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The Longreach Regional Council Newsroom contains the latest news and media releases from Council. You may also like to check our public notices page.

For more information, including interview requests, please contact our Media & Communications Officer:
Tel. (07) 4658 4149 | Mob. 0437 556 512 | E: media@longreach.qld.gov.au

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MAY DECLARED HEALTH & WELLBEING MONTH IN LONGREACH

Longreach Regional Council has declared May its official Health & Wellbeing Month and is promoting health and wellbeing in the community with a full calendar of activities. Council’s...

NEW COMPETITION HOPES TO CREATE BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITIES

Longreach Regional Council is launching a new competition that encourages residents to beautify our communities. The Creating Beautiful Communities Competition is seeking to incentivise residents...

DEMAND FOR ARTS FUNDING HITS NEW HEIGHTS

The second round of the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) has been awarded with six projects throughout the region sharing in $16,295 of funding. The RADF committee received an enthusiastic...

ILFRACOMBE, LONGREACH TO RECEIVE QUEENS BATON RELAY

Western Queenslanders have the opportunity to participate in Australia’s largest event for over a decade it was revealed today, with The Queen’s Baton Relay visiting Ilfracombe and...

COUNCIL CALLS FOR COMMENT ON CORPORATE PLAN

Longreach Regional Council is inviting submissions from the public wishing to comment on its draft Corporate Plan 2017-2027, prior to its adoption. The plan, which was developed following...

COUNCIL RECEIVES FUNDING FOR $1.2M JOBS BOOST

Longreach Regional Council has received $1.2M in funding to boost job creation and retention, thanks to the Queensland Government ‘Works for Queensland’ program. The 2016–17 Works...

COUNCIL COMPROMISES ON RECOMMENDED PAY-RISE

The Mayor and Councillors of Longreach Regional Council have decided not to accept the full pay-rise recommended by the Local Government Remuneration and Discipline Tribunal, following careful...

DROUGHT COMMUNITY SUPPORT FUNDING BACK FOR ANOTHER YEAR

Council is calling for expressions of interest from groups able to use a new round of Drought Community Support Funding to offer benefits to the community through the staging of activities and...

NEW ROUND OF GRANTS TO HELP ARTS SURVIVE IN REGION

A new round of grant funding is offering people and groups engaged in the arts an opportunity to realise their projects for the benefit of the whole community. The Regional Arts Development...

REGION’S BEST RECOGNISED ON AUSTRALIA DAY

(Mayor Ed Warren congratulates Longreach Citizen of the Year, Rosemary Champion) The recipients of the 2017 Longreach Regional Council Australia Day Awards have been announced; and are as...

LONGREACH CELEBRATES CITIZENSHIP, COMMUNITY, FOOD AND MUSIC AT AUSTRALIA DAY FESTIVAL

Longreach is celebrating Australia Day in style with a citizenship ceremony, award presentations and a food and music festival. The Longreach Racecourse will be transformed for the event, with a...

ISISFORD CELEBRATES AUSTRALIA DAY WITH BIG BREAKFAST

Australia Day celebrations in Isisford will start with a hearty breakfast and feature an address by Youngcare founder David Conry and the presentation of Australia Day awards. Australia Day...

T20 CRICKET COMES TO ILFRACOMBE FOR AUSTRALIA DAY

Ilfracombe will celebrate Australia Day with an evening of 20-20 cricket, with the Ilfracombe Scorpions taking on the out-of-town Cockies team. A free community barbeque will be on offer between...

LONGREACH PICKED TO HOST AUSTRALIA DAY FOOD FESTIVAL

Australia Day will be extra special this year in Longreach – the town has been chosen as one of only four locations in Queensland to host the Great Australian Bites food and music festival. ...

LONGREACH REGION RECEIVES APPROVAL FOR GAME CHANGING EXCLUSION FENCE SCHEME

In a major announcement that will have long lasting ramifications, Longreach Regional Council has received approval for a one-off loan of $17.9 million from Queensland Treasury Corporation to...

ROADS, WATER AND ECONOMY RAISED AT COMMUNITY FORUMS

Road issues, water security and economic sustainability were the big issues raised by residents at Council’s Community Consultation Forums last week. The Mayor, Councillors, CEO and staff...

LONGREACH JOINS TOGETHER FOR CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT

The holiday season is getting off to a flying start with Longreach churches, schools and community groups joining together to celebrate the annual Carols by Candlelight event in Edkins Park. Bring...

LOCALS TO HAVE THEIR SAY ON COUNCIL MATTERS

Locals are getting a chance to have their say and meet their elected representatives as Longreach Regional Council prepares for its annual Community Consultation Forums next week. The forums, held...

NEW EXCLUSION FENCE CONSTRUCTION UNIT ARRIVES

Landholders are getting access to new exclusion fencing equipment at reduced rates thanks to Australian Wool Innovation and Longreach Regional Council. Council has been awarded a grant of up to...

LONGREACH RAILWAY STATION TO BE OFFICIALLY OPENED AFTER 100 YEARS SERVICE

The Longreach Railway Station will celebrate two major milestones on the same day next Sunday 30 October. The Governor of Queensland, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, will...