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Rockhampton Regional Council

Feb 04, 2021
Works for Queensland in  full flight at Rockhampton

Works for Queensland in full flight at Rockhampton

Upgrades to the Rockhampton Airport Terminal, including a new mezzanine floor and passenger lounges, are on track for completion next month. The work is being undertaken thanks to $6.44 million from the State Government’s $200 million COVID Works for Queensland program. Acting Premier and Minister for Local Government Steven Miles, inspecting the construction site, said… This content is for...

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Feb 04, 2021
New mayor sworn in for Rockhampton

New mayor sworn in for Rockhampton

Tony Williams has been sworn in as Mayor of Rockhampton Regional Council following the declaration of the polls by the Electoral Commission of Queensland. Cr Williams received about 25 per cent of the formal first preference vote in a by-election contested by 17 candidates following the shock resignation of former mayor Margaret Strelow on November… This content is for iQ Industry Queenslan...

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Nov 10, 2020
Resignation ‘childish’ or ‘a position of principle’?

Resignation ‘childish’ or ‘a position of principle’?

Rockhampton MP Barry O’Rourke has slammed the resignation of former Mayor Margaret Strelow as a “childish tantrum” or expensive “stunt”. Ms Strelow’s resignation this week will lead to a by-election after the State Government decided to change local government laws that would have seen previous runner-up Chris Hooper become mayor of Rockhampton. It came after a… This content is f...

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Nov 10, 2020
Runner-up rule to change after resignation outcry

Runner-up rule to change after resignation outcry

A law change is afoot to turn around the situation that sees Rockhampton mayoral runner-up Chris Hooper in line for the title following yesterday’s shock resignation of Margaret Strelow. Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said today the Palaszczuk Government would introduce and pass a bill to retrospectively amend the Local Government Act once the new… This content is for i...

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Nov 10, 2020
Rockhampton Mayor in shock resignation

Rockhampton Mayor in shock resignation

Rockhampton Mayor Margaret Strelow announced her resignation late yesterday via social media. The shock announcement came after a Councillor Conduct Tribunal found her guilty of misconduct over a day trip to an Adani solar farm, she said. “I absolutely refute their finding. I acted at all times in accordance with my own conscience and on… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ...

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Nov 06, 2020
Flare aims to reduce carbon footprint

Flare aims to reduce carbon footprint

Rockhampton Region Waste and Recycling has installed an innovative biogas system as it moves towards a more sustainable future.  The biogas flare, installed by industry leaders LMS Energy, is a big step towards reducing the carbon footprint of the Lakes Creek Road waste management facility.  Waste to resource recovery councillor Shane Latcham said it was… This content is for iQ In...

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Sep 26, 2020
New leader at Advance Rockhampton

New leader at Advance Rockhampton

Rockhampton Regional Council has announced the appointment of a new executive manager of Advance Rockhampton, Greg Bowden. A former Blackwater boy, Mr Bowden’s appointment to Advance Rockhampton follows 15 years of service working directly with the Lord Mayor at Brisbane City Council. New Advance Rockhampton executive manager Greg Bowden. His most recent role was director… This conten...

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Sep 18, 2020
Concrete future for old bridges under renewal plan

Concrete future for old bridges under renewal plan

Two bridges on Casuarina Rd, Midgee, outside Rockhampton are getting a much-needed upgrade thanks to nearly $800,000 of funding from the Australian Government Bridge Renewal Program and the local council. Contractor CASA Engineering is carrying out the work on the Swan Creek and Serpentine Creek bridges. They are some of the last to be updated… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ...

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Sep 02, 2020
Rockhampton push for $50m TAFE project

Rockhampton push for $50m TAFE project

City leaders are spearheading a push for a TAFE Centre of Excellence to turbocharge skills and training in the Rockhampton region. CQUniversity Vice-Chancellor Professor Nick Klomp was joined by Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow, local Regional Development Australia chair Grant Cassidy, and Adnought Sheet Metal Fabrications manager Greg Adams in calling on the State Government… This...

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