|Wind (Kph) : 17|
|Humidity (%) : 14|
|Wind Directions : SSE|
|Wind Direction (Degrees) : 155|
|Visibility (Km) : 10|
|Pressure (In) : 1010|
|Cloud Cover (%) : 0|
COMMUNITY CARE CHRISTMAS SAUSAGE SIZZLE AND LIGHTS TOUR 2013
Tuesday December 10, 2013, starting from the Hughenden Centre for the Aged at 7pm; sausage sizzle from 5:30pm. Transport is available, with pick-ups starting at 4:30pm. Non-Community Care clients are able to join in for a $2 donation. For more information contact Community Care on 47412960.
CHRISTMAS CLOSURE AT COUNCIL:
- The Council Office will be closed from 5pm Fri 20 Dec, 2013 until 8am Thurs 2 Jan, 2014.
- The Flinders Discovery Centre will be closed Christmas Day and New Years Day only. The Flinders Shire Public Library and Community Care Office will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. In an emergency, Community Care can be contacted on 0427 410 301.
As the drought grows more one on one visits are needed and Aussie Helpers is looking for volunteers to assist, particularly, retired nurses and grey nomads. As we run up to Christmas and the drought becomes even more punishing, our Aussie Helpers volunteers will make life a lot easier and help many to pull through.If you’re interested Volunteers can register by visiting www.buyabale.com.au.
The Hughenden Aquatic Centre re-opens Friday 20 September 2013. The facility is located on Resolution Street, Hughenden.
Swimmers are welcome Monday to Friday 6am-10:30am and 1:30pm-7pm, Saturday 12noon-6pm and Sunday 12noon-6pm.
Work on the North Hughenden Sewerage Upgrade starts August 5, 2013. The sewerage mains will be constructed initially while associated house connections will be completed by mid-2014. (Once the new sewage treatment plant has been commissioned). Council Contact: Steve Turner, Ph: 4741 2900. NQ Excavations (contractors contact): Eric Lollo 4774 4322. Hours of Work: 7.30 am – 5.30 pm Monday to Saturday. No work Sunday or Public Holidays.
Flinders Shire Council Budget 2012-2013
Monday September 17, 2012
Monday September 17, 2012
THE Flinders Shire Council Budget for 2012-2013 was set on the 13th September 2012 and provided for a 4% increase in general rates, 2% increase in water charges, 6% for sewerage and garbage charges, and no increase in the wild dog levy. Due to a revaluation of all properties by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines ratepayers will experience different general rate increases depending on whether they were below or above the average valuation changes. The general rate increase of 4% is the increase in total general rate revenue for Council. Council’s long term planning process has placed it in a strong financial position to fund our current program and take advantage of future opportunities.
The Shire’s Budget of $41.1m includes $32.9m of capital works and provides an extensive works program for all areas of the Shire and its workforce. There are significant programs throughout the Shire including road works, building construction works, growth of community care services, development of community facilities and industrial land development.
Major building works include construction of the $5.3m Hughenden Centre for the Aged in Betts Street, completion of the $5.5m Council Administration Complex, extensions to the workshop building and completion of the Flinders Shire Library disability ramp.
Council will continue with its plant replacement/upgrade program and has allocated a gross $2.7m to maintain a modern and efficient fleet to service the needs of the Shire and maintain a significant road construction capability.
Major road works include contracts with Department of Main Roads on the Hann Highway (12km of full construction & sealing), Shire road upgrades and flood damage repair for Prairie Road and the Basalt Byway, completion of the Brodie Street reconstruction and sealing, the full reconstruction of Moran Street, construction of a new underground stormwater drain in Gray Street, upgrades and repairs to the Glendower and Spring Valley walls and upgrades and repairs to the Porcupine Gorge National Park and the White Mountains National Park access roads.
The 2013 Budget allows for $6.1m towards the $8.5m sewerage works planned. This includes the North Hughenden reticulation system and upgrades to the sewerage treatment plant, which have been funded via a 75% state government grant, loan funds and Council reserves.
Flood mitigation works include installation of flood warning gauges on the Upper Flinders and Porcupine Creek systems to provide early warning of flood events to the Hughenden township.
Town beautification works will continue with $155,000 in upgrades to the Allen Terry Caravan Park facilities, $94,000 towards the Hughenden Showground’s drainage works and equipment, $85,000 in upgrades to the Hughenden Aquatic Centre, interpretive signage, paving of footpath and upgrading of street lighting.
|Summary of Major Projects/Works||$ Value|
|Completion of the Shire Administration Complex||2,150,000|
|Construction of Hughenden Centre for the Aged||5,320,000|
|Flood Damage Shire Roads||10,368,414|
|Town Streets - Contruction and Reseals Works||1,344,000|
|Rural Road Program - Construction and Reseals Works||1,516,000|
|Gray Streeet Drainage Construction||400,000|
|North Hughenden Sewerage and New Sewerage Treatment Plant||6,100,000|
|Plant Purchases (net)||2,691,000|
|Workshop Floor and Roof Extensions||80,000|
|Showgrounds Upgrades - Building Works, Equipment and Drainage||94,500|
|Flood Warning System Porcupine Creek||70,000|
|Flood Warning System Flinders River||70,000|
|Library Disability Ramp||60,000|
|Caravan Park - Building and Landscaping Works||155,000|
|Indsutrial Estate - Road and Utilities Upgrade||150,000|
|Cemetery - Access, Building and Fencing Works||90,000|
|Land Developemnt - Stamford and Hughenden Residential||50,000|
|Pool - Building and Landscaping Works||85,000|
|Refurbishment of "Mutt"||20,000|
|Sakte Park - Lighting Upgrade||10,000|
|Diggers Entertainment Centre Upgrades||26,000|
|Water Capital Works (Subject to State Funding)||1,437,000|
|Torrens Creek and Prairie Water Upgrade Works||70,000|
For more information contact Ninian Stewart-Moore on email@example.com or 0414311516