GOVERNANCE AND COMPLIANCE
Mareeba Industrial Estates
The Mareeba Industrial Estate is progressing well with the construction of Keegan Street completed in late August, providing a sealed link road between Gowan Street and Martin Tenni Drive. Council has currently has two (2) large blocks for sale and eight (8) standard industrial blocks.
Building and Plumbing Approvals
According to the number of building applications submitted to Council $9.6 million worth of buildings have been approved this quarter.
New Development Applications
The total applications lodged in 2016 to the end of the September quarter was 62.
MINES ROAD CLOSURE
Council voted today to make Mines Road, Mareeba a no through road by placing a barrier 600m north of the intersection of Gallo Drive. The primary purpose of this southern section is to provide Sunwater accessibility to the channel infrastructure located off Mines Road and is legal access for one rural property. People will still be able to access all parts of the road however will not be able to use it as a through road.
Western Beef Causeways
The construction of nine (9) new causeways on western beef roads commenced in August is now complete. The project was funded 60% depreciation and 40% Community Resilience Program. Mayor Tom Gilmore said the works were completed on time and within budget.
Road Upgraded at Kuranda
The long planned pavement rehabilitation and widen works at Myola Road, Kuranda commenced in late September. The project is just over a kilometre in length starting Warril Creek. Works are expected to be completed by the end of November at a cost of $750,000 jointly funded by Queensland’s Transport Infrastructure Development scheme and the Australian Roads to Recovery program.
Recreational pathways complete
Stage two of the Mareeba Sports and Recreational Pathway/Bikeway was completed late last month. Works comprised the installation of 510m of asphalt pathway from the pedestrian gate adjacent to the netball courts, around Davies Park terminating at the double gate entrance opposite the Off Leash Dog Park on Doyle Street. The project also included provision of disabled access at the new cricket facility at Firth Park.
CHANGE OF JANUARY MEETING DATE
Council will hold its January 2017 Ordinary Council meeting one week later on Wednesday 25 January 2017.