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Nominations are now open for the 2022 Australia Day Awards. Livingstone Shire Council is encouraging residents to recognise individuals, organisations, and groups in our community who show what it means to be truly Australian – working hard, giving back, and showing pride in support of their community. Nominations close on Friday, 3 December 2021. Click here for more information and to place a nomination.



Welcome to your page residents of Tanby and Taroomball 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 Tanby and Taroomball
  • 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.

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Australia Day Awards. Livingstone Shire Council is encouraging residents to recognise individuals, organisations, and groups in our community who show what it means to be truly Australian – working hard, giving back, and showing pride in support of their community. Nominations close on Friday, 3 December 2021. Click here for more information and to place a nomination.



Welcome to your page residents of Tanby and Taroomball 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 Tanby and Taroomball
  • 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.

  • September School Holiday Activities in Livingstone Shire

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    Livingstone Shire Council is excited to share another jam-packed school holiday program for September 2021! From a cricket colour blast, bike education day, to outdoor movies and markets, to adventure sports, and bush survival skill workshops, these are just some of the exciting events on offer starting from 17 September to 3 October.

    A detailed overview of each activity is available on Council’s Website and Facebook Page and bookings can be made via EventBrite.

  • Nominate someone great in Tanby in the 2022 Australia Day Awards!

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    Do you know an amazing Aussie who deserves recognition? Now is the time to celebrate those who make our region a better place.

    Each year, Livingstone Shire celebrates the achievements and contributions of outstanding members of our community through the Australia Day Awards.

    Livingstone Shire Council is encouraging residents to recognise those individuals, organisations, and groups in our community who show what it means to be truly Australian – working hard, giving back, and showing pride in support of their community.

    These people are truly one of a kind and it is time to shine a spotlight on them.

    Nominations are now being accepted across five categories; Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Community Group Service Award, Living Legend Award, and the Public Service Award.

    Australia Day Award’s Committee Chair, Councillor Adam Belot, said that the past year has been a challenging one for everyone but it has demonstrated the great community spirit that makes our Shire great.

    “The Livingstone Shire Council’s Australia Day Awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the achievements and contributions of outstanding individuals who are role models for us all,” Cr Belot said.

    “These awards are an opportunity to shine the spotlight on those community members who have led by example, going above and beyond to ensure that our community remains a great place to live.

    “This is a fantastic opportunity to share the many stories of people who we know, whether it be our workmate, neighbour, or community group and let them know we appreciate them for their selfless contribution and hard work to make our community a better place.

    “Australia Day is a truly significant day. It is a day of opportunity to reflect on our Nation’s past and dream of our Nation’s future. A day to acknowledge our shared history and a day to cherish the good things in our lives that have come from our shared history.

    Awards will be presented in the following categories:

    • Citizen of the Year: Recognising those who have made a valuable contribution to the betterment of our Shire in 2020
    • Young Citizen of the Year: Recognising young people (18 years or Younger) who have made a valuable contribution to the betterment of our Shire in 2020
    • Community Group Service Award: Recognising those community groups who have made a worthy contribution to the community or enhanced social interaction within the community in 2020
    • Living Legend Award: Recognising the life time achievements of individuals and how they have contributed to the community, to the betterment of the Livingstone Shire throughout the years
    • Outstanding Service to the Public Sector Award: Recognising the significant contribution that public servants play in the life of our community and the nation.

    Nominations close on Friday, 3 December 2021. For more information or to nominate go to https://www.livingstone.qld.gov.au/homepage/100/australia-day-awards or phone 4913 5000 for assistance.


  • 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

  • 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
Page last updated: 13 September 2021, 18:03