New Award to Encourage Women in Local Government

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While females are no strangers to our Local Council tables, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh has announced a new national award to encourage more women into local government. “The ‘Grace Benny Award’ will be added to the national local government … [Read more...]

Waste Charges Set to Change

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Goondiwindi Regional Council ratepayers will see a different format on their rates notice this year when it comes to utility charges with the introduction of the new recycling service and the addition of a charge for commercial users of the landfill. The new charge will be $295 and will include … [Read more...]

Extreme Property Valuations Cause Council to Act

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Goondiwindi Regional Council will consider rate capping in the coming budget due to significant variations in recent valuations across the council region. Mayor Graeme Scheu says while Council is compelled to base its rates upon land valuations supplied by the state but the massive variations … [Read more...]

Talwood community swings into action

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The Talwood community will soon see a new playground set installed in the recreational park area. The new playground is the result of consultation with the Talwood Community Consultative Committee. Councillor Rob Mackenzie, Council representative to that committee, has confirmed that an order … [Read more...]

New Dog Park at Botanic Gardens

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Tales and tails will be wagging across Goondiwindi today as local law changes will allow dogs to be walked off-leash at the Botanic Gardens. The Botanic Gardens committee hope that the new off-leash area will help visitors to get the most out of their experience of the Gardens. The … [Read more...]

Goondiwindi Named Queensland’s Best Regional Town

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Well It’s Official -The nation’s leading national newspaper has crowned Goondiwindi the best country town in Queensland. The article, published today in The Australian, found Goondiwindi outperformed all other Queensland country towns thanks to its ‘surprise package’ of above-average income, … [Read more...]

New Plans for Goondi Town Park

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It’s a make over- The Goondiwindi Town Park is set to receive a makeover to improve its functionality for the local community. The move follows a request to Council from the Goondiwindi RSL Sub Branch and will include the construction of a new rotunda along with an improved landscape … [Read more...]

Waste Changing in Goondiwindi Region

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It’s piles of garbage that’s been dominating some of the Goondiwindi Councils’ time and a new approach is on the way. Dealing with waste throughout the Region will change in the new financial year with the introduction of kerbside recycling in all urban areas, transfer stations in Toobeah, … [Read more...]

Paving the Way to Future Development

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Goondiwindi Regional Council has adopted its new planning scheme at a Special Meeting this week, replacing the three existing planning schemes for the former Goondiwindi Town, Waggamba Shire and Inglewood Shire Councils. All new development applications lodged with Council will now be assessed … [Read more...]