News

Compliance officers to visit Maranoa homes

RUMOURS circulated on social media about whether the Maranoa Regional Council will conduct house visits are true.

The visits aim to ensure ratepayers are complying with laws, the council have currently filled one of three available positions for compliance officers.

Maranoa councillor Jan Chambers said residents can expect a visit from workers sometime in the 2014/15 financial year.

"As part of the 2014/15 Budget, Council has allocated funding for additional resources to monitor and investigate all types of compliance (e.g. local laws, planning and building legislation, development conditions, planning instruments, legal agreements and permits)," she said.

Ms Chambers said the visits will address irresponsible pet ownership and to ensure all local laws are being followed.

"Part of the compliance unit's role will be the systematic inspection programs to check dog registration and numbers being kept per household and the condition of residential allotments (e.g. if they are overgrown or unsightly)," she said.

Residents will be alerted by a two week advertising campaign about the start and end dates of the home visits.

However a report will need to be approved by the council before the program begins.


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Christmas taken to the streets

CHRISTMAS WISH: Emmielu Probst with Santa.

IT REALLY is beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Roma.

Domestic violence victim figures in pieces after attack

SHAME: Zonta's Teresa Badgery, Christina Waldron, Katie Garbutt and Megan Devlin look at the damage done to the club's anti-violence installation.

A SYMBOL of the stand against domestic violence has been destroyed.

Chinchilla shooting victim says he didn't see his attacker

Police markers near where the 21-year-old was allegedly shot on Auburn Road, outside Chinchilla.

Shooting victim maintains he did not see where bullet came from

Local Partners

Jennifer Lawrence gives keys to new partner

Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence

Oscar winner settling down with new partner

Rogue One star proud to lead new Star Wars film

Felicity Jones leads the new Star Wars film

Star Wars lead proud to be in front in sci-fi

What's on the small screen this week

Ernie Dingo stars in the TV series Going Places with Ernie Dingo.

ERNIE Dingo stars in a new travel series and Seven airs the AACTAs.

Mandy Moore feels like she's 60

Mandy Moore sees herself as a 60-year-old rather than a 32-year-old

Goooodbye Hamish and Andy (from our radios)

Hamish and Andy

The pair have been on air since 2006

David Attenborough on facing his mortality

Sir David Attenborough in a scene from the TV special The Death of the Oceans.

Life without Sir David Attenborough is hard to imagine

Chinese locked out of Australian property market

The rules are different if you're a foreigner

The buyer was from China - the trouble started right there

Morrison signs off on new affordable rental model

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference after a meeting of the Council of Federal Financial Relations at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

Scott Morrison signed off on development of a new financing model

Coast high-flyer's fight back from bankruptcy, $72m debt

Scott Juniper went from millionaire developer to declaring bankruptcy in2012, now he is back on top of his game again with new developments including this one in Coolum.

'Apocalyptic lending storm' causes financial collapse.

How your home can earn you big $$$$ this Christmas

This luxury Twin Waters home rents out over Christmas for more than $6000 a week.

Home owners earning thousands renting out their homes this Christmas

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!