Council Meeting Brief

Maranoa Regional Council met this week…Here’s a snapshot.

Jackson War Memorial Opening
The official opening of the new war memorial in Jackson will occur on Remembrance Day 11 November 2018.

Federal Government’s Drought Communities Program – Extension
Council resolved today to submit an application for funding for the maximum amount of $1 million for Community Water Projects in Eumamurrin, Teelba, Begonia and Noonga.

Federal Government Building Better Regions Fund
Council will submit funding applications for the ‘Unlocking the Potential of the Mt Moffatt National Park – Stage 1’ project and Primaries Road at the Roma Saleyards.

If the funding is approved, the Mt Moffatt project would involve a gravel upgrade project on the Mt Moffatt Road to achieve the vision of an all-weather access to the park.

Primaries Road would include a second access from the Roma Saleyards to improve traffic flow.

Mobile Black Spot Program
Further sections of highways in our region as well as some local roads will be submitted to the National Database of Reported Mobile Black Spot Locations.

Big Rig Show Equipment
The Trustee for AME Weyer Trust T/A Link Interactive was selected as the recommended supplier for upgraded equipment subject to final negotiations.

Update – Recovery of Overdue Rates and Charges
Council received an update on the outstanding rates and charges for properties where the Sale of Land process has commenced to recover outstanding amounts.

National Oil and Gas Industry (NOGI) Collection Cleaning and Digitisation (Big Rig)
Council received funding from the State Library of Queensland to engage the Museum Development Officer from Queensland Museum to undertake the cleaning and digitisation of paper and photographic items from the National Oil and Gas Industry’s archive collection housed at The Big Rig.

Queensland Music Festival and Queensland Ballet
In June or July 2019 Council will host the touring performance of the Australian children’s classic Little Green Road to Fairyland, funded through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) strategic initiative.

Roma on Bungil Gallery Signage
Approval was given for the Roma on Bungil Gallery Committee to supply and install new signage at the Gallery.