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COUNCIL MAINTENANCE WORKS - THURSDAY 25 SEPTEMBER & FRIDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2014

 

Council advises Prairie residents that Council will conducting maintenance on the towns bores on Thursday 25 September and Friday 26 September 2014 (morning to late afternoon).

During this time Prairie will have low water pressure on Thursday and Friday, Council asks if residents could reframe from watering and keep water usage to a minimum.

Council apologises for any inconvenience this causes. 

If you have any enquires please call the Council Office on 4741 2900.

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COUNCIL MAINTENANCE WORKS - MONDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2014

 

Council advises Torrens Creek residents that Council will conducting maintenance on the towns bores on Monday 29 September 2014 (morning to late afternoon).

During this time Torrens Creek will have low water pressure on Monday, Council asks if residents could reframe from watering and keep water usage to a minimum.

Council apologises for any inconvenience this causes.

If you have any enquires please call the Council Office on 4741 2900.

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IMPROVE YOUR INTERNET ­- Attend a free workshop

 

Does your property have little to no internet?

Is your current service of poor quality with slow speeds and a low data limit? There could be some easy, cost-effective solutions. Attend one of these free workshops to learn how to improve your properties' broadband service. DAFF Senior Industry Development Officer, JoAnn Resing is holding workshops for producers in the Flinders catchment to help them get the internet they need to make the most of irrigated agriculture opportunities. Other interested producers are also able to attend.

 

Improve your satellite experience

The NBN has recently released a new broadband satellite scheme (NSS) for rural properties. The NBN satellite dish is installed free-of-charge and the monthly internet plans start as low as $30/mo. For further info search on the words: NBN NSS apply or click here. Already have a satellite? You may still be eligible for a new NBN service.

 

This offer allows new satellites to be installed on separate staff and family houses, business offices and even school rooms. Stop sharing a single internet service, grow more options. The NBN eligibility criteria seem strict, but there are different ways to apply them. Attend this workshop to find out how to make this work for your property. These workshops are hands-on and participants will be reviewing the NBN offer, assessing their eligibility and then be coached through applying for the service over the phone. Hopefully your application will be made before you leave!

 

Improve your 3G mobile internet

Do you use 3G mobile wireless to access the Internet? Is your signal poor and your service slow? Is your data limit too small? Discover new tools to boost your signal strength from one bar of reception to 5 as well as tips on how to improve data speeds and increase data limits.

 

Workshop schedule

Hughenden Tuesday, 30-Sep-14 9:00–12:00pm Flinders Shire Council Admin building

Julia Creek Wednesday, 1-Oct-14 9:00–12:00pm McKinlay Shire Council Admin building

Richmond Thursday, 2-Oct-14 9:00–12:00pm Richmond Shire Hall, 50 Goldring Street

Charters Towers Friday, 3-Oct-14 9:00–12:00pm DAFF Office, 1-5 Prior Street

 

RSVP

  • Online booking at http://flinders-register.eventbrite.com.au/
  • Phone booking through the DAFF Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23
  • Cannot attend? Visit your local library. Some librarians are attending to learn this info.

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RATES PRIZE DRAW WINNERS

The discount period ended on 2 September 2014 and the Rates Prizes were drawn by the Mayor Cr Greg Jones on 9 September 2014.  The lucky winners were:

Prize #1:  Grand Mercure Apartments, Magnetic Island

  • Two night getaway for two lucky people
  • Won By:  J R Lethbridge &  J L Lethbridge

Prize #2:  Reef HQ, Townsville

  • 1 Family Day Pass
  • Won By:  P W Noreiks

Prize #3:  Samsung Tablet

  • Won By:  D B Beeton
 

 

Council would like to thank our generous sponsors for their donations.

If you chose to pay by the Instalment option the first instalment was due on the 2nd of September 2014 and the second instalment is due on 2nd of December 2014.

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Hann Highway Development

Sealing of the remaining 110km of the Hann Highway (Kennedy Development Road) between Hughenden and The Lynd will provide for an all-weather second access to the TNQ region in the event that the Bruce Highway is disrupted.

Sealing of the highway opens a more direct and cost efficient route to southern markets, and facilitates increased regional tourism.

The attached letter template is a suggested letter you could write to your local and federal member in support of the sealilng of the Hann Highway. This initiative came out of a Hann Highway Action Group meeting at Oak Park on 3 July 2014. Please feel free to amend this as you see fit. 

Advance Cairns acknowledges the work of the Hann Highway Action Group, the Etheridge and Flinders Shires, Local, State and Federal members in the region in support of this work, and the many others in the community who see the strategic and economic benefit of sealing the Hann Hgihway for the region.

 

Resources:

Letter Template - PDF Version

Letter Template - Word Version

Website

ABC Media Release on the Hann Highway

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