Recent rain in the upper catchment of the Balonne River near Dalby and Chinchilla has boosted water supplies at St George allowing Council to drop residential water restrictions from Level 2 to Level 1 from Monday 14 January.
A draft Great Artesian Basin Strategic Management Plan 2018 (draft plan) has been developed by the Australian, state and territory governments in consultation with the Great Artesian Basin Coordinating Committee. The meeting will cover the Strategic Management Plan, bore census results, ongoing GABORA Water Plan implementation and the new funding for capping and piping programs.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will begin works to widen and strengthen the Carnarvon Highway (St George-Surat) between 48.3km and 101km from 10 September 2018, weather permitting. Work will be undertaken during daylight hours up to 7 days a week and will continue until 15 April 2019, weather permitting.
Due to unforeseen circumstances the WDAC and Pest Animal Planning meeting set down for the 15 August is now on Tuesday 28 August at the St George Cultural Centre. The Wild Dog Advisory Committee meeting will be held at 10am (Syndicate heads and invited guests only). The Pest Animal Planning Meeting (open to all interested landholders) will commence at 1pm St George Cultural Centre. Light lunch provided.
Councils, State Government agencies and rural stakeholders are joining forces to tackle the wild dog problem in the south-west. Ten councils from across the west, south-west and south Queensland were represented at the two-day Wild Dog Forum which was hosted by the Balonne Shire Council, Queensland Treasury Corporation and McCullough Robertson Lawyers at St George.
Lions Park on The Terrace at St George will close for up to two weeks from 6 August for the installation of soft fall, synthetic grass and fence around the playground. The $34,000 upgrade is being completed with funding from the Queensland Government’s Regional Economic Development Program.