GKI meetings with Livingstone council hailed success
AN ENHANCED island waste transfer station, portable toilets for tourists and possible esplanade irrigation systems were just some of the topics discussed at the final Livingstone Shire Council community meeting held on Great Keppel Island last weekend.
Saturday (September 5) marked the fifth round of community consultation since Livingstone Shire Council reformed in January 2014.
Island residents, business owners and ratepayers attended along with Deputy Mayor Graham Scott and councillors Jan Kelly, Glenda Mather and Nigel Hutton.
The Shell House owner Margaret Gearin said it was a very positive meeting with a positive outcome.
"As a resident it's important that the council see us as a major tourist drive for Yeppoon," she said.
"Council were very enthusiastic at the meeting and I'm looking forward to them delivering the results and continuing a positive relationship with them."
Cr Scott said the meeting was a chance to inspect the ongoing cyclone recovery measures and address any queries GKI residents had about council projects and services.
"From the feedback we received, we're investigating options to enhance the island's waste management including recycling and green waste, as well as the possibility of distributing port-a-loos to cope with increased visitor numbers and installing additional signage to identify key areas and walkways," he said.