Council continues Conversation tours

Published on 20 May 2016

Cattle roads, streetscape designs and fire breaks– these have been just some of the conversation topics between the Region’s rural communities and Council over the past three weeks

Last night Council wrapped up its fifth Community Conversation event with a bumper crowd in Mount Morgan’s School of Arts Hall.

The events, also held  in Wycarbah, Alton Downs, Bajool and Gracemere, have offered community members the chance to speak one on one with Rockhampton Region Councillors and bring to light a range of ideas or concerns.

Mayor of Rockhampton Region Margaret Strelow said she was pleased with the conversations so far and relished another opportunity to engage with the Region.

“These events are very much about listening to our community and discussing their ideas and what Council has been working on or could work on better,” Mayor Strelow said.

“We have been really pleased with the attendance numbers at each event with well over 200 in total. It really shows how passionate our community is as a whole.”

Mayor Strelow said the topics and ideas discussed have also been an example of community passion.

Key items have included:

  • Wycarbah – improvements requested for cattle roads
  • Alton Downs – improvements requested for cattle roads such as Glenroy Road
  • Bajool – improvements requested for firebreaks and clearing/maintenance of drains including removing debris
  • Mount Morgan – Draft Mount Morgan Streetscape designs and feedback, discussion on the re-establishing of a heated pool to the community, toilets for Boyd Park

Next week will see the conversations continue with events scheduled for North Rockhampton on May 24 and South Rockhampton on May 26.  The final conversation will be held at Bouldercombe on May 31.

Upcoming Community Conversation BBQ’s:

24 May (6.30pm to 8pm) – North Rockhampton, Bauhinia House, Corner of Berserker Street and High Street.

26 May (6.30pm to 8pm) – South Rockhampton, The Cathedral College, 189 William Street.

31 May (6.30pm to 8pm) – Bouldercombe, Progress Rec Shed, 52496 Burnett Hwy.