From the CEO's Desk 13 November 2020

NOVEMBER COUNCIL MEETING: Council held it’s Ordinary Meeting for November last Wednesday on West Island. At this meeting Council approved the following:
A. Three approvals for three new temporary accommodation dwellings on West Island;
B. New policies for Camping, Complaints Handling, Recovery of Sundry Debts and Asset Management – copies of these policies are

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From The CEO's Desk 30 October 2020

VISIT BY U.S. CONSUL GENERAL DAVID GAINER: The Shire President and Councillors welcomed Mr David Gainer, U.S. Consul General to Cocos on Wednesday. Mr Gainer spoke of the various ways his office can support positive relationships between Western Australia and the USA such as advising on scholarships, the provision of small grants and connecting researchers on matters of mutual interest. His office, based in Perth, also supports US Citizens who need assistance while in Western Australia.

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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 November 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting.

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From The CEO's Desk 16 October 2020

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM: Sincere thanks and congratulations to Ossie and Fatin for their extraordinary effort in putting together an exciting, inclusive and relevant school holiday program. Over the course of the two weeks, the Skateboard Clinic attracted on average of 15 participants per clinic on both Home and West Island throughout the week with an excellent share of male and female participants. The Twilight Soccer is always well attended with 13 children enjoying indoor soccer on Home Island. 

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From The CEO's Desk 02 October 2020

SOUTH END ROAD (AIRFIELD ROAD) AND SYDNEY HIGHWAY: We would like to acknowledge the Australian Government, via the Department of Defence (DoD), for their commitment to work with the Shire to review the current condition and vulnerability of the South End Road and Sydney Highway and to look at options to secure and manage these two important roads into the future. This investigation, which is being funded by the Australian Government, was discussed with DoD representatives during our visit to Canberra in June 2019. 

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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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