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Local Government

Dec 13, 2020
Restrictions continue as Townsville reservoirs fill

Restrictions continue as Townsville reservoirs fill

Townsville City Council continues to call on residents and commercial water users to limit water use to emergency use only. Council staff and contractors have worked through the night to undertake further works to restore the pipeline to the Douglas Water Treatment Plant. Pumping at the treatment plant overnight and during today (Sunday 13 December) is expected to replenish the city’s wat...

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Nov 24, 2020
Camooweal facilities set for $900,000 makeover

Camooweal facilities set for $900,000 makeover

Mount Isa City Council will be carrying out a major upgrade of the Camooweal Community Hall and other works throughout the town thanks to a $909,519 grant. Camooweal works to be funded under the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program include: The upgrade of the Community Hall, incorporating electrical and fire safety upgrades, re-stumping/levelling of the bu...

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Aug 07, 2020
Mining shires show how to handle a pandemic

Mining shires show how to handle a pandemic

Pandemic and opportunity have combined to put mining shires on the winners podium when it comes to keeping the economy afloat. And Cloncurry takes the gold medal. The ‘big shire, few people, enormous resource wealth’ profile of the region 800kms west of Townsville has attracted unsolicited exploration attention by helping maintain production in the face of restrictions that have cripple...

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Jun 25, 2020
Restraint at heart of Mount Isa Budget

Restraint at heart of Mount Isa Budget

Mount Isa City Council’s 2020-21 Budget includes a $29.408 million capital works component, with a high focus on works funded by State and Federal governments. Mayor Danielle Slade said the Budget was scaled-back and restrained yet fair. “This is not the Budget that we wanted as a council, it’s not ideal, but it is definitely the Budget that we need at this time,” Cr Slade said....

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Mar 27, 2020
Mount Isa call for shift to local mine workforce

Mount Isa call for shift to local mine workforce

Mount Isa Mayor Joyce McCulloch is calling on the region’s mines to shift to a locally based workforce to avoid the extra risk of FIFO and DIDO workers bringing COVID-19 into the area. But she is critical of those using the pandemic to push a broader political agenda against FIFO. Cr McCulloch, chair of the Local Disaster Management Group, said FIFO (fly-in-fly-out) operations had be...

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