Life is Beautiful in Tully
Back in November 2016, a group of Tully residents, who formed the Tully Beautification Committee, approached the Cassowary Coast Regional Council (CCRC) about collaborating with the parks staff to help enhance the main street of Tully.
Twelve months later and the results are nothing short of spectacular.
“For the past year we have been working together most Tuesdays. The group has continued to grow since its inception and everyone has a fabulous time,” said Judy Murphy, from Council’s Program Support Natural Environment.
Murphy said that the group has been working with the Council’s staff creating different designs for the parks and together they have made a wonderful impression on the town.
“We’ve had so many compliments from people about how beautiful the town is looking. People really appreciate the effort being put into the town. With the addition of a greater variety of plants and more flowering species,” Murphy said.
The group has not only contributed to enhancing the town but also created a real sense of community and interest.
“We’ve also been fortunate in 2017 to have a Works for Queensland team involved.” Murphy added.
Minister for Local Government Stirling Hinchliffe congratulated the council on a Works for Queensland project that is bringing the community together.
“This is a fantastic example of the program delivering community infrastructure to improve the liveability of the Cassowary Coast. This program shows our commitment to creating job opportunities for regional communities with the total Cassowary Coast beautification works creating or supporting eight jobs," Mr Hinchliffe said.
“It’s wonderful to see so many members of the community pitching in to make a contribution to Tully. I raise my hat to these volunteers. Working together really does make a difference and helps make our region even stronger,” said Cr Rick Taylor.
The more than $323,000 in Works for Queensland funding for the Cassowary Coast included repairs to footpaths, the refurbishment of street furniture, and improvements to community carparks in town centres across the region.