Greg Campbell reflects on Cloncurry’s milestone year, 2017

Christmas time is a time for family and friends to get together and reflect on the year that was.

Cloncurry Shire Council mayor, Greg Campbell.

Cloncurry Shire Council mayor, Greg Campbell.

2017 was an incredible year and will forever be remembered as the year Cloncurry celebrated its 150th birthday!

We had mates from far and wide join us remembering our rich and colourful history.

Celebrating the values of our forbearers whose spirit and can-do attitudes that are still present in the people of Cloncurry today.

Our Shire is renowned as a mecca of mining, cattle and transport but far and away our richest strength is our community spirit.

There were plenty of opportunities to celebrate as a community, from Australia Day celebrations, to our sesquicentennial party that was a 150 years in the making.

We were also very proud to host the OQTA Awards for the first time in 2017.

We hosted his excellency Sir Peter Cosgrove, the Governor General at the Cloncurry Show and the Honourable Scott Morrison, Federal Treasurer, enjoyed his Cloncurry experience across C150. 2017 was indeed a special year.

As we reflect on the year and all the good times we shared, it is also a time to remember and thank all those working tirelessly supporting our community.

From our health staff, police, fireys, teachers, SES and council staff.

As well as the scores of volunteers involved in community groups and sporting clubs.

As we come together to celebrate the holiday season, it is an opportunity to be thankful for all that is good in our lives and look forward to what we can do individually to make our community even better.

For those travelling, take care on the roads and for everyone in Cloncurry and the North-West have a joyous Christmas and New Year. See you in 2018!

Merry Christmas!

Cloncurry Shire Council

Mayor

Greg Campbell

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