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DAMAGE ASSESSMENT CLOSE TO COMPLETION

Council is close to completing a full damage assessment of the local road and bridge network as part of the Scenic Rim's disaster recovery and infrastructure restoration process.
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COUNCIL FORGES AHEAD WITH VIBRANCY VISION

Council is pressing ahead with the delivery of two key town centre vibrancy projects at Tamborine Mountain and Boonah. Mayor Greg Christensen has announced Council will fund the construction of both the Village Greens stages of the Main Street revitalisation on Tamborine Mountain and new Boonah town square precinct.
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RECORD GRANTS AS INTEREST GROWS FOR GREEN PROJECTS

A record number of individuals and community groups will share in more than $100,000 of Council environmental grants to help preserve and enhance the Scenic Rim's green spaces and wildlife habitats.
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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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