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Investing in region

Mornington Shire Council’s new Service Station is officially open for business. A big thank you to the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning for the massive investment into our region, and to all that put in the hard work. It’s great to have…

Progressive Council’s collaborate

Today we bid farewell to one of our team members.

Patrick was on secondment from Hobson Bay City Council for the last 12 months.
As our special project manager, he was responsible for major projects such as the Fuel Station Upgrade, Pound and new Airport Terminal. We would like to say a big thank you for all your hard work and being such a pleasure to work with over the last year!

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A decade between “cheers”

Mornington Island residents enjoyed a great evening at Lelka Murrin Tavern while listening to Warren H Williams for most, this was the first cold, alcoholic beverage in a decade. Mayor Wilson says, “as Mayor of Mornington Shire, it brings me such pride to see local…

Council welcomes Ministerial Champions

Mornington Shire Council recently welcomed Ministerial Champions, Minister of Emergency Services Craig Crawford and Director General of Queensland Health Michael Walsh to the region.

Mayor Bradley Wilson says it was a very positive meeting overall, with great discussions held.

“It is the start of a great relationship and being able having a genuine discussion on the way forward and paving the way for the future of Mornington Island put us in a great position.”

As one of Australia’s most remote regions, additional government support is paramount to the overall progress achieved by Mornington Shire Council.

Trad visits remote region

This week acting premier Jackie Trad visited the pristine Wellesley Island region to meet with Mornington Shire Council.

Deputy Mayor Sarah Isaacs said the visit was to support council’s plans to improve health, education and sustainability.

“We are always extremely excited to welcome the acting premier to showcase all of the remarkable things happening on the ground,” Cr. Isaacs said.

Ms Trad inspected major infrastructure works built by local indigenous employees, sighted proposed locations for upcoming works and discussed the major changes to the alcohol management plan and service delivery review.

Ms Trad said she was “pleased to have had the opportunity to meet with council and I commend them for all of the hard work being done and what has been achieved”.

“Mornington Island is one of the first communities I’ve been able to visit as the new Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and I’ve been very impressed with the passion and dedication shown by Bradley, Sarah and all the councillors,” Ms Trad said.

“We had a great meeting and I know that this community has got really big ideas and a big vision for their future and its fantastic to see and be here.”

Cr. Isaacs said the visit “only highlights Mornington Shire Council are making big moves in the local government arena and we are only just getting started”.

“It’s not often we have such distinguished company come and visit and for Hon. Jackie Trad to make the long trip up here and have that honest conversation I feel is a positive start to a longstanding relationship,” Cr Isaacs said.

“Our residents are driving change and working hard to strengthen the region.

“Our vision is supported by highly ranked government officials and this gives further clarification – Mornington Shire Council are in an exciting space and moving in the right direction,” she said.

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Incredible Country muso Kirsty Lee Akers performed on July 6th as part of NAIDOC 2017 – Our Language Matters. The performance (a first in the remote region since Yothu Yindi toured to Gununa in the 1980’s), followed the well respected Mornington Shire Shire NAIDOC Awards. The awards provide a platform to recognise the positive contributions and deadly achievements of our local indigenous residents. Recipients…

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