Job creation, growth and opportunity for the Scenic Rim community are at the heart of a new
Council initiative aimed at stimulating the local economy.
A year-long program of cultural, historic and community events is planned across the Scenic Rim to commemorate the Anzac Centenary
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22 SEPTEMBER - ECQ ENDORSES COUNCIL DIVISIONAL BOUNDARY CHANGES
Changes to Scenic Rim Regional Council's divisional boundaries ahead of the local government election in 2016 have been confirmed by the Electoral Commission of Queensland's Change Commission. The Change Commission published its final determination in relation to proposed revisions to Council's divisional boundaries on Friday 18 September.
22 SEPTEMBER - MURPHY BRIDGE RENAMED TO HONOUR FAMILY PATRIARCH
Canungra's new Murphy Bridge is to be renamed in recognition of the late patriarch of the family Robert (Bob) Murphy. Mr Murphy, a prominent dairy farmer and lifelong resident of Canungra, passed away in May 2015 just shy of his 90th birthday.
22 SEPTEMBER - FLYING FOX MANAGEMENT STRATEGY ADOPTED
Council has adopted a new strategy providing direction for the management of the Scenic Rim flying fox population. Corporate and Community Services Chair Councillor Nigel Waistell said the adoption of the Scenic Rim Flying Fox Strategy followed a six-week public consultation process in respect to the draft document.
22 SEPTEMBER - SCENIC RIM BIODIVERSITY STRATEGY ADOPTED
Council has adopted a 10-year strategy for the management and conservation of the region's biodiversity. Corporate and Community Services Committee Chair Cr Nigel Waistell said development and implementation of a regionwide Biodiversity Strategy aligned with the key outcomes of the Scenic Rim Community Plan 2011-2026.
22 SEPTEMBER - THIRTY-FOUR COMMUNITY GROUPS GRANTED FUNDS
Thirty-four community groups have received a combined total of $33,806 toward sporting, cultural, welfare, youth and service-based projects through round one of Council's 2015/16 Community Grants Program. A further thirty community groups received a total $15,000 of in-kind support.
22 SEPTEMBER - $50,000 TO SUPPORT LOCAL SPORT AND RECREATION GROUPS
Seven community-based sport and recreation groups have secured a combined total of $50,000 to fund their projects as part of Council's Sport and Recreation Grants Program for 2015/2016. The primary purpose of the program is to support the long term sustainability of community sport and recreation groups who play a vital role in providing opportunities for increased participation in physical activity.
18 SEPTEMBER - SCENIC RIM WELCOMES NEW AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS
Forty-four Scenic Rim residents were yesterday welcomed as new Australian Citizens by Mayor John Brent and Councillors at a ceremony held at The Centre, Beaudesert.
18 SEPTEMBER - LOCAL PREPAREDNESS TESTED AS COUNCIL GETS READY
Council staff responsible for leading the community response to a disaster or emergency situation in Scenic Rim have tested their preparedness in an annual training exercise. The Local Disaster Coordination Centre is the central hub for managing the region's response to a disaster.
18 SEPTEMBER - SCENIC RIM SALUTES GREEN ARMY TEAMS
Council has recognised the contribution of the Scenic Rim's first Green Army participants in delivering improved environmental outcomes for the region. Mayor John Brent and Deputy Mayor Virginia West presented Green Army participants with certificates of appreciation from Council in acknowledgement of their work in the Canungra area over the past several months.
17 SEPTEMBER - EAT LOCAL WEEK FEEDS SCENIC RIM ECONOMY
Scenic Rim Eat Local Week contributed more than $1.2 million to the region's economy and attracted crowds in excess of 22,000 to events associated with the nine-day program. Mayor John Brent said post-event evaluation of the 2015 program, which featured a calendar of more than 50 events culminating in the Winter Harvest Festival, had highlighted the increasing importance of Eat Local Week.
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