Community consultation and engagement serves to strengthen links between Council and its community and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Council decisions in response to community issues.
Council is committed to the development of a respectful relationship with the community that embraces public input into Council decision making.
Council engages with the community in order to:
Better meet the needs of the community
Utilise local knowledge and expertise
Effectively inform the community
Encourage and enable community participation in the decision making process.
We encourage individuals and organisations to become actively involved in the development of our region, and the activities of Council, by contributing during regular community consultation processes.
Expressions of Interest for Local Tourism Transition Group
MICC in partnership with local tourism industry organisation MITA is calling for expressions of interest for up to five (5) individuals or organisation representatives to join the Mount Isa Tourism Industry Transition Group.
The role of the group is to provide advice and a recommended operating model to deliver a collaborative, coordinated local tourism organisation for Mount Isa. The Mount Isa Tourism Development strategy recommends transitioning and evolving the Mount Isa Tourism Association to a more sustainable, resourced LTO. The transition group will consult with key stakeholders and other LTOs and consider issues such as membership, revenue streams and reporting structures. It is envisaged a Mount Isa Tourism Board will be appointed as part of the process, along with tourism/administration resources.
We seek those with experience and expertise in Mount Isa Tourism.
MICC as the organisation responsible for maintaining and managing many of Mount Isa’s natural assets and community land is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified tourism operators to develop an eco-sensitive 4WD nature based tourism product encompassing Mount Isa’s natural attractions (e.g. waterfalls, waterholes, granite formations).
It is envisaged MICC will issue operating permits to a range of tourism businesses in 2020/21 to develop commercial use opportunities on approved Council owned and/or managed land and on specified private ratepayer properties following consultation and agreement.
MICC is seeking unique and innovative proposals that enhance the visitor experience through access and enjoyment of the natural environment. Operators may wish to offer a range of 4WD tours and products that incorporate outdoor adventure activities such as kayaking, rock-climbing, swimming, hiking, stargazing etc. To incentivise private sector proposals, the MICC will assist opportunities by developing trails and signage, gaining environmental approvals and facilitating involvement of relevant stakeholder organisations and private landowners.