SWIMMING POOLS END OF SEASON
Residents are advised that the final day that Councils swimming pools will be open to the public for the current season is Saturday, 31st March 2018.
WATER METER READING TO COMMENCE
Residents are advised that authorised officers of Council will commence reading water meters between 19 March 2018 through to 13 April 2018. Please ensure that water meters are accessible and unobstructed to facilitate this meter reading process.
Close of Discount Period is 28 February 2018
To receive the 15% discount all rates and charges must be paid by 28 February 2018.
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15 & 16 March 2018
For the most up to date information on the conditions and opening/closures of roads across the GRC region, please contact the Department of Transport & Main Roads on 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au.
WELCOME TO GRC
Covering an area of 19,294 square kms, Goondiwindi Regional Council is home to approximately 10,720 people from Texas in the east to Weengallon in the west.
Your update on Goondiwindi Regional Council works, projects and announcements.
TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF CARPARKS
Council wishes to advise of the temporary closure of five (5) carparks immediately adjacent to Border Builders & Plumbing Supplies at 119 Marshall Street, Goondiwindi. The closure is to carry out renovation works on the property.
The closure will commence on Monday 12 February 2018 and will remain in place for the duration of 3 weeks.
The footpath will remain open to pedestrian traffic at all times.
Adjoining businesses have been notified of the closure.
APPROVED INSPECTION PROGRAM
In accordance with Section 134 of the Local Government Act 2009 and Section 113 of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008, Council resolved at its meeting on Wednesday 24 January 2018 to approve a selective annual inspection program within Council’s area. Council’s authorised officers will be undertaking a door knock of all properties in all urban and rural town areas.
The inspection program will commence on Monday 26th February 2018 and end on 11th May 2018 and be conducted on workdays (Monday – Friday) between the hours of 7.00am and 6.00pm.
The purpose of selective inspection program is to monitor compliances with the following legislations in town areas which are mapped in Council’s Local Law No 2 relating to Animal Control:
- Local Law (Animal Management) 2011
- Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008, Dog registration
- Environmental Protection Act 1994
- Building Act 1975 (Pool Fencing) & unauthorised structures
Routine checks of enclosures for approved three (3) dog permit holders and declared dogs will be undertaken as part of the inspection program.
Details of the program can be downloaded here or a copy obtained from Council’s Office in Goondiwindi, Inglewood or Texas.
GOONDIWINDI NATURAL HERITAGE & WATERPARK - TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF WATERWAY
To facilitate the Qld State and National Waterski Championships, the waterway of the Goondiwindi Natural Heritage & Water Park will be temporarily closed from 6:00am to 6:00pm for the period 21 March 2018 to 2 April 2018.
All other facilities and recreation areas will remain open.
Council would like to thank the community in advance for their cooperation and wish every success with this event.
GOONDIWINDI TO HOST IPWEAQ CONFERENCE
Goondiwindi Regional Council has the pleasure in hosting the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Queensland (IPWEAQ) South West Queensland Branch Conference in Goondiwindi on Thursday 15th & Friday 16th March 2018.
The conference will showcase the projects and achievements of local government and public works engineering industry, with representation from the coast to the border, including the Darling Downs, South West Queensland and North West New South Wales.
Please take the time to visit the conference website IPWEAQ SWQ Conference
GOONDIWINDI NATURAL HERITAGE & WATER PARK OPERATIONAL RULES
From water skiing, swimming, scenic walking trails, bird watching, or using the BBQ, parkland and playground, the Goondiwindi Natural Heritage & Water Park offers fantastic recreational facilities for the whole community to enjoy.
Coming into the peak season for water skiing, Council would like to remind users of the waterway that operational rules apply. It is your responsibility to be aware of and adhere to these operational rules, which are on display at the entrance of the Water Park boat ramp.
A copy of the operational rules contained in the Goondiwindi Natural Heritage & Water Park Code of Conduct is also available at www.grc.qld.gov.au/water-park or by contacting Council on 07 4671 7400.