Cloncurry Shire Council has officially cancelled its Beat the Heat festival which was scheduled for next month.
Council said that after a review of the extensive compliance implications for the Festival and the re-escalating COVID-19 situation, they have decided to postpone Beat the Heat until September 2021.
"This outcome will no doubt be disappointing for a community looking forward to re-engaging however, the welfare of the community will always be our first priority and we believe in light of the current situation, that this is the correct course of action at this time," Council said in a statement.
The formal decision comes a few days after mayor Greg Campbell told the North West Star the festival would be unlikely to go ahead.
"Making a COVIDSafe plan for the amount of people walking is very costly," Cr Campbell said.
In July it looked as if the Beat the Heat festival would go ahead on the weekend of September 11-13.
The festival was introduced in 2018 and in the last two years has brought down the curtain on social events for the winter tourism season.
In previous years the event has included a street party, cook off, mine cart racing, live entertainment, horse racing, rodeo and kids superhero scramble.
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