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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

 

Longreach Regional Council has confirmed that the Thomson River Master Plan will be put forward for adoption at the May Council meeting, instead of at the April meeting as originally planned.

 

There’s never a dull moment in the life of our communities, and things really seem to be picking up around the region these days. I’d like to start this fortnight’s column with a quick thank you to al

 

Firstly, a big thanks to everyone who came out to support Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday in Longreach and Ilfracombe. We also had great support from girl guides and scouts. Together we collected a f

 

A random act of vandalism has closed the one of the two swimming pools at the Longreach Aquatic Centre for up to two weeks while repairs are carried out.

 

Longreach now boasts one of the most technically advanced live entertainment venues in Outback Queensland, with the completion of a major audio-visual upgrade to the Longreach Civic Centre.

 

Another two weeks have passed and it was great to see the region busy over the weekend. The rugby nines and the Queensland Country Women’s Association Conference were both very successful events and b

 

It’s been a busy two weeks in our region since my last column, and the pace seems to be picking up as we suddenly find ourselves in mid February!

 

Australia really is the lucky country.  If you ever needed proof that Australia is the lucky country, you need only look at the worldwide events of the past twelve months to see just how fortunate we a