Our history celebrated
CONGRATULATIONS to Eidsvold on celebrating its 125th year since the first gold rush in the area.
The procession through the town commemorated the history.
The horses and wagon, the pack horse drover and the horse and sulky were great reminders.
The post officewon first prize as this facility determined the stability and growth of the town and the school came in second as the basis of family and community.
It was a day of history well worth remembering.
Attending Local Government conferences, Council gains much by the contacts made and meetings arranged.
Council was able to talk to representatives of Queensland Rail about the rail corridor and also with representatives of QR National.
Keeping contact with the Local Government Minister also keeps us in touch with other ministers and departments.
Council also took a motion to the conference seeking government support for the dairy farmers as this industry is in danger of collapse as the price for their product continues to drop.
This motion was supported wholeheartedly by city and country alike.
Recycling of rubbish is an excellentway of re-using material but will also extend the life of waste disposal areas.
Many of our dumps have a limited life and anythingwe can do to reducewhat goes into the dump area will make them last longer.
Having attended the school awards nights across the region, I congratulate the schools and students on their achievements and wish them every success in the future.