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The Electoral Commissioner has approved the declaration of Richard Sewter as Mornington Shire Council Mayor, and the Declaration Notice has been published on the ECQ website. View the declaration here. Further, the Electoral Commissioner has approved the declaration of the following candidates for Mornington Shire Council and the Declaration Notices have been published on the […]

Proposed Development Notices (Planning Act 2016)

Submissions open between 11 March – 3 April 2024 for the proposed development associated with Lot 20, Gununa.

“So you want to be a councillor” Training

❝So you want to be councillor?❞ You can make a difference and represent your community as a councillor or mayor. The Local Government elections will be held on 16 March 2024. If you’ve ever considered running for council, now’s the time to learn what it’s all about and see if you’re eligible. The mandatory pre-nomination […]

Have your say on gillnet-free zones and fishery reforms

Have your say  On 5 June 2023, the Australian and Queensland Governments announced over $160 million to phase-out gillnet fishing in the Great Barrier Reef and to address other high-risk fishing activities.  Commitments relating to the Queensland Gulf of Carpentaria inshore fishery included the following:  establish additional gillnet free zones  accelerate implementation of the Queensland […]

Saturday 14 October – Vote in the Referendum

The time has come to cast your vote on the Referendum. The Australian Constitution is a document that outlines the fundamental principles for the system of government in Australia. The only way to change the Constitution is by holding a referendum. This means the Constitution cannot be altered without ‘the approval of the people’. On […]

Independent Audit Final Report Released

Council is pleased to share with community and stakeholders the KPMG Final Report on the ‘Independent Audit and Analysis of Government and Government Funded Services Delivered to Mornington Island’. The report provides information about providers, duplication of efforts, service gaps and money spent on island.  It also provides recommendations for next steps. Mayor Yanner and […]