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28 AUGUST - COUNCIL COMMISSIONS FLOOD WARNING STATIONS

Six new automated river height and rainfall stations have been installed at sites throughout the Scenic Rim as part of a Council initiative to enhance the region's flood and severe weather warning network. The sites will provide additional real-time data to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) giving the agency a broader picture of what is occurring in the region's river and rainfall catchments.
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28 AUGUST - MILLIONS INVESTED IN GLENEAGLE ROAD UPGRADES

A $1 million Council upgrade of Gould Hill Road at Gleneagle has reached a milestone with the reopening of the road to vehicles under traffic control conditions. The project complements improvement works being undertaken on Veresdale Scrub Rd worth an additional $1.6 million.
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27 AUGUST - NEW BRIDGE TRUCKED IN AT LAMINGTON

In a bridge-building first for Council, a new creek crossing has been delivered on site entirely pre-constructed and ready for installation. Council is currently undertaking the replacement of Deep Chinghee Bridge on Chinghee Creek Rd, with the ageing timber structure making way for a new pre-fabricated crossing constructed from composite fibre and steel at a cost of approximately $300,000.
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25 AUGUST - COUNCIL DELIVERS ON OPERATIONAL PLAN PRIORITIES

Council has signed off the final quarterly report card relating to the delivery of the 2014-15 Operational Plan. Mayor John Brent said the overall delivery of annual projects and recurrent projects captured in the 2014-15 Operational Plan had surpassed 93%.
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25 AUGUST - EKKA HOLIDAY CONFIRMED FOR 2016

The Scenic Rim region will again celebrate the Ekka show holiday on the Monday of show week in 2016. Council has confirmed its preference for the annual Brisbane Royal National Show holiday to occur on Monday, 8 August 2016.
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25 AUGUST - GUANABA EXPERIENCE APPROVAL CONDITIONS AMENDED

Council has voted to amend the conditions of approval for a proposed mountain biking and outdoor recreation park on Tamborine Mountain. Guanaba Experience will cater for a range of outdoor adventure activities including mountain biking, zip-lining, high ropes courses, camping and canopy walks.
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19 AUGUST - COUNTDOWN ON FOR POOL SAFETY CHANGES

Scenic Rim pool owners have just over three months left to ensure their pool complies with mandatory Queensland fencing and safety requirements. All pools, including spas and some portable pools, need to comply with a uniform Queensland pool safety standard by 30 November 2015 or earlier if the property is sold or leased. 
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14 AUGUST - APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR RURAL TREES INITIATIVE

Applications for Council’s Millions Tress, Rural Trees Initiative, which provides free native trees to rural landholders to assist in property management, open Monday 17 August 2015.
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13 AUGUST- COUNCIL'S GAS LANDFILL EXTRACTION ACTIVATED

Council's new landfill gas extraction system at the Central Landfill facility, Bromelton, has been installed and is now functioning, extracting and flaring the methane gas produced from the closed landfill cell.
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7 AUGUST - NOMINATIONS OPEN 2015 BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Scenic Rim Business Excellence Awards, supported by Council and the Combined Regional Chambers of Commerce. The Awards recognise Scenic Rim businesses  and individuals that have achieved outstanding results through initiatives that demonstrate leadership and commitment to  business excellence.
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