Flinders Shire Council has commenced a $150,000 study into how it uses its water licences and create a new reservoir.
Council requested Chief Executive Officer to undertake further studies on the best way to use the 6000 ML in water licenses that Council currently hold for the economic development projects such as 15 Mile Stage 2, meatworks and future development.
At its May 19 meeting, the Council approved $150,000 to allow the CEO to appoint a qualified contractor to complete the scope of works.
Cr Bode said unless they get the water out of the river into some sort of storage they can't use it and this money would get the right people to tell them how to do that.
The resulting document will be part of the Council's required water management strategy.
Council also authorised the expenditure of $160,000 for a 4GX-lite Satellite Small Cell with a solar option.
It is needed for the upcoming works on the Hann Highway when Council's engineering team is planning to establish a camp in the Poison Creek Pit in a three-year program.
From previous projects work crew experienced issues with the mobile signal which was a primary consideration from a "safety and wellbeing perspective".
Council's IT recommended installation of Telstra Small Cell as a viable option.
This coverage solution is only available where there is no existing Telstra mobile coverage and is suited to small rural and remote communities such as small mines, work camps, and tourism hotspots or similar. Telstra small cell will service up to 1.5 km if Council uses a 10m antenna.
Telstra will own the asset and take care of the ongoing operations and maintenance costs.
Council said it would be a permanent setup; operational 365 days a year, with benefit to travellers and the community.
Council also authorised a $221,724 Local Buy contract to Queensland-based A20 Traffic Solutions to suuply to supply services which include signage and temporary traffic control lights for the Gray Street re-construction works.
Council approved several community sponsorship grants including $2000 to the Prairie Jockey Club, Hughenden Show Society, Hughenden Bowls Club, Hughenden campdraft, Hughenden Country Music Assn,Hughenden Kindergarten & Early Childhood Centre, Hughenden Jockey Club, Hughenden Netball Association, PCYC Queensland, Hughenden Town & Country Club, Flinders River Roping Association, Hughenden Bulls Rugby League and Hughenden Railway Social Club
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