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    2018 - 07.06

    CLONCURRY will not increase the number of councillors in the shire but will implement a bank holiday on the Friday of the Curry Merry Muster Festival.
    Nanjing Night Net

    The decisions were made at last Thursday’s Cloncurry council meeting and chief executive officer David Neeves said they reflected community sentiment.

    Council conducted community consultation on the two issues in February via electronic survey and paper surveys.

    Council said out of 232 responses, 59% of people voted against increasing the number of councillors.

    Council resolved not to increase the number of councillors by one for the next local government elections to be held in March 2016. Council will remain with four elected members plus a mayor.

    Out of 251 responses, 68% of people voted in favour of a bank holiday on July 31, the Friday of the Curry Merry Muster Festival, council said.

    Council resolved to support the bank holiday and will confirm the move with the state government.

    “Information about the public consultation was promoted via the council Facebook page, as well as more traditional methods like public notices, the newspaper and a mail out to the business community,” Mr Neeves said.

    Mayor Andrew Daniels said the results of the survey were considered by councillors, as well as the additional comments, before making a decision.

    “The numbers really spoke for themselves, but the anonymous comments also provided some insight as to why people were for or against the two issues,” he said.

    “Tools like anonymous surveys give council more information as to the reasons behind people’s views; it all helps to inform the decision-making process.”

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