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Where we have been

Visiting communities is a big part of our work, and we’re regularly out on the road talking to people and attending community events. Follow us on social media to stay up to date with our travels, and take a look below to see when we’ve been in your community.

Date Town Meeting
4 Nov 2020 Winton Longreach Roma

Coordinator-General Shane Stone and Agency staff met with Winton Shire Mayor and Advisory Board member Gavin Baskett. Gavin and councillors showed the team the new facilities at Corfield Racecourse and the loading ramp at the Winton Sale Yards. Both projects were supported by the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Programme. The team also visited Winton's Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum, an example of how Winton is diversifying its local economy.

3 Nov 2020 Julia Creek Richmond Hughenden

Coordinator-General Shane Stone and Agency staff met with McKinlay, Richmond and Flinders Shire Councils to talk about the implementation of the flood long-term strategy and the importance of strong transport networks in the region. The team also met Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz MP and viewed the progress being made on the Kennedy Developmental Road upgrade, which will improve freight reliability and efficiency for North Queensland.  

2 Nov 2020 Four Ways Cloncurry

Coordinator-General Shane Stone and Agency staff met with Cloncurry Shire Council where they discussed a network connectivity plan which would link properties from Cloncurry to Normanton. The Agency team also met with representatives from QRIDA and Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF). The Agency’s partnerships with QRIDA and QDAF have been key to delivering the right support at the right time to flood-affected primary producers, small businesses owners and community members in the region. 

1 Nov 2020 Burketown

Coordinator-General Shane Stone and Agency staff met with Burke Shire Council to continue discussions about connectivity, which was a common theme on this trip. Council told us that that improving connectivity would boost tourism and ensure the future vitality of the community.

30 Oct 2020 Normanton Karumba

Coordinator-General Shane Stone and Agency staff met with Carpentaria Shire Council to discuss connectivity in the region, including improved roads and telecommunications to ensure the safety and sustainability of the community. Building more resilient infrastructure, fostering connected communities and supporting info enabled regions are all pillars of our flood long-term strategy. The team also dropped by the famous green Gallagher Butchering in Normanton to pick up some award-winning snags.

29 Oct 2020 Georgetown

Coordinator-General Shane Stone and Agency staff met with Etheridge Shire Council, local cattle producers and representatives from the Gulf Cattlemen's Association. The group reported strong interest in the $400,000 co-contribution Restocking Replanting and On-Farm Infrastructure grants leading into this wet season. The group also discussed the delivery of the flood long-term strategy, with council and the community keen to improve the Shire's connectivity and disaster mitigation capability.