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...]

Tragedy Strikes Acton Family One More Time


40 year old Brent Acton lost his life yesterday doing what he most loved- flying in the risky world of aerial cattle mustering. The 40-year- old father-of two lost his life when his Robinson R22 helicopter hit powerlines and exploded in a fiery crash, at a cattle station on the Burke … [Read more...]

Flu Season – Getting Worse in the Region


Well, it’s here and the latest figures show a consistent increase in flu notifications and percentage positive tests.   Executive Director of Queensland Health’s Communicable Diseases Branch Dr Sonya Bennett says there have been 10,831 flu notifications so far, this year and more expected … [Read more...]


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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...]

Bush Nurse- 2017 RFDS Queensland Hero

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A dedicated commitment to the wellbeing of her small central Queensland community has seen Lesley De Landelles take home the 2017 RFDS Queensland Hero award, presented to her at a gala event held in Brisbane. A bush nurse from Jericho, Lesley has been praised for her complete selflessness when it … [Read more...]