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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.
Hughenden Rail Depot Saved
Wednesday July 11, 2012
THE bid by the QR National Hughenden workers to keep the local maintenance depot open has been successful, with QR National’s month-long decision making process ending this week.
The announcement was made yesterday afternoon during a meeting with all Queensland Rail Hughenden staff.
QR National told employees at the start of June that they would look at reducing operating costs at QR sites in Queensland and Western Australia to improve their competitiveness and efficiency, with up to 500 jobs under threat across the business.
The restructure was to have created numerous job losses, with QR National Hughenden home to almost 100 local rail-related jobs.
QR National Hughenden management was included in negotiations at a meeting on Thursday June 14, with outcomes originally to be decided by June 22. However, the consultation period was extended.
Flinders Shire Council Deputy Mayor Ninian Stewart Moore praised QR National for the decision, which has saved disruption to local families and businesses.
``QR National did listen to the local workers during their consultation process,’’ he said.
``Local workers were able to present an excellent well structured business case that provides a bright future for Hughenden.
``There will be some minor restructuring and possible role changes but no major job losses.’’
Changes being proposed included rationalising support services, removing management layers, consolidating operations to better match capacity with demand and outsourcing non-core business activities.
Hughenden representatives argued that the local depot was geographically central to depots at Stuart, Cloncurry and Longreach and was the half-way train crew change point.
Hughenden is also the main refuelling point on the north-west corridor refuelling all east and west bound trains and there is the ability and infrastructure at this depot to carry out both preventative maintenance and routine maintenance to the wagons with a proven low cost and downtime to the business.
For more information contact Flinders Shire Deputy Mayor Ninian Stewart-Moore on 4741 1516 on 0414311516.