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For information on road conditions within the Barcaldine Region, please find more information here.

For Queensland traffic and travel information, please call 131 940, visit the website www.131940.qld.gov.au or view the flyer.

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & EVENTS MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Barcaldine Regional Council would like to hear your thoughts, opinions and ideas on what we are doing right and how we can improve. As part of this process we will be conducting surveys with members of the community and look forward to your feedback. Council would really appreciate it if you could take a moment to complete the below survey.

GVK HANCOCK COAL PROJECT UPDATE

Inside this Issue: Extensive groundwater assessments, Land Court endorses assessments, Galilee Basin State Development Area, Alpha mine planning refinement, Geology & Coal Quality Key to the Galilee.

ROADSIDE VENDORS - INFORMATION BULLETIN

Council regulates roadside vendors to ensure these activities are carried out in a safe manner for road users and pedestrians. This activity means the commercial supply of goods or services on a road. Roadside vending can involve travelling from place to place on a road and the waving down of the person operating the roadside vending by a customer (mobile roadside vending) or the activity being established in one place (stationary roadside vending). This approval does not apply to footpath dining activities.

THINK SMART, PLANT SMART!

The Barcaldine Regional Council is leading the way by actively participating in the Plant Smart program to help you choose the right plants for planting near powerlines. This ensures that the trees won't grow into powerlines, potentially disrupting the power supply to you and your neighbours and bringing live powerlines to the ground in a storm or windy conditions.

COMMUNITY CONSULTATION AND FACILITATION SERVICES - ALPHA AND JERICHO

Health Workforce Queensland has completed the Final Project Report for the Community Consultation and Facilitation Services for Alpha and Jericho. To download the Final Project Report please click here.

PUBLIC NOTICE - BARCALDINE SHOWGROUNDS CLOSURE

Barcaldine Showgrounds will be closed as follows for the purpose of preparation and holding of Westech Field Days 2014:- Camping - 8am Monday 1st September to 8am Friday 12th September 2014 Venues - some venues from 1st to 4th September and all from 5th to 11th September Oval - 5th to 11th September

MEDIA STATEMENT - MEDICAL CLINICS EXPANDED AT ALPHA AND JERICHO

Medical services at Alpha and Jericho will be expanded from 2 June 2014. Central West Hospital and Health Service Board Chair Ed Warren said the expansion in medical services followed a commitment made by the Board to Alpha and Jericho residents in March. To read the full Media Statement please click here.

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.

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.