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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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ILFRACOMBE AND LONGREACH BATONBEARERS PREPARE TO SHARE THE DREAM OF THE GOLD COAST 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) has announced the local batonbearers from our region who will carry the Queen’s Baton during the 100-day countdown to the Gold...

BUCHANAN GOES BUSH FOR CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT

Play School favourite and nine time Golden Guitar winner Colin Buchanan has been confirmed as the headline act for the upcoming Carols by Candlelight event in Longreach, to be hosted for the first...

Creating Beautiful Communities Competition prizewinners announced

The winners of the Longreach Regional Council Creating Beautiful Communities Competition were announced at the Ilfracombe Garden Expo on Sunday. The expo drew a crowd in excess of 80 people from...

nbn construction starts in Longreach

Fast broadband is just around the corner with construction officially underway to connect more parts of Longreach to the nbn™ access network.  Work has started on constructing fixed line...

COUNCIL BUDGET DELIVERS ON INFRASTRUCTURE

Community, Water and Road Infrastructure projects are the big winners in Longreach Regional Council’s 2017/2018 Budget, which was handed down last week. Despite challenging conditions,...

COUNCIL CHOOSES SALEYARDS PARTNER

Longreach Regional Council has secured the future of the Dick Law Municipal Saleyards Complex today by agreeing on a long-term lease for the operation and advancement of the facility. Following an...

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. ...