KILCOY SHIRE COUNCIL TO ACCOMMODATE JIMNA FIRE TOWER TALKS

In reply to a request from the Jimna Fire Tower Action Group (JFTAG) to enter into consultation with Kilcoy Shire Council,JFTAG has been reliably advised that Kilcoy Council will be establishing it’s official position regarding potential options for the Jimna Fire Tower, at the next council meeting Wednesday 27th June 07.Further advice reveals that after this meeting ,council will arrange a meeting with JFTAG officials, council officers and councillors, to document a future list of mutual options. JFTAG views this development as extremely pivotal, as support and input from local government, has always been considered to be vital to ultimate success. The importance of presenting a strong, united, and cohesive strategic plan to current owners Forestry Plantations Queensland (FPQ), who have already indicated their willingness to repair and transfer ownership, also cannot be underestimated.

SOMERSET VALLEYS WINE REGION RAFFLE RESULTS. A big thank you to the following local wineries, Hunting Lodge Estate, Nirvana Estate, Winya Wines and Woongooroo Estate for their sponsorship of a very successful Jimna Fire Tower raffle drawn Friday 22/06/07. Lucky winners Lesley Marman of Kilcoy, Glenys Reid of Keperra, Maree Kennedy of Delaney’s Creek and Hugh Laird of Palmwoods, will not only celebrate their win with a superb Kilcoy drop, but will also be able to toast the positive Jimna Fire Tower developments.

BIG CAMP OUT WEEKEND PLANNED FOR SPRING. The big camp out at Peach Trees Camping Area, set down for Friday 28th,Saturday 29th,and Sunday 30th of September 07,will give Jimna Fire Tower supporters an opportunity to see first hand the improvements underway, and the plans for tourism infrastructure in the Conondale/Jimna Range area, being initiated by both FPQ and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service(QPWS).

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