Charters Towers Regional Report March 24

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All the stories from around the region this week. Where things stand in the local Government election, farmers needing more rain and pink stumps cricket. All of this plus more, check it out! Charters RR Wk4 March from Plus More News on Vimeo.   … [Read more...]

First Women’s shed open for business


It may be Men’s Shed week but the women of town have decided to take over. The Charters Towers Women of the Outback Shed was officially opened by Mayor Frank Beveridge this morning in a Queensland first. It will be the only one in the state that is a separate entity and not run in tandem with … [Read more...]

Nickel sackings add pressure

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Charters Towers Mayor Frank Beveridge says the imminent sacking of the remaining Queensland Nickel workers will increase pressure on the job market in town. Plant administrators FTI Consulting this afternoon released a statement saying they will be meeting with the 550 workers tomorrow to inform … [Read more...]

Mayor hopeful for funding for Towers region


Charters Towers Mayor Frank Beveridge is back in town and hopes his trip to Canberra this week will successfully be a starting point for gaining funding for our region. Cr Beveridge says water and roads were among the key issues discussed with both areas needing improvement in and around Charters … [Read more...]

New bridges in Charters Towers region

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Charters Towers Regional Council was successful in its attempt to receive federal funding to fix two bridges in the region. Reedybrook Creek Bridge at Greenvale and the Eight Mile Creek Bridge in Pentland will both be replaced with stronger, single lane concrete bridges. Mayor Frank Beveridge … [Read more...]

Council ready to work with new State Government


Charters Towers Regional Council will work hard to build a solid working relationship with the newly elected State Government headed by Premier Anastasia Palaszczuk. Mayor Frank Beveridge says his Council are pursuing a range of issues with the new State Government that are of high importance to … [Read more...]

North Queensland Power Prices Uncertain

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Meridian Energy Australia recently announced that it will not proceed with the Burdekin Hydro Power Generation project in Northern Queensland due to destabilising revisions to Australian energy policy sought by the Federal Government. Meridian acquired the rights to develop the project that would … [Read more...]