21 FEBRUARY - RECYCLED TVs WILL BE THE BEES' KNEES AT EARTH DAY
Recycled analogue televisions attuned to the needs of native bees are set to be prime time viewing during Council's Earth Day festival at Beaudesert Library in April. Mayor Greg Christensen said planning for the event was in full swing and encouraged everyone with an interest in sustainability to mark Saturday 22 April on their calendar.
22 FEBRUARY - FREE TREES TO HELP COMMUNITY GREEN THE REGION
Applications for the 2017 round of Council’s Community Trees Initiative are now open to community groups across the Scenic Rim. The Initiative provides community groups, social clubs, sporting associations and school groups with the opportunity to do something positive for the environment by planting trees in their local area.
10 FEBRUARY - GET SET TO KICK SOME HEALTH AND FITNESS GOALS IN 2017
Scenic Rim residents are being encouraged to kick some health and fitness goals in 2017, with Council's Be Healthy and Active program running from now until the end of April.
10 FEBRUARY - NEW PARK TO BOOST GALLERY WALK'S POSTCARD APPEAL
Civil works for the much-anticipated Gallery Walk Community Park on Tamborine Mountain will kick-off next week. The new park is located on the corner Long and Eagle Heights roads, at the southern end of popular Gallery Walk.
31 JANUARY - IT'S LIGHTS, CAMERA AND ROLL-EM FOR SCENIC RIM ROADS SURVEY
High tech laser measurement and video imaging is being used in a survey of the Scenic Rim's 1730-kilometre network of roads now underway across the region.
30 JANUARY - COUNCIL JOINS THE DRIVE FOR HIGHWAYS UPGRADE
Council has moved to be part of a taskforce in a drive to upgrade two highways which are key to the movement of freight through Scenic Rim. The taskforce will advocate for the upgrade of the Cunningham Highway, a significant freight corridor through the Scenic Rim, as well as the New England Highway.
30 JANUARY - STRATEGY MAPS FUTURE FOR SCENIC RIM TOURISM
The region's tourism operators have an opportunity to take the lead in developing the future of their industry following the adoption of the Scenic Rim Tourism Strategy 2017-2021.
30 JANUARY - COMMUNITY FEEDBACK INVITED ON AIRFIELD REPORT
Council is seeking feedback from the community and stakeholder groups in relation to a report on operations at Boonah's airfield.
26 JANUARY - NEW CITIZENS CELEBRATE AUSTRALIA DAY AS FAIR DINKUM AUSSIES
Australia Day 2017 will have special significance for 22 Scenic Rim residents celebrating the country's national day as fair dinkum Aussies. Twenty two migrants pledged their loyalty to Australia and its people in a citizenship ceremony following the 2017 Australia Day Awards presentation at The Centre, Beaudesert on Wednesday.
19 JANUARY - BRIDGE DELIVERED IN TIME FOR THE NEW YEAR
Canungra postie Tammy Hinchcliffe is one of many road users celebrating Council's delivery of the refurbished Mollenhagen Bridge at Illinbah.The timber bridge over the Coomera River at Gray Road has been recently upgraded, lifting previous load limits, and its approaches treated with a special bitumen seal to better withstand flooding.