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Council gives support to drought appeal

29 August 2018

Circular Head Council will make a $4000 donation to the Red Cross Drought Appeal, to support the communities affected by drought in New South Wales and Queensland.

The decision comes following the August Council meeting where Council resolved to donate to the appeal and challenge local businesses and community groups to match the donation through community fundraising endeavours.

Council will also send written request to LGAT to be forwarded to all other Tasmanian Councils to challenge them to make a contribution to the Red Cross Drought appeal fund in a combined gesture of goodwill.

Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said from recent discussions Council sought to provide some support to the devastating effects of drought on communities in NSW and QLD.

“Council’s workshop on 2 August identified the desire to consider the preferred options to support mainland communities currently facing considerable drought consequences,” Mayor Quilliam said.

“I believe the decision to commit community funds to the support a drought appeal is reflective of sound empathy of the Circular Head community to help those facing some very challenging circumstances.”

Mayor Quilliam and Cr John Oldaker will present a cheque to a Red Cross representative in Smithton on Thursday 30 August.
He said he hoped to see the local business community and other councils follow suit.