Douglas Shire Council / Open Sesame! Public access to meetings not imminent
⟼ When will the public gallery re-open for Council meetings?
Analysis / Breaking down the Council fees and charges proposal and deferment
Tuesday’s Special Council Meeting to adopt the 2020 / 2021 Schedule of Fees and Charges copped a curveball after Cr Zammataro moved an amendment to place a 12-month freeze on current Council fees and charges rather than pass a motion to adopt an average 2.2% (CPI) rise.
Douglas Shire Council / Fear halts decision-making for local fee relief
A Special Meeting was held this morning Tuesday, 2 June 2020 to adopt Council’s Fees and Charges for 2020/2021….
Perspectives / RIP Transparency. Hello Secrecy.
A seemingly orchestrated move by Mayor Kerr to thwart Cr Abigail Noli’s attempt to receive information from the Mayor and CEO at Tuesday’s Douglas Shire Council Ordinary Council meeting was witnessed by up to 100 viewers who logged on through Facebook to watch the live-stream.
Douglas Shire Council / Further measures to support local business in the face of a dire economic forecast
Douglas Shire Council has adopted further measures to help local businesses as economic predictions reveal the Gross Regional Product could decline by 25.3% this quarter due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.
Douglas Shire Council / COVID-19 relief package
Council yesterday unanimously resolved to endorse a $179,000 COVID-19 relief package to ease pressure on businesses and residents suffering financial stress in the Shire.
Letter / Promises, promises!
With promises to consult, be transparent and represent the people of the Shire, the Mayor needs to explain the contradiction with his actions since taking office.
Douglas Shire Council / Approval of controversial Mayoral minute
Douglas Shire Council vote in favour of controversial Mayoral minutes
Environment / Thousands alarmed over Douglas Shire Council’s threat to Daintree
Within 48 hours of its launch, over 2500 people have signed a petition expressing their opposition to the Douglas Shire Council Mayor’s proposals threatening the Daintree World Heritage rainforest.