kept tireless volunteer and community champion Brian Dorey going for the past 64 years.

Receiving Citizen of the Year at Livingstone Shire’s Australia Day Awards in January, Mr Dorey said he was humbled and overwhelmed by the honour of receiving the award.

“There is no greater honour than being judged by your peers. They have a far great...Read on...

Posted on: 2 October, 2019

Arts community invited to apply for a share in $65,000 in Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

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Local artists and community groups are being invited to apply for the latest round of funding under the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) which is now open, to assist with getting their arts projects off the ground to share with the community.

Library Arts and Culture Councillor Pat Eastwood said RADF promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of diverse and inclusive communities and strong regions.

“Council would like to acknowledge the strong support from the...Read on...

Posted on: 2 October, 2019

Smart Parking strategy to go live for Yeppoon Lagoon Precinct and Town Centre

Following further consultation with local businesses in Yeppoon’s Town Centre, Councils proposed regulated (timed) parking strategy has been amended ahead of its launch on 14 October.

Mayor Bill Ludwig says the change will see the proposed one-hour time limit within the CBD Area of Normanby, James, Hill and Mary Streets adjusted to a two-hour time limit.

“Council Officers were asked to undertake further face-to-face consultation wi...Read on...

Posted on: 1 October, 2019

Wellness at the Coast puts Spotlight on Mental Health with Free Community Event

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As part of Queensland Mental Health Week (7 – 13 October), taking time for your mental health will be the focus of Council’s annual Wellness at the Coast event next Friday.

Local organisations are once again collaborating to bring the event to the Capricorn Coast community this month to encourage people to value and promote mental health and wellbeing, whilst also tackling the stigma of mental illness.

Community Developm...Read on...

Posted on: 24 September, 2019

Shared pathway continues to take shape on Capricorn Coast

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As the school holidays swing into action, families are being encouraged to enjoy the outdoors and make use of the Capricorn Coast’s shared pathways, which have now been extended as far as Kemp Beach.

The ongoing works on the 2.5-metre wide concrete shared pathway, jointly funded by Livingstone Shire Council and the Queensland Government’s Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program, would eventually link both ends of the Capricorn Coast.

Mayor Bi...Read on...

Posted on: 23 September, 2019

Book Launch celebrates iconic Livingstone landmark – The Singing Ship

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The spectacular Singing Ship is one of our region’s most iconic landmarks and local resident Claire Ryan plans to share its history with the community in her first book, The Singing Ship: Captain and Crew.

Claire has compiled a history of the concept, design and building of the Emu Park memorial to Captain James Cook and its place in the local culture and residents are being invited to attend the books launch on Saturday, 28 September from 10am at Emu Park ...Read on...

Posted on: 23 September, 2019

Fantastic community response to Livingstone 2050 Consultation

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Throughout May and June, more than 2,000 community members were engaged in consultation and engagement activities as part of the Livingstone 2050: Shaping Our Tomorrow planning project.

Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton said Council would like to sincerely thank every resident who took the time to participate in the consultation activities, which ranged from phone and online surveys, to community pop-ups.

“All of the fantastic feedback and us...Read on...

Posted on: 17 September, 2019

Aspiring authors invited to inaugural Yeppoon Writers’ Group meeting

Creating a sense of community and connection through the love of writing has been the inspiration behind local author Kate-Lyn Therkelsen’s idea to establish a writers’ group in Yeppoon.

Following the inaugural Capricorn Coast Writers Festival earlier this year, Kate-Lyn said she was motivated to gather other writers together for inspiration and fellowship with like-minded people here in Yeppoon.

“I’ve been a part of writers’ groups fo...Read on...

Posted on: 17 September, 2019

Community safety comes first ahead of tree removals

Community safety is Council’s first priority following the required removal of two trees on the Capricorn Coast, after they were identified as decaying and in poor health.

Environment Councillor Tom Wyatt said Council engaged an independent arborist to investigate the health of two Hoop Pines and have been provided with a report detailing the requirements for the trees removal.

“One of trees located on Anzac Parade has b...Read on...

Posted on: 16 September, 2019

Livingstone comes in close second in Best of the Best Water Queensland Taste Test

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The taste and character of any brew - including your morning cuppa – will vary depending on the minerals and chemicals found in your local water, and good water plays a crucial part in the happiness index of any community.

Today, Mackay residents can kick back and enjoy their cuppa knowing that their water is the tastiest in all of Queensland.

Water from Mackay Regional Council’s Marian Water Treatment Plant was selected top drop in the 2019 Ixom Best of the Best Queensl...Read on...

Posted on: 12 September, 2019

Smart Parking on its way for Yeppoon Lagoon precinct and Town Centre

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After listening to the needs of local businesses, the community and stakeholders, Council’s regulated (timed) parking strategy is set to take effect next month on 14 October, with a one month grace period commencing from 16 September.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the parking strategy was the result of seeking input from the wider community, in order to facilitate more regular turnover of carpark spaces while providing fairer and more equitable access to convenient parking for customers of lo...Read on...

Posted on: 10 September, 2019

$5m sewage upgrade to serve Yeppoon for the future

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A $5 million upgrade of the Yeppoon Sewage Treatment Plant will serve the town’s growth well into the future, the Member for Keppel and Assistant Education Minister Brittany Lauga said today.

Mrs Lauga said the $5M in funding from the Queensland Government’s Building Our Regions programme has lifted the plant into the future and vastly improved its effectiveness.

“Yeppoon Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade project will support the Queensland Go...Read on...

Posted on: 9 September, 2019

Explore the imagination of author Samantha Wood at Yeppoon Library next week

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When Samantha Wood was a child, she loved nothing more than reading and never went anywhere without a book.

Fast forward to Samantha’s adult life and the author has now released a travel memoir and two novels since 2003.

Fascinated with language and the magic of words, the Victorian-based writer and publisher will visit Yeppoon Library on Saturday, 21 Septe...Read on...

Posted on: 4 September, 2019

Community encouraged to be aware of fire danger in Livingstone

With a number of fires burning within Livingstone Shire this week, Council is urging the community to remain vigilant as our region experiences increased fire danger.

Deputy Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) Cr Nigel Hutton said the Local Disaster Management Group is working very closely with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service in prevention, preparation, response and recovery from fires and oth...Read on...

Posted on: 4 September, 2019

Emu Park Art Gallery closes its doors as it looks towards new home in 2020

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While the sun has set on the Emu Park Art Gallery’s home for the past 15 years, a new beginning is on the horizon as a long-term community arts hub is set to be established in Emu Park in 2020.

Member for Keppel and Assistant Education Minister Brittany Lauga said the new hub would set the standard for the coastal community.

“The Palaszczuk Government knows just how important the role of the arts is to all our communities, which is why we’ve ...Read on...

Posted on: 3 September, 2019

Livingstone residents gain valuable computer skills with Tech Savvy Seniors programme

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From the basics of turning on a computer or using a keyboard to posting on social media, senior Livingstone residents will get the opportunity to learn valuable skills in digital literacy as part of the next round of the Tech Savvy Seniors programme.

The popular free training sessions are a joint initiative of Telstra and the State Library of Queensland, which helps to improve the technology skills of older generations within small communities.

Community Development and Support and Senior Citizens ...Read on...

Posted on: 3 September, 2019

Everyone’s invited to family fun day at eighth annual Beach Day Out!

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Emu Park’s Bell Park will be the place to be from 9:30am – 2pm on Friday 20th September, as thousands of community members are expected at the annual Beach Day Out event as part of Disability Action Week.

The free family fun day held annually in September, aims to provide an accessible, inclusive and fun day at the beach for the whole family, but also for those with a disability who may ordinarily have difficulties in accessing such an event.

Now in its...Read on...

Posted on: 2 September, 2019

Nominate a leader in Livingstone for the 2020 Australia Day Awards!

As another year passes, the community has another opportunity to nominate an unsung hero they believe contributes to making our region a better place as part of the Livingstone Shire’s 2020 Australia Day Awards!

With nominations officially open this week, Council is encouraging residents to put forward someone they believe deserves recognition for their outstanding efforts towards improving our community.

Australia Day Award’s Committee chair Councillor Nigel ...Read on...

Posted on: 2 September, 2019

Meeting with Defence Ministers critical to address Shire-wide negative financial impacts

Meeting with Defence Ministers critical to address Shire-wide negative financial impacts on Livingstone ratepayers

With the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) expansion rapidly increasing the training area’s footprint from approximately 24.7% of our Shire’s landmass to almost 33%, Mayor Bill Ludwig says it’s now more critical than ever for both the new Defence Minis...Read on...

Posted on: 27 August, 2019

Inaugural Sustainable Living(stone) Expo encourages residents to become more eco-conscious

We all know that we need to protect the environment, but it can be overwhelming knowing where to start.

That’s why Council has partnered up with local agencies and organisations to showcase some of the sustainability initiatives and projects occurring throughout the Shire, at the inaugural Sustainable Living(stone) Expo on 29 September 2019 at Beaman Park i...Read on...

Posted on: 26 August, 2019

Artist brings dinosaur to life in installation built from discarded metals

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Discarded metals foraged from a variety of sources such as old car parts, tools, machinery and even golf clubs have been used to create Council’s latest placemaking installation near the entrance to the Yeppoon Landfill.

Modelled on an approximate life-sized interpretation of a carnivorous Australian dinosaur known as the Austalovenator, meaning “southern hunter”, the new and fascinating sculpture by local builder and artist Steve Ross has already gained plenty of attenti...Read on...

Posted on: 22 August, 2019

Garage Sale Trail launches in Livingstone!

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Livingstone Shire Council has joined Australia’s biggest community and sustainability event, the Garage Sale Trail, to highlight waste reduction by encouraging everyone to put their second-hand stuff – first.

To be held on Saturday 19 October and Sunday 20 October, it’s expected that this year’s weekend long event will involve more Australians than ever before, who will choose to reuse at over 16,000 garage sale events to be held across the country.

Livings...Read on...

Posted on: 19 August, 2019

Council trusteeship paves the way for long-term Fig Tree Creek management plan

In a ‘landmark’ decision by Livingstone Shire Council to accept sole trusteeship of the Reserve for Recreation, Public Boat Ramp, Jetties and Landing Place has paved the way for establishment of a long-term management plan with Yeppoon Inlet Association.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said Council this week voted unanimously to accept sole trusteeship over the area which will pave the way for sub-lease arrangements with the Yeppoon Inlet Association who had approached both Council and State Agencies with a proposal to...Read on...

Posted on: 15 August, 2019

Next stages of Capricorn Coast Pineapple Rail Trail a step closer to reality

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Stages 2, 3, and 4 of the Capricorn Coast Pineapple Rail Trail are moving closer towards becoming a reality for the community, with a planning and design project including a feasibility study soon to be completed.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said funding was awarded to Council for the project through the Queensland Government's Local Government Rail Trail Grants programme in late 2018.

“Council is now positioned to soon finalise the planning project which will guid...Read on...

Posted on: 15 August, 2019

Seniors Week to launch for the first time at Marlborough

For the first time since launching Seniors Week events in 2014, Marlborough will celebrate the official opening of the 2019 Seniors Week tomorrow ahead of the huge list of activities about to take place across the Shire over the next 14 days.

Seniors Week to launch for the first time at Marlborough

For the first time since launching Livingstone Shire Council’s annual Seniors Week events in 2014, Marlborough will celebrate the official opening of the 2019 Seniors Week tomorrow ahead of the h...Read on...

Posted on: 13 August, 2019

Author Event explores two novels by Kate-Lyn Therkelsen

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Taking various human experiences and perspectives and using her writing to help to share people’s stories in the wider community, Kate-Lyn Therkelsen’s passion for writing has always been source of great strength for the young novelist.

Having published two books, The Wilted Rose and The New Neighbours, Kate-Lyn will share the inspiration behind writing, and talk about how she came to discover her passion for storytelling from a young age at Yeppoon Library on Saturday 24 August.

Kate...Read on...

Posted on: 8 August, 2019

Orchard owners put their farm on the map with the help of Digital Workshops

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The Orchard Yeppoon has been a hidden treasure on the Capricorn Coast for over a century, but new owner Bernadette Melrose and husband Mark Thomas are putting it on the map with the help of several digital and marketing workshops hosted by Council.

In conjunction with the Australian Small Business Advisory Services, Livingstone Shire Council is hosting Rockhampton-based marketing and advertising company LAD Social to deliver another suite of upcoming workshops in 2019, specialising in social med...Read on...

Posted on: 6 August, 2019

Council helps to restore Yeppoon park in honour of fallen Private Noel Stewie Harald

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Council’s Open Spaces Team has helped to restore Yeppoon’s Stewie Harald Park to its former glory, working alongside the Vietnam Legion Veterans Association to replace the plaque that was stolen in honour of the late Stewie Harald.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the stolen plaque was erected as a tribute to Private Noel Stewie Harald who sadly lost his life aged 30 on 11 October, 1967, in Vietnam.

“Council is pleased to be able to provide resources to rejuvenate this park with the rep...Read on...

Posted on: 5 August, 2019

Marvel at the rich history and beauty of Ireland at upcoming Armchair Travel

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The sights and rich history of Ireland will be uncovered at Council’s upcoming Armchair Travel session on Wednesday night, as Rockhampton novelist Kate-Lyn Therkelsen shares her adventures of exploring the Emerald Isle.

Kate-Lyn first visited Ireland in 2012 as part of a group tour, and spent six days traveling around the country from Belfast to Dublin through Derry, Galway, and Killarney and visiting attractions such as Giant's Causeway, Blarney Castle and the Gu...Read on...

Posted on: 2 August, 2019

The importance of community driven events as economic drivers for our region

This weekend marks the start of the CQUniversity Village Festival, which this year is running across two weekends until Sunday 11th August.

This annual event, now in its 17th year, transforms the Capricorn Coast into a vibrant hub of music, arts and culture.

Over the years has the Village Festival has evolved to become a showcase for regional entertainers and the arts as well as a major dr...Read on...

Posted on: 30 July, 2019

Capricorn Coast Historical Society shares Tales of the Capricorn Coast at Book Launch

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Five unconnected stories of life and events from years gone by in our region will be shared with local audiences at the Yeppoon Library on 7 August when the Capricorn Coast Historical Society launches its newest publication, Tales of the Capricorn Coast.

The collection of short stories as recalled by residents of the Capricorn Coast will be beautifully brought to life with illustrations, newspaper articles, photographs and letters when they are presented at the Library with special guest and local history...Read on...

Posted on: 29 July, 2019

Hill Street Bus Station enhanced with scenic works from local artist Jet James

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Spectacular renditions of local landscapes have recently been integrated into the Hill Street Bus Station in the form of illuminated glass panels, as part of Council’s latest placemaking project.

The stunning works by well-known Capricorn Coast artist Jet James celebrate our region’s natural beauty and include representations of Cooee Bay Beach, Ross Creek the and Yeppoon headlands which celebrate our regions natural beauty.

Jet said he believe...Read on...

Posted on: 29 July, 2019

Kind donation of Aquatic Wheelchair at Yeppoon Lagoon highlights accessibility

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Accessibility to the Yeppoon Lagoon will be made even easier for people with a disability after a new aquatic wheelchair was kindly donated by The Rocks Café.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the generous donation would provide easier access to residents and visitors who may need assistance entering the water.

“Council would like to sincerely thank The Rocks Café and The Real Group for the funding support towards...Read on...

Posted on: 25 July, 2019

Hear about the latest local innovative projects at CAPreneurs Pitch Night!

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From revolutionising IT assistance to building off-grid eco toilets, the community is invited to hear what the graduates of Council’s inaugural Startup Onramp programme have been working towards in the past 12 weeks at the CAPreneurs Pitch Night.

Deputy Mayor and Council’s Digital Economy and Innovation Champion Councillor Nigel Hutton said the free event on Thursday August 1 was an opportunity for the local entrepreneurs to showcase their ideas and share their startup journey so far.

“Throug...Read on...

Posted on: 19 July, 2019

Help to preserve our planet and plant a tree in Livingstone this National Tree Day

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Livingstone Shire Council is inviting residents to make their way to Kemp Beach on Sunday 28 July to get their hands dirty by taking part in Planet Ark’s National Tree Day, sponsored by Ian Weigh Toyota.

Starting in 1996, this campaign is now Australia’s largest community tree planting and nature protection event.

Planet Ark is asking all individuals to take part this year and contribute to our future environment by participating in the plan to plant ...Read on...

Posted on: 19 July, 2019

Council’s new Hybrid car another positive step towards reducing its carbon footprint

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In an effort to further promote sustainability and reduce Council’s carbon footprint, a hybrid vehicle has been a recently welcomed addition to its fleet.

Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton said hybrid vehicles generally provide a more fuel efficient alternative to most petrol and diesel vehicles.

“This was a consciously made decision by Council to choose a more environmentally friendly option, as it continues t...Read on...

Posted on: 16 July, 2019

Councils 2019-20 Budget designed to deliver a sustainable long-term future for our community

Last week Mayor Bill Ludwig presented the Livingstone Shire Council final budget of this term of Council, saying it was designed to deliver a sustainable long-term future for our community while delivering the lowest possible increase in rates and charges

Mayor Bill Ludwig said, as with every budget brought down since Livingstone Shire Council re-established six year ago, the 2019-20 budget has been the culmination of months of extensive workshops between Councillors, the senior management team and key dep...Read on...

Posted on: 16 July, 2019

Artwork by the late Mabel Edmund generously donated to Council in NAIDOC Week

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Council has been gifted with a special artwork by the family of the late Mabel Edmund which was officially unveiled at the launch of NAIDOC Week 2019.

Mayor Bill Ludwig and Councillors were honoured to receive the generous donation for Livingstone Shire Council, where Mabel served two terms as Councillor from 1970 – 1976.

Mayor Ludwig said Mabel made an incredible contribution to not only Council bu...Read on...

Posted on: 15 July, 2019

A Fortnight of Fun Planned for Livingstone Shire’s 2019 Seniors Week celebrations!

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Seniors Week is here again!

This year Livingstone Shire will be hosting an array of events across the Shire with the aim of providing opportunities for the older members of the community to gain new experiences and learn about local services and support, whilst enjoying connections ...Read on...

Posted on: 15 July, 2019

Community invited to gather for 76th Anniversary of Canal Creek Memorial service

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On Sunday 21 July at 2pm, Livingstone Shire Council will host a memorial service alongside Australia and US Military personnel, to remember those who lost their lives in the second largest Australian air disaster.

A C-47 military aircraft, Douglas Dakota, was travelling from Townsville to Brisbane when it tragically went down at Canal Creek, a location north west of Yeppoon. This fatal event occurred on 19 December 1943 at 9.20am and recorded a total of 31 deaths. ...Read on...

Posted on: 8 July, 2019

NAIDOC Week will celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Isl

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The annual celebrations of NAIDOC Week will begin this week, with activities and events planned across the Shire to acknowledge the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Livingstone Shire Council will join the Capricorn Coast Indigenous Mob Inc. to launch Livingstone Shire’s National 2019 NAIDOC Week, with this year’s theme titled, ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth.’

2019 is also being celebrated as the United Nations Internationa...Read on...

Posted on: 8 July, 2019

Community invited to attend the annual Service of Remembrance at St Christopher’s Chapel

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Local residents and visitors are invited to gather in Nerimbera on Sunday 7 July to celebrate and remember the strong bonds of friendship forged between our region and US Forces during WWII.

The annual event is held at the picturesque location of St Christopher’s Chapel, built by the visiting US Army in 1943, which is the only structure of its kind still standing in Australia and was designated as a World Heritage site in 1992.

Acting May...Read on...

Posted on: 8 July, 2019

Author Event reflects on the importance of gratitude with book Gratitude Prompts

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Learn about the importance of gratitude in everyday life when Brisbane-based author Karen Purves visits Yeppoon Library for a free Author Event on Saturday 6 July.

Originally born in Brisbane, Karen left Australia on an overseas adventure lasting 35 years, returning four years ago to start anew following the loss of her daughter.

Starting out with a journal 22 years ago, the idea of Gratitude Prompts flourished o...Read on...

Posted on: 8 July, 2019

Family show Loose Ends and free workshop will take audiences on a journey of puppetry, circus and mu

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Makers, creators, and story lovers; dive into a theatrical adventure that feels like the magic box of a bygone trickster!

The community is being invited to journey to an eccentric place where gadgets are poetic, puppets naughty, machines untamed and circus tricks pop up when you’re least expecting it, as Loose Ends’ Out-of-the-Ordinary Visual Theatre, set in a Wondrous Tinke...Read on...

Posted on: 25 June, 2019

New statement art piece The Respect Tree encourages kindness

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A Pandanus Palm will do more than provide green scenery on Farnborough Road after it was installed earlier this month; it has also been planted to act as a reminder to encourage community conversations surrounding respect.

Acting Mayor Nigel Hutton, Councillor Adam Belot, Councillor Pat Eastwood along with Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga and Council’s Youth Mayor Luke Selwood officially opened the statement art piece today located at beach access FB4, where the Respect Tre...Read on...

Posted on: 21 June, 2019

Round 1 of the 2019/20 Livingstone Community Grants opens next week!

Local clubs and community groups provide a wealth of different activities and services to residents of our region, which is why Council is encouraging them to apply in the latest round of the Livingstone Community Grants.

The Livingstone Community Grants, proudly supported by Livingstone Shire Council, Inverness Yeppoon and Keppel Bay Sailing Club, provides funding to community groups and sporting clubs to deliver innovative projects and programmes which respond to local c...Read on...

Posted on: 19 June, 2019

Councils working together with a regional focus will be the key to the regions future growth and pro

Mayor Bill Ludwig said that all Councils working together with a regional focus will be the key to our regions continued growth and prosperity.

“There is little doubt that the Adani mine approval and the significant upturn and expansion in the Bowen Basin coal mines will continue to bring jobs and a host of new business opportunities to both Livingstone and Rockhampton,” Mayor Ludwig said.

“Fr...Read on...

Posted on: 18 June, 2019

Access and inclusion for our community a top priority for Council

Understanding the community’s concerns and priorities when it comes to access and inclusion is a key focus for Council which was highlighted following the adoption of the Livingstone Access and Inclusion Consultation Report.

Acting Mayor Nigel Hutton said this consultation was conducted across Livingstone and showed overwhelming results that residents are enthusiastic to be involved or to have community experts (those with lived experience) involved in the early stages of pla...Read on...

Posted on: 18 June, 2019

Access and inclusion for our community a top priority for Council

Understanding the community’s concerns and priorities when it comes to access and inclusion is a key focus for Council which was highlighted following the adoption of the Livingstone Access and Inclusion Consultation Report.

Acting Mayor Nigel Hutton said this consultation was conducted across Livingstone and showed overwhelming results that residents are enthusiastic to be involved or to have community experts (those with lived experience) involved in the early stages of pla...Read on...

Posted on: 18 June, 2019

Emu Park announced as new location for this year’s Free Pet Microchipping Day!

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Show your pet how much you love them by getting them microchipped at Council’s annual Microchipping Day on 29 June.

The free event will be held for the first time at Emu Park’s Bell Park from 10am – 2pm, featuring RSPCA’s popular and interactive education mobile unit – EMU, a Microchipping and registration stall, pet product service displays, and a sausage sizzle.

L...Read on...

Posted on: 17 June, 2019

Shattered Shadows showcased at upcoming Author Event with Gowrie Krishnan

A shocking, sobering tale of life of the forgotten children of India will be the focus of Council’s latest author event with award-winning academic Gowrie Krishnan as she discusses her latest book, Shattered Shadows.

This event with Ms Krishnan will describe her journey as an author and her current book, on Saturday 22 June from 10am to 11am at Yeppoon Library.

Shattered Shadows follows the story of a young girl, Meena Sundram, trapped in an Indian brothel and her ...Read on...

Posted on: 7 June, 2019

Collective voice of unified Regional Organisation of Councils will deliver real results for CQ

Prior to the Federal Election ten Councils agreed in principle to enter into a formal alliance with a view to becoming a formidable and powerful lobby group to put forward a united voice for the greater Central Queensland Region.

It is expected that the formal signing of an agreement will take place tentatively in July.

The combined Councils are likely to include Gladstone Regional Council, Banana Regional Council, Central Highlands Regional Council, Isaac Regional Council, Mac...Read on...

Posted on: 4 June, 2019

Community pop-ups ask residents to share their vision of our Shire

In an ambition to make a brighter future for our region and its residents, Council is calling on the community to get involved in the upcoming pop-up visits to have their say in the development of our Community Plan, Livingstone 2050: Shaping Our Tomorrow

Over the weekend of 15 and 16 June, the Livingstone 2050 project team will be heading out and about the Shire and is keen to hear from the community about their vision for the next thirty years.

Acting Mayor Nigel Hutton said the Community Plan would p...Read on...

Posted on: 27 May, 2019

Jack’s Paddock comes to life with Livingstone Community Grants Programme

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A community vision over two years in the making has finally planted its roots in Jack’s Paddock with help from the Livingstone Community Grants programme.

The Livingstone Community Grants programme, proudly supported by Livingstone Shire Council, Keppel Bay Sailing Club and Inverness Yeppoon, provides funding to community groups and sporting clubs to deliver innovative projects and programmes which respond ...Read on...

Posted on: 21 May, 2019

One of CQs biggest family fun days is back with Beef to Beach 2019!

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Now in its fifth year, the annual Beef to Beach event will return to fill Bell Park with plenty of colour and fun for the whole family next weekend!

As part of Livingstone Shire’s official Queensland Day celebrations, thousands of community members are expected to attend the hugely popular free event in Emu Park on Sunday, 2 June from midday to 5pm.

This year’s event offers a great stage programme ...Read on...

Posted on: 21 May, 2019

Council takes on Darkness to Daylight Challenge to tackle Domestic and Family Violence

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Livingstone Shire Council will unite with thousands of Queenslanders who will walk to bring domestic and family violence out of the shadows through the Darkness to Daylight Challenge on 30 May.

The annual challenge held in Brisbane raises funds to increase awareness of domestic and family violence, symbolising those lives lost and the ones left behind.

Community Development Councillor Jan Kelly said Council stands firmly behind the cause and ...Read on...

Posted on: 20 May, 2019

Teens take to the tarmac in eight hour Human Powered Vehicle race

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Almost 300 students will descend on the Barmaryee Multi Sport Precinct this weekend to take part in the Cap Coast Full Throttle! Human Powered Vehicle Event.

In its second year on the Capricorn Coast, the growing event has returned to Barmaryee where high school students from across Central Queensland will race their human powered vehicles over an eight-hour period.

Co-hosted by Emmaus College and Yeppoon ...Read on...

Posted on: 20 May, 2019

Our region’s volunteers making a world of difference will be celebrated this National Volunteer Week

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Livingstone Shire volunteers will be acknowledged and celebrated throughout this week as Council joins in with the thousands of events held across the country as part of National Volunteer Week held from 20 – 26 May.

Established in 1989, National Volunteer Week is the largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism in Australia and provides an opportunity to highlight the role of volunteers in our communities, and to say thank you to the more than 6 million Austral...Read on...

Posted on: 14 May, 2019

Learn more about your local Library during Library and Information Week!

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Livingstone Shire will join libraries across Australia for the week of May 20 to 26 in celebrating Library and Information Week 2019 with a range of free activities and community events.

Library and Information Week provides the opportunity for people of all ages to discover the wide range of services and resources offered by the modern library.

Organised by the Australian Library and Information Association, Library and Information W...Read on...

Posted on: 13 May, 2019

Tell your neighbours to get involved in Livingstone 2050!

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Everyone in the Livingstone community is encouraged to have their say as part of the Livingstone 2050: Shaping Our Tomorrow planning project.

Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton urged people to share their thoughts with their neighbour and get everyone involved as this will be a plan for the whole community.

“Having everyone involved is important, and this is a great opportunity for the community to...Read on...

Posted on: 10 May, 2019

Share a cupcake for Neighbourhood Centre Week 2019

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In the spirit of Neighbourhood Centre Week 2019, Council’s Community Centre team is sharing the love in the form of sweet treats to raise awareness around the importance of human connection.

As part of the nationwide initiative to celebrate the role of community, neighbourhood, resource and learning centres in the Community, free cupcakes were handed out at Yeppoon Central this morning. Residents were encouraged to share these treats with the...Read on...

Posted on: 10 May, 2019

Major questions remain unanswered by Prime Minister on the impacts of ADF 'land grab'

In the lead-up to election-day questions remain unanswered as to how the negative community impacts of the massive Australian Defence Forces (ADF) ‘land-grab’ at Shoalwater Bay will be addressed.

“Three years on and one week out from polling day the community are still waiting for answers to some major questions about the impacts of ADF’s plans to expand Shoalwater Bay Army Training Area (SWBTA) so more foreign troops can train there,” Mayor Bill ...Read on...

Posted on: 10 May, 2019

Community asked why our coastline is important in upcoming pop-up visits

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As Council progresses to the next stages of the Livingstone Coastal Hazards Adaptation Strategy (CHAS) project, residents are being encouraged to get involved in the upcoming community pop-up consultations this month.

Aimed at planning for the long-term functionality and protection of our coastal assets, Livingstone is one of 31 coastal Councils in Queensland to join the CHAS project, after receiving funding under the Queensland Governments QCoast2100 programme in 2016...Read on...

Posted on: 7 May, 2019

Group of friends experience history, culture and beauty of China from the saddles of their bicycles

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There’s a variety of ways you can travel when it comes to transport, and while bike-riding isn’t the most common, as Mark Ellaway and his friends will tell you, it’s a great way to take in changing landscapes and breathtaking scenery.

Exploring hundreds of kilometres of China during four separate visits, Mark will share his fascinating tales of the rich history, culture and beauty they experienced from the saddles of their bicycles at the next Armchair Travel session at Yeppoon Town Ha...Read on...

Posted on: 7 May, 2019

Coalition makes matching $21.6 million commitment to Stage 1 of Stanage Bay Road upgrades

Mayor Bill Ludwig says he was both delighted and relieved to now have a joint commitment from both major parties in regard to Stage One of major upgrades to Stanage Bay Road.

“This is a critical access route for Australian Defence Forces (ADF), our primary producers, Stanage Bay Township and Emergency Services,” Cr Ludwig said.

“I would like to commend Michelle Landry MP on securing this matching investment in the future fo...Read on...

Posted on: 7 May, 2019

Call for LNP and Labor to both dig deeper for critical tourism infrastructure

With two weeks to go before election-day, Mayor Bill Ludwig is again calling on the two major parties to dig deeper with their commitments for critical tourism infrastructure.

“It was absolutely fantastic that Federal Labor committed $25 million to Great Keppel Island (GKI) power and water infrastructure,” Cr Ludwig said.

“That strategic investment, when combined with the $31.8 million commitment from the State Government, w...Read on...

Posted on: 7 May, 2019

Lead the way and drive so others survive: National Road Safety Week 2019

From 6 to 12 May 2019, all road users in Livingstone are being asked to show their road safety leadership as part of National Road Safety Week.

This an annual event held to remember the lives lost on our roads and explore ways to decrease these traumatic road events.

Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton said each year, statistics show around 1200 people are killed and another 35,000 are seriously injure...Read on...

Posted on: 30 April, 2019

Livingstone 2050 community consultation launches to Shape Our Tomorrow

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The community is being encouraged to begin preparing to get involved in an important consultation process as Livingstone shapes a vision for the region over the next 30 years.

Livingstone Shire Council Mayor Bill Ludwig said this long-term strategic community planning project titled Livingstone 2050: Shaping Our Tomorrow, asks residents of today to consider the community's needs, aspirations, opportunities, and challenge...Read on...

Posted on: 29 April, 2019

Questions PM Scott Morrison must answer in relation to impacts of ADF’s Shoalwater Bay Land-Grab

The total lack of meaningful response from the LNP as to how the negative community impacts of the massive Australian Defence Forces (ADF) ‘land-grab’ at Shoalwater Bay will be addressed has raised more questions than answers.

“Three years on from first finding out about ADF’s forced acquisition plans to expand Shoalwater Bay Army Training Area (SWBTA) so more foreign troops can train there, the community are still waiting for answers to some major questions,” Mayor Bill Ludwig...Read on...

Posted on: 26 April, 2019

PM asked to address massive SWBTA 'land grab' and the impact on Livingstone ratepayers

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With just three weeks to go before election-day, Mayor Bill Ludwig is extending an official invitation on behalf of Livingstone ratepayers and the communities of Marlborough and Stanage Bay for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to visit Livingstone.

Mayor Ludwig says he wants the Prime Minister to make a commitment to addressing the grossly unfair Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) expansion plans.

“While the Federal Government continues to keep Livingstone Shire Council and the community in the...Read on...

Posted on: 24 April, 2019

Livingstone Shire first Council in Queensland to join Welcoming Cities

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Livingstone Shire Council is proud to join 33 Council’s nationwide and be the first local government in Queensland to take part in the Welcoming Cities initiative, committed to welcoming and inclusion.

Launched in early 2016, Welcoming Cities facilitates a national network of inclusive, vibrant communities internationally recognised for their ability to foster a sense of belonging and participation.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the initiative would not onl...Read on...

Posted on: 24 April, 2019

Once-off additional Community Grants Round now open!

Council is encouraging not-for-profit community groups and organisations to take advantage of a once-off, third round of the Livingstone Community Grants to be delivered in the 2018/19 financial year.

The Livingstone Community Grants programme, proudly supported by Livingstone Shire Council, Keppel Bay Sailing Club and Inverness Yeppoon, provides funding to community groups and sporting clubs to deliver innovative projects and programmes which respond ...Read on...

Posted on: 23 April, 2019

Federal Labor commitment of $21.6 million for Stanage Bay Road upgrades is a win-win

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Mayor Bill Ludwig said Federal Labor’s commitment of $21.6 million for critical Stanage Bay Road upgrades and bitumen sealing announced today by Anthony Albanese is a win-win for all concerned.

Federal Labor commitment of $21.6 million for Stanage Bay Road upgrades is a win-win for all concerned

Mayor Bill Ludwig said Federal Labor’s commitment of $21.6 million for critical Stanage Bay Road upgrades and bitumen sealing announced today by Anth...Read on...

Posted on: 4 April, 2019

New signature playground precinct set for installation in Emu Park this May

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Residents and visitors to Emu Park will gain another fantastic attraction to the foreshore in 2019 once works begin on installing a new interactive playground in Kerr Park.

Residents and visitors to Emu Park will gain another fantastic attraction to the foreshore in 2019 once works begin on installing a new interactive playground in Kerr Park.

The works are scheduled to commence in May as part of Stage 3 of the Emu Park V...Read on...

Posted on: 16 April, 2019

New features to improve key locations as part of Yeppoon Town Centre Smart Lighting Project

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Yeppoon’s CBD is set to become smarter, safer and more community-friendly with several new additions under installation over the coming months as part of the Yeppoon Town Centre Smart Lighting Project.

Throughout sections of the Yeppoon Town Centre (James Street, Normanby Street, Mary Street and Hill Street) public WiFi, LED pedestrian lighting, and CCTV are being installed.

Smart Parking sensors and pay stations are also being installed around the ...Read on...

Posted on: 15 April, 2019

The Golden Age of Radio is back with Mystery in the Air!

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Residents are being invited to tune in as comedy legend Michael Veitch and handsome young blade Simon Oats brush off their double-breasted dinner suits to transport us back to the days before television when radio was king with Mystery in the Air!

Described as not a radio play but a very real live radio drama, Mystery in the Air will take audiences into the 1940’s studio when it visits the Yeppoon Town Hall on Saturday, April 27, with drama coming from more than just their scripts.

Yes, it’s ma...Read on...

Posted on: 15 April, 2019

Coalition refuses to do the right thing over army roads

Frustration has turned to anger once again in the battle over who should pay for upgrades to bring Shoalwater Bay Army Training Area (SWBTA) access roads up to a safe standard, and to secure a fair contribution for on-going road maintenance.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the latest response from Coalition assistant Defence Minister David Fawcett has demonstrated once again just how out of touch and arrogant this Federal Government remains on these key issues impacting Livingstone Shire ratepayers.
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Posted on: 8 April, 2019

Innovation evolves on the Cap Coast with entrepreneur’s group launch and Business Breakfast

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Innovation on the Capricorn Coast is accelerating following the launch of CAPreneurs, as Council also plans to welcome Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur Leanne Kemp to the region to host a free Business Breakfast next week.

A passionate group of forward thinkers, CAPreneurs are entrepreneurs from the Capricorn Coast region who are actively pursuing a high growth potential business idea, or who are looking to take their existing business to the next level.

Deputy Mayor and...Read on...

Posted on: 8 April, 2019

Beaman Park gets ‘smart’ with new technology to improve town centre

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Council’s commitment to advancing the region’s local economy, attracting investment and increasing jobs continues to gain momentum as works in Beaman Park progress to make way for the Yeppoon Town Centre Smart Precinct.

Deputy Mayor and Council’s Digital Economy and Innovation Champion Councillor Nigel Hutton said Council received a $200,000 grant from the Australian Government Smart Cities and Suburbs initiative last year to begin implementing smart cities technology wi...Read on...

Posted on: 4 April, 2019

CQ representatives attend Australasia's leading global forum for innovation at QODE2019

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The Central Queensland region was well-represented among some of the country’s best innovators, entrepreneurs and startups during this week’s inaugural QODE event in Brisbane.

Pronounced ‘Code’, QODE aims to be a live and energetic experience focused on delivering inspirational content to the start-up and entrepreneurial community, bringing together leaders from the AI (artificial intelligence) ecosystem, entrepreneurs, investo...Read on...

Posted on: 2 April, 2019

Taking the big steps for Livingstone’s Future

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Following the success of the recent visit by internationally renowned futurist Professor Sohail Inayatullah in February, Council is taking a big strategic step to unlock the region’s future potential for the next 30 years.

Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton said initial discussions have begun to plan for Livingstone 2050.

“Shaping our tomorrow will require a robust and innovative plan that will consider the future of our whole community and its long-term aspirations,” Cr Hutton s...Read on...

Posted on: 26 March, 2019

Community encouraged to go ‘lights out’ for Earth Hour

Council is doing its bit to show support for Australia in meeting its international climate change commitments, while encouraging the community to do the same.

Council will turn off all non-essential lights at its facilities to participate in Earth Hour 2019 on Saturday 30 March between 8.30pm and 9.30pm as an opportunity for residents to call for urgent action on climate change and to halt biodiversity loss.
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Posted on: 26 March, 2019

Livingstone tells Australian Government ‘enough is enough’ with ADF request to close public access

Livingstone Shire Council has advised the Defence Minister ‘enough is enough’ in regards to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) requests to once again implement substantive closure of public access to the Stanage Township.

This request would be in place at the peak of the tourist and recreational fishing season.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the requested month-long ‘Defence Area’ declaration gives ADF sweeping powers to turn away ‘grey nomads’, tourist visitors, and recreation...Read on...

Posted on: 22 March, 2019

Livingstone Mayor says Australian Government response to SWBTA issues ‘not good enough’

Livingstone ratepayers received another slap in the face this week with Assistant Minister for Defence David Fawcett officially confirming to Council that not one dollar of the $1 billion SWBTA funding will go towards upgrading army access roads.

The $1 billion upgrade is planned to go towards doubling the number of overseas troops training at Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA).

Assistant Minister Fawcett said the Australian Government had no obligation to contribute to road maintenance throu...Read on...

Posted on: 20 March, 2019

Call for bipartisan support for GKI power and water infrastructure

Livingstone Mayor Bill Ludwig is calling for bipartisan support for GKI power and water infrastructure from Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry and Senator Matt Canavan.

The call follows the continued refusal by LNP to provide matching funding for critical infrastructure needed to help ensure the $600 million GKI revitalisation development can go ahead.

“Timely joint investment from both the State and Federal Governmen...Read on...

Posted on: 18 March, 2019

Landmark sister schools signings a real coup for our region

Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton says being in a position to lead a combined delegation of State and private secondary schools to China for simultaneous signing between three schools from one city was a real coup for our region.

“While the concept of establishing sister schools relationships is not new, the ‘landmark’ signing of the three ‘sister school’ agreements will open up significant opportunities for both the Capricorn Coast and broader region to new and diverse internatio...Read on...

Posted on: 15 March, 2019

‘Landmark’ sister schools signing helps create huge international opportunities for regions students

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Opening the two-way door to China as one of the largest markets for international student exchanges and visiting study tours will help create huge opportunities for our region’s students to develop powerful skill sets in a global workforce.

That is how Livingstone Shire Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton described the importance to our region of the ‘landmark’ signing of three ‘sister school’ agreements in the city of Yangzhong in Jaingsu Province last week.

“The ‘landmark’ simultaneous school sig...Read on...

Posted on: 14 March, 2019

Stanage Bay Army Road upgrades in limbo following Ministers resignations

The fight to have the Australian Government undertake safety upgrades and pay their fair share of maintenance on Stanage Bay Road is in limbo once again following the recent retirement announcements of two senior Government Defence Ministers.

Mayor Bill Ludwig, who travelled to Canberra just weeks ago to meet with both Government and Opposition Ministers to discuss the vital army access road upgrades and defence industry opportunities, said the retirement announcements of both Christopher Pyne...Read on...

Posted on: 12 March, 2019

Regions young people encouraged to join new Youth Action Group

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Playing a role in decisions that affect young people, developing new skills and increasing knowledge of local government are all opportunities local youth will experience as Council launches the Youth Action Group.

In an effort to improve engagement with our region’s young people, the initiative was developed following a recommendation from the 2018 Youth Needs Analysis.

Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton who was a Youth Council member from 2002 – 2004 said initiatives li...Read on...

Posted on: 12 March, 2019

Djuki Mala brings sheer joy, energy and hilarity to Cap Coast this May!

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Described by the Australian Times as a “must see”, award-winning Indigenous dance sensation Djuki Mala will thrill and inspire local audiences when they perform in Yeppoon this May!

Guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a pep in your step, Djuki Mala’s enthusiasm, joy and explosive-energy wow their audiences with a celebration of dance, storytelling and culture, and will visit the region for the first time as part of their Queen...Read on...

Posted on: 11 March, 2019

Livingstone Businesses and Community consider what the future holds

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Council was fortunate to host world-renowned futurist Professor Sohail Inayatullah in our region recently, to guide a series of workshops surrounding the future.

Local businesses as well as the wider community were able to take advantage of Professor Inayatullah’s expertise in future thinking to consider what the future may hold, and how future scenarios might influence the local economy and business sector, as we...Read on...

Posted on: 5 March, 2019

Coast delegation heads to China to sign ‘landmark’ sister schools agreements

This week a Capricorn Coast delegation with representatives from Livingstone Shire Council, Yeppoon’s three secondary schools and Queensland Education will travel to China to formalise a landmark signing of ‘sister school’ agreements with Yangzhong City.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said this was one of the first times a combined group of State and private secondary schools had joined forces with the support of Council and State Government to simultaneously formalise multi-school region to region relationships.
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Posted on: 5 March, 2019

Go deep into the gypsy heart of Transylvania to Dracula’s Castle in next Armchair Travel Session!

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From the famous natural wonder that is the Turda Salt Mine to the medieval town of Sighisoara, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler who inspired the legend of Count Dracula, the community is invited to hear more at the next Armchair Travel session.

Held by Livingstone Shire Council Library – this free series of presentations give residents the opportunity to share their travel stories and experiences with the community, while inspiring others to embark on a journey themselves.

This Armchair Trave...Read on...

Posted on: 1 March, 2019

Let’s Talk about Money! Local ladies invited to Queensland Women's Week event

Livingstone Shire Council is inviting local ladies to help celebrate Queensland Women’s Week in our region with a special event on 13 March at St Ursula’s College.

With this year’s theme titled ‘Invest in women. Invest in the future’, Council is proud to bring to the women of our region, an opportunity to attend the event, Women – Let’s Talk About Money, so they can learn more about managing their finances.

Commu...Read on...

Posted on: 1 March, 2019

Mayor Ludwig explains decisions behind Non-Owner Occupied Residential rating category

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 from the 2019 – 20 budget.

The fundamental principle here is decisions should not be based simply on the personal preferences of individual Councillors, but be made after all factors are known and fully taken into account for the greater good for all ratepayers.

Given we are on...Read on...

Posted on: 28 February, 2019

TIQ workshop opening up investment opportunities for Central Queensland

Capricorn Coast region businesses will be given invaluable insight into the world of investment and funding opportunities next week after Trade Investment Queensland (TIQ) visits the region to deliver a workshop at the Yeppoon Town Hall.

Deputy Mayor and Council’s Digital Economy and Innovation Champion Councillor Nigel Hutton said this was a fantastic opportunity for our region’s local business community to take advantage of.

“Council is thrilled to host this workshop that offers our...Read on...

Posted on: 28 February, 2019

Get tech savvy with LAD Social at upcoming Online Business Workshops

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If you run a local business with an aim to become more tech savvy in the online world, a series of marketing and advertising workshops will be held over the next three months in Emu Park, Yeppoon and Marlborough.

Livingstone Shire Council, in conjunction with the Australian Small Business Advisory Services is hosting Rockhampton-based marketing and advertising company LAD Social to deliver seven workshops specialising in social media.

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

Posted on: 26 February, 2019

Livingstone pushes case for army road upgrades and establishment of defence industries for region

Last week Livingstone Mayor Bill Ludwig travelled to Canberra to press the case for the much needed upgrades of the Stanage Bay Road access route to Shoalwater Bay Army Training Area (SWBTA) and the establishment of defence industries in the region.

Along with a very comprehensive business case Cr Ludwig also put this very blunt question to both Government and Opposition Shadow Ministers….

“Would they let their families drive with army convoys and major heavy transports on Stanage Bay Road withou...Read on...

Posted on: 18 February, 2019

Tech Savvy Seniors receives third round of funding in Livingstone

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Whether it’s paying a bill online, purchasing items or using a search engine, local seniors will again have the chance to take part in Livingstone Shire Council’s Tech Savvy Seniors program after Council recently received a third round of funding.

The popular free training sessions are a joint initiative of Telstra and the State Library of Queensland which will help to improve the technology skills of older generations within small communities.

Community Development and Support and Senior Citi...Read on...

Posted on: 12 February, 2019

Livingstone Shire Recovery and Resilience Taskforces actions The Caves Bushfire Recovery

Livingstone Shire Council continues to make solid progress in post bush fire recovery, following the adoption of the Central Queensland Fires, a Recovery and Resilience Implementation Plan.

Local Disaster Management Group Chair, Mayor Bill Ludwig said Council endorsed the detailed plan last week, which is based on the principles of disaster recovery, including community led approaches, coordination of all activities, effective communication ...Read on...

Posted on: 12 February, 2019

Livingstone Ratepayers should not be forced to continue to subsidise ADF

With planned expansions and massive upgrades of Shoalwater Bay Army Training Area now rapidly advancing, the ratepayers of Livingstone should no longer be forced to continue subsidising the Australian Defence Force in its use of these defence facilities.

This is the clear message Livingstone Mayor Bill Ludwig will be taking to Canberra next week in a bid to finally get a commitment for the critical upgrades needed to bring Stanage Bay Road up to a safe and ‘fit for purpose’ standard.

“Livingstone ratep...Read on...

Posted on: 12 February, 2019

International Futurist visits Capricorn Coast to host interactive workshops

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Livingstone Shire Council is hosting a series of visioning workshops featuring renowned international futurist, Professor Sohail Inayatullah, UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies.

Visioning workshops are aimed at getting local business and the community thinking about how changing trends could impact the future of the Capricorn Coast region.

Professor Inayatullah has spent his working life analysing scenarios that could play ou...Read on...

Posted on: 11 February, 2019

Get Ready, Get Resilient – Hub Open Day coincides with Marcia anniversary

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While unfavourable conditions postponed Get Ready, Get Resilient – Hub Open Day in December, the event has been rescheduled to coincide with the fourth anniversary of ex-Tropical cyclone Marcia.

Residents are being invited to attend the free, fun family day on Saturday, 23 February from 9am to 1pm to get help with their ‘what-if’ plan.

To be held at The Hub in Beaman Park, Yeppoon, the event aims to help the community to better understand the...Read on...

Posted on: 7 February, 2019

Share your Library Love Stories this Library Lovers Month

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It’s all about sharing the love at your local library throughout February, as Livingstone celebrates the national event, Library Lovers' Day 2019!

Library Lovers’ Day is a chance for everyone to reconnect with the library and share the library love which will be held not only on 14 February, but throughout the entire month with several promotions and competitions on offer for local library users.
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Posted on: 4 February, 2019

The 2018-19 Round 2 RADF grants now open for local arts community

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Local artists and community groups are being invited to apply for the latest round of funding under the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), to assist with getting their arts projects off the ground to share with the community.

Library Arts and Culture Councillor Pat Eastwood said RADF promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of diverse and inclusive communities and strong regions.

“Council would like to acknowledge the strong support from the...Read on...

Posted on: 1 February, 2019

Go behind the scenes with Nene Davies during Author Talk at Yeppoon Library

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For local author Nene Davies, there’s nothing like chatting with like-minded people about their passion for reading and creating, and that’s exactly what she’ll be doing on 16 February at Yeppoon Library!

Readers, writers and booklovers are invited to attend an Author Talk with Nene where guests will get to hear about her writing journey as the proud author of five novels with her latest titled, Whitethorne.

Nene said Whitethorne is a contemporary novel...Read on...

Posted on: 1 February, 2019

Planning for next stages of Capricorn Coast Pineapple Rail Trail needs your feedback

Livingstone Shire Council is seeking feedback from a variety of stakeholders in the planning process for stages 2, 3, and 4 of the Capricorn Coast Pineapple Rail Trail.

Funding was awarded to Council for the project through the Queensland Government's new $14 million Rail Trail Local Government Grants program.

Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton said Council is currently completing a planning project and feasibility stud...Read on...

Posted on: 1 February, 2019

Local government history preserved after Council is gifted with extensive document

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Livingstone Shire Council’s long and rich history has now been officially preserved and well-documented after local resident Michael Prior traced it origins dating as far back as 1880.

The document, which was presented as a gift to the Council table at last week’s Ordinary Meeting, comprises lists of all Mayors, Councillors and CEO’s to have served Livingstone Shire Council, including when it was called Gogango, from 1880 to 2018, inclu...Read on...

Posted on: 31 January, 2019

Hinchliffe referral to Change Commission welcomed

On the matter of proposed boundary changes between Livingstone and Rockhampton, Mayor Bill Ludwig said Minister Hinchliffe must be commended on his continuing commitment in helping our two Councils find a consensus way forward.

“Last year our Council was pleased to play a role in helping shape and then endorsing the terms of reference for a possible boundary change,” Cr Ludwig said.

“In doing so our discussions with the Minister were very open and frank that our support for t...Read on...

Posted on: 29 January, 2019

2019 Over the Fence Comedy Film Festival Tour returns to entertain in Livingstone!

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Be prepared to laugh out loud when Over the Fence Comedy Film Festival returns to Yeppoon Town Hall on Friday, 15 February.

In its 21st edition of the touring the festival, each year audiences are treated to a pattern of subjects within each film that evolve into a theme.

This year’s theme, “Imperfect Worlds” explores the idea that not only does being “imperfect” make you h...Read on...

Posted on: 29 January, 2019

Round 2 of the 2018/19 Livingstone Community Grants opens next week!

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Local clubs and community groups are the lifeblood of our region, and Council is encouraging them to apply in the upcoming round of the Livingstone Community Grants!

The Livingstone Community Grants, proudly supported by Livingstone Shire Council, Keppel Bay Sailing Club and Inverness Yeppoon, provides funding to community groups and sporting clubs to deliver innovative projects and programmes which respond to local c...Read on...

Posted on: 29 January, 2019

Access and Inclusion consultation continuing in February 2019!

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Getting into buildings, using footpaths safely, enjoying parks and playgrounds or accessing toilets and change rooms are just some of the initiatives Council wants to improve across our region with help and input from our community.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said Council is continuing its Access and Inclusion consultation throughout February, in order to gain feedback from residents to help find better ways to ensure the community is accessible.

“Council is encouraging residents to partic...Read on...

Posted on: 29 January, 2019

2019 Livingstone Shire Council Australia Day Awards

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Community stalwart Brian Dorey OAM has been named Livingstone Shire Council’s Citizen of the Year at last night’s 2019 Livingstone Shire Australia Day Awards.

Individuals and local organisations who volunteer their time and energy to inspire pride in our community were honoured at the ceremony at Yeppoon Town Hall.

Chair of the Australia Day Awards Committee Councillor Nigel Hutton congratulated all of the n...Read on...

Posted on: 22 January, 2019

Do the right thing and use the right bin

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Council is encouraging residents to ensure the waste and recycling from any clean ups around their homes is disposed of correctly with a number of waste truck incidents occurring recently in the Central Queensland area.

Waste Councillor Adam Belot said it provided a timely reminder to us all to do the right thing and use the right bin.

“Putting the wrong items in the wrong bin contaminates not only your bin but also the entire truck load, which means recyclable resour...Read on...

Posted on: 21 January, 2019

Council launches Phases 3-8 of the Livingstone Coastal Hazards Adaptation Strategy (CHAS) Project

Council is launching the next stages of the Livingstone Coastal Hazards Adaptation Strategy project, aimed at planning for the long-term functionality and protection of our coastal assets.

Funded by the Department of Environment and Science and administered by the Local Government Association of Queensland under the QCoast2100 programme, the project will focus on Phases 3-8 of the CHAS.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said Council has already complete...Read on...

Posted on: 18 January, 2019

Australia Day Ambassador Mona Hecke special guest for Livingstone’s 2019 Australia Day Awards

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Founder of Aussie Health Girl, educator, health and wellbeing keynote speaker among many other distinguished titles, Australia Day Ambassador Mona Hecke will visit the region next week as part of Livingstone’s Australia Day celebrations.

Chair of the Australia Day Awards Committee Councillor Nigel Hutton expressed the committee’s excitement in welcoming Ms Hecke to our beautiful region.

“We are thrilled to host such a high achieving guest as Ms Hecke, and look forward to hearing her sp...Read on...

Posted on: 18 January, 2019

Council launches Capacity Building Workshops to provide support for community organisations

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Council has held its first Capacity Building Workshop this week, aimed at providing support for not-for-profit community organisations to increase capacities across a range of topics.

Hosted by Council’s Community Development and Sport and Recreation team, the workshops will be held on the third Thursday of each month from 6pm in the Community Education Room at The Hub in Beaman Park, Yeppoon.

Community Development Councillor Jan Ke...Read on...

Posted on: 14 January, 2019

What’s in a name? Council considers name change from Shire to Regional Council

As the Capricorn Coast Region continues to see major growth both economically and in population size, Council has reconfirmed its commitment to proceed with a name change and formal reclassification of Livingstone Shire to a Regional Council.

An online community consultation is going live tomorrow using Council’s Get Involved engagement platform to inform the community of the intention to change the name and give people an opportunity to have their say.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said our region is ...Read on...

Posted on: 14 January, 2019

The Hub welcomes residents to drop in and learn more about disaster resilience these school holidays

If you’ve ever wondered what happens behind the scenes when responding to a disaster, now’s your chance to see firsthand at The Hub in Beaman Park on Wednesday, 23 January from 9am to 3pm.

Local Disaster Coordinator David Mazzaferri said our region has seen its fair share of disasters in the last few months with the appearance of a tropical cyclone, bushfires and heavy rainfall.

“These weather events have proven that anything can happen ...Read on...

Posted on: 21 December, 2018

Waste reduction important throughout the festive 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: 20 December, 2018

Make your festive celebrations pet-friendly this holiday season

With the festive celebrations getting in full swing next week, Livingstone Shire Council would like to remind pet owners to take extra care of their animals during the holiday season.

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: 17 December, 2018

Plans to continue Capricorn Coast Pineapple Rail Trail underway

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Plans to further the Capricorn Coast Pineapple Rail Trail may become a reality in the near future after Council was successful in obtaining funding to deliver a planning project for the continuation of the trail.

Funding was awarded through the Queensland Government's new $14 million Rail Trail Local Government Grants program.

Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said the council was awarded the funding after submitting a successful expression of interest.
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Posted on: 14 December, 2018

ICare Community Project supports hundreds of families in its first year

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Since launching in November 2017, the community-driven initiative known as the ICare Community Project has raised over $22,900 in contributions and vouchers to assist local residents in need.

ICare Community Project supports hundreds of families in its first year

Since launching in November 2017, the community-driven initiative known as the ICare Community Project has raised over $22,900 in contributions and vouchers to assist local resid...Read on...

Posted on: 13 December, 2018

Livingstone residents encouraged to prepare for weather fall out from Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen

Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen is currently in the Gulf of Carpentaria and is anticipated to track back along the Queensland coast over the next few days, with the main impact of this weather event anticipated to reach the Capricorn Coast on Sunday.

Council’s Local Disaster Management Group is currently on precautionary alert and will move to full preparation mode at 8am tomorrow morning.

Mayor Bill Ludwig, Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group said weather reports indicate the Capricorn C...Read on...

Posted on: 11 December, 2018

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

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As part of the many school holiday activities on offer this summer, Livingstone Shire libraries are delivering another fun-filled season of the Summer Reading Club!

Created for children and young people pre-school age to 17, the Summer Reading Club is a free program led by State Library of Queensland (SLQ) that inspires imaginations and instils a love of libraries and reading.

Libraries, Art and Culture Councillor...Read on...

Posted on: 10 December, 2018

Canal Creek Memorial Service held to remember WWII Air Disaster on 75th Anniversary

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Livingstone Shire Council will host a special memorial service on Wednesday, 19 December from 8am to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Australia’s second largest air disaster.

Douglas Dakota, a C-47 military aircraft travelling from Townsville to Brisbane went down at Canal Creek, a location north west of Yeppoon on 19 December 1943 at 9.20am. Thirty-one fatalities were recorded from this event.

As part of the special comme...Read on...

Posted on: 3 December, 2018

Emu Park Swimming Complex gets a bright, bold makeover under Placemaking Program

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Emu Park Don Ireland Swimming Complex has received a welcome makeover last week, after its white-spotted walls were turned into a kaleidoscope of bright, bold colours.

Caves-based visual artist, printmaker, graphic designer Nellie Lovegrove completed the works last week, as part of Council’s ongoing Placemaking Program.

Working on a mural of this scale wasn’t new to Nellie, but each new project helps her learn more a...Read on...

Posted on: 30 November, 2018

Livingstone Shire Disaster Update #3

Mayor and Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) Bill Ludwig and Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga today toured The Caves and Mount Etna area to inspect the damage and to meet with the hard working firefighters, SES and residents.

Livingstone Shire Council are providing support to the Caves Community with the delivery of a diesel fuel trailer along with two 30,000 Lt water tankers to replenish water supplies at the Capricorn Caverns Resort that were depleted during yesterday’s flar...Read on...

Posted on: 29 November, 2018

Livingstone Shire Disaster Update #2

Livingstone Shire’s Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) met again this afternoon at 4.00pm at the Local Disaster Coordination Centre (LDCC).

Livingstone Shire’s Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) met again this afternoon at 4.00pm at the Local Disaster Coordination Centre (LDCC).

Winds have decrease today compared to those on Wednesday, but with the continuing hot and dry conditions an...Read on...

Posted on: 28 November, 2018

Livingstone Shire Disaster Update #1

Livingstone Shire’s Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) and the Local Disaster Coordination Centre (LDCC) moved to full activation mode, Standing Up at 1800 hours this evening.

Livingstone Shire’s Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) and the Local Disaster Coordination Centre (LDCC) moved to full activation mode, Standing Up at 1800 hours this evening.

LDMG Chairman Mayor Bill Ludwig said with weather conditions escalating ...Read on...

Posted on: 26 November, 2018

Community event invites resident’s to learn more about disasters at Get Ready, Get Resilient Day

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If you need help with your ‘what-if’ plan or want to learn more about coastal hazards, Council is inviting residents along to the Get Ready, Get Resilient – Hub Open Day on Saturday, 8 December from 9am to 1pm.

The event aims to help the community to better understand the risk of tsunamis, cyclones and storm surges as our region enters the beginning of storm season.

Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton, who is also Deputy Chairman of the Livingstone Shire Local Disaster...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...

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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...

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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...

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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...


Public Notices

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Posted on: 28 August, 2019

Public Notice - Water Supply Act Amended

Water Supply (Safety & Reliability) Act 2008 the Declaration of the Sewerage Service Area and the Water Service Area is amended to include parts of Barmaryee, Hidden Valley, Taroomball and Lammermoor.

On 20 August 2019, Council resolved that in accordance with s 161 (6) of the Water Supply (Safety & Reliability) Act 2008 the Declaration of the Sewerage Service Area and the Water Service Area is amended to include parts of Barmaryee, Hidden Valley,...Read on...

Additional Info...

Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation Project

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Posted on: 18 September, 2015

Council seeks new PMs ongoing support for Yeppoon Foreshore Revitalisation

Livingstone Shire Mayor Bill Ludwig has written to new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull seeking his continued support of the Yeppoon Foreshore Revitalisation Project.

Council has applied for $10 million in Federal Government funding under the National S...Read on...

Posted on: 7 September, 2015

Council to roll out extensive Community Consultation

Livingstone Shire Council has hit the ground running as it prepares to roll out a three month initial community engagement and consultation phase to help determine what the Yeppoon Foreshore Revitalisation final design is going to look like.

Mayor Bill...Read on...

Posted on: 2 September, 2015

Foreshore Stage 3 and Wi-Fi Technology Update

The critical underground components of the eagerly anticipated zero-depth water play feature are now nearing completion.

Deputy Mayor Graham Scott said with underground works soon to be completed, the project will move into the exciting above ground co...Read on...

Posted on: 28 August, 2015

Yeppoon Foreshore Revitalisation Community Engagement

Last year Livingstone Shire Council was successful in winning $2.5 million dollars of State funding, matched dollar for dollar by Council, to finally construct the long-awaited Yeppoon Foreshore zero depth water play feature.

A percentage that funding ...Read on...

Posted on: 18 August, 2015

Stage Redesign and Shade Structures To Facilitate Major Festivals and Events

Enhanced stage design and amphitheatre improvements will facilitate major community events while providing shaded seating areas, opening up views and saving the community up to $100,000 a year in hire costs.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the enhancements are ...Read on...

Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation P
Posted on: 18 January, 2015

Tourism to take off after LNP commits to give Yeppoon foreshore a facelift

Yeppoon is set for a major tourism boost thanks to $2.5 million from the Newman LNP Government’s Royalties for the Regions program.

LNP Member for Keppel, Bruce Young said the $2.5 million Round 4 in partnership with Livingstone Council will deliver a ...Read on...

Posted on: 20 November, 2014

Yeppoon Foreshore Revitalisation Stage 3 Ready to Roll

Livingstone Shire Council is ready to roll with stage 3 of the Yeppoon Foreshore Revitalisation, if it gets the green light from the State Government in the current Royalties for the Regions funding round.

Livingstone Shire Council is ready to roll wit...Read on...

Posted on: 2 October, 2014

Yeppoon Foreshore and Causeway Lake likely projects for federal funding

Yeppoon Foreshore Tourist Precinct Master-plan and Causeway Lakes are likely to be key priority projects that Livingstone Shire Council will be putting forward for funding under the recently announced Federal Government Stronger Regions funding program.
...Read on...


Youth

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Posted on: 15 March, 2014

Like us! Youth in Livingstone

Livingstone Shire Council is keen to involve its young people and has taken this commitment online with the establishment of the Youth in Livingstone Facebook Page www.facebook.com/youthinlivingstone

Mayor of Livingstone Shire, Councillor Bill Ludwig ...Read on...

Youth in Livingstone