Cassowary Coast Regional Council

COUNCIL COVID UPDATES COUNCIL COVID UPDATES

June 12, 2020 - GO LOCAL GROW LOCAL: COUNCIL KICKS OFF LOCAL RECOVERY BY AWARDING $39,200 IN COMMUNITY GRANTS

Residents of the Cassowary Coast are invited to share ways in which they are supporting the community by signing up to ‘Go Local Grow Local: Cassowary Coast in this together’, a virtual...

June 4, 2020 - COMMUNITY GROUPS REMINDED TO ADOPT A HEALTH MANAGEMENT PLAN AS RESTRICTIONS EASE

Following Stage two easing of COVID-19 restrictions by Queensland Government this week, Cassowary Coast Regional Council welcomes the return of local markets and small-scale events of no more than 20...

May 15, 2020 - Information regarding Notice of Special Meeting – 20 May 2020

A commitment by recently elected Cassowary Coast Regional Councillors to review the organisational structure has been brought forward due to COVID-19. The economic impacts of COVID-19 mean all...

May 16, 2020 - COUNCIL ENDORSES COVID-19 RATES FINANCIAL HARDSHIP POLICY

A COVID-19 Rates Financial Hardship Policy was endorsed at yesterday’s meeting of Council aimed at providing relief to ratepayers who are experiencing financial hardship and are unable to pay...

May 13, 2020 - CASSOWARY COAST FACILITIES TO REOPEN AS RESTRICTIONS EASED ACROSS THE STATE

👇 FAST FACTS • Some Council facilities will reopen from this weekend under strict social distancing and hygiene measures. • Libraries and Customer Service...

April 29, 2020 - Stinger nets return to Cassowary Coast beaches

A review of the current COVID-19 local risk profile within the Cassowary Coast community and as a result of lessening Qld Government restrictions, will see stinger nets re-installed across the...

April 28, 2020 - Spirit of mateship lives on in Salvos driveway tribute

Bugles (and trumpets) cut through the silence of social isolation on Saturday morning as members of the Salvation Army travelled between homes of returned servicemen and women to sound the last post....

COVID-19 Public Amenity Impacts

Due to COVID-19, 44 of Council's 82 public amenities (toilets) will be closed.  This is a result of not being able to source stock (soap, toilet paper, hand towel) and because the...

April 23, 2020 - New-look Council sworn in

Cassowary Coast Regional Council has a new Mayor and six Councillors with Mayor Mark Nolan and the divisional representatives sworn in today.   The ceremony took place at the Innisfail Shire...

April 22, 2020 - NOLAN SUPPORTS CAIRNS MAYOR IN CHAMPIONING LGAQ INITIATIVE

SUMMARY • Local governments stand ready to do the heavy lifting in the fight against COVID-19 as Queensland rebuilds.  • Mayor Elect Nolan plans to advocate for a united local...

April 20, 2020 - THURSDAY: Post-Election meeting of Council to be live streamed

• New Councillors to be sworn in following Saturday’s declaration from ECQ • Post- Election Meeting of Council to be held 9am, Thursday 23 April 2020 • Closed to...

April 17, 2020 - Council opens grant round for community support

During and beyond COVID-19 restrictions, Cassowary Coast community organisations are encouraged to be proactive in playing a role in response and recovery through applying for funds under...

April 9, 2020 - COVID-19: No swimming or socialising on Cassowary Coast beaches

With consideration of current COVID-19 restrictions, Cassowary Coast Regional Council is sending a strong message to the community that its beaches should only be used for exercise, and not for...

March 27, 2020 - Council Caravan Parks Closed

Due to COVID-19 advice from the State government that all domestic travel should cease, Council will no longer be accepting bookings at any of its owned and operated caravan parks and campgrounds. ...

March 26, 2020 - Council to close all in-person customer service points to protect service delivery

👇  FAST FACTS  👇 ✅  Council customer service to only take enquiries via phone, email and website with administration to continue behind closed doors after today ✅ ...

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AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT LATEST INFORMATION

Australian Gov Support for Small Businesses and Industry

Access the Australian Government website to see the latest COVID-19 news, updates and advice from Government.

The Australian Government has set up a team of dedicated customer representatives.
Contactable between 8am – 8pm, across Australia, through the Coronavirus business support service
Call 13 28 46

Send email

JOBKEEPER PACKAGE

JobKeeper package offers a subsidy, up to $1500 per fortnight for each employee, to eligible businesses to keep paying their staff.  Employers and sole traders can register their interest in this program with the Australian Tax Office.

QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT LATEST INFORMATION

Access the Business Queensland website to see the very latest COVID-19 news, updates and advice from Queensland Government.  
The Queensland Government’s industry recovery package contains a range of initiatives Industry Recovery 

 

Queensland Government Support for Small Business and Industry 

Payroll tax relief package
Includes a range of payroll tax relief measures including refunds of payroll tax and payroll tax holiday and deferrals. A portal has been established on the Business Queensland website for businesses to apply for payroll tax relief. READ MORE

Small and medium business power bill relief
Small and medium businesses may be eligible for $500 rebate off their energy bill. READ MORE

Rent relief for small businesses
Who rent premises from the state government. READ MORE

Liquor licensing
The Queensland Government COVID-19 economic relief package includes the waiving of 2020–21 liquor licencing fees. READ MORE

QRIDA Jobs Support Loans
This scheme is for Queensland businesses and non-profit organisations financially affected by COVID-19. Eligible business types include sole traders, partnerships, private and public companies and Trusts. READ MORE

Business Mentoring Assistance - Mentoring for Growth
The Mentoring for Growth program has mentors ready to connect with impacted small businesses and may be able to provide tailored support including financial mentoring and business planning. READ MORE

Financial Resilience Workshops
Delivered by TAFE Queensland, workshops will provide you with practical tools and skills to build business resilience. You will also have an opportunity to connect and network with other small businesses facing similar issues. READ MORE

Market Diversification and Resilience Grants
To help develop alternative markets food and fishing exporters and critical supply chain partners. READ MORE

Waivers of some registration and licencing fees for Inbound Tour Operators, commercial activity agreements and permits, and variations to liquor licenses.

Supply Chain Issues
The Queensland Government is committed to assisting Queensland manufacturers and businesses that are currently impacted by the ongoing coronavirus situation. If you are finding it difficult to obtain vital materials and supplies to remain open, please access link and complete your details. READ MORE

Boosting Cash flow for Employers
Provides up to $100,000 back to small and medium-sized businesses, with a minimum payment of $20,000 for eligible businesses. The payment will be tax free. READ MORE

Supporting Apprentices and Trainees Measure
Eligible employers can apply for a wage subsidy of 50% of their apprentice’s or trainee’s wage paid during 1 January 2020 to 30 September 2020. READ MORE

Additional Information for Sole Traders
Increased instant asset write off and accelerated depreciation measures for sole traders. READ MORE

Casual employees
The Government is making support payments quicker to access by waiving the usual waiting period periods for casual employees. READ MORE

Increased and Accelerated Income Support Payments for Sole Traders and Employees
This link includes examples and scenarios relating to Sole Traders and recently retrenched employees. READ MORE

Temporary relief for financially distressed businesses
The Government is temporarily increasing the threshold at which creditors can issues a statutory demand. READ MORE

Support for immediate cash flow needs for SMEs
Under the Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme, the Government will provide a guarantee of 50% to support short-term loans. READ MORE

Supporting individuals and households
The Australian Government is providing financial assistance which includes income support, payments to households, temporary early release of superannuation. READ MORE

Early access to superannuation
Sole traders or casual workers with an income or hours reduced by 20% or more, access up to $10,000 of the superannuation tax-free. READ MORE

Rural Financial Counselling Service
Any Small Business based in North Queensland impacted by COVID19, can now contact the Small Business Financial Counselling Service on 07 4652 5669. READ MORE

Fair Work Australia – Workplace Obligations and Entitlements
Help and advice for employers and employees with entitlements during this time. READ MORE

Centrelink
Social security payments and services to Australians. READ MORE

Australian Taxation Office
For enquires relating to income tax. READ MORE

Fair Work Ombudsman
Provides education, assistance, advice and guidance to employers, employees, outworkers, outworker entities and organisations. READ MORE

Other Useful Information 

Australian Banking Association
Small business relief, deferral of loans. READ MORE

Chamber of Commerce & Industry Qld READ MORE

Facebook Grants READ MORE

For Education and Schools READ MORE

General State Government Updates READ MORE

Qld Health Information READ MORE

Ergon - COVID-19 Assistance READ MORE

Community Information Community Information

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WELLBEING AND SUPPORT INFORMATION

  • Emergency Relief Program search (Queensland Government) 

  • Salvation Army (Disasters and emergencies support)
    Call 1300 662 217

  • Lifeline (Mental health and wellbeing)
    Call 13 11 14

  • Beyondblue (Mental health and wellbeing)
    Call 1300 224 636

  • Headspace (Youth mental health and wellbeing)
    Call 1800 650 890

LOCAL SUPPORT SERVICES

Community Support Centre Innisfail Inc 

www.csci.org.au  Phone: 40438400

Supporting the Innisfail community by providing information, referral, support, counselling, legal, development and education services & programme

Tully Support Centre 

https://tullysupportcentre.com.au/  Phone: 40681004

Providing information, referral and support …

Mamu Health Service  

http://www.mamuhsl.org.au/  Phone: 1800765966

Provides culturally appropriate health care programs to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of the Cassowary Coast

Innisfail Youth & Family Care Inc

 https://innisfailyouthfamilycare.org/  Phone: 40616388

 

National Disability Insurance Scheme Local Area Coordination

https://www.missionaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/disability-inclusion-and-support 

Phone: 0436619396

Assists people with disabilities to access the supports right for them as well as assisting in building their skills to actively participate in their community.

Tenants in Sharehouse Accommodation

Tenants Qld update on the issue below:

"Sharehousing issues will be complicated with income assessments and thresholds taking into account everyone on the lease even if they are financially independent.
We think there are unresolved issues for international students who do not fit the ‘COVID hardship’ definition but are unable to travel back to Australia or need to return overseas.
Don’t forget, this is information, not advice. If you’re a tenant or a resident, please call if you’re personally affected and need help to understand your rights and responsibilities. Our advice number is 1300 744 263."

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International Students and Sharehouse Accommodation

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The latest on COVID-19 from Federal Government

For the latest advice, information and resources, CLICK HERE

The latest on COVID-19 from Queensland Health

For the latest advice, information and resources, CLICK HERE

Call the National Coronavirus Help Line on 1800 020 080. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.

 

COUNCIL FACILITIES CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

➡️ Innisfail Nursery
➡️ Tully Nursery

 

Council Relief Package Council Relief Package

For all information relating to Council's Financial Relief Package please visit http://www.cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au/hardship

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