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


Welcome to your page residents of Stanage, Kunwarara and Shoalwater 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.



GET INVOLVED

    • Read our latest news below about Stanage, Kunwarara and Shoalwater
    • 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.



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


Welcome to your page residents of Stanage, Kunwarara and Shoalwater 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.



GET INVOLVED

    • Read our latest news below about Stanage, Kunwarara and Shoalwater
    • 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.


  • Stanage Bay Road Update #3

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    12 Nov 2020
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    The Stanage Bay Road Project | Monday 9 November 2020

    Current Works underway and location

    Council’s construction crew have begun road works on Stanage Bay Road from 48km to 53km. This work will involves grading crews reshaping the existing road to provide a wider formation and importing more gravel to provide an overlay for bitumen sealing. Gravel trucks will be importing local material from approximately 30km north of the roadworks site therefore road users should be aware of an increased number of heavy vehicles operating on this section of road. Culvert and floodway works are also underway at various locations along Stanage Bay Road in order to extend pipes and reconstruct & widen floodways. I’ve attached a basic map showing overall works locations.

    Traffic Disruptions

    Road works and traffic control signage is in place for all works mentioned above. Temporary side tracks will also be in constructed in various places. Road users should obey all signage and reduce speed where instructed to do so.

    Contractor information

    BC Project Industries are currently undertaking the culvert works and the Pistol Gap Quarry are undertaking the gravel crushing and haulage.

    Project Delays

    Recent wet weather has caused some minor delays for road works and culvert installations however these delays will not affect the overall project completion date.

    Project Concerns

    in the past week, materials have gone missing from the site that belonged to both Council and the Contractor. The site are is now under 24hr monitoring to ensure the project stays on track and on budget.

    Map of current works


  • Mini bushfire management session - Stanage 02 September 2020

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    18 Aug 2020
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    Council will be conducting a Bushfire Management Information Session in your area - Plum Tree Store I Wednesday 2 September I 12.30pm - 2.30pm

    The aim is to address community concern about bushfire preparedness through the delivery of Prepare.Act.Survive information as well as providing the community with information about Livingstone Shire Councils Bushfire Management Strategy.

    We wish to gather community feedback in regards to the Strategy and facilitate discussion. Attendees will have access to important preparedness information to take home with them also.

    For more information or RSVP email cdsr@livingstone.qld.gov.au or telephone (07)4913 3816.

  • Stanage Bay Road Update #2

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    12 Aug 2020
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    The Stanage Bay Road Project | Tuesday 11 August 2020

    The Stanage Bay Road Upgrade Project is a Federal Government funded road construction project which will aim to seal the remaining gravel sections of Stanage Bay Road between the Bruce Highway and the ‘Stevens Road Access Army Gate’, known as the grey route. Of the total 57.3 kilometres of Stanage Bay Road between the Bruce Highway and ‘Stevens Road Access Army Gate’, 17.6 kilometres has been upgraded to sealed standard with the remaining 39.7 kilometres to be upgraded under this project. An additional 39 kilometres of Stanage Bay Road remains beyond the ‘Stevens Road Access Army Gate’, all of which is gravel road providing access to the Stanage Bay Township.

    Scope of Works

    The approved scope of work includes:

    1. Design and construction of 39.7km of road from unsealed to sealed standard;
    2. Provision of 6.5m wide seal on 8m pavement (B-Double standard);
    3. Reuse of existing suitable road base material to proposed pavement design;
    4. Widening of existing narrow floodways and grids to minimum 6.5m roadway width;
    5. Realignment of a number of substandard corners;
    6. Road reserve openings and closures where required to ensure Stanage Bay Road is located within the road reserve.

    Proposed Project Schedule

    Works Update

    Drainage infrastructure works will begin in late August 2020 which includes culvert and flood-way works along the entire length of the project. Council roadworks will commence at Stage 4 of the project from 48 kilometres on Stanage Bay and will move north towards the Steven’s Road Access Army Gate, with these roadworks to be ongoing over the next year at this location.

    TASK START DATE END DATE
    Approvals Late January 2020 Late August 2020
    Survey Late February 2020 End April 2020
    Detailed Design Early May 2020 Late November 2020
    Procurement/Preparation of Cost Estimate Late February 2020 End May 2021
    Drainage Infrastructure Works Late August 2020 Late June 2021
    Livingstone Shire Council Construction - Roadworks Stage 4 Mid August 2020 Mid May 2022
    Contract Construction - Roadworks Stage 2 May 2021 September 2022
    Contract Construction - Roadworks Stage 3 July 2021 November 2022
    Livingstone Shire Council construction - Roadworks Stage 1 February 2022 December 2022
    Acquittal and Close Out January 2023 June 2023


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

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    17 Jul 2020
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    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 #1

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    08 Jul 2020
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    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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    23 Jun 2020
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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
  • Council keeping you up to date

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    18 Jun 2020
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    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.