Barcaldine Regional Council hereby advises residents of the following shutdowns over the Christmas and New Year period:- Council Depots (Barcaldine, Muttaburra and Aramac) The above Council Depots will be closed from Thursday 19 December 2013 and will reopen on Tuesday 28 January 2014.
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.
Residents of Barcaldine Regional Council are invited to nominate a person or persons for the following awards, which will be presented at the Australia Day Celebrations on Sunday 26th January 2014:- (a) Regional Citizen of the Year (b) Regional Young Citizen of the Year (c) Regional Community Event of the Year (d) Volunteer of the Year (e) Sports Award (f) Cultural Award
Don't keep your pet waiting: IDENTIFY, UPDATE to REUNITE. National Pet ID Month is an annual awareness raising month initiated by National Pet Register and The Lost Dogs' Home to better the chances of reuniting lost cats and dogs with their owners.
In accordance with the Animal Management (Cats & Dogs) Act 2008 introduced in Queensland from 1st July 2009, animal owners are required to register their animals within 14 days of becoming the owner of a cat or dog. In 2012, Barcaldine Regional Council introduced a "once only" registration fee for cats and dogs which were "Desexed & Microchipped".
Barcaldine Regional Council will be conducting a roads reseal program from Monday 11th November 2013 until Friday 13th December 2013. The work involves resealing a number of streets throughout the towns of Barcaldine, Jericho and Alpha as well as sections of the Landsborough Highway to Longreach and Blackall and the Capricorn Highway through to the Drummond Range. Sections of some rural roads will also be resealed.
The Government has officially declared part of the Barcaldine Shire as drought stricken, as from 1 September 2013. Part Shire Boundary Descriptions The area of Barcaldine Shire that is south of the Isisford to Barcaldine Road, and east of the Barcaldine to Aramac Road,
Barcaldine Regional Council adopted the 2014 budget at its meeting held in Muttaburra on Wednesday 26th June 2013. Ratepayers can expect an overall average rate increase of 3.28% for the 2014 financial year. This is in line with the Council Cost Index of 3.3%.
In accordance with Section 277 of the Local Government Regulation 2012 notice is hereby given of the following General Meetings of Council:- All meetings are scheduled to start at 9.00am and are open to the public.
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.