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Mount Isa News April 2022

Posted by MountIsaProperty on April 11, 2022
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Latest Mount Isa News for April 2022

Water Conservation Push

Latest Mount Isa News – Mount Isa City Council has launched its new Water Conservation Campaign, with the launch coinciding with World Water Day.

World Water Day is held on March 22 every year. It focuses on the importance of water and taking action to tackle the global water crisis.

Clean, fresh drinking water is one of life’s inescapable necessities, but 97.5% of the world’s water is locked in seas and oceans, too salty for human use, while most of the remaining 2.5% is in the ice caps. Surface freshwater only represents around 1% of total global water.

The importance of water is undeniable and there is only a limited amount of fresh water available. The Water Conservation Campaign will demonstrate the simple actions that everyone can practice, and to establish conservation habits at home.

Education on conserving water is essential universally as it ensures water supplies are utilised wisely and responsibly. The reduced rainfall and the impacts of climate change demonstrate the need to act.

Council invites the community to rethink their water use and be reminded about the importance of minimising water use in day-to-day activities. More information about water conservation and specific recommendations for saving water at home is available on Council’s website.

 

Mayor Danielle Slade

It’s hard to believe that Easter is now upon us and it’s great that the cooler weather has arrived.

lt’s budget time at Council, and again this year, Council will be doing public consultation, both online and in person. We are hoping to kick this off in May. I definitely encourage you to participate, as it’s a fantastic opportunity for the community to give us feedback and ask questions about the budget.

Anzac Day is nearly here. Council is proud to assist the Mount Isa RSL Sub-branch in holding Anzac Day services for the community each year.

It will begin with the Dawn Service at the Cenotaph on the front lawns of the Civic Centre at 6-am on Monday, April 25, followed by a Gunfire Breakfast for veterans in the Civic Centre auditorium from 7-am, and the Anzac Day March and Morning Service at 10-am at the Cenotaph.

I look forward to seeing a big turnout of community members at these services as we gather to recognise and pay our respects to the more than 1.5 million service men and women who have served our country in all conflicts, wars and peacekeeping operations, and to remember the more than 102,000 Australians who sacrificed their lives in our country’s name.

The community will be very impressed with the latest initiatives of the Council’s Environmental Services team.

First up is the launch of the Environmental Grants Program, which will provide local environment-focused projects with up to $5000 each in funding. This is a fantastic initiative and will go a long way to support activities and projects that protect and support the local environment. There is also the recently launched Water Conservation Program, and its accompanying colouring-in and story competition for local primary school students.

There is no doubt that what’s happening in Ukraine has been extremely distressing to the people of Mount Isa. We stand by Ukrainians around the world and we are united in our grief. We pray for a peaceful resolution to this conflict. And to the members of our local Ukrainian community, your families are in our thoughts. Please stay safe on the roads over Easter and enjoy your well-earned break.

 

Latest Mount Isa News Information

– Council has launched its Water Conservation Campaign Colouring-In Competition and Story Competition for primary schools, with students in Year 1 to Year 6 students given the opportunity to demonstrate their artistic talents. The winners will receive a prize package. Drawings and stories selected will be published on Council’s website and displayed at the Mount Isa City Library.

-Due to the unsafe operation of motorcycles, quad bikes and other motor vehicles causing disruption to the residents of Healy Heights and the risk of accident or injury, the non-gazetted access between Duchess Road to Copelin Street, across the Gliderport reserve, has been closed as of March 28. There is gated access for Council and Emergency vehicles only. The entry of all other motorised vehicles is prohibited.

 

City Council Updates

New Trainees

Recently, Council CEO David Keenan, Corporate and Community Services Director Chileya Luangala, and Infrastructure Services Director Renee Wallace welcomed the eight new trainees who have started work at Mount Isa City Council. The trainees will be working in various roles across the organisation and they are looking forward to their forthcoming experiences.

The trainees are:
– Jayde Clark (Executive Services/MICCOE)
– Melina Lafaele (Economic and Community Development)
– Joseph Kumsing (Major Projects)
– Chris De Leon (Finance l Support Officer)
– Rochelle Cremer (Finance Support Officer)
– Chavez Hegarty (Parks and r Gardens)
– Utu Ane (Safety)
– Roydon Age (Construction)

This year’s trainee intake represents the single largest number Council has ever employed.

Historically, many trainees at Council have become fulltime employees and progressed through the organisation.

 

Environmental Grants Program

Applications for Round 1 of the Council’s first Environmental Grants Program opened on Tuesday 22 March and will close on Friday 22 April 2022.

This program provides funding from the Council of up to $5000 per grant to support the Mount Isa and Camooweal communities in creating local environmental and sustainable outcomes that benefit the region.

The program seeks to support proposals focusing on:

– Environmental enhancement: Revegetation, habitat improvement, landcare and bushcare initiatives.

– Environmental initiatives/sustainable ideas: Community gardens, worm farms, recycling systems, composting systems.

– Environmental management/conservation: Flora and fauna protection, native fish restocking, riverine area improvements.

– Environmental education/community capacity building: Workshops, networking events, training and skills development, the establishment of environmental groups, development of capacity-building material, development of strategic plans, land management for community groups.

Local community groups and organisations with eligible projects that demonstrate benefit to the environment and the quality of life in the local government area of Mount Isa are encouraged to apply for funding assistance.

Visit Council’s first Environmental Grants Program for guidelines, application forms and further information.

Applications should be received in full and a decision will be made by elected members of the Council.

 

Pop-Up At Townview State School

Council was pleased to support the pop-up vaccination afternoon at Townview State School’s Prep area recently. The afternoon, organised by the North West Hospital and Health Service, featured a free sausage sizzle, kids’ packs, T-shirts, and giveaways.

 

Latest Mount Isa News Information

– Council has launched its Water Conservation Campaign Colouring-In Competition and Story Competition for primary schools, with students in Year 1 to Year 6 students given the opportunity to demonstrate their artistic talents. The winners will receive a prize package. Drawings and stories selected will be published on Council’s website and displayed at the Mount Isa City Library.

-Due to the unsafe operation of motorcycles, quad bikes and other motor vehicles causing disruption to the residents of Healy Heights and the risk of accident or injury, the non-gazetted access between Duchess Road to Copelin Street, across the Gliderport reserve, has been closed as of March 28. There is gated access for Council and Emergency vehicles only. The entry of all other motorised vehicles is prohibited.

 

Mount Isa Events

*25 April – ANZAC Day Service – Civic Centre

*30 April – ‘Shack’ in the Park – Outback at Isa

 

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