|Wind (Kph) : 11|
|Humidity (%) : 77|
|Wind Directions : SE|
|Wind Direction (Degrees) : 130|
|Visibility (Km) : 10|
|Pressure (In) : 1019|
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NEXT ORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL
|Date: Thursday, 18 June 2015|
|Time: Staring at 10.00am|
|Location: McNamara Boardroom , Council Chambers - 34 Gray Street, Hughenden|
|Correspondence Submission Date: Monday, 08 June 2015|
|Click Here for Council Meeting Minutes|
To see our current Tenders and Quotations
Rates Installment Payment
If you chose to pay by the Instalment option the final instalment is due on 2nd of June 2015.
Hughenden Aquatics Centre
The swimming pool will be closed until September!
The gym will still be operating, please call Lynette (4741 1885) to organise session times!
Disaster Information for Flinders Shire Residents
Go to our disaster information page for information on preparing your home and emergency kit.
Beef Processing Opportunity in Hughenden
Flinders Shire Council has taken the first steps to secure the region’s place as a reliable, innovative supplier of quality Australian beef to growing markets in Asia, Middle East and other parts of the world.
To read more on Future Beef Processing Opportunity in Hughenden CLICK HERE.
Other Information and Media Releases
Modelling a more efficient future for cattle transport
The new TRANSIT tool developed by CSIRO is identifying ways to cut the costs of transporting cattle—offering solutions that would reduce the vast distances travelled and the numbers of trucks on the road. The tool will be applied beyond the livestock industry for use more broadly in the agricultural and logistics sectors.
TRAnsport Network Strategic Investment Tool (TRANSIT)
CSIRO's TRANSIT tool analyses transport options for agriculture to identify potential cost savings.
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – CATERING & BAR
(Will consider separate expressions for catering & Bar)
Expression of interest are sought for the catering of
Food Futures Regional Workshop – Thursday 2nd July 2015
Catering consists of:
Lunch:– Sandwiches, Mini Quiche, Fruit Platter etc
Dinner: BBQ (Steak & Sausages), Fried Onions, Tossed Salad, Coleslaw Bread Rolls etc
All day: Tea, Coffee, Water & Orange Juice required
Bar: Beers & Softdrinks
(Both Lunch & Dinner BBQ will be a stand up and mix affair so food will have to suit)
Catering will be for 50+ people – Final numbers to be advised
Please send your proposed menu and price per head to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 13th June. Please direct any enquiries to Jackie Coleman – Flinders Shire Council 47 412 910
PUBLIC HOLIDAY RUBBISH COLLECTION
Public Holiday Collection
Show Public Holiday
Friday 29 May 2015
Thursday 28 May 2015
Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
Monday 08 June 2015
Tuesday 09 June 2015
HELPING COMMUNITIES RECOVER AFTER NATURAL DISASTERS
BlazeAid is a volunteer-based organisation that works with families and individuals in rural Australia after natural disasters. Working alongside the rural families, our volunteers help with general repairs and maintenance. Equally important, volunteers also help to lift the spirits of people who are facing years of drought, or devastating losses. BlazeAid volunteers work in a disaster-affected area for many months, not only helping individuals and families, but also helping rebuild the local communities.
BlazeAid is in Hughenden to assist people in the Flinders Shire starting from 11th May 2015. Information can be obtained from the BlazeAid web site, Facebook page or email address - email@example.com. Please contact Barry Thompson Co-coordinator for Blazeaid on 0437 397 665 for more information or call in to the CWA Unit, Stansfield Street Hughenden to register for assistance.
SHOW HOLIDAY - PUBLIC HOLIDAY
Council advises that in pursuance of the provisions of the Holidays Act 1983, the Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations has appointed
Friday, 29 May 2015 a public holiday for the Shire of Flinders for the purpose of the Hughenden Annual Show.
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – CATERING
Expressions of interest are sought for the catering of:
Christmas in July 2015 - Wednesday 1st of July 2015
Meal to Consist of:
Morning Tea: Buffet Style
Lunch: will be either a sit down or buffet style; and consists of Roast meats and vegetables with dessert.
Catering for this event will be between 100 -130 people.
Please send your menu proposal and prices per head to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Staff at Community Care on 4741 2960.
We ask that all submissions are received by Friday 29th May 2015.
RATE NEWS FOR PENSIONERS
To provide assistance to pensioners in the Flinders Shire both Council and State subsidies may be available to eligible ratepayers for their principal place of residence.
If you are a ratepayer in the Shire and currently hold a Queensland Pensioner Concession Card or Queensland Repatriation Health Card you may apply to Council for a Rate Concession. Application forms are available on request.
If you currently receive a subsidy you do not have to re-apply.
For new applications to be considered in the 2015/2016 rating year completed applications must be received by Council prior to 30 June 2015.
VINCE BRAY RETURNS TO FLINDERS
Regionally renowned artist, Vince Bray will return to the Flinders Shire again this month from the 25 - 30 May after his successful residency in 2014.
Vince will be in Hughenden to provide classes in landscape painting, and special classes in painting on glasses including a session at the Hughenden Show.
Paintings from his 2014 residency will be on display and for sale at the Flinders Discovery Centre from the 25 May.