Local Government

Nov 10, 2020
Isaac announces $1m COVID-19 recovery plan

Isaac announces $1m COVID-19 recovery plan

Isaac Regional Council has approved a million-dollar COVID-19 strategic recovery plan to be implemented over the next two years. Mayor Anne Baker said the plan, unanimously adopted at a recent council meeting, had 50 separate strategies to be applied across the Isaac region. “This longer-term strategic recovery plan complements our shorter-term tactical and strategic COVID response and re...

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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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Jul 27, 2020
Revamp goes swimmingly on The Strand

Revamp goes swimmingly on The Strand

The Tobruk Memorial Baths on The Strand in Townsville have re-opened following an $11.3 million redevelopment. The project was undertaken by local contractor Jackson+Semler and supported more than 120 jobs, Townsville City Council said. Acting Mayor Mark Molachino said the redeveloped complex included new 50m, learn-to-swim and toddler pools as well as an updated filtration system, new shad...

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Jun 16, 2020
Additional $ millions to help tradies and regions

Additional $ millions to help tradies and regions

A $267 million building stimulus will support construction sector jobs and promote investment and economic development as Queensland recovers from the global COVID-19 pandemic. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the announcement as part of the Government’s second stage of the Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs plan. “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on Que...

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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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