Businesses Encouraged to Submit COVID-19 Impact Statements
Council is reaching out to Mount Isa businesses and asking them to put forward COVID-19 impact statements that will assist with Council’s decision-making process for the next 12 months.
Council is contacting hundreds of local businesses and is also encouraging all interested businesses to submit an impact statement, which will help give Council a better idea as to how COVID-19 restrictions have affected them.
“Mount Isa was established in 1923, several years after the deadly Spanish Flu pandemic had already passed, so the city really has never seen anything like this before,” Mayor Danielle Slade said.
“We are in unprecedented times and it’s important we make informed decisions.
“COVID-19 restrictions have been put in place by the Queensland Government, in accordance with directions and recommendations made by Queensland’s Chief Health Officer and in the best interests of all Queenslanders’ health, safety and wellbeing.
“However, these restrictions have understandably affected local businesses, with some having to close temporarily, or drastically change or limit their operations to – for example, bringing in restrictions on the number of people who can be in a shop at any one time, reducing opening hours, or introducing measures to enforce social-distancing practices.
“Council is committed to working with Mount Isa businesses during this unprecedented time and we want to find out what they are facing or going through in this new, unfamiliar environment.
“The impact statements can be as brief or as detailed as you’d like, and the information will greatly assist Council in deciding on the best courses of action in and for our community going forward.”
The impact statements can include comments on possible short-term impacts within the next one to three months, possible extended impacts after three months, and any other relevant comments from, or concerns of, business owners or representatives.
“If you don’t identify as a business but want to put forward an impact statement, we will definitely accept it,” Cr Slade said.
Responses should be sent by Friday, May 8 2020 and should be forwarded either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Executive Reception, Mount Isa City Council, PO Box 815, Mount Isa, QLD 4825.
For more information please call Council on 4747 3200.