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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From the CEO's Desk 29 May 2020

Selamat Hari Raya. The Shire President and Councillors along with the CEO and staff extend warm wishes for a peaceful and joyous Hari Raya and year ahead.

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From the CEO's Desk 15 May 2020

WELCOME GLEN AND KATHY: After an exhaustive and robust recruitment process, we were delighted to appoint Glen Brigg to the position of Manager Works and Services. Glen and his wife Kathy arrived on Cocos on Friday last week and are in quarantine in House 16. A word from Glen...

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From the CEO's Desk 01 May 2020

RAMADAN: On behalf of the Councillors and staff, I would like to take this opportunity to send our best wishes to the many people in our community of the Islamic faith who are in the holy month of Ramadan. As per the Shire’s usual practice in the interests of the health and well-being of our staff, the outside crew work from 6am to 12noon each day during Ramadan.

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Council Meeting 22 April 2020

As per the instruction from the Territory Controller in the current State of Emergency, in accordance with Admin. Reg. 14D(3) & (4), the Shire President has given formal approval for the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 22 April 2020  at 11am to be held via teleconference.

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From the CEO's Desk 17 April 2020

GRANTS OFFICER: We are delighted to welcome Bianca (Bebo) McKinney to the team on a short-term contract in the vital role of Grants Officer. Over the next two months Bebo will be working with the business community to identify all possible avenues of grant funding for businesses under various stimulus funding packages and then will be assisting businesses to put together their applications. We hope this tangible assistance to our business community provides some reassurance and support. Bebo can be contacted via email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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