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28 SEPTEMBER - RIGHT TO INFORMATION DAY

Wednesday 28 September is Right to Information Day and Scenic Rim Regional Council is an Official Partner of the 2016 event. We confirm our commitment to improving access to information for the community consistent with the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act) and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act). The RTI Act and IP Act are part of a broader framework supporting us to meet community expectations for a more open, transparent and accountable government.
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27 SEPTEMBER - COMMUNITY INVITED TO VOTE ON REGIONAL GATEWAY ART

Three concept designs for planned public art installations at Tamborine Mountain and Canungra have been shortlisted for community feedback. The installations will form part of the Scenic Rim Story Marker Project which aims to create landmark gateways to a new regional tourist under Council's Vibrant and Active Towns and Villages initiative.
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26 SEPTEMBER - CALL FOR STATE INTERVENTION ON POULTRY FARM PLANNING

Mayor Greg Christensen is demanding urgent State Government intervention to address the long-term impact of industrialised poultry farms in the Scenic Rim and other Queensland communities. Council is calling on the State to revoke current guidelines and empower councils to apply the standards of their own planning schemes in determining the suitability of proposed poultry farms.
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26 SEPTEMBER - SCENIC RIM IN THE GAME FOR 2018

Council is forming a community reference group to help support local events and activities planned for the period leading up to and during the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Cr Michael Enright will chair the group and Council is calling for expressions of interest for representation on the panel from Scenic Rim community, sporting and business groups.
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26 SEPTEMBER - ENVIRONMENT BENEFITS FROM COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Seed funding provided through Council's annual Environmental Grants program is set to yield a three-fold dividend in local green outcomes through co-investment and in-kind support. 17 organisations and individuals will share in $100,000 worth of grants to deliver environmental programs in catchments and communities.
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26 SEPTEMBER - FIRST ROUND OF GRANTS HELPS SPREAD COMMUNITY SPIRIT

Communities across the Scenic Rim have been supported in the first round of Council's 2016-17 Community Grants program. In all, 21 community organisations will share in $31,600 of funding.
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26 SEPTEMBER - PLANNING FOR APPROPRIATE DEVELOPMENT

Council considered three applications for proposed poultry farm developments at its September Ordinary Meeting. An application to expand the scale of an established poultry farm at Lower Mount Walker was approved while two applications for new developments at Laravale and Tabooba were refused.
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22 SEPTEMBER - CEREMONY WELCOMES NEWEST AUSSIES

Twelve Scenic Rim residents have officially become fair dinkum Aussies in a citizenship ceremony at The Centre Beaudesert on Monday. Scenic Rim's newest Australian citizens originated from the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Hungary, Brazil and the Philippines.
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16 SEPTEMBER - MAKING TRACKS ON TRAMWAY BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Replacement of Tramway Bridge at Christmas Creek is expected to commence by month's end, requiring the closure of Rudd Lane at the crossing site. Rudd Lane will be closed at Tramway Bridge from Wednesday 28 September 2016 and is expected to reopen February 2017, weather permitting. There will be a signposted detour via Tramway Road.
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16 SEPTEMBER - GAS EXTRACTION MORE THAN JUST HOT AIR

Council is reaping financial dividends from the installation of a landfill gas extraction system at the Central Landfill facility in Bromelton. The system, commissioned 12 months ago in partnership with LMS Energy, extracts and flares the methane gas produced from the old landfill cell.
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