Mount Isa Residents’ Feedback Sought for This Year’s Budget

Published: 29th January 2020

With the next Council budget to be adopted in June, Council has released an online survey asking community which upgrades and additions they would like to see funded in the city – and Mayor Joyce McCulloch is keen to have as many residents and ratepayers as possible provide feedback into these priorities that can help Mount Isa to grow, improve and prosper.

The survey asks respondents what they would like to see as Council’s top priority in the 2020/21 financial year, as well as what Council service they value the most – such as arts and events, the library, parks and gardens, or sports and recreational facilities.

“We have always highly valued the helpful feedback we receive from residents and ratepayers, as it can go a long way in guiding our decision-making process and informing us about what is really important for residents,” Cr McCulloch said.

“With the budget due to be released mid-year, we developed this survey to get a better idea as to what local residents would like to see included in the 2020/21 budget, as well as what sort of works they would like to see happen across Mount Isa.

“It could be improvements or upgrades to public facilities, modifications or upgrades to the road network, or the introduction of new services – whatever it is, we would love to hear about it.

“We will need to attract State Government and Federal Government funds to achieve many of these projects, and this feedback is invaluable in helping Council to put a business case forward to assist us in achieving this. 

“We will take all the feedback on board and use that information in forming decisions and prioritising local projects going into the future.”

The survey can be accessed on Council’s website:

The survey will remain open until mid-February.