Resident Reach Bondoola

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Welcome to your page residents of the Bondoola, Cobraball, Hidden Valley and Mulara localities.

Livingstone Shire Council is committed to engaging and understanding the diversity of needs within our community. The intent of this page is to provide US with a platform to quickly share information that pertains specifically to your locality. Resident Reach is great example of how we adapt to meet the emerging community need for information and interaction. It also provides YOU all with an easy to use way of sharing your ideas, provide feedback or exchange views on matters that affect you and your community.

Ask questions, share information about your locality/your ideas/goals and aspirations! We promise that the more you use it the more you will get out of it!

You can now livestream our monthly Ordinary Council Meetings.


  • Read our latest news below about Bondoola
  • Got an idea to improve our Shire, share it on our ideas board
  • Do you have a great local story? Share them below
  • Have a burning question for the Mayor or Councillors, ask below.

Welcome to your page residents of the Bondoola, Cobraball, Hidden Valley and Mulara localities.

Livingstone Shire Council is committed to engaging and understanding the diversity of needs within our community. The intent of this page is to provide US with a platform to quickly share information that pertains specifically to your locality. Resident Reach is great example of how we adapt to meet the emerging community need for information and interaction. It also provides YOU all with an easy to use way of sharing your ideas, provide feedback or exchange views on matters that affect you and your community.

Ask questions, share information about your locality/your ideas/goals and aspirations! We promise that the more you use it the more you will get out of it!

You can now livestream our monthly Ordinary Council Meetings.


  • Read our latest news below about Bondoola
  • Got an idea to improve our Shire, share it on our ideas board
  • Do you have a great local story? Share them below
  • Have a burning question for the Mayor or Councillors, ask below.
  • Greater Region News

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    To keep up to date with all our latest news from around the region please click here.

  • Livingstone Shire June/July School Holiday Program

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    Looking for something to do with the kids these school holidays? Beat the boredom and join in the fun with a range of activities to choose from as part of Livingstone Shire’s school holiday program!

    Date: 26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021 Every day

    Location: Various across Livingstone Shire

    Cost: Please see below program for cost of each activity

    Outdoor movies, workshops, adventure sports as well as illuminated animations are just some of the exciting events on offer from June 26 to July 11. Bookings are essential for most activities. For more detail visit: https://www.livingstone.qld.gov.au/events/event/221/livingstone-shire-june-july-school-holiday-program

  • Budget Consultation 2021-22 - NOW CLOSED

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    YOUR COUNCIL. YOUR BUDGET. YOUR SAY. YOUR WAY.

    In 2020, Council undertook a community engagement exercise on budget priorities via the Balancing Act simulation software.The initiative provided the community with the ability to share feedback on how they would balance the budget. Key service areas were identified and participants were provided with options to ‘spend more, spend less or spend same as previous year’.

    Council now invites the community to provide feedback on the Budget Consultation Paper as part of the 2021-22 Budget. You can have your say by either of the options below accessible via the online project page:

    For those unable to participate online, hard copy surveys and budget consultation papers are available at all Livingstone Shire Customer Service Centres and Libraries, and at the following locations: Byfield General Store; Keppel Sands Convenience Store (next to post office); Cawarral Petrol Station store; Mt Chalmers Library and Historical Centre; Grandma's Store Marlborough; Great Keppel Island Hideaway.


    Thank you for your participation, your input is valuable to us. We will collate the information and share it with elected members as the budget is presented for final adoption.


    For more information and to provide your feedback please visit getinvolved.livingstone.qld.gov.au/budget-consultation-2021-22

  • Bushfire Recovery & Resilience Forum - Saturday 15 May 2021

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    After experiencing one of the most devastating bushfires our region has faced in 2019, Livingstone Shire Council is proud to host the upcoming Bushfire Recovery and Resilience Forum in conjunction with Growcom.

    Taking place at Yeppoon Town Hall on Saturday 15 May, the forum will provide the community the opportunity to listen and talk to industry related experts, who will deliver valuable information and insights into Bushfire Resilience and Recovery techniques for both urban and rural residents and the Horticultural and Agricultural Industries.

    Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group Mayor Andy Ireland said the free forum was not only for those in land management or residents affected by the region’s bushfires but the entire Livingstone community.

    “Council has been planning this event for some months now in conjunction with Growcom and we are really pleased to be able to host some fantastic speakers in their respective fields from across Queensland,” Mayor Ireland said.

    “Some of the key topics covered include Vegetation Management and Clearing, bushfire resilient building guidance for Queensland homes, and findings from the 2019 Black Summer.

    “While it’s an unfortunate reality, it’s vitally important for the community to be aware of the dangers and consequences bushfires can have on our livelihoods, homes, and property and this forum is a great opportunity for residents to gain more insight and understanding into how to be better prepared for potential bushfires in the future.”

    Forum guest speaker and Hort360 Facilitator with Growcom Michelle Haase, said she was looking forward to the forum and presenting on the lessons learned by horticulture growers from the catastrophic fires in 2019.

    “We’re looking to being able to establish a set of management practices which assist our industry in being prepared, resilient, and quick in the recovery of bushfire; on the back of the experiences of growers in the Livingstone Shire Council,” Michelle said.

    Forum guest speaker and Queensland Reconstruction Authority General Manager of Resilience Jimmy Scott said due to climate change, scientists are predicting longer bushfire seasons and more extreme bushfire conditions.

    “With those predictions in mind, managing bushfire risk is essential for Queenslanders living in areas prone to bushfire,” Mr Scott said.

    “To assist, the Queensland Reconstruction Authority partnered with the CSIRO, and other key stakeholders including Livingstone Shire Council, to develop the Bushfire Resilient Building Guidance for Queensland Homes.

    “It is based on extensive research and provides ten clear steps with innovative, practical, and affordable solutions for both new and existing homes and gardens to be more bushfire and heat resistant.

    “The publication is free for all Queenslanders and available at www.qra.qld.gov.au/resilient-homes,” he said.

    Tickets are free but limited, therefore registration is essential. Doors open at 8:15am. Morning tea and lunch provided.

    Topics to be covered include:

    • Fire on the Farm: Consequences for orchards and the environment
    • Vegetation Management and Clearing – updates on the latest Policies and Regulations
    • Findings from the 2019 Black Summer Cooperative Research Centre Research Project
    • Bushfire resilient building guidance for Queensland homes
    • Agmargins – Access to diverse cropping options in our region
    • Central Queensland Bushfire Recovery, Preparedness and Resilience in Horticulture Project - Examples in Practice
    • Local Disaster Management Group updates
    • Landholder Bushfire Management Planning

    For more information about the event, please visit, https://www.livingstone.qld.gov.au/homepage/129/bushfire-recovery-and-resilience-forum

    To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bushfire-recovery-resilience-forum-community-science-in-practice-tickets-145175607149

  • Celebrate Queensland Day at Beef to Beach - Sunday 30 May 2021

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    Beef to Beach featuring Owl & The Pussycat

    Join us for a FREE afternoon of fun at Bell Park, Emu Park with a kids theatre show, carnival rides, face painting, games and prizes!

    Save the date for the 'Owl and The Pussycat' show being performed at the annual Beef To Beach event. The Owl and the Pussycat is an enchanting and intimate theatrical experience for families, based on Edward Lear’s beloved childhood poem. This theatrical experience is created by a national team of award-winning artists for children 4-10 years, be swept away in this all-new opera, featuring stunning vocals, interactive theatre, puppetry and a troupe of musical Puffins.

    Date: 30th May 2021

    Location: Bell Park - Emu Park Hill Street, Emu Park

    Cost: Free with registration required via theowlandthepussycat.eventbrite.com.au

    Time: 13:00 - 13:45 and 15:00 - 15:45 PM

  • Community identifies top priorities for Council's annual budget

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    More investment in roads, economic development, parks and open spaces, sport, and community development projects are just some of the key areas residents would like to see considered in Council’s 2020/21 annual budget.

    Council’s Engagement and Events Team conducted a community survey earlier this year to gauge the community’s thoughts and ideas regarding its priorities for the 2020/21 budget.

    Mayor Andy Ireland said the survey would contribute towards providing a comprehensive scope to assist Council in planning and allocating funding towards capital works and community projects.

    “Council is forecast to invest $34 million towards the renewal of existing assets and construction of new assets for our growing Shire in line with the expectations of the community as captured in the Livingstone Community Plan: Towards 2050,” Cr Ireland said.

    “As a result of the fantastic feedback from this survey, the majority of residents who took part expressed their desire to see more funding allocated towards Council services including rural and urban road networks (gravel sheeting, sealing and resealing), shared pathways (cycle ways, rail trails and footpaths), drainage (floodway construction, kerb and channel, flood mitigation), waste recycling (transfer stations, landfills, education programmes) and wastewater (sewerage, network upgrades and water recycling).

    “Overall the community was clear on what it would like to see in the way of improving our Shire’s services and facilities through enhanced liveability, a thriving community and stronger communication between Council and the community.

    “Livingstone is welcoming, connected, and resilient with a relaxed community spirit, celebrated for its natural beauty, vibrant culture, and thriving economy and Council’s vision is to continue to build on that principle for the betterment of our Shire and its residents.”

    Council is currently undertaking budget deliberations, with the annual budget expected to be adopted in July.

    You can view the survey results via Councils interactive dashboard https://getinvolved.livingstone.qld.gov.au/ under the Previous Events and Activities Tab.

    SURVEY STATS

    The percentages below reflect the top 5 operational services participants would like to see funding allocated towards:

    • 57%: Rural and Urban Road networks
    • 39.2%: Economic Development
    • 34.2%: Parks, recreation, Sport and Community Services
    • 24.8%: Waste Management and Recycling
    • 20%: Water Infrastructure