New trade Mentor for Local Councils


A new trade and investment mentor will advise Queensland councils on how to take advantage of opportunities for their communities to encourage greater business links with overseas firms. The Local Government Association of Queensland has appointed former Queensland Trade … [Read more...]

Funding is Flying

flying foxes

$2.7 million will be provided over the next four years to Charters Towers Council, CSIRO and the Department of Science to establish methods to manage the flying fox roost in the Towers. $900,000 is earmarked for trials of innovative management approaches in Charters Towers. The mass invasion … [Read more...]

New Award to Encourage Women in Local Government

Grace Benny.

While females are no strangers to our Local Council tables, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh has announced a new national award to encourage more women into local government. “The ‘Grace Benny Award’ will be added to the national local government … [Read more...]

Where There’s Smoke…

Rural fire service

A heads up from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES). They’ll be joining forces with other agencies, local council and landowners to conduct a significant hazard reduction burn at Herveys Range tomorrow (June 15). The hazard reduction burn – which will involve more than 60 personnel - … [Read more...]

Off to Vote – AGAIN


It’s off the polls for Charters Towers residents following the resignation from Council this week of Brett Maff. A by-election will now be called. Councillor Maff says he’ll be resigning form his position on Council following the next general council meeting on March 21 and he says he’s … [Read more...]

A Town in Bat Lock Down


With more than 200,000 flying foxes now invading Charters Towers Township the region is in the grips of its worst yet plague of flying foxes and still no word from the State government on a long-term solution. Charters Towers Mayor Liz Schmidt says the sheer numbers of creature this year does … [Read more...]

Bush Councils to Cultivating Connectivity

Patrice Brown

Connectivity will drive the agenda for the third Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) Bush Councils Convention, set to attract more than 100 government, industry and academic delegates to Charters Towers next week. Patrice Brown, Telstra Business Women’s Queensland Entrepreneur … [Read more...]


charters ceo

Charters Towers Regional Council has appointed Aaron Johansson to the position of CEO.   He joins the council from his current role as Isaac Regional Council corporate, governance and financial services director.   Mr Johansson brings to the region his experience in local … [Read more...]