Meetings to frame FIFO future

A LEADING delegation from Isaac Regional Council will travel to Brisbane this week for a series of meetings with Deputy Premier Paul Lucas and the Office of the Leader of The Opposition in an effort to find solutions to the 21st century issue of non-resident workers.

The series of meetings will see discussions surrounding the implementation of the innovative Adaptive Communities consultation approach developed by Isaac Regional Council.

Mayor Cedric Marshall says the consultation program recently implemented by his council is not only innovative but long overdue as councils look to address the issue of a fly-in, fly-out workforce.

“It is the first time in 40 years that a government at any level has asked the community how they want growth within their towns to occur.

“Through the process, we have asked the community to consider how best to accommodate non-resident workers and maximise the benefits they can bring to our communities.

“The initiative has been conceived to ensure the community voice is heard through the correct channels and through the procedures which the government demands.”

Mayor Marshall says he will be encouraging both the Government and the Opposition to take the information and frame policies for the future that puts community first.

Developed by Isaac Regional Council in order to deal with the issues of non-resident workers that are flooding into communities as mine expansion continues within the region.



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