Financial burden lifted for Mossman RSL

MOSSMAN RSL can continue their important community work with Council approving a reduction of water charges, caused by an unknown water leak.

Following the discovery of the leak, Mossman RSL undertook necessary and expensive repair work to the site.

Considering their challenging financial position and essential role supporting returned defences services personnel, Council resolved to consider their currently due water bill to be an amount equal to its previous account.

RADF Funding & Committee appointed

COUNCIL has demonstrated its support for the Douglas arts community by increasing its contribution for the Regional Arts Development Funding (RADF) to $20,000.

The $35,000 fund to Arts Queensland under the 2020-2021 Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).

Council’s increased investment signals a focus on viewing the arts as an economic driver for the Shire.

Council has endorsed the appointment of a committee including artist Jill Chism, music teacher Lynda Irvine, business expert Sandra Cruz, filmmaker Perry Harrison and Cr Abigail Noli.

RADF promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of diverse and inclusive communities and strong regions and invests in local arts and cultural priorities, as determined by local communities.

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is delivered as a partnership between the Queensland Government, through Arts Queensland (AQ) and local governments across the State.