Rural Dog Management By-laws

Council have been discussing the growing concerns regarding dogs in the Municipality. Last year Council formed a committee to review our current by-laws which have been in place since March 2011. Community meetings were held and public feedback encouraged, a steering committee was formed and all data reviewed.
Council intend to repeal the existing by-laws to enact an amended form. The changes proposed by the draft by-laws are changes intended to encourage responsible dog ownership and meet the expectations of the community by providing appropriate powers for the enforcement of the by-laws within the Municipality. Community feedback close on Thursday 10th April 2014.

Notice of Amendment to Dog By-Laws »

Thorak Regional Cemetery – Master Plan

Thorak Regional Cemetery opened in 1988 to cater to the needs of a rapidly growing population. It is currently managed by Litchfield Council whom are developing a Master Plan. The Master Plan will assist Council to continue to service the broader community for the future.

After a public workshop, survey results, community feedback and a site audit Cloustans Consultants have gathered and analysed the relevant data, producing two draft background documents to support its findings so far. Conceptual drawings in draft form have been reviewed by the Master Plan steering committee along with a situational analysis report. Over the next week we will be reviewing a Draft Master Plan and Business plan. These documents will soon be available for public review and comment through our website.

Council Meetings

Ordinary meetings of council are held the second Thursday of the month with the exception during December and January where dates may change. These meetings lead and guide good governance of the Municipality and provide a forum for Councillors to discuss various Council issues. All ordinary meetings are open to the public, with agenda and minutes available on the Council Meeting Minutes page ». Members of the public can submit questions to Council. Your local Council members are a good starting point to discuss concerns and ideas and can assist with implementing your vision in the community.

Family Fitness

There are a number of activates that a family can get involved in. Freds Pass Reserve is home to many sporting and activity clubs, most recently many have been and are holding sign on days; seeking players, volunteers and coaches to assist.
Did you know Litchfield have 7 free community reserves, there is one near you offering some activity; not all physical, some brain fitness and many offer the chance to make new friends. The reserves are a great place to take the family, enjoy a walk, a bike ride or bird spotting.

McMinns Lagoon has a working bee every Tuesday from 8.30am – a great way to be involved in a community reserve and learn about a local unspoilt wetland.

Humpty Doo community garden meet week nights and weekends to fit into everyone's busy lifestyle. Situated at Humpty Doo Village Green on Challoner Circuit it's a great social meeting place where you can learn and share all your gardening skills. Members, sponsors, schools, churches, any community group is welcome to participate.

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Allan McKay
Litchfield Mayor