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Beef Processing Opportunity in Hughenden Beef Processing Opportunity in Hughenden

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.

Click here to find out more.


TRAnsport Network Strategic Investment Tool (TRANSIT)

CSIRO's TRANSIT tool analyses transport options for agriculture to identify potential cost savings.

Click here to find out more.

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Are you taking the Challenge?


Rydweld Porcupine Gorge Challenge Presentation Evening

We are thrilled to announce Max Fegan will be joining us as the guest speaker for the Presentation Night of the Rydweld Porcupine Gorge Challenge to be held on Saturday evening 20th June at the Diggers Entertainment Centre from 5.30pm.

EVERYONE is welcome with a BBQ Dinner available at $15.00 per person over 11 years old and $10.00 per child under 10 years old. Those who participate in the Challenge receive their dinner free of charge. 


If you are attending please RSVP to the Flinders Discovery Centre on 4741 2970 by Thursday 18th June.


Participant Bus

The Flinders Shire Council bus will be departing at 8am SHARP from the Flinders Discovery Centre on Saturday 20th June for Porcupine Gorge National Park for the Rydweld Porcupine Gorge Challenge.   To save your seat, contact the Flinders Discovery Centre on 4741 2970.  A bus will also be departing for Mt Walker on Sunday 21st June at 8.45am for the fun run.  If you prefer to drive out yourself remember the road is fully sealed and only 74km.   



Online registrations will be open until 4pm, Friday 20th June at www.porcupinegorgechallenge.com.au.  Registrations can be made on the day. 


Refreshments Available

St Francis P&F will be selling food and drinks at Porcupine Gorge.  Hughenden Kindergarten will be holding a sausage sizzle at the Mt Walker fun run.


 For further information please contact the Flinders Discovery Centre on 4741 2970, gorgechallenge@flinders.qld.gov.au or visit www.porcupinegorgechallenge.com.au.




Dog registrations have been sent out and are now due. If you have not received your notice in the mail, please come into the Shire Office and renew your registration.

All dogs over three months of age, within the towns of Hughenden, Prairie, Torrens Creek and Stamford must be registered with Flinders Shire Council.


Fees for registration from 01 June 2015 to 30 June 2015 (discount period):

Entire Dog/Bitch

$70.00 (no discount)

Desexed Dog


Entire Dog with Microchip


Desexed Dog with Microchip


Pensioner Whole Dog/Bitch


Pensioner Desexed Dog

$ 6.00



Fees for registration after 30 June 2015 (no discount):

Entire Dog/Bitch

$70.00 (no discount)

Desexed Dog


Entire Dog with Microchip


Desexed Dog with Microchip


Pensioner Whole Dog/Bitch


Pensioner Desexed Dog




A copy of the dog’s desexed and microchip certificate must be presented to Council Staff when registering. All dogs born after 19 September 2011 must be microchipped.


If your dog has been sold, moved or has passed away please notify Council in writing so records can be adjusted.


Inspections will be carried out in late October to follow up outstanding dog registrations.

Keepers of unregistered dogs can incur a $150 on the spot fine.




Tenders are invited to enter into a Preferred Supplier Arrangement with the Flinders Shire Council for the wet hire of road construction machinery.  


Tenders are required for Stabilisers, Dozers, Graders, Loaders, Water Trucks, Side Tipping Trucks, Scrapers, Excavators, Tipping Trucks, Semi-Trailer Water Trucks, Smooth Drum Rollers, Pad Foot Rollers, Multi Tyred Rollers and Skid Steer Loaders with Attachments.


Tender Specifications can be obtained from Linda Brown, Engineering Admin Officer – telephone 4741 2900 or email engineeringadmin@flinders.qld.gov.au.


Tenders close at 2.00pm, Tuesday, 9 June 2015.


PO Box 274                                                                                                        Graham King

HUGHENDEN 4821                                                                                          Chief Executive Officer



(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 eso@flinders.qld.gov.au by Friday 13th June. Please direct any enquiries to Jackie Coleman – Flinders Shire Council 47 412 910





Normal Collection

Public Holiday Collection 

Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday 

Monday 08 June 2015 

Tuesday 09 June 2015



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 - blazeaid.hughenden@gmail.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.

Blazeaid Property Registration Form



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.