Mayor read­ies welcome mat

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

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.

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