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NEWS NEWS

VACANCY - PENSIONER UNIT - BARCALDINE

Applications from eligible persons are invited for the occupancy of a one bedroom partially furnitured independent living unit situated in Cypress Street, Barcaldine. Application forms and eligiblity criteria may be obtained by contacting the Barcaldine Office during business hours on 07 4651 5600.

ALGAL WARNING - MUTTABURRA SEWERAGE TREATMENT PLANT

High numbers of blue-green algae have been detected in Muttaburra at the Muttaburra Sewerage Treatment Plant. Tests have shown that the bloom is made up of potentially toxic algae, and are present in sufficient numbers to pose a hazard to public health.

RATES ISSUED

All property owners within the Barcaldine Regional Council are advised that Rate Notices for the period 1 January 2014 to 30 June 2014 were issued on the 8th April 2014. Notices have been issued to the last advised address on Council records and it is the responsibility of the owner to advise Council of any change of address in writing. If any owner has not received their Rate Notice they should contact any of the following Area Offices:-

WILD DOG MANAGEMENT - AERIAL AND GROUND BAITING

Barcaldine Regional Council wishes to advise that an aerial and ground baiting program will be occuring across the region from 12 to 17 May 2014 to assist in the control of wild dogs. Mail advice has been sent to property owners in the area for completion and return by Monday 28th April 2014.

RURAL FINANCIAL COUNSELLING SERVICE QLD - CENTRAL SOUTHERN REGION

Facing Financial Hardship? You're not alone. Contact your local Rural Financial Counsellor Service. What is it? The primary role of the Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) Programme is to support primary producers and small rural businesses who are suffering financial hardship, and who have no alternative sources of impartial support, to manage the challenges of industry change and adjustment.

DROUGHT SUPPORT

In response to drought conditions across large areas of eastern Australia, the Australian Government has brought forward key elements of the income support arrangements that were to apply from 1 July 2014 via an Interim Farm Household Allowance. The assistance package worth $320 million is designed to support those farm businesses, farming families and rural communities facing hardship brought on by drought.

REGIONAL ARTS FUND

Is your town looking for the opportunity to celebrate their unique identity through the creation of a sculpture, story wall mural, theatre or musical performance or anthology of short stories or poetry inspired by residents ideas? Are local artist in your community interested to develop their skills and create unique cultural products and experience?

GAZETTED HOLIDAYS

Notice is hereby given of the following holidays gazetted for the Barcaldine Regional Council for 2014:- 21 May 2014 - Public Holiday in Alpha and Jericho area for the Alpha Annual Show; 10 September 2014 - Public Holiday in Barcaldine for Westech Field Day; and 4 November 2014 - Special or Bank Holiday in Aramac and Muttaburra areas for the Melbourne Cup.

"CROSSING THE DIVIDE" A HISTORY OF ALPHA AND JERICHO DISTRICTS

This is a fascinating account of the history of the Jericho Shire. With over 800 People named, 86 + Photographs, 55 + Archival Extracts, 24 Maps, Plans and Tables, along with detailed Appendices and Index.