You are invited to nominate an unsung hero who you believe makes the Scenic Rim a great place to live. Why not give them the recognition they deserve?
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19 OCTOBER - FREE TIPPING THIS SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER
To help Scenic Rim residents get ready for the summer storm season, Council is providing free tipping at all transfer stations this Saturday (22 October). Waste transfer stations at Tamborine Mountain, Canungra, Beaudesert, Rathdowney, Boonah, Peak Crossing and Kalbar will operate as normal, but Council is waiving the one cubic metre limit on domestic rubbish and three cubic metres for green waste disposal to encourage households to clean up around their properties.
17 OCTOBER - SCENIC RIM REPTILES UNLEASHED ON BOOK SHELVES
A new guide to the diverse array of reptiles which inhabit the Scenic Rim landscape is set to snake its way into local bookshops and libraries. Reptiles of the Scenic Rim Region has been published by Council in partnership with leading Queensland herpetologist and author Steve Wilson.
6 OCTOBER - MORE TIME TO HAVE A SAY ON DRAFT TOWN PLANS
6 OCTOBER - A SHOUT-OUT FOR YOUR COMMUNITY'S QUIET ACHIEVERS
Mayor Greg Christensen has issued a shout-out across the region for community members to nominate the businesses and quiet achievers who help make the Scenic Rim such a great place to live, work and raise a family. Whether it's creating a bright shopfront to add vibrancy to the town or helping to boost community spirit, Cr Christensen wants to recognise that contribution with a Certificate of Appreciation.
5 OCTOBER - NOMINATE SOMEONE WHO MAKES OUR COMMUNITY GREAT
Nominations for the 2017 Scenic Rim Australia Day Awards are now open across eight categories that highlight the significant contributions of citizens and community groups across the region. Mayor Greg Christensen said the awards program was an important opportunity to recognise the many unsung heroes and quiet achievers whose efforts made a positive difference to the Scenic Rim.
27 SEPTEMBER - COMMUNITY FEEDBACK INVITED 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.
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. The Right to Information Act 2009 and the Information Privacy Act 2009 are part of a broader framework supporting us to meet community expectations for a more open, transparent and accountable government.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
16 SEPTEMBER - SIGN ON FOR BE HEALTHY & ACTIVE 2017
Sport and recreation clubs, community organisations and health professionals are being encouraged to sign on for Council's 2017 Be Healthy & Active Program. Council is calling for expressions of interest from potential service providers to run events and activities in conjunction with the annual program.
13 SEPTEMBER - MILLION TREES PROGRAM HELPS FARMING RESILIENCE
6 SEPTEMBER - FIREWEED REMINDER FOR LANDOWNERS
Council is reminding landowners to take appropriate precautionary and preventative measures against Fireweed, with current weather conditions providing prime conditions for the spread of the declared pest weed.
5 SEPTEMBER - COMMUNITY URGED TO HAVE A SAY ON DRAFT PLANS
30 AUGUST - PEAK PARK PROJECT PROGRESSING
Council is forging ahead with the delivery of a range of infrastructure improvements at Peak Crossing's popular Peak Mountain View Park. Council has recently completed the sealing of the internal road and car parking areas within the park which represents a significant improvement to the amenity of the venue.
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