Mayor readies welcome mat
PALM ISLAND Mayor Alf Lacey will declare the island “open for business” at the North Queensland Local Government Association Annual Conference.
The August 3 conference, hosted by the Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council, is part of a vision to showcase the island to the community and to provide economic opportunities for residents. Ministers, MPs and government officials will visit for three days next week.
“Events such as these provide an injection of income into the community, but more importantly it provides residents with opportunities to apply their skills,” Cr Lacey said.