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16 September, 2021

Taskforce addresses key issues

KEY priorities such as improved health services, transport connectivity and retaining a skilled workforce gleaned from a critical thinktank session are set to be actioned and implemented over the next 12 months following an important meeting by a local taskforce to ensure the ongoing long term prosperity and well-being of Mareeba.

By Michael Warren

KEY priorities such as improved health services, transport connectivity and retaining a skilled workforce gleaned from a critical thinktank session are set to be actioned and implemented over the next 12 months following an important meeting by a local taskforce to ensure the ongoing long term prosperity and well-being of Mareeba. 

The meeting, chaired by Mareeba Chamber of Commerce president Joe Moro saw a range of key stakeholders come together to hear stakeholder updates, the discussion of big issues, working group presentations and the prioritization of the most important actions and future opportunities. 

Those in attendance included Mareeba Police Station Station Senior Sergeant and Officer-in- Charge Derek Garner, Youth Justice Deputy Director General Dr Phillip Brooks, Mareeba Indigenous Youth Connection to Culture project and Mulungu initiatives Glenis Grogan and Mareeba Shire Mayor Angela Toppin. 

“Discussion was focused on how we grow our economy, overcome disadvantage and create healthy active communities,” Mayor Angela Toppin revealed. 

“It was pleasing to hear and see the ideas and priorities coming out of the discussion. 

“All of these align with Council’s vision to deliver a growing, confident and sustainable shire for our community.” 

Mareeba Chamber of Commerce President Joe Moro said the Chamber was pleased to partner with Mareeba Shire Council to hold such a collaborative meeting. 

“It’s critically important that our community owns and drives the key priority actions which will contribute to building our local economy and livability,” Mr Moro explained.

“There was some great input provided at the forum and it is now up to the taskforce to develop the three top level priority actions and attract State and Federal Government buy-in, where required.”


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