Mount Isa has a strong community spirit, according to resident Zyra Knight, with many local groups putting their time and skills into creating events and fundraising for causes within the community.
Ms Knight is the President of Neighbourhood Watch Mount Isa, an active member of the Zonta Club of Mount Isa, and a supporter of the Mount Isa Theatrical Society and Arts On Alma.
Ms Knight and husband Gary found the city welcoming from the start, when they moved to Mount Isa from New South Wales in 2009.
“I think by the time we had lived in Mount Isa for two months, we had made more friends than we managed to make in the two years that we lived in the far south coast of NSW,” she said.
Mount Isa had a diverse population, a good range of shops, many sporting and cultural activities, and access to amazing outback scenery and landscapes to be explored and enjoyed, she said.
“The town has experienced the boom and bust of the mining industry before and it will rally together to get through the next bust, I have no doubt,” Ms Knight said.
“You just can’t keep a town like this down, too many good people and companies that call this place home, who will work hard to get it through the tough times and grow the city.”