Mount Isa News August 2022 – Your Local News
Latest Mount Isa News for August 2022
New Ablution Block Open
Thanks to $940,148 in funding from the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program Phase 2, Buchanan Park now has a new ablution block, just in time for the 2022 Mount Isa Mines Rodeo.
The block was officially opened on Friday, August 12, with Mayor Danielle Slade and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter, as well as Councillor Peta MacRae and Council staff, in attendance.
Additional LRCI funding of $221,668 also enabled Council to extend access to power at the Buchanan Park campsite, allowing for greater opportunity to promote economic growth and employment opportunities, through the increased attraction of major events.
These infrastructure projects help to make Buchanan Park a world-class entertainment venue.
The LRCI Program supports local Councils in delivering priority local road and community infrastructure projects across Australia, supporting jobs and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mount Isa News by Mayor Danielle Slade
The Mount Isa Mines Rodeo has come and gone for another year, and what a fantastic Rodeo Week it was.
It was brilliant to see the return of the Council’s Isa Festival event, which coincides with Rodeo Week.
Thousands of people flocked to the Mount Isa CBD for a night of free entertainment, the Street Parade, music, and food and market stalls galore.
I would like to thank our hardworking Council staff who did such an exemplary job in organising and running this event, particularly given that our headline act, Daryl Braithwaite, unexpectedly took ill earlier that day and a replacement act – country music star Luke Geiger – was quickly found and organised at the last minute. We hope Daryl makes a full and speedy recovery.
Council is now looking to have him back at some point in 2023 for the Mount Isa centenary celebrations – watch this space! I would also like to thank everyone who came along to the Isa Festival for making it such an excellent event, including our talent – Lane Pittman, Vixens of Fall, and The CrackUp Sisters.
My thanks also go to everyone who took part in the Street Parade.
There were about 20 floats, and it was lovely to see so many schools, community/not-forprofit groups and sporting clubs getting into the Rodeo Week spirit and decorating floats – and themselves – in this year’s theme of “Horses”.
Congratulations go to the winning entrants – Townview State School (Themed Float), Sunset State School (School Float), and the Mount Isa PCYC (Community Float).
A Livestream of the full Street Parade, ably emceed by Chris Pocock, can be viewed on Council’s Facebook page.
The Rodeo itself was just as exciting and action-packed as ever, and it was an excellent weekend overall.
And just in time for the Rodeo, I was pleased to officially open a new ablutions block on the Friday of Rodeo Week. The facility, in the middle of the racetrack, was made possible thanks to funding from the Australian Government.
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Mount Isa Events
Jess Hitchcock – Live in Concert
Date: Saturday 27 August 2022
Where: Mount Isa Civic Centre, 23 West Street
Mount Isa Motor Show
Date: Sunday 28 August 2022
Where: Buchanan Park
2022 Multicultural Festival
Date: Friday 2 September 2022
Where: Good Shepherd Church, Stanley Street
Amber Lawrence – Live in Concert
Date: Saturday 3 September 2022
Where: Mount Isa Civic Centre, 23 West Street
City Council Updates
Family Fun Park Update
A shade structure contractor has mobilised the Family Fun Park site, with the following works to be undertaken:
● Skate Park and amphitheatre works until late September (the Skate Park’s reopening is planned for this time).
● Family Fun Park shade structure construction will be taking place between the end of September and the end of October.
● Civil and landscape construction works are underway and are due for completion by early November.
● Playground equipment will start to arrive on site in mid-to-late September and will be installed between September and the end of October.
● Lifeguard area construction works within the Splashez Aquatic Centre have commenced and are due for completion by the end of September.
Please note that movement in and around the Family Fun Park will be restricted during construction works.
The Family Fun Park entrance will be partially blocked during the hours of 6am and 2pm during the Skate Park shade structure construction works from August to September.
Splashez will remain open as per designated pool hours.
The Family Fun Park will be completely closed until construction works are complete in November.
The Church Street entrance will be heavy vehicle access to the construction site throughout the works.
Final hard and soft landscaping works are scheduled to be carried out within the Family Fun Park between September and November. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding during these works.
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