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...]

Council Releases Budget for 2017-2018

Charters Towers council

Charters Towers Regional Council passed the 2017/2018 Budget at its statutory budget meeting today and delivers rate increases of an average of 2.8%. Mayor, Cr Liz Schmidt says the focus this year’s budget is to move towards responsible budgeting, concentrating upon consistent, and reliable … [Read more...]

$34 million more for Local Councils.

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North Queensland councils will recive an extra $34 million over two years allocated through the Works for Queensland Program. Every council in the region will benefit with additional funds allocated to: • Charters Towers Regional Council – $2.84 million over two years • Townsville City Council … [Read more...]

Adani ‘Go’ is ‘A Get Ready’

CTRC-Adani announcement

Charters Towers Regional Council is stepping forward to now ensure that the benefits flow to the region from the massive $16.5 billion Carmichael Mine and Rail projects which were given the go ahead this week. Adani Australian chief executive Jeyakumar Janakaraj gave the “green light’ for the … [Read more...]