I would like to thank the Honourable Cameron Dick MP and our Council team who have worked extremely hard in ensuring we look after our environment and alleviate the public health risks for the residents of the Hinchinbrook Harbour.
The State government recently announced they would provide us with $200,000 for Council to temporarily undertake emergency repairs and interim maintenance on the sewerage treatment plant at the Hinchinbrook Harbour.
It is great to see that two tiers of government can come together so swiftly to work on a solution. When it comes to our environment and members of the public being at risk we, both the Council and State Government, felt as though we had no choice but to step in. And being a Reef Guardian Council we will do what it takes to preserve our Great Barrier Reef that is on our coastline.
Our guys will be out there to begin works in the next few weeks, while both government’s will continue working with the community and liquidator to put more suitable arrangements in place to address these serious issues – for the long term.
Speaking about how passionate we are about our environment - Just over a month ago we were the third Council to join the #StrawNoMore project. Internally across Council we have been educating staff on waste and are about to begin a campaign to rid the organisation of plastic straws and other single-use plastics.
Now I put it to you Cassowary Coasters, what can you do to rid the region of plastic straws and other single-use plastics!