Community Engagement

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's Commitment

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.

Little Red Flying Fox Community Consultation

Migratory little red flying foxes temporarily roost in trees throughout Mount Isa throughout spring and summer. They can cause public health nuisances and emotional distress when they roost in residents' trees or at the Sunset Lawn Cemetery.

To address this issue, Council is currently working on a long-term management strategy to establish an alternative roosting site for the flying foxes on an area of Council-owned land between the Sewage Treatment Plant and the northern end of Commercial Road.

Council will be holding an information session at the Redearth Boutique Hotel's Ballroom at 6pm on Thursday, November 12, to update local residents on Council's plans for the alternative roosting site, as well as respond to frequently asked questions people may have about the flying foxes.

If you are interested in attending this information session, and for contact-tracing purposes, please fill out your details below. If you intend to bring a guest with you, please provide their details as well.

Please note that due to COVID-19 requirements, numbers will be limited.

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Lifestyle Adventures Survey

We want you to explore your options for leisure activities in Mount Isa and the region.

A healthy lifestyle enhances your life, so consider the many local adventures that you can experience this weekend!

Take the Lifestyle Adventures Survey to have your say on how you spend your leisure time and let us know what could improve your lifestyle in Mount Isa.

Click here to take the survey and go in the draw for a prize, with a value of up to $500!

Free First Aid Training Courses

Council is providing the opportunity for representatives of not-for-profit organisations and groups in Mount Isa to receive free First Aid training, thanks to funding assistance from the Get Ready Queensland initiative.

Interested organisations are being urged to complete the Council survey in order for up to two of their representatives to be eligible to undertake the training.

The training will be provided by Mount Isa businesses Martyr Training Services and Krause Health and Safety, with participants asked to book their slot with their chosen service provider within two months of receiving confirmation of their eligibility from Council.

The First Aid courses – HLTAID001 Perform CPR, and HLTAID003 Provide First Aid – are pre-paid and can be redeemed until February 28, 2021, at a date and time of the applicant’s choosing and in accordance with the service provider’s course schedule.

To take the survey, please click here.

Free first aid training

 

 

Council Events Survey

As the community begins to enter a post-COVID-19 period, Council is seeking feedback from local residents about Council events and activities to assist with future planning.

The survey asks people which Council events they are interested in participating in or have attended recently, their event type preferences, what sort of events they would like to see more of in the future, and even if they would like more social options for opportunities to meet and speak with Mount Isa councillors.

To access the survey, please click here.

Community Events Survey

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.

Download EOI here

Return EOIs to _promodev@mountisa.qld.gov.au

Expressions of Interest 4WD Eco Tour Operator

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.

Download EOI here. 

Return EOIs to _promodev@mountisa.qld.gov.au