Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Mount Isa Council continues supporting local sporting clubs and community groups

Mount Isa Council continues supporting local sporting clubs and community groups
July 29, 2020

Queensland's Mount Isa City Council continues to support its local groups from waiving food- licensing fees for sporting clubs earlier this month to rates discounts, grants and sponsorship programs as well as creating signage that encourages people do the right thing while at sporting or community venues.

Early in July, Council agreed to give a financial reprieve to sporting clubs that ran food canteens, with all applicable food-licensing fees to be waived for this financial year, representing a potential saving of up to $1070 per club.

The fees comprise a one-off approval application fee of $685, and an annual food licence fee of $385.

Councillor Peta MacRae advised “these clubs are run by dedicated and hardworking volunteers, are not-for-profit and do a great deal of terrific and under-appreciated work for and in the community.

“We as a Council recognise that and have agreed to go ahead with waiving these fees for them.

“We support these clubs and organisations through other ways too, such as our Community Grants and Sponsorship program, and the $200 rates discount we recently gave to 31 clubs and groups each, and in these particularly challenging times it’s important to help out in any way we can.”

Under section 48 of the Food Act 2006, food premises operated by a non-profit organisation and which involve, on at least 12 days each financial year, the sale of meals prepared by the organisation at a particular place, are categorised as licensable food businesses.

In line with the Queensland Government’s Return to Play plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions for sport and recreation activities, Council has also created signs that can be displayed at the entrance to sporting grounds, for example, or a community group’s premises.

The signs ask visitors to respect volunteers, follow directions and capacity limits, and practise good hygiene such as observing social distancing, washing hands regularly, using hand sanitiser, and covering coughs and sneezes.

Councillor MacRae noted that the signs have been designed to encourage people do the right thing while at sporting or community venues.

“It’s been a few months since we’ve been able to enjoy team sports in our community, but now that games and community groups’ activities are getting back up and running, we hope everyone gets out and starts enjoying local sports and recreation again.

“Mount Isa City Council is proud to help out local sports groups whenever we can.”

Image L to R: Mount Isa Basketball Association President Jerome Sopoaga, Councillor Peta MacRae, Mount Isa Rugby Union Secretary Jason Newell and Mount Isa Netball Association Treasurer Barbara Baker with the signs courtesy of Mount Isa City Council 

Related Articles

25th March 2019 - Mount Isa’s Splashez Aquatic Centre popular since reopening

9th August 2018 - Bumper crowds expected at historic 60th Mount Isa Rodeo

14th August 2017 - Southern Hemisphere’s biggest rodeo staged in Mount Isa


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Jonas Leisure

JonasLeisure offers a complete range of leading leisure and recreation software brands – envibe, Centaman, Gladstone Health & Leisure, The Retention People, Nutrition Complete and…

read more

Aquatics / Billing / Fitness / Recreation / Sport

 
 

Centaman Entrance Control

Turnstile Entry Systems and Access Control Centaman Entrance Controls’ Award Winning Range of Access Control Systems includes tripod & triarm turnstiles, speedgates, full height…

read more

Access / Entertainment / Sport / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

SENtag

Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time. Sensors…

read more

Aquatics / Hospitality / Safety / Technology / Waterparks

 
 

LINKS MODULAR SOLUTIONS

Links Modular Solutions are a leading provider of high-quality, innovative software solutions for leisure facilities. Our software suite includes modules such as POS, Classes, Members, Facility…

read more

Access / Billing / Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 

PRIAVA

About Priava's Technology -  Priava is a cloud-based and centralised venue and event management system aimed at venues of all sizes. With its familiar and easy-to-use web interface, the…

read more

Attractions / Billing / Entertainment / Events / Technology

 
 

EventPro

At EventPro Software, we are proudly different from our industry competitors. We have a development-driven culture and 20 years’ experience in event, venue, and catering management software,…

read more

Events / Hospitality / Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 
 

AUSTRALIAN WATERSLIDES AND LEISURE

A leading designer and manufacturer of innovative waterslides and attractions, Australian Waterslides and Leisure (AWL) is also able to advise clients in the areas of concept and design, feasibility…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Waterparks

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business