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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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Longreach Regional Council appoints new Chief Executive

Longreach Regional Council has announced the appointment of Mitchell Murphy as its new Chief Executive Officer, to commence in June. Mr Murphy joins the Western Queensland council from the...

Emu Street Carpark re-named in tribute to Teamsters

Following a public submission process, the results are in – the Emu Street Carpark in Longreach will be named ‘Teamsters’ Rest’ in recognition of the teams that transported...

Council sheds light on Longreach Library’s latest location

  Quiet spaces for study and reflection, meeting rooms with teleconferencing facilities, and a maker space for innovation are all on the table as Longreach Regional Council prepares to...

Longreach to host Western Queensland Local Government Conference

Longreach will welcome over 150 delegates from all over the state when it hosts the Western Queensland Local Government Association Annual Conference from 8-10 April. Longreach Regional Council...

Council begins search for new Chief Executive Officer

Longreach Regional Council Mayor Ed Warren has paid tribute to outgoing Chief Executive Officer Ian Bodill as the organisation starts the search for a replacement. With Mr Bodill stepping down in...

Free-to-air television returns to Isisford

Longreach Regional Council has brought terrestrial free-to-air television back to Isisford this week fulfilling a commitment made at last year’s community consultation forums. Specialist...

Overgrown areas to get tidy-up following February rain

Longreach Regional Council says it is committed to tidying up overgrown shoulders and reserves following February’s rainfall, but the community has a part to play as well. With rapid...

Emu Street Carpark to receive official name – community to provide suggestions

Residents are getting the chance to suggest an official name for the Emu St Carpark in Longreach, with Council inviting suggestions that have some significance to the community. People are...

Public forum to explore better outcomes for people with disabilities

Longreach Regional Council is convening a public forum to discuss options for the establishment of a facility to provide live-in-care to people with disabilities in Longreach.    The...

2019 Australia Day Award Recipients

The Longreach Regional Council 2019 Australia Day Award recipients were announced at ceremonies across the region today:   Ilfracombe  Senior Sporting Achievement: Henry...

Rural addresses made easier as bounded localities merged

The addresses of 134 properties in the Longreach Regional Council area have changed this year, following advice that the amalgamation of bounded localities in the former Longreach Shire has been...

Statement from the Deputy Mayor, Cr Leonie Nunn

“Council is determined to be a positive stakeholder in the future of the Longreach Pastoral College following todays announcement. We will work constructively with the project management office...

Council and community team up to advance agriculture

A new collaboration between Longreach Regional Council and the community is aiming to identify, prioritise and implement actions that grow agricultural outcomes from both new and existing...

Christmas fun starts at the mailbox this year

A new ‘best mailbox or sign’ category is set to allow rural landholders to join in the annual Longreach Regional Council Christmas Lights Competition this year. The new category...

Outback Queensland Council joins international urban alliance

Above: Mayor Ed Warren with Liu Ge'an, Mayor of Zhangjiajie Municipal Government An Outback Queensland Council has signed up to a new urban alliance at an international summit in China this...

Mayor wants help to sniff out unregistered dogs

Mayor Ed Warren is urging residents to register and microchip their pets to avoid heavy fines as Longreach Regional Council prepares to crack down on irresponsible pet owners in our communities. ...

Art installation visits Longreach in countdown to Armistice Centenary

A major touring artwork that aims to commemorate the centenary of armistice is visiting Longreach this month, going on public display at Beersheba Place. The Armistice Centenary art...

Council to chronicle community’s colourful characters in conversation

An outback Queensland Council has embarked on a project to digitally record the history of its communities as told by the people that were there. The Longreach Region Oral History Project is an...

Council plans region-wide Street Art Competition to beautify towns

Longreach Regional Council is preparing to unveil a street art competition with the aim of introducing new public art to the region’s communities. An upcoming Beginners Wire Sculpture...

Council turns an eagle eye on vandalism

Businesses and community assets on Eagle Street will soon enjoy protection against vandalism and anti-social behaviour thanks to new closed circuit security cameras being installed by Longreach...