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Major Funding for Civic Centre and Library

Mount Isa City Council has received a massive funding boost of $1.08 million for upgrades to the Mount Isa Civic Centre and city Library.

Under the Queensland State Government Building our Regions program, the funds will compliment Council’s spend of $1.33 million to upgrade air-conditioning operations for the venues and reduce ongoing maintenance costs.

Mayor Joyce McCulloch said she was delighted with the announcement and said the community would benefit greatly from the upgrades.

“These facilities are some of the most important in Mount Isa, they are where we watch our children learn and perform, and where we interact and are entertained by wonderful touring cultural groups and performances,” Cr McCulloch said.

“These are exciting projects that I know will deliver much-needed improvements to create opportunities for our residents.”

Mount Isa Entertainment and Tourism Venues (MIETV) business manager Angi Matveyeff said she was excited to hear of the funding approval and said the improvements would now enable MIETV to expand existing markets and open new ones including selling to people beyond our region, generating greater income and jobs. 

“Many people in Mount Isa may not realise the extent of difficulties with the old system which fails on a regular basis.  Reliable temperature control is an extremely important factor for our business continuity as well as alleviating health risks,” Mrs Matveyeff said.

“A huge thank you to the Mount Isa City Council for this fabulous initiative.”