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9 JUNE - STATE RECOGNISES COUNCIL'S ROLE DURING DISASTER

Council's contribution to the response and recovery efforts following Tropical Cyclone Debbie has been recognised along with the achievements of outstanding Queenslanders.
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9 JUNE - LIBRARY'S MILLION STARS PROJECT A STELLAR EFFORT

Council's Beaudesert Library has played a starring role in a project to raise awareness of domestic violence through an artwork to be displayed during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
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31 MAY - RAZZLE DAZZLE FOR IMPORTANT ROAD SAFETY MESSAGE

Road users of all persuasions are being reminded of the importance of sharing the road safely through new high-visibility signage being erected at prominent sites across the Scenic Rim.

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31 MAY - RAZZLE DAZZLE FOR IMPORTANT ROAD SAFETY MESSAGE

Road users of all persuasions are being reminded of the importance of sharing the road safely through new high-visibility signage being erected at prominent sites across the Scenic Rim.

'Razzle Dazzle - Every Life Counts' is the brainchild of Karen and Mikaela Dickson, in memory of their late husband and father, Darryl, who died at Beaudesert last November.

The signage highlights the legal separation distances between cyclists and passing traffic.

In speed zones of 60km/h and below the required separation distance is one-metre, while on roads zoned above 60km/h the distance increases to 1.5 metres.

"No matter what kind of road user you are, we all need to share the road safely," Karen said.

"It's really a matter of mutual respect on our roads. I think we all appreciate it when everyone does the right thing."

The new signage is being installed in locations presently being used for disaster preparedness promotion in Scenic Rim towns and villages.

"These signs are in memory of Darryl but are also about the awareness that every life matters whether it is a cyclist, a pedestrian, a car driver or a truck driver.

"If we can save just one life, our mission has been completed and we will achieve what we have set out to achieve. We hope this educates people beyond the parameters of the Beaudesert community to all road users who come through the Scenic Rim."

 


30 MAY - SPORT AND RECREATION GRANT APPLICATIONS OPEN

Members of the Scenic Rim sport and recreation community are encouraged to apply for funding assistance through Council's 2017/18 Sport and Recreation Program, from Monday 29 May 2017.
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22 MAY - COUNCIL ELECTS NEW DEPUTY MAYOR

Councillor Nadia O'Carroll was today elected as Scenic Rim Regional Council's new deputy mayor. Cr O'Carroll, who has represented Division 2 since 2012, was elected unopposed as part of Council's commitment to annually review representational roles.
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22 MAY - MAYOR PRAISES DISASTER RESPONSE EFFORTS

Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen has acknowledged the efforts of Council staff, government agencies and community groups who rallied in response to the disastrous storms and flooding caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Cr Christensen formally recorded his thanks and appreciation in a Mayoral Minute which was unanimously supported by councillors at the monthly meeting of Council.
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15 MAY - COUNCIL FLIES THE FLAG FOR INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY

Council will raise the Rainbow Pride flag this week as a show of support for inclusion and diversity within the Scenic Rim community.
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15 MAY - GEAR UP FOR BUSINESS GROWTH ACCELERATOR WORKSHOP

Council is partnering with the Beaudesert Chamber of Commerce to help local business operators put the pedal to the metal and accelerate their growth. The free Business Growth Accelerator Workshop on Thursday 8 June aims to help local business operators achieve growth and better manage their growth and time.
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12 MAY - FEDERAL BUDGET 2017 IS A WIN FOR SCENIC RIM

An $8.4 billion commitment to bankroll the Inland Rail project is among the big ticket wins for Scenic Rim in this year's Federal Budget, according to Mayor Greg Christensen. The nation-building rail project, linking Melbourne and Brisbane via an inland network comprising new and existing track, had cemented Bromelton's position as a nationally significant freight and logisitics hub.
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