Maranoa Regional Council Meeting Snap Shot

Maranoa Regional Council met Wednesday and here’s a quick rundown of key issues that came up for discussion.

Local Emergency Coordination Committee Chair Appointments
Chairpersons were today appointed to the Local Emergency Coordination Committees. Appointments are as follows: Cr. Newman – Surat, Cr. Chambers – Mitchell, Cr. Stanford – Injune, Cr. McMullen – Wallumbilla/Yuleba.

Work Skills Traineeships 2018/19 – Community Traineeship Program
Council agreed to partner with Golden West Apprenticeships in an application for six trainees: Two (2) Business trainees, two (2) Construction trainees and two (2) in the area of Conservation and Land Management.

Airport Fees and Charges
Council adopted the Airport Fees and Charges for 2018/19 with no increase from 2017/18.

My Maranoa Business
Five star local business WAH Construction has been selected to complete fencing works for the Wallumbilla Heritage Project.

Australian Airport Association’s Protect Regional Airports Campaign
Council took the opportunity to advocate for our region’s airports by providing a letter of support to the Australian Airport Association’s Protect Regional Airports Campaign.

Community Suicide Prevention Project Coordinator Position
In conjunction with the Be Healthy and Safe Maranoa Program, Council has given in principle support to hosting a Community Suicide Prevention Project Coordinator position, subject to external funding.

Road Policy Review
Council will commence a review of aspects of its Road Policy at an upcoming budget committee meeting.

Rating Review and Modelling
Council has commissioned AEC Group Pty Ltd (economic consultants), to further review and provide independent advice and modelling of Council’s rating, having regard to the new land valuations released by the State Valuer-General and landowner feedback.