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Items of Interest: Council Meeting – Wednesday 19 September 2018

By September 19, 2018October 5th, 2018No Comments


An exciting opportunity exists for a suitably qualified contractor to capitalise on green waste collected at Mareeba Shire’s waste transfer stations.
Council today agreed to call for Expressions of Interest from potential eco-waste companies to process and market the green waste.

Deputy Mayor Cr Alan Pedersen said by seeking Expressions of Interest, will give Council various options and alternatives to manage the waste. “Council is open to ideas and best business practices to manage the green waste,” Cr Pedersen said.

“We essentially are looking for a contractor to process the green waste and market it elsewhere.

“We recognise that mulch has a commodity value and that there is a great opportunity for a suitable contractor to essentially capitalise on the resource,” he said.


Works to replace the water main along Byrnes Street, Mareeba are progressing well. The $2.5 million Mareeba CBD Water Trunk Main Upgrade is a joint initiative of Mareeba Shire Council and the Queensland Government.

The pipe line installation work is expected to be completed in the second half of October with the full reseale and restoration of parking to be completed by mid-November. Contractors will then recommence work on Rankin Street with the full project expected to be completed by Christmas.

Council thanks the community and business owners for their patience and cooperation while this critical project is carried out.


These projects were funded under the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland Program.

Springfield Road, Chinaman Creek: Works which commenced in early mid-August on the construction of a new concrete causeway at, Springfield Road are now complete.

Royes Street, Mareeba: Works to widen and reseal Royes St, Mareeba recommenced in August after wet weather suspended the project earlier this year.


Construction is almost complete on the upgrade of the Mt Mulligan Road and Leadingham Creek Road intersection at Inveradi Road, north of Dimbulah.

The scope of works included the widening and resealing of Leadingham Creek, installing a new culvert, formalising drainage channels and an asphalt overlay at the intersection.


Work commenced in late August on the upgrade of Springmount Road. The project includes the widening and resealing of approximately 1.4km of road between Middle Creek Road and Oakey Valley Avenue to 8m and associated culvert and drainage works.

Royes St, Mareeba

Mt Mulligan Road

Byrnes St Water Main Upgrade