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This column first appeared in the Longreach Leader on Friday 10 September 2021. Hello again. There are lots of events to talk about this week, but I want to start with an acknowledgement of the Longrea


There’s always plenty happening in our region, and it’s good to be back with you for another fortnightly Mayoral update. Council had a big day last week when it held its August meeting in Yaraka. As I


While it’s good news that the lockdown in South-East Queensland was lifted this week, the Premier did advise people in the south-east to avoid unnecessary travel for another two weeks. A few weeks ago


Longreach Regional Council will receive $150,000 from the Australian Government to help fund an expansion of the Longreach Childcare Centre that will double the capacity of the facility.


We have much to be grateful for in our community, and as I sit down to write this fortnight’s column I have much to be grateful for as your Mayor. The events of last weekend serve to highlight the res


Go Tigers! Congratulations to the Longreach/Ilfracombe Tigers, who defeated the Blackall Magpies in the Central West Rugby League Grand Final on Saturday night. It was a great occasion, played on home


One of the most important roles of the Mayor and Councillors, as your elected representatives, is that of budgetary oversight. It is a duty we take very seriously, and the delivery of our FY21-22 Budg


Longreach Regional Council has announced it will focus heavily on asset renewal as part of its 2021/2022 Budget, handed down today.


Good to be with you again for another of my fortnightly updates. I’ve just returned from the LGAQ Disaster Management Conference in Brisbane last week. I was joined by our CEO, Mitchell Murphy, and Co


I’d like to start this fortnight’s column by offering my thanks to everyone who came out to one of our Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea events in Longreach and Ilfracombe last week.


Longreach Regional Council has formally adopted the Thomson River Master Plan, a decades-long vision for the future of the Thomson River precinct at Longreach.


I’d like to start this fortnight’s column by offering my sincere thanks to everyone who helped to make the Longreach Show such a great success. The show society is a very hardworking community group s


Every fortnight, I seem to open this column by saying how busy things have been. Well this one’s going to take some beating, as I recap what has been an extremely eventful and consequential few weeks


As always, it’s been another busy fortnight for your Mayor! As chair of RAPAD I had the opportunity to represent our region at the Regional Organisation of Councils Assembly recently. The assembly was


Good to be back with you for another fortnightly update and I trust everyone had a good Easter. We’re certainly seeing plenty of visitors coming to the region which is always good to see. A big congra