August 17 2017
Cassowary Coast Regional Council's unprecedented transformation of its organisational structure is coming to fruition with the commencement of the Executive Leadership Team. We welcome this dynamic team who bring a wealth of experience to our region as they work with Councillors to listen to our customers needs and provide them with a quality and productive experience. We will effectively manage our assets to ensure a proactive approach rather than a more costly reactive one. We will work together as a community; residents, business and industry with a common goal of economic activation.
My fellow Councillors and Executive Leadership Team have been visiting the region undertaking inspections to ensure they have a familiarity and understanding of the $1.7 billion assets which belong to the Cassowary Coast. These tours provide each participant with a thorough understanding of the asset and its workings and the part the asset plays in the functionality of the region.
This year we have also welcomed 23 full time, long-term unemployed as part of the Works for Queensland $3.77 million funding which has been provided for various projects across the Cassowary Coast with the focus on more jobs for locals. We are excited that three of these staff have now been placed in long-term employment with the Council. As a Council we are determined to find jobs for our locals and have placed a bid for 10 new apprenticeships and traineeships. Young people are integral to the success and growth of our region and we find providing employment and in turn training not only of benefit to the Council but to each and every one of them who will have a skill for life.
Our Council has been working tirelessly to put the Cassowary Coast on the international stage and has committed to; 2017 Rugby League World Cup, 2018 Queens Baton Relay and Pre-Worlds Rafting Championship, 2019 World Rafting Championships. These events bring with them an international media contingent who will put Cassowary Coast in the spotlight and our economy will benefit greatly with the competitors and supporters who follow these competitions or events.
Our new Executive Leadership Team will be attending various events throughout the region and Councillors will be hosting Meet and Greets in their Divisions over the coming months in a bid to meet the locals face to face. In the meantime we continue to work with you, our community in making the Cassowary Coast the greatest place to be.