It is very pleasing for me to be able to let you know about the council activities today.
There is so much happening, and it is great to be a part of this exciting progress for the city.
Firstly I would like to give a big shout-out to the local contractors and the council staff who are finishing a number of fabulous projects for the community.
The swimming pool can only be described as a first-class job and early indications are that there is a significant increase in use of the facility by residents and family groups.
The Civic Centre upgrades are nearing completion also and new venue choices will be available for private functions and events, with the refurbishment of the upper level looking fantastic.
In the operational area, the teams have been busy with the new recycling facility and things are moving very well with the take-up of the container refund scheme in place there now.
This is a great fundraising opportunity and if you, or groups you are involved with, are considering this, please do come in and find out more from one of our very motivated waste management team members.
Readers will also have heard about the new water reservoir under construction at the Pamela Street hill site, which will be great additional capacity for the city water infrastructure.
Planning is also well underway for the new Isa Street bridge, with the council taking possession of the very large concrete pre-formed supports for the bridge ready to be craned in following the wet that we are all hoping for early next year, when the old bridge will be demolished.
I would like to thank the Camooweal residents and businesses for hosting the recent Mount Isa City Council meeting.
It was a great pleasure to hear from and talk with the local people about local developments and issues.
Your council has received good interest in the painting of a new 30-metre mural for the Family Fun Park, so we are looking forward to viewing the proposed design.
As we are now into December and many residents are gearing up to travel for holidays, on behalf of the council I bid those heading off safe travel and an enjoyable time.
This year has been a very busy one for the council, and 2019 will be even bigger and better, with many projects in the pipeline and events on the horizon.