Mount Isa Mayor Danielle Slade said she was delighted at the news Burke Shire Council is set to donate $2500 towards the Mount Isa Miners' Memorial.
The donation commitment was raised at a recent Burke Shire Council pre-budget workshop and is expected to pass when Burke Shire adopts its 2021-22 Budget later this month.
Burke Shire Mayor Ernie Camp said he was inspired to help out.after hearing a interview with John Moran, a proponent of the Miners' Memorial proposal.
"It's a wonderful opportunity to recognise the sacrifices given by those in the early days of the mining industry and the development of the North West," Cr Camp said.
"Here in Burke Shire, we have the Century Zinc Mine, and we're part of the North West Minerals Province, so we've certainly got a connection there over considerable time."
Cr Camp said 2023 was just around the corner and he hoped other shires bordering Mount Isa took the opportunity to possibly do the same as Burke Shire.
"I encourage them to recognise that sacrifice of those who lost their lives in the early days of mining, because it would certainly be worthwhile," he said.
"It certainly wouldn't be how it is today without those people who have helped us develop the North West over the years."
Mount Isa City Council has established an advisory committee for the memorial and Mayor Danielle Slade said Council was honoured by Burke Shire's gesture and thanked them for their kind and generous donation.
"I think it's wonderful that a Local Government the size of Burke Shire has agreed in principle to donate this amount for the Miners' Memorial," Cr Slade said.
"We are very thankful and grateful for their kindness and generosity and will be sure to recognise and acknowledge their donation in some way once the memorial is completed."
The original Miners Memorial at Outback at Isa was unveiled in 1998 for Mount Isa's 75th anniversary and Council hope to have the new one ready for the city's 100th anniversary in 2023 or failing that, Mount Isa Mines 100th anniversary a year later.
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