Canungra flying fox dispersal 30 August - 2 September Canungra flying fox dispersal 30 August - 2 September

Canungra residents are advised that additional dispersal activity relating to the flying fox roost in Lions Park will occur during the early hours of the morning, commencing tomorrow (Tuesday 30 August).

This will occur between 2:30am and 8am for a period of four consecutive days. These operations will involve the use of smoke and light as deterrent methods resulting in nuisance within the roost site and surrounding areas. Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during this time.

To improve the chances of successfully managing flying-foxes in Canungra please do not disturb flying-foxes that are roosting during daylight hours. Please report flying-foxes roosting during daylight hours in vegetation outside of Lions Park to Council on 5540 5111.

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29 AUGUST - FOOTPATH EXTENSION IN STEP WITH COMMUNITY NEEDS

The completion of a major footpath extension in Brisbane Street, Beaudesert, has not only improved pedestrian access but also created a 600-metre walking circuit. The 185-metre extension links the footpath from the Beaudesert Pool to Enright Bridge in McKee Street and connects to the existing footpath network through Jubilee Park.
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26 AUGUST - TURN YOUR TRASH TO CASH ON THE GARAGE SALE TRAIL

 

Scenic Rim residents have been urged to sign up for the 2016 Garage Sale Trail and turn their trash to cash while helping to save the environment. Joining local councils across Australia, Scenic Rim is once again on the Garage Sale Trail bandwagon, encouraging residents to be part of a nationwide event which is expected to draw 300,000 bargain hunters to 10,000 garage sales on Saturday 22 October.
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22 AUGUST - FOUR BRIDGES SET FOR REPLACEMENT

Four more ageing bridges across Scenic Rim are set for replacement in the coming months. Church Bank Bridge at Mutdapilly (pictured), Adams Bridge at Rosevale, Tramway Bridge at Christmas Creek and Camp Creek Bridge at Running Creek will be replaced with contemporary structures after the works were let to contractor Cragcorp Pty Ltd.
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22 AUGUST - POULTRY FARM GUIDELINES REVIEW ADVOCATED

Council will seek the support of Queensland's peak body for local government to advocate for a review of the approval guidelines around poultry farms. It is among four motions being submitted by Council for consideration at the 2016 Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ's) Annual Conference.
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22 AUGUST - SPORTING GROUPS SCORE $100,000 IN COUNCIL GRANTS

Sporting and recreational groups across the region will share in a total of $100,000 in grants approved by Council. Council doubled the funding for its Sport and Recreation Grants Program in 2016-17, allocating a total of $100,000 for infrastructure projects to clubs which help to create healthy communities and strengthen the social fabric of the growing region.
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22 AUGUST - RATHDOWNEY TURF FARM GETS COUNCIL'S GROW AHEAD

A 23.84-hectare turf farm at Rathdowney is to be developed in five stages over the next four years, following approval from Council. All Turf Solutions, which has operated a turf farm at Tamborine for the past 15 years, sought a development permit for the establishment of another turf farm on Boonah-Rathdowney Road.
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16 AUGUST - EAT LOCAL WEEK BRINGS DOLLARS AND TOURISTS TO TABLE

Scenic Rim Eat Local Week contributed more than $1.74 million to both the regional and State economy in 2016, post-event analysis has revealed. The overall economic impact of Scenic Rim Eat Local Week was up 45% on last year's outcome of $1.2 million, while event attendance was up more than 27% from 22,700 to 28,800.
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16 AUGUST - MAYOR'S BOOKED FOR STORYTIME PRESENTATION

Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen will venture into story country next week as a special guest presenter at a Children's Book Week event at Council's Beaudesert Library on Wednesday 24 August. With the theme of Australia! Story Country in 2016, Book Week is a national celebration of children's literature and Cr Christensen is looking forward to sharing from a selection of his favourite titles for the small set.
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16 AUGUST - NEPALESE DELEGATION EXPLORES COUNCIL INITIATIVES

The value of events such as Eat Local Week in boosting the local economy provided food for thought when Scenic Rim Regional Council hosted a Nepalese delegation during a 12-day training tour. Council's Corporate and Community Services Chair, Cr Virginia West, welcomed the 21 Nepalese Government officials whose course was provided by the Australian Government.
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15 AUGUST - $450,000 UPGRADE FOR VERESDALE SCRUB ROAD

A $450,000 upgrade to Veresdale Scrub Road at Veresdale is driving ahead as part of Council's record $31.4 million roads and bridges program. The project represents the third stage of a program of works to improve Veresdale Scrub Road.
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