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Special Round of Regional Arts Development Fund to Open

The visual-arts community in Mount Isa will be getting a boost thanks to a special round of Council’s Regional Arts Development Fund.

Celebrate your Best Mate at Mount Isa Pet Day

Mount Isa City Council will be holding its annual Pet Day on Saturday July 20 at the Civic Centre front lawn.

Virtual-Reality Learning Experiences at the Library

The fun and excitement of educational virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have come to the Mount Isa City Library for the school holidays.

Council’s Container Exchange Facility Hits Major Milestone

Council’s domestic transfer station has officially reached the 2-million-container mark for the Queensland Container Refund Scheme, about six months after the scheme began in Mount Isa.

Councils Benefit From Cemetery Safety Training

Staff members from councils across the North West took part in a two-day cemetery safety course organised and coordinated by Mount Isa City Council last week to brush up on their skills and knowledge.

Community Invited to Free NAIDOC Week Isaiah Firebrace Concert

Mount Isa City Council and Gidgee Healing are proud to present Indigenous Australian singer Isaiah Firebrace, who will perform in Mount Isa for NAIDOC Week 2019 on Tuesday, July 9.

Traffic Conditions Change at Waste Management Facility

Traffic conditions at the Waste Management Facility have now changed for commercial and residential customers, due to necessary modifications being put in place to ready the facility for the Waste Levy, which will come into effect on Monday, July 1.

Strong Community Focus For Animal Management Facility

With upgrade work well underway at Council’s Animal Management Facility, and new fee structures that will greatly assist local animal-rescue organisations, the community focus for the facility is stronger than ever.

Mount Isa City Council Budget 2019/2020

Mount Isa City Council’s 2019/20 Budget is one committed to renewing the city’s critical infrastructure and promoting ongoing liveability.

Four Council Staff Thanked for Decades of Service

Mayor Joyce McCulloch has thanked four long-serving Council staff members for their dedication and hard work at a long-service presentation.

Council to Provide Free Wi-Fi at Mount Isa Show

Following a successful trial run of free Wi-Fi access at the Buchanan Park Entertainment Centre for MineX in late May, Council will again offer free Wi-Fi in and around the centre for this year’s Mount Isa Show.

Senseless Vandalism Done to Pamela Street Hill Reservoir

Mayor Joyce McCulloch is slamming the irresponsible and thoughtless actions of individuals who have caused an estimated $150,000 worth of damage to the Pamela Street Hill reservoir and set the construction project back by as much as three months.

Mount Isa to Host Great Western Games Opening and Events

Council is very proud to be an event sponsor of the 2019 Glencore Great Western Games, with Mount Isa to host not only the opening ceremony, but also nine of the 18 sports events.

Waste Levy Information Session for Businesses

An information session will be held next week to help businesses better understand the Queensland Government waste levy.

Disappointment of Senate Inquiry into Airfares

Mayor Joyce McCulloch has said the findings of a Senate Inquiry into airfares in regional Australia are insulting, and more needs to be done to rectify the obvious issue of exorbitant airfares in and out of regional Queensland.

Major Makeover for Sunset Drive Median Islands

The median islands on Sunset Drive and the northern section of Camooweal Street will soon be looking completely different, thanks to a $90,000 Council beautification project.

Morning Tea for Seniors to Hit All the Right Notes

This year’s free morning tea for seniors will be hitting all the right notes, with soulful singer Nicki Gillis entertaining the crowd with Carole King classics.

$281,000 in Funding to Help Council Get Ready for Waste Levy

Council has been successful in receiving the full amount of funding it applied for under the State Government’s 2018-19 Local Government Levy Ready Grants Program, which will assist the Mount Isa Waste Management Facility and Camooweal Refuse Facility to be prepared for the introduction of the Waste Levy on July 1.

Nominations now open for Street Parade

Registration is now open for the 2019 Isa Street Festival “Street Parade”, which will be held from 6.30pm in the Mount Isa CBD on Wednesday August 7.

Four Staff Members Thanked for 60 Years’ Combined Service

Four long-serving Council staff members have been recognised and thanked for their combined 60 years of dedicated service to Council and the Mount Isa community.
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