Shorebirds can become entangled in line while foraging on the shore and land birds will often attempt to incorporate old fishing line into their nests, sometimes with disastrous effects for hatching chicks.
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Investing in and supporting our community remains the primary focus of this year’s budget as Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council continues to improve local infrastructure.
CEO Naseem Chetty said Council was committed to residents and businesses, “progressing the region by improving facilities and enhancing the local lifestyle”.
“Projects planned over the next 12 months will help connect our community and include major transport infrastructure projects, community support solutions, and various smaller projects, including upgrading facilities”, CEO Chetty said.
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Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council is a responsive and efficient organisation, focusing on the needs and aspirations of the community while working hard to facilitate sustainable economic growth in the region.
Our Mayor, Councillors, CEO, and entire team aim to progress this pristine region, ensuring Mapoon is well placed to offer greater opportunity for youth and families as our population increases.
Our team is driven, to work hard for Mapoon residents.
Many support groups anticipate an increase in the incidents of domestic and family violence during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as a result of increased financial pressures, self-isolation, and perpetrators of violence being with their partners and other family members for extended periods of time.
Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council CEO Naseem Chetty encourages people to talk to family, friends, or even the ambulance or police if feeling threatened on a daily basis.
“This is something we must all take a stand against.”
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Part of Queensland’s scenic top end, there is so much to discover here in Mapoon, an ancient place abundant with art and culture. Mapoon is located at Port Musgrave, Western Cape York in Far North Queensland. A harmonious and remote Aboriginal community with beautiful beaches and a small shop providing fuel, food, and an ATM. The Mapoon community has an Alcohol Management Plan in place, with restrictions on the amount and type of liquor that may be carried on persons or vehicles in the area. Observing the restrictions is a must for all visitors to our community.
Council is committed to supporting Queensland Health as the lead agency responsible for responding to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and will ensure our community is kept informed.
Anyone with health concerns can call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or find up-to-date reliable information on the Queensland Health website.
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Council undertakes regular business continuity planning to ensure we are well prepared to respond to a range of situations.
Council is working closely with Queensland Health as the lead agency responsible for the COVID-19 response.
Council is closely monitoring the situation and senior management is regularly meeting to review business operations and service delivery. This webpage will be updated if changes are made to council’s service delivery as a result of COVID-19.
Regular updates will continue to be provided to workers, volunteers, contractors and customers will be advised if any changes are required.
Council will continue to review operations as the situation evolves. Council services continue to operate as per normal business hours.
In Mapoon Shire, turtle nesting season, which runs from July to October, is underway, but the turtles’ future is not bright.
The greatest threat to turtle nests is feral pigs that dig up and eat the turtle eggs. Other threats include people, driving on beaches, marine pollution such as plastic bags and climate change which is washing away nesting sites, and changing the gender mix of turtles so there are more females than males.
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