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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.
Government Extends Tender Period For Gulf Water
Wednesday September 19, 2012
THE Queensland Government has responded to landholder feedback by today announcing an extension to the tender period for unallocated water in the Gulf.
Natural Resources and Mines Minister Andrew Cripps said proponents for general unallocated water in the Flinders River and Gilbert River catchment areas now have until 5.00 pm on Friday 26 October 2012 to submit their proposals.
“Striking the right balance for this release is crucial and extending the tender period by one month will allow irrigators more time to prepare tenders that best demonstrate the merits of their proposals,” Mr Cripps said.
“Landholders should remember they are not expected to prepare tenders with the same level of detail as a land and water management plan.
“Importantly this extension still allows for water licences to be granted prior to the 2013 dry season.”
Mr Cripps said feedback from the community, including representatives from shire councils in the Gilbert River catchment and the Flinders River Ag Precinct Growers group, had led to the extension.
“The Government has also established the Gulf Unallocated Water Release Hotline, 1800 697 805, for landholders to direct enquiries to,” Mr Cripps said.
“Understandably there is strong demand for this precious resource and the water licences will be granted based on certain criteria and the reserve price being met to ensure that the water is allocated to the best possible uses for a fair price.
“This release supports the Government’s commitment to growing the agricultural sector as one of the pillars of the State’s economy.
“The Department of Natural Resources and Mines will look at the outcomes from this release process to ensure any trading rules developed for the Gulf are locally relevant and take into account existing and new water entitlements.”
A public notice announcing the call for tenders was first published on 26 July 2012 and an amended public notice will be published in the North Queensland Register on 27 September 2012.
[ENDS] 18 September
Media Contact: Jane Paterson 0417 281 754 or Paul Sutherland 0428 868 237