2016-17 Scenic Rim Regional Council Budget

Council's 2016-17 Budget was adopted at a Special Meeting held on Thursday 23 June. The key outcomes of the Budget are included in the Community Budget Report. A PDF copy of the report can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE 

News & Announcements News & Announcements

28 JUNE - COUNCILLOR NOMINATED FOR RABBIT BOARD VACANCY

Council has nominated Cr Duncan McInnes to fill a vacancy on the Darling Downs-Moreton Rabbit Board. The board covers eight local government areas in South East Queensland, including Scenic Rim. The function of the board is to ensure rabbit populations are controlled within the district and that the rabbit barrier fence is maintained.
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28 JUNE - DEVELOPMENT PERMIT FOR WONGAWALLAN RD SUBDIVISION

A development permit is to be issued for a 12-lot residential subdivision at 106-110 Wongawallan Rd, Tamborine Mountain. Planning and Development Committee Chair Cr Rick Stanfield said the proposed development dated back more than a decade and, at the time, was approved by the Planning and Environment Court.
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28 JUNE - COMMUNITIES TO BE ENRICHED BY $35,000 IN GRANTS

Community and sporting groups which help to enrich life in the Scenic Rim region will share in more than $35,000 in the final funding round of Council's Community Grants Program this financial year.
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28 JUNE - CONTRACT AWARDED FOR MANAGEMENT OF POPULAR PARK

An expanded contract for the management of a popular camping reserve at Lamington has been approved by Scenic Rim Regional Council. The 10-year contract for the management of Stinson Park on Christmas Creek Road has been awarded to Pet-Rob Services, which has successfully undertaken part of the contract for the past six years.
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28 JUNE - GLENEAGLE ESTATE CONTINUES TO RISE

Council has approved the development of Stage 3 of Scenic Rise estate at Gleneagle. 40 new residential lots will be created in stages 3A and 3B, in addition to dedicated open space. The footprint for Stage 3 is almost four hectares with the overall Scenic Rise development site comprising 13.6 hectares.
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28 JUNE - CLUB GIVEN CARRIAGE OF TAMBORINE'S SWAN PARK

Logan Drivers and Riders Association (LDRA) will be granted a five-year lease over Swan Park at Tamborine to allow the club to develop the site for carriage driving and riding activities. LDRA has proposed developing the park in Goodsell Crescent into a venue which could accommodate a range of community-based equine pursuits.
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28 JUNE - HEALTH AND WELLBEING PROGRAM GROWS

Scenic Rim Council's Health and Wellbeing Program is growing from strength to strength, improving the health of communities as well as residents. A report on the outcomes of the Health and Wellbeing Plan shows strong community support for an ever increasing number of activities which have helped residents get more out of life and played a part in strengthening the social fabric of communities.
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28 JUNE - MANAGEMENT PLANS ADOPTED FOR FLYING FOX COLONIES

Council has adopted new management plans for three identified flying fox roosts in Scenic Rim. Colonies at Canungra, Witheren and Kooralbyn, which are among 11 locations within Scenic Rim where flying foxes are known to roost, are captured under the new plans.
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20 JUNE - YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM WELCOMES CLASS OF 2016

Young people who represent the future of the region have been officially welcomed into the 2016 Scenic Rim Youth Leadership Development Program. 33 students from four secondary schools across the region were inducted into Council's program to help young people grow and develop as future leaders of their communities.
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10 JUNE - ROBOTICS WORKSHOPS WILL HELP BUILD DIGITAL LITERACY

Scenic Rim Council's libraries will be helping to build the digital literacy of secondary school students in the region through workshops where designing and programming robots will be as easy as A,B,C. A $9750 Vision 2017 Coding and Robotics grant from the State Library of Queensland will provide 10 Lego Mindstorm kits to introduce Scenic Rim students to new technologies through play-based learning.
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