MECC to host next week’s council meeting due to COVID restrictions

Next week’s ordinary meeting of council has been moved from Council Chambers to the MECC due to current COVID restrictions.

Mayor Greg Williamson said the restrictions in place since the recent Brisbane lockdown meant social distancing requirements could not be met in the Chambers.

“So, the meeting has been shifted to the MECC, where most meetings were held for much of 2020,’’ he said.

“The MECC did a great job hosting us last year, so we know things will run smoothly, including the livestream.

“At this stage the shift back to the MECC is just for this meeting but we’ll have to monitor what happens with COVID-19 requirements.”

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 14, at 10am.

Mayor Williamson said public participation arrangements that had been in place for recent meetings would remain.

He said up to five members of the community could attend the meeting if they registered by 4.30pm the day before.

Bookings can be made with Pam Jaenke by emailing councillor.support@mackay.qld.gov.au or phoning 4961 9467.

Mayor Williamson said anyone who couldn’t attend the meeting but wanted to tune in could do so by watching the livestream on council’s Facebook page, YouTube channel or website.

Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.