Suite of initiatives approved for Mount Morgan
Published on 09 October 2018
Rockhampton Regional Council is calling for passionate Mount Morgan residents to join a community roundtable next month on economic opportunities and priority projects within the historic town.
The roundtable is one of a number of initiatives outlined in a Mayoral Minute presented to Council today by Mayor Margaret Strelow following last week’s community meeting.
“This roundtable is something the community is calling out for so we can identify and consider future opportunities and priority projects for Mount Morgan,” Mayor Strelow said.
“Once we have that feedback, we will be seeking $60,000 in the next revised budget to develop a strategy for Mount Morgan.
“There are a number of things we know we want already and, as part this strategy, we will be actively pursuing funding from the State and Federal Governments to appoint a dedicated community development officer and base that role in Mount Morgan.
“At the heart of Mount Morgan and this strategy is the mine. We fully support the State Government’s efforts working with the leaseholder to process the tailings and work toward the site becoming an operational mine again including the associated rehabilitation."
Today’s Mayoral Minute also requested a report be prepared for Council to consider the available options for re-opening the Fireclay Caverns.
“We will work with the state government with a view, if necessary, to taking the lease,” Mayor Strelow said.
“While this work is underway, Council will gather together as much information from former projects and initiatives developed in and for the town, like the old Heritage Trails, to avoid going over old ground.”
The roundtable will be held in Mount Morgan next month. People can register their interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.