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Your monthly update on Goondiwindi Regional Council works, projects and announcements.

RIVER PEAK IN GOONDIWINDI

Whilst the McIntyre River in Goondiwindi peaked this afternoon at around 7.5m, Council still asks that people are vigilant particularly those camping or moving around on riverbanks.

CAMPERS TAKE CARE

Whilst the town of Goondiwindi has had very little rain to speak of, there have been considerable falls of rain in the catchment areas. Last week saw significant falls of rain to the east of Coolmunda Dam that resulted in the dam filling to around 83%.

HAVE YOUR SAY - Trading (Allowable Hours) Amendment Bill

On March 1, the Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs, the Hon Grace Grace, introduced the Trading (Allowable Hours) Amendment Bill 2017 to the Queensland Parliament. The objective of the Bill is to amend trading hours and reduce restrictions on trading hours in Queensland – especially regional centres.

CHEMCLEAR COLLECTION QUEENSLAND

Queensland property owners can register their unwanted agricultural and veterinary chemicals in Agsafe’s ChemClear collection, which is hitting the road in June.

ANOTHER SUCCESS IN GOONDIWINDI

Goondiwindi Regional Council has just been informed that there is another winner in the region, with Lucy Walker Chemmart Goondiwindi taking out the Guild Pharmacy of the Year 2017. The pharmacy earlier won the category for Excellence in Community Engagement and was then chosen as the ultimate winner.

WORKS FOR QUEENSLAND FUNDING PROGRAM

The Queensland Government recently announced a funding allocation of $1.38 million for projects in the Goondiwindi Regional Council area.

THE GOONDIWINDI GOLDEN AGE CENTRE

Council has recently had discussions with representatives of the Goondiwindi PCYC regarding the utilisation of the Golden Age Centre for activities to be operated by the PCYC.

EASTER ON THE MACINTYRE SET TO RUMBLE

A meeting of the organising committee for this year’s Easter on the Macintyre gathered at the Queensland Hotel to coordinate the services and events for the Easter long weekend that falls later in April this year. The event will be held from Thursday April 13 through to Monday April 17.

CR ROB TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT

The commencement of Goondiwindi Regional Council’s Annual Inspection Program has caused a lot of comment on social media, particularly around it being a revenue raising exercise, and Councillor Rob Mackenzie would like to set the record straight.
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