For a glimpse into what the Murweh Shire Council have been getting up to this past month, don’t miss ‘A minute with the Mayor’.
This week Mayor Annie Liston covers a range of topics. For more information you can contact the Mayor or any of the Councillors via email or phone
Mayor Annie Liston: 0419 756 612 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cr Red Alexander, Deputy Mayor 0417 771 341 email@example.com
Cr Robert Eckel 0428 541 358 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cr Shaun (Zoro) Radnedge 0427 541 096 email@example.com
Cr Lyn Capewell 0419 708 503 firstname.lastname@example.org
A minute with the Mayor
A Wild Dog Baiting program was conducted on the 4th-8th March 6000kg of meat was supplied along with free plane hire to those who wished to use it. There were 72 participating properties, which is approx32% overall participation.
Spraying of Noxious weeds continues.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads are seeking help to name the new bridge at Angellala (near the new monument site), suggestions need to be in by the 1st July contact Jude Osborne for more info 46229585
Work is completed on the pedestrian crossings at Wills and Alfred Street.
Work has recommenced on the Nive Bridge which is expected to be completed within a month. Langlo Bridge will follow with an anticipated completion date in June.
Nine members attended the May meeting covering items such as helping out at the show, walking to school day, the planning of the Sommariva Olive Tour and the monthly challenges. Introducing the monthly challenges has been a highlight and the members are enthusiastic in completing the activities. May’s challenge includes volunteering at healthy ageing, coming up with school holiday activity ideas, visiting local attractions, helping out at the retirement village and also their creative skills doing some DIY activities. Members got to make chocolate flowers for the mums for mother’s day at the end of the meeting .
Late last month NBN successfully launched its first commercial broadband satellite services, bridging the digital divide and paving the way for better broadband for rural regional and remote Qld. This service is expected to provide wholesale speeds significantly faster than those currently used now. It is expected to start in Charleville March 2017.
Heart of Australia supported by Murweh Shire Brings Specialist health services to the bush to your doorstep- Cardiology Consultations ,Stress & Exercise tests , Sleep Apnoea test ,Echocardiograms .a disability lift ,and much more You need a referral from your GP prior to making an appointment with the heart of Australia The bus is parked beside the Dental Clinic in Edward Street .
The swimming pool tender closed on the 12th May and now a formal evaluation process will be conducted.
Great to attend the launch of the “Charleville” app at the SWRED forum
Works commenced on Charleville’s new $3 million Airport terminal
Based on the recent research visitors spend on average $ 85 each night that they stay in town. Based on the visitors numbers just through the door at the Visitor Centre during April this is a minimum of $116,875.00 new money injected into our community. This could easily be
doubled or even tripled as most have multiple night stays. Don’t forget to pull up for a yarn to a tourist and welcome them to our shire
Free entry to this year’s Show was received well. Thanks to the Dept. of Communities for the funding to make the show accessible to all through drought funding. A lot of people have said it was the best show in a while, thanks to the volunteers who put on our annual Show.
Very excited to launch Project WASTED’s Charleville Park Golf on 7th May. Go check this out, discs can be obtained from the Gull, United Fuel ,Police Station and Neighbourhood Centre
Website – Minutes are put up onto the website within ten days of a Council meeting www.murweh.qld.gov.au
Councillors had the first meeting in Augathella on Thursday thanks to those people who turned up.
Smiley: The story of Australia Huckleberry Finn – 60th Anniversary of the film actor Colin Peterson will be the guest of honour at a screening of the screening of the Australian children’s adventure Smiley in Augathella The beloved larrikin character was created by author Moore Raymond based on his time growing up in Augathella .The screening will be followed the next morning by a brunch where special guest Colin Paterson will discuss his experience as a child actor in smiley and his acting career in England and his later career as the drummer of the Bee Gees . The movie night will take place on the park land area in the Meat ant park .
Capital Funding has been sought to erect a fence/line on the stock route exiting /entering south –east of town on the highway , this will keep travelling stock off the highway and truck stop until they bypass the narrow and hilly section making is safer for both public and travelling stock.
Slashing has been completed on the Augathella –Tambo Road and will now commence on the Augathella –Morven road .
John Kendal, President of the Morven Progress Association addressed council at our May council meeting with their plan for the next 5 years in Morven.
The pump at the Morven reservoir has been replaced. New tennis courts and club house has been completed.