2022/2023 Annual Report

2022 / 2023 Annual Report

Mareeba Shire Council’s Annual Report 2022/23 has been tabled at today’s Ordinary Council Meeting.

The report highlights Council’s key achievements in delivering services to the Mareeba Shire over the past 12 months.

Mayor Angela Toppin is pleased to report on the achievements seen this year. “In 2022/23, Council continued to deliver important services including community facilities, libraries, community partnerships and events.”

Mayor Toppin said she was proud that Mareeba Shire continues to grow.  “There was a significant investment in infrastructure services, including $15.2M dedicated to roads and drainage, and $29.2M to water, waste, and sewerage. Council continued to prioritise our 10-year Water Strategy and saw upgrades to essential infrastructure to help secure safe and reliable water access for our growing community.”

Another key highlight was the outcomes achieved in Parks and Open Spaces program following community consultation. Many projects benefitted from this program including upgrades to Bicentennial Lakes, Anzac Park and Mareeba East Park in Mareeba and Centenary and Anzac Park in Kuranda. The Mareeba Aquatic Centre also received a new Splash Park and heating for both the 50m pool and toddler pool.

“I am extremely grateful to the State and Federal Government for their continued support allowing Council to enhance the liveability for residents across the Shire. These improvements were well received by our community, and we look forward to the continued implementation of this action plan.”

The annual report also focusses on Council’s continued efforts to advocate on the most crucial issues impacting our communities. “Council continued to advocate to both State and Federal Government levels about issues vital to the community. This includes seeking funding for essential water infrastructure, roads and the environment as well as lobbying for increased support for local services for community safety and health,” Mayor Toppin stated.

“While Council has faced many challenges in 2022/23, it is proud to maintain a reputation as financially sustainable and dedicated to delivering services. Thanks to Councillors and Council staff, this Council will continue to strive towards its vision as “a growing, confident and sustainable Shire,” Mayor Toppin concluded.