New trade Mentor for Local Councils

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A new trade and investment mentor will advise Queensland councils on how to take advantage of opportunities for their communities to encourage greater business links with overseas firms. The Local Government Association of Queensland has appointed former Queensland Trade … [Read more...]

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...]