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26 APRIL - ENERGEX AND COUNCIL PARTNER ON TREE PROGRAM

Electricity provider Energex and Scenic Rim Regional Council are partnering on a three-year program to remove and replace trees in conflict with power lines in the Beaudesert and Aratula town areas.  A number of tree species currently planted under power lines in Beaudesert are unsuitable for such locations, with their size or height demanding regular and significant pruning by Energex.
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22 APRIL - INDIGENOUS ELDERS WELCOME SCENIC RIM COUNCILLORS

Scenic Rim's indigenous community was recognised by the incoming term of Council during its first meeting in the Beaudesert chambers this week. Six Mununjali elders were invited to perform a Welcome to Country ceremony at the commencement of the meeting.
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22 APRIL - NEW COMMERCIAL CENTRE APPROVED FOR KOORALBYN

Long-term business growth in Kooralbyn has received a boost with Council granting a part development permit and preliminary approval for the development of a mixed-use commercial centre. The proposed development includes provision for a new supermarket and speciality stores, a service station, commercial premises and residential apartments.
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19 APRIL - MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT TO TAKE OFF WITH $100,000 UPGRADE

Tamborine Mountain's iconic Hang Gliders Lookout is set to reach even greater heights with a $100,000 upgrade. Council has received a grant as part of the State Government's Scenic Lookouts Upgrade Program, which has provided $3.2 million for improvements to significant lookouts across Queensland in 2015/16.
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19 APRIL - EAT LOCAL WEEK 2016 BIGGER AND TASTIER THAN EVER

With less than three months to go, the Eat Local Week program of events for 2016 is hotting up to be bigger and tastier than ever. Council is again partnering with Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) for the nine-day celebration of all things food and farmers which last year was successful in attracting more than 22,000 visitors to the region.
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19 APRIL - BE HEALTHY AND ACTIVE FIT FOR ALL

Hip-hopping, scootering, engineering lyrics and boxing fun - the latest variety of activities as part of the Be Healthy & Active Program have been a hit with the young and old with plenty more to come.
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19 APRIL - CANUNGRA TOWNHOUSE DEVELOPMENT APPROVED

Canungra will be home to six new townhouses following Council's approval of a development application. The proposed development at 17 Appel St, Canungra, comprises six units spread across a complex of three two-storey buildings.
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19 APRIL - COUNCIL APPROVES GLAMPING VENTURE ON MOUNTAIN

Council has approved the development of a luxury glamping operation on an acreage property at Tamborine Mountain. The development, on a 43-hectare property on Justin Ave, involves the installation of three self-contained tents on the site, in addition to the use of an existing log cabin, for tourist accommodation.
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19 APRIL - CONCRETE BATCHING PLANT TO COMPLEMENT QUARRY

Council has approved the development of a new concrete batching plant at Cryna. The development will be sited at 468 Cryna Rd and will operate in conjunction with the existing hard rock quarry at the site.
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19 APRIL - QUARRY APPROVAL CONDITIONS REVIEWED BY COUNCIL

Council has reviewed its approval conditions for a planned quarrying operation at Mount Walker. The quarry, located on a property at Christensen Rd, Mount Walker, was approved at Council's January Ordinary meeting, subject to 55 conditions. Located in a State-identified Key Resource Area, the operation will extract up to 1.2 million tonnes of basalt rock per year.
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