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.
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...
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.
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.
From the CEO's Desk 17 April 2020
From the CEO's Desk 03 April 2020
There is no doubt the events of the past few weeks have had an impact on our lives and presented challenges few of us ever dreamt we would need to manage. It has been uplifting to see how well we, as a Community, have come together to rise to these challenges in creative and inspiring ways; how we have looked out for one another and put past grievances aside. And while it may be that this dynamic situation will continue to throw new challenges our way, we will pull together, better, stronger, more resilient and tighter knit than ever before. Thank you Cocos Community – I can think of no other place I would like to be and no other group of people I would rather be with.
From the CEO's Desk 20 March 2020
BUSINESS RESILIENCE AND CONTINUITY: TheShire is aware that while events over the past week or so have had an impact, we are working as a team to review our processes and practices to ensure the health and wellbeing of our employees and the community and the continuity of core Shire services that are essential for the quality of life on Cocos. Based on our discussions and best advice from the Administrator, EMC and Health Professionals, we have developed a Draft Business Resilience and Continuity Plan for Council review.
From the CEO's Desk 06 March 2020
CANBERRA VISIT: Meeting with Assistant Minister Nola Marino. The Shire President, the Administrator and I visited Canberra for a meeting with Assistant Minister Nola Marino. We had a very long and productive meeting and would like to thank the Minister for being so generous with her time especially during parliamentary sittings. We had a lengthy discussion on the DI proposal as the Minister had a number of questions to which we were pleased to provide detailed responses.
From the CEO's Desk 21 February 2020
BUILDING PROJECT OFFICER: We are delighted to welcome Bulka Raptikan to the team as the Building Project Officer. Bulka has commenced work on a project plan for the construction of a house on Home Island. Bulka will be working with the Housing Reference Group to finalise a design within the budget we have for this project.