The COVID-19 pandemic may have put the brakes on Council events for most of the year, but there is still a lot currently happening.
For one thing, Outback at Isa reopened its doors to the public on Monday, June 15, after closing about three months ago.
This is great news for the local tourism sector, as it means visitors will again able to enjoy attractions like the Isa Experience museum, Mount Isa Regional Art Gallery, Outback at Isa Café and the Hard Time Mine tour.
And the revamped and upgraded Riversleigh Fossil Discovery Centre reopened its doors on June 19, after undergoing a $2.2 million facelift.
I recently had a walk through the new Riversleigh centre, and it is brilliant.
I'm so impressed with the design, the new interactive displays and all the new fossils on show.
The team have done such an incredible job on this and I know people are just going to love it.
The City Library reopened to the public in late May but is operating differently, to keep in line with COVID Safe requirements.
Its new temporary hours are 9.30am to 1.30pm, Monday to Friday - and, as browsing of books and other materials isn't currently available, patrons are urged to use the Click 'n'Collect service that is available on the Library's web page, which can be found on Council's website.
Click 'n' Collect enables you to browse the Library's collection online, reserve your books of choice, then pick them up in person at the Library.
I understand people have been frustrated that the Library isn't operating the exact same way it was before the closure, but we at Council ask that everyone please bear with us as we continue the process of turning to normal operations.
Don't forget that its opening hours are extending to 9.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, as of July 13.
With COVID Safe plans in place across many sectors, local sporting clubs have begun resuming training or practice sessions across town, which is fantastic.
Please speak with your governing body for the requirements that relate to your particular sporting code.
And Splashez Aquatic Centre is reopening as of Saturday, July 11, at 10.30am, and will be observing winter hours until September.
Cr Peta MacRae