From The CEO’S Desk 18 September 2020

FESTIVAL OF COCOS ART AND LIFE POETRY/PANTON: The simultaneous Poetry on West Island and Panton on Home Island a couple of weeks ago was a great success. Sincere thanks to John Clunies-Ross for sharing his wonderful original work and to Nek Su for his panton. Also thanks to the community for joining in and sharing their own work or a favourite. As the first FOCAL (Festival of Cocos Art and Life) event, it was a great success. 

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Public Notice - Change of Council Meeting Date

Local Government Act 1995 (as Amended) – section 5.25 (g)

Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 – regulation 12 (2)

Public Notice is hereby given that the Shire of Cocos (Keeling) Islands has amended the date for its September 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting.

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From The CEO'S Desk 04 September 2020

COCOS CV: The Cocos CV showcases the capacity and capability of the Cocos (Keeling) Island's businesses, service providers, workforce and labour force - see https://www.cocoscv.com/. It is important to make sure the details we have on the Cocos CV is correct. Any information you wish to change, please inform Azia at the Shire.

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From The CEO’S Desk 21 August 2020

NEW HOUSES ON HOME ISLAND: As many in our community will know, we are excited to commence construction of two new houses on Home Island this year. Tenders have been advertised so we should be in a position to consider tenders and award a contract by early October. In the interim we have written to everyone on our housing wait list to confirm their current details. The Shire funding will provide one house, with the matching funding from the Australian Government for the other house.

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From The CEO’S Desk 07 August 2020

BUDGET 2020/2021: Council adopted the budget for this financial year at their meeting on 05 August. The budget priority is to support local employment via a number of infrastructure projects.

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From the CEO's Desk 24 July 2020

This has been a tragic time for Cocos. It is so hard to find the words in the face of such tragedy. Our heartfelt condolences to Roland’s family and friends, particularly Jane as they deal with their loss. Sincere thanks to everyone who assisted with the search, it was a reminder of how amazing this community is.

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Public Notice Of Postponed July Ordinary Meeting Of Council

PUBLIC NOTICE OF POSTPONED JULY ORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL

Local Government Act 1995 (as Amended) – section 5.25 (g)
Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 – regulation 12 (2)

Public notice is hereby given that the Shire of (Keeling) Islands has postponed its July Ordinary Meeting until further notice.

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From the CEO's Desk 10 July 2020

FAREWELL PARTY FOR NEK SITI AND NEK SHAQUEAL: The Shire’s annual Hari Raya Party was a little later than usual this year but still a wonderful occasion for the team to gather and celebrate the year that has past and look forward to the coming year. We also farewelled two of our long-term valued employees Nek Siti and Nek Shaqueal and acknowledged them for their many contributions to the Shire and community.

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From the CEO's Desk 26 June 2020

COUNCIL MEETING: The June Ordinary Meeting of Council was held on 24 June. Items considered included two internal governance reviews to give Council assurance that the organisation’s risk management, internal controls and legislative compliance requirements are effective and appropriate. Council also considered expressions of interest for an external member on the Audit and Governance Committee and resolved to appoint Mr Phillip Anastasakis to the role.

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From the CEO's Desk 12 June 2020

ASSISTING BUSINESS WITH COVID-19 COMPLIANCE: The Shire has been assisting the Territory Controller and IOTA in promoting Covid-19 Safety Plans for businesses. To further assist our businesses with their compliance and management, the Shire has produced Covid-19 Safety Compliance Kits for businesses. Please contact Ibrahim Macrae, our Governance Coordinator on 9162 6649 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you haven’t received a kit and would like one.

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