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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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2019 Australia Day Award Nominations Now Open

Mayor Ed Warren is encouraging the entire community to nominate our best and brightest for the 2019 Australia Day Awards. Council presents the awards each year to recognise outstanding...

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...

Council to sponsor August Australian Film Series in aid of Community Groups

Longreach Regional Council will sponsor a series of Australian Film screenings in aid of local community groups, at the Star Cinema during the month of August. The four screenings commence at 2pm...

Region’s road network electronically surveyed to improve maintenance

In a joint initiative of the Queensland Government and Longreach Regional Council, the region’s road network has been electronically surveyed and assessed to accurately inform road renewal...

Council delivers strategic budget under challenging circumstances

Long term strategic goals are the focus of Longreach Regional Council’s 2018/2019 Annual Budget, which was handed down today. The budget will see Council spend $2.69 million on water...

Mayor delivers message to China – “Longreach is ready for the world”

Mayor Ed Warren has delivered a keynote address, inviting international visitors and investors to Longreach, while representing the region at the 2018 International Mayor’s Forum on Tourism in...

Mayor appeals to community for new ideas

Mayor Ed Warren is urging residents to share their ideas for the future of the region at a round of community consultation forums next week. Councillor Warren says the community should use the...

Health & Wellbeing Day to focus on community activities

Longreach Regional Council is taking a unique approach to encouraging health and wellbeing in our region, hosting an event to showcase the many ways residents can get active in our community. The...

Council buys local at record levels

Longreach Regional Council says it is spending more money locally than ever before. In its latest quarterly review the Council reported a 42% increase in the amount it spent locally compared with the...

Council approves designated area for watersports on Thomson River

Longreach Regional Council has granted approval for the Outback Watersports Club Inc. to establish a riverside area for water sports enthusiasts to enjoy with their families. The Outback...

Region’s Best Recognised on Australia Day

The recipients of the 2018 Longreach Regional Council Australia Day Awards have been announced; and are as follows: Isisford/Yaraka Community Event of the Year – Isisford Races This...

Mayor urges locals to stay in town for Australia Day

A Western Queensland Mayor is urging his community to celebrate at home this Australia Day, rather than go away for the long weekend. Longreach Regional Council Mayor, Cr Ed Warren, says he...

Delicious food and live music on the menu at Great Australian Bites

Longreach is celebrating Australia Day in style with a citizenship ceremony, award presentations and a food and music festival. The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame will be transformed...

Council to host first annual “Big Day In”

Longreach Regional Council will take the unprecedented step of gathering its entire workforce together in the same place, at the same time, for a full day of training and professional development...

Council water report open for comment

Longreach Regional Council is inviting the community to comment on a draft report into sustainable water security for the region prior to its adoption. The report was commissioned by Council last...