Concerted efforts in the previous two years of the current council have seen a complete overhaul of Council’s Complaints Management Framework, which has received a glowing response from the Ombudsman’s office.
With the next Council budget due mid-year, Council has released an online survey asking local ratepayers which upgrades and additions they would like to see funded in the city – and Mayor Joyce McCulloch is keen to have as many residents as possible provide feedback into these priorities that can help Mount Isa to grow, improve and prosper.
Mount Isa children will get a chance to take part in free theatre and performance workshops and even be involved in a live, on-stage performance when Blue Gum Farm TV brings “KoalaRumba!” to the Civic Centre later this month, thanks to the Mount Isa City Library.
Well-known Mount Isa identities including former Brisbane Broncos player Scott Prince, Member for Mount Isa Robbie Katter MP and Mount Isa Councillor Mick Tully will battle it out with international league legends at a charity game in May, with Council proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the event.
Out-of-town meetings attended by Mayor Joyce McCulloch, Deputy Mayor Phil Barwick and Chief Executive Officer Sharon Ibardolaza have helped bring in almost $37 million in funding grants for the Mount Isa region in the first half of this term of Council alone.
The installation of 12 strategically-placed LED lights in two of Mount Isa’s biggest public multi-use sporting ovals is great news for locals who will be able to make use of the facilities for playing sports, training, walking or jogging, even after the sun goes down, Mayor Joyce McCulloch says.
Council wishes to advise that the State Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will from Friday, March 15, be carrying out extensive median and road works along Marian Street until the end of the year.
There was a huge response to Council’s Waste Amnesty at the weekend, with about six times as many customers taking their rubbish to the Waste Management Facility as what’s normally recorded on a typical weekend.