Fitzroy Ridges
Fitzroy Northern Districts to the Ridges and beyond

The Fitzroy Northern districts have a population of over 2,500 residents and is serviced by more than 30 non-profit organisations.

Events, Meetings and Public Notices

Events When Where
Ridgelands State School – collecting cans & bottles
Call 4934 5518 for more information
Collecting any time Ridgelands State School
43 Dalma-Ridgelands Road
Ridgelands Campdraft – Phone Les Hopkins 0434 332 456 28th to 31st March 2024
Ridgelands Showgrounds
Cent Sale – Alton Downs Hall  – In aid of Alton Downs Hall
Contact Peter 0427 341 166
13th April 2024
1:30pm
Alton Downs Hall
Ridgelands Show – Free entry for primary children, Fire works, Karaoke,
Market stalls, Food vans, Dachshund racies, Crawchie races & lots more...
Phone Leonie 0438 345 587
Saturday 1st June 2024
starts 8:00am until late
Ridgelands Showgrounds
38/58 Dalma Ridgelands Rd
Paradise Lagoons Campdraft – Paradise Lagoons, 
973 Malchie Nine Mile Road, Nine Mile 4702
16th to 19th May 2024 Paradise Lagoons
Strengthening Rural Communities –
Round 20 closed 26-2-2024
Round 21 opens 27-2-2024, closes 5-6-2024
Closed: 26th February 2024
Round 21
Closes: 5th June 2024
1800 170 020
eMail for more info
Fitzroy Northern Area Ratepayers Association – 7:30pm Includes the
districts of: Alton Downs, Dalma, Garnant, Glenroy, Morinish,
Morinish South, Nine Mile, Pink Lily, Ridgelands and South Yaamba.
Contact Rob Smith 0407 433 260 or 4934 5145
AGM 7:30pm 13th May 2024
AGM 13th May 2024
5th August 2024
4th November 2024
AGM 3rd February 2025
Alton Downs Hall
1569 Ridgelands Rd
Cnr. Nicholson Rd.
Alton Downs, 4702
Alton Downs Hall Committee AGM  – Contact Peter  0427 341 166 25th September 2024
7:30pm
Alton Downs Hall
Community Assistance Program Funding –
Round Two
Opened: 15th January 2024
Closes: 26th February 2024
1800 170 020
Community Assistance Program

 

Regular Events. . .  

Events When Where
Alton Downs Pony Club Rally Day – All welcome
Sharyn  

9am
Polocrosse & Sports Club
Grounds, Alton Downs
Play Group – Fridays – during School Term.
No Play Group during School Holidays All parents & children one to
Kindy age welcome. Phone 4934 5518

9:00 to 10:30am
Ridgelands State School
43 Dalma-Ridgelands Road

Resource Centre
Saint Lukes Anglican Church – Service fourth Sunday of each month   11:00am QCWA Hall Ridgelands
39 Ridgeland/Dalma Road
Stitch and Chat Group4934 5145 2nd & 4th Tuesday every month     9:30am QCWA Hall Ridgelands
39 Ridgeland/Dalma Road
Events When Band Where
Alton Downs Hall Association Dances
Dance starts 7:00pm – Everyone Welcome $12:00pp.
More information
Contact Peter  0427 341 166                   For Sale  
18th May 2024
20th July 2024
21th September 2024
16th November 2024
Syd Stickley, The Keyboard Kid
Syd Stickley, The Keyboard Kid
Syd Stickley, The Keyboard Kid
Syd Stickley, The Keyboard Kid
Alton Downs Hall

 

Meetings. . .  

Meetings When Where
Alton Downs Hall Committee Meeting  – Held 4th Wednesday of every month.
Contact Peter  0427 341 166

7:30pm
Alton Downs Hall
Fitzroy Northern Area Ratepayers Association – 7:30pm Includes the districts
of: Alton Downs, Dalma, Garnant, Glenroy, Morinish, Morinish South, Nine Mile,
Pink Lily, Ridgelands and South Yaamba. Rob Smith 4934 5145
AGM 5th February 2024
13th May 2024
5th August 2024
4th November 2024
AGM 3rd February 2025
Alton Downs Hall
1569 Ridgelands Rd
Cnr. Nicholson Rd.
Queensland Country Women’s Association Ridgelands Branch –
Held 1st Wednesday of every month – Val Ciesiolka 4934 8159

9:30am
Ridgelands CWA Hall
39 Ridgeland/Dalma Road
Ridgelands & District Sporting & Agricultural Association
Held 2nd Wednesday of every month

7:30pm
Ridgelands Showgrounds
38/58 Dalma Ridgelands Rd

 

Community Notices. . .  

Notice Board
Bushfire Season Disasters Happen, Be Prepared  more info... Prepare your household
For emergency assistance
only during natural disasters
please call the Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG)
Co-ordination Centre on 1300 652 659

Rural Neighbourhood Watch
for emergency ring 000

During a Break and Enter
Wilful damage in progress
Reporting a vehicle breakin

To report a burglary when offenders have gone,
To report wilful damage that's occurred,
or
To report stolen property
          Contact police after a crime has been committed on 131 444

Contact Rockhampton Stock Squad on 4932 3681

For security help and advice call
4932 3692 or

Police Stations Rockhampton   4932 3500
Gracemere       4933 1811
Stay Smart Online – for Individuals
and for Small Business
Stay Smart Online Information for Individuals
and
Stay Smart Online Information for Small Business
Alton Downs Waste Management Facility
(Transfer Station)

Location:
1890 Ridgelands Road
Opening Hours:
May – August
Tuesdays and Thursdays: — 2pm to 5pm
Saturdays and Sundays: — 9am to 3pm

September – April
Tuesdays and Thursdays: — 3pm to 6pm
Saturdays and Sundays: — 9am to 3pm

Closed: Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Alton Downs Hall for hire To book community hall please contact, Booking Officer:
Peter  0427 341 166
Chair Hire Contact Ridgelands State School P&C to hire chairs for functions
4934 5518
Rockhampton Regional Council
Division 5 Councillor
1300 225 577 more RRC contact information . . .
Cherie Rutherford more information . . .

 
Community Funding / Grants
Closing Date Type Of Grant Contact Details
opens
15 January 2024
closes
26 February 2024
RRC Community Assistance Program –
    Community Development Grants
    Community Facilities Insurance Support
    Education Bursary
    Environmental and Sustainability Grants
    Local Community Events Sponsorship
    Regional Community Events Sponsorship
Phone: (07) 4932 9000 or
In 2023, the GCBF program has 4 funding rounds availableto not-for-profit
organisations to help provide services that benefit the community.


$35,000 standard grant round—closes 31 May
$35,000 standard grant round—closes 31 August
$35,000 standard grant round—closes 31 October
1800 633 619
Community Benefit Fund
28 February 2024 NAB Foundation Community Grants – Next Round is now open. eMail:
nabfoundation@nab.com.au
14 November 2023 Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) – The next round is now
open for applications for projects commencing on or after 15 December 2023.
Contact RRC 4932 9000
opens
3 October 2023
Closes
23 February 2024

RACQ Foundation: Community Grants - funding of up to $50,000

more information
open Stanwell Power Station Community Fund 1800 300 351
Round 20 closes
26-2-2024
Round 21 opens
27-2-2024
closes
5-6-2024
Strengthening Rural Communities – Rebuilding Regional Communities 1800 170 020
If you are a not-for-profit organisation who requires financial assistance and would like more funding information contact .
Local History –
Could anyone who has or who can assist with any information or photos of the Alton Downs area from 1860 to 1900 please email .

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Local War Veterans –
Could anyone who has or who can obtain photos of Alton Downs and District War Veterans including Korea and Vietnam please email .

List of War Veterans from Alton Downs and District

The Alton Downs and Combined District Memorial Committee would like your assistance with their local War Veterans Remembrance Projects.
See a sample of WW1 project.


Local flood information for the northern area residents of the Rockhampton Region

Community Event organisers (non-profit) and anyone wishing to connect with the residents of Alton Downs, Balcomba, Boomer Range, Bushley, Calioran, Canoona, Dalma, Fairy Bower, Garnant, Glenavon, Glenroy, Gracemere, Kabra, Kalapa, Lion Mountain, Morinish, Mount Carpenter, Mount Salmon, Native Cat Range, Nine Mile, Pink Lily, Prospect, Pukatika, Redbank, Ridgelands, Round Mountain, South Yaamba, Stanwell, Sugarloaf Mountain, The Lookout, Waroula, Westwood, Woodville, Wycarbah or anyone residing in the Rockhampton regional district can have their information included.

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