From the mayor's desk column

G'day and welcome to the 'Mayor’s column'. 

Being mid-October, things normally settle down a bit, but last weekend was as busy as ever the kids from the State School and St Joseph's performed at Rock Pop and all did an outstanding job.

Congratulations to the St Joseph’s teams who won their section and for best choreography. 

The effort of all the teachers and assistants involved is really appreciated.

The Apex Club should be very proud of themselves for putting together such a top event.

The Eagles held their jersey auction night and raised almost $20,000 in sponsorship for the club.

Saturday saw the CWA ladies host their high tea, and the Campdraft committee held a successful maiden draft and judge’s course at the Equestrian Centre.

The weekend was rounded off by the Sunday Markets at Mary Kathleen Park.

The action isn't over yet, the Derby Day Races and Rodeo are coming up, the rugby union season has kicked off and futsal at PCYC has started.

I have proudly represented the Shire at a number of events and regularly attend all sorts of meetings, but the Community Forum is number one for me so far.

The number of people who attended was fantastic, and the spirit everyone displayed was great.

People's questions and issues are genuine, and we started work on them the next day.

I have a very positive outlook for the community and look forward to the next forum.

In the meantime though, we will be working hard to ensure our planning and budgeting is adequate to maintain our assets to an acceptable standard, improve the efficiency of the organisation and drive value for money for the ratepayers. 

Our rate base is well supported by the mining sector, and we will continue to highlight the benefits to families, community and the mining companies that Cloncurry offers, to live locally.

Look forward to catching up with you soon.