Council and the community celebrate a number of special events each year.
Due to the on-going impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Government requirements for social distancing across the whole of Australia, it has been decided that the following events will be cancelled for 2020.
- ANZAC Day - Cancelled
- Bwgcolman Day - Cancelled
- Strike 57 - Cancelled
- NAIDOC Week - Cancelled
- Spring Festival - Cancelled
Spring festival 2020 Public Holiday to go ahead, but no event
Next Friday Sept 4 is Spring Festival local public holiday on Palm Island.
Council will not be hosting an event.
Covid issues and the state of Council finances mean that the 2020 event will not proceed.
Council has inherited a deficit of more than $7m for the year ahead.
Residents can still enjoy an extra public holiday and Council on Palm Office will be closed.
The Townsville office will remain open.
Residents are reminded during the next two weeks to take extra precautions while covid cases down south are tracked and hopefully contained.