November is National Asbestos Awareness Month, which aims to educate Australian about the dangers of working with asbestos during home renovations and maintenance and educate them about where asbestos might be found in and around homes and on properties.
Barcaldine Administration Office is seeking Expressions of Interest from Barcaldine community groups to host the 2016 Australia Day celebrations. The Barcaldine events will need to take place in the afternoon/evening.
Are you a pretty handy photographer? Can you capture the spirit and essence of the Barcaldine Region? We are looking for photos of events and attractions, particularly of people having a great time that we can use to promote the region.
Barcaldine Regional Council is calling for Expressions of Interest from community members who are interested in being on our RADF Committee. We are looking for people who are interested in helping to promote and develop artistic and cultural activities in the region. It is not necessary to be a practicing artist, just have and interest in and passion for culture and the arts. We need a representative from each of our five towns.
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.
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.
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.
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.