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Council Meeting Snapshot - 10 April 2019

Below is a number of highlights from today’s Council meeting.

Australian Government Drought Communities Program – Watering the Maranoa

Drill Engineering & Pastoral Co Pty Ltd T/A Depco Drilling was selected as the recommended tenderer for the borehole drilling and construction at Eumamurrin, Noonga, Begonia and Teelba if the final terms are acceptable, with a tendered value of $967,164 inclusive of GST. The Drought Communities Programme ‘Watering the Maranoa’ is funded by the Australian Government.

Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

Council endorsed the RADF Committee’s grant assessment recommendations for applications received under Round 1 of the 2018/19 RADF grants program.

The following groups were successful in receiving funding under Round 1 for 2018/19:

  • Wallumbilla Heritage Association
  • Injune Photography Group
  • Easter in the Country
  • Wallaroo Art Group
  • Creative Injune
  • Bymount Creative Circle

The remaining funds for Round 1 of the 2018/19 RADF grants program were allocated as Strategic Initiatives, including Arts Ablaze bursaries, Create and Thrive workshops in Roma and Injune and the remainder will go to the Peter Keegan Museum.

Small Business Grant Application

Council has received funding through the Queensland Government Small Business Week for workshops to be held in Surat, Injune and Mitchell at the end of May 2019.

Roma Historical Precincts Inc

Advocacy will be provided by Council to support Roma Historical Precincts Inc in relation to the Queensland Rail property located at 16 Station Street Roma.

Mobile Camp – Mt Moffatt Road Project

Wild Desert Pty Ltd was selected as the recommended tenderer for the Mt Moffatt Road Project if final terms are acceptable.

Maranoa Place Based Suicide Prevention Project

Council and Western Queensland Primary Health Network will participate in the Place Based Suicide Prevention Project by hosting a local Coordinator for two years if final terms are acceptable. On the execution of the agreement this position will be fully funded by Western Queensland Primary Health Network.