Fires, floods, cyclones. Natural disasters are a reality in this state and we have seen over the last couple of days just how dynamic and devastating the bushfires in and around our region have been.
Of course, our region knows all too well how quickly and unexpectedly these weather events can occur. Council has a number of significant roles and responsibilities in managing natural disasters ranging from community education through to coordinating community recovery efforts.
We have a number of staff whose primary work is to make sure Council and the community are resilient when these circumstances arise.
The threat of these fires is far from over as we face another week of hot weather. In the last couple of days, fires at Black Snake, in our region’s west, and the Mary Valley have shown just how volatile a situation we are facing at the moment.
During these times, those working in the emergency services and rural fire brigade go above and beyond to ensure our safety. I wish them all the best during this testing period and hope the residents of our region stay safe.
In other news, last Friday, the Mary Valley Rattler won a Silver Award at the 2019 Queensland Tourism Awards.
These awards recognise the top performing tourism operators in the state, of which the Rattler is certainly one. Enhancing our tourism presence future proofs our economy by attracting people from every point of the compass to our beautiful region. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the many volunteers and staff at the Rattler who are making it one of the best heritage experiences in the country.
It is fantastic to see the young people in our community and beyond enjoying the Youth Precinct. While you would be hard pressed finding me trying out the skate elements, there is something there for every skill level.
The Youth Precinct will be officially opened this Sunday. Importantly, the proceedings will include a re-dedication of the facility by the RSL. I would encourage you all to come along. The event starts at 12pm.
Mayor Mick Curran
Invitation to Tender NO. RPQ0108 Register of Pre-Qualified Suppliers for Dry Hire of Construction or Site Plant and Equipment
Tenders are invited to establish a Register of Pre-Qualified Suppliers (RPQS) for Dry Hire of Construction or Site Plant and Equipment (without an operator).
Documents are available from the Queensland Government QTender website at www.hpw.qld.gov.au/qtenders.
Tenderers must be registered with the Queensland Government QTender site to be able to download documents, request information and submit a tender.
Suitably endorsed tenders close at the below website address at 2pm on 1 October 2019.
In accordance with s228(8) of the Local Government Regulation 2012 (Regulation), council may decide not to accept any tenders it receives. In accordance with s288(9) of the Regulation, any accepted tender must be the one deemed most advantageous to council.
It is noted that the lowest price tender may not be the most advantageous. All tenders must be submitted via the Queensland Government e-Tender Website https://www.hpw.qld.gov.au/qtenders.