Update on Bin Information The Mount Isa City Council advises that residents who currently own a wheelie bin with a green lid will soon receive a letter informing them of the new red lidded bin system. Green lidded bins will still be emptied, but Council is currently undertaking a blitz to ensure all bins are in line with new standards.
The Mount Isa City Council advises that with the bin replacement program in recent times, the bin lid colour of garbage (wheelie) bins throughout Mount Isa has been changed, in accordance with the Australian Standard colour guidelines. The bin and lid colour are the only changes - the service remains the same.
MOUNT Isa Mayor Tony McGrady was among 15 Queenslanders to form the Queensland Plan Ambassadors Council, invited by Premier Campbell Newman to become Ambassadors for the State Plan.
Children and community groups from Mount Isa will soon have access to a fantastic camping and recreation facility on the banks of Lake Moondarra. The Lions Youth Camp at Lake Moondarra was closed by the Mount Isa Water Board, in 2009 following several years of low use and uneconomic operations. Mount Isa Water Board is pleased to proceed with a lease agreement made with the Mount Isa City Council, which has now been approved by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines.
CATCHING up with the Mount Isa volunteer services and a trip down memory lane were on the agenda for Minister of Police, Fire and Emergency Services Jack Dempsey yesterday during his visit to Mount Isa. In the city to meet with Mayor Tony McGrady and members of the State Emergency Services, Neighbourhood Watch, Crimestoppers, and the Mount Isa police, Mr Dempsey took the opportunity to catch up with Mount Isa resident father Mick Lowcock, who married the Minister and his wife 25 years ago in Townsville.
The Mount Isa Anzac Centenary Working Group has now been formed. The purpose of the group will be to plan for the Centenary anniversary of ANZAC Day next year, and will work together to take full advantage of any grants available to fund this event.
The Mount Isa PCYC Youth League recently teamed up with Council to deliver the latest news in water and drought information, and earned themselves some pocket money for their efforts.
As drought conditions continue to plague the North West, the city’s water consumption continues to fall, with the latest figures revealing consumption has dropped considerably since the beginning of the year.
A brochure will be delivered to every household in Mount Isa in the coming weeks to fully explain the cost increase and the true facts of the Mount Isa water supply, including an explanation of the temporary water levy worth more than $400 to each household.
There has never been a better time for individuals and sporting groups to boost their profile and apply for newly available funding. The Get Going and Get Playing funding programs are offering up to $100,000 in funds for eligible applicants. Check it out now!
MOUNT Isa sporting groups and individuals are encouraged to ‘Get in the Game’ next month as several funding opportunities open up. Please see here for more details.