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29 July, 2021

Residents see change in show holidays

CERTAIN residents within the Mareeba Shire will need to mark down some show day holidays after council has recommended certain parishes public holidays be amended.

By Rhys Thomas

CERTAIN residents within the Mareeba Shire will need to mark down some show day holidays after council has recommended certain parishes public holidays be amended.

At Council’s latest meeting, they passed a motion requesting the Office of Industrial Relations change certain areas within the shire to different show holidays. 

Doing this has allowed three separate areas of the Shire to be linked with the shows closest to them like the Atherton, Mossman and Cairns Show’s.

This means that areas closer to Atherton like Irvinebank which links to the Atherton Show will now have the Atherton Show holiday instead of the Cairns Show holiday.

The parishes of Irvinebank, Myosotis and Western, which links to the Atherton Show will now have the Atherton Show holiday. 

The parishes of Mowbray, Salisbury, Riflemead and that part of the parish of Garioch located north of Hunter and Rifle Creeks, which links to the Mossman Show will now have the Mossman Show holiday. 

Mareeba Shire Council area excluding the parishes of Irvinebank, Myosotis, Western, Mowbray, Salisbury, Riflemead and that part of the parish of Garioch located north of Hunter and Rifle Creeks, which links to the Cairns Annual Show will keep the Cairns Show holiday.

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