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One Shire, One Livingstone! Reaching out to Residents in our community.


Welcome to your page! Livingstone Shire Council is committed to engaging with our communities and understanding the needs of your locality. This page is open to all residents who live in the Stanage, Kunwarara and Shoalwater localities.

This page is an opportunity for Council to:

  • Keep you updated with Council information
  • provide a platform to hear your ideas/stories/aspirations for your locality
  • provide an opportunity for you to ask a question any time and receive a response without having to wait for a meeting in your locality
  • provide access to


One Shire, One Livingstone! Reaching out to Residents in our community.


Welcome to your page! Livingstone Shire Council is committed to engaging with our communities and understanding the needs of your locality. This page is open to all residents who live in the Stanage, Kunwarara and Shoalwater localities.

This page is an opportunity for Council to:

  • Keep you updated with Council information
  • provide a platform to hear your ideas/stories/aspirations for your locality
  • provide an opportunity for you to ask a question any time and receive a response without having to wait for a meeting in your locality
  • provide access to Council meetings

This page will then give You an opportunity to:

  • ask questions
  • share information about your locality for Council to see
  • share your ideas/goals and aspirations for your locality
  • Access Council meetings via live stream

The page will always be live to the residents of Stanage, Kunwarara and Shoalwater and is a platform for you to have your say and engage in Council that is unique to your locality only.

The more you use it the more you will get out of it.



  • Major sealing upgrades commence for key access route on Stanage Bay Road

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    21 days ago

    The first stage of works is set to begin next month on the major project of sealing 39.7 kilometres of Stanage Bay Road.

    The $21.6m project, which is fully-funded through the Federal Government’s Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative, involves the upgrade of unsealed sections of Stanage Bay Road to sealed road standard between the Bruce Highway and the Army Access gate.

    Mayor Andy Ireland said the upcoming commencement of these works marked a huge step forward for both the Stanage community and the wider Livingstone Shire.

    “Completion of this project will provide a nationally recognised ‘fit-for-purpose’ road corridor, appropriate for the scale and volume of the growing number of military and associated heavy transport vehicles that are currently traversing this Council maintained road, while also delivering economic and other benefits such as improved safety and access for all vehicles,” Mayor Ireland said.

    “This major infrastructure project will not only create jobs during the construction phase, it will also create future opportunities to progressively build a stronger and more vibrant tourism industry at Stanage Bay Township.

    “Council would like to sincerely thank Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry for her support towards this vital infrastructure project, as well as the Australian Government for its substantial funding contribution.”

    Portfolio holder of Transport (Roads, Drainage, Pathways) Councillor Glenda Mather said increased heavy vehicle traffic usage due to military exercises had placed greater pressure on Stanage Bay Road, the primary northern access route to Shoalwater Bay Training Area and Stanage Bay Township.

    “This road is a critical access route for Australian Defence Forces, our primary producers, Stanage Bay Township and Emergency Services and these upgrades will dramatically improve access for all of its users,” Cr Mather said.

    “The sealing of the remainder of this section of road will also reduce Council’s ongoing scheduled maintenance.”

    Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said she is pleased that road works will start soon for Stanage Bay Road.

    “I pledged $21.6 million at the Federal Election last year and I am happy to see it be used to start construction,” Ms Landry said.

    “Stanage Bay Road has a reputation across the region as being particularly troublesome for local graziers, fisherman, and travellers who often have to contend with poor conditions on the road.

    “With funding from the Federal Government’s ROSI program, we can help ensure our motorists can travel to Stanage Bay via the Bruce Highway safely and on time.

    “I would like to thank Mayor Andy Ireland and Livingstone Shire Council for working constructively with the Federal Government,” Ms Landry said.

    The entire project is expected to be completed within three years, with potential interruptions to normal traffic flows during various stages of the works.



  • Stanage Bay Road Update

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    about 1 month ago

    Council would like to share the below proposed planned construction periods for works on Stanage Bay Road, they are of course subject to changes depending on how the project progresses.

    TASK

    START DATE

    END DATE

    Drainage Works – Culverts and floodways

    Aug 2020

    June 2021

    Construction – Roadworks – Ch 48km to 57.3km

    Aug 2020

    May 2022

    Construction – Roadworks – Ch 23.6km to 35.8km

    July 2021

    Nov 2022

    Construction – Roadworks – Ch 35.8km to 48km

    July 2021

    Nov 2022

    Construction – Roadworks – Ch 12.6km to 18.5km

    Feb 2022

    Dec 2022

    IF you require any further information regarding this project please contact Reece Sainsbury on Reece Sainsbury Email Reece.Sainsbury@livingstone.qld.gov.au or telephone 0439 246 700.

    We thank you in advance for your patience with this vital regional project.

    Livingstone Shire Council

  • Community identifies top priorities for Council’s annual budget

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    about 1 month ago

    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
  • Council keeping you up to date

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    about 2 months ago

    Councillors to catch-up with residents at Yeppoon Community Markets and Glenlee

    Mayor Andy Ireland will be at the Yeppoon Community Markets next weekend on Saturday, 27 June from 6.30am.

    All Councillors will also visit Glenlee Park on Saturday, 29 August from 1pm to 3pm and residents are invited to drop in for a catch-up.

    “This will be a great opportunity for a catch-up with residents in an informal and friendly atmosphere,” Cr Ireland said.

    “Council values the importance of talking to residents and hearing their ideas, stories or concerns they may have about particular issues in their locality.

    “Councillors also plan to visit other localities across the Shire in coming months.”

    For those who cannot make it but would like to share their suggestions or ideas, Council’s online Resident Reach programme also provides residents with the opportunity to connect with Council.

    Residents can ask questions, share information about their locality and their ideas or tell stories about their local community.