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July 2019 - Development approvals show Cassowary Coast on the up

The tide has well and truly turned for the Cassowary Coast region, with the value of building approvals having risen 40 per cent to almost $59.5 million in 2018-2019 compared with the average for the...

June 2019 - The Cassowary Coast welcome mat is out

The Cassowary Coast has hosted a lot of visitors this year, with the World Rafting Championships on the Tully River and the arrival last week of 2000 servicemen and women of the Australian Defence...

May 2019 - Say g’day to our world rafting visitors

Our regional economy is enjoying a boost with white-water rafters from 19 countries competing at Tully Gorge this week in the first World Rafting Championships to be held in Australia. Please take...

April 2019 - Cassowary Coast buzzing with culture and confidence

The Cassowary Coast is humming with events across the region providing a buzz for locals and attracting international visitors while boosting our economy. Our beautiful Art Deco Innisfail...

March 2019 - Agriculture pumps local economy

Agriculture in the Cassowary Coast region, particularly sugar cane and bananas, continues to underpin our local economy, providing jobs and wages and flow-on effects that reach into the hundreds of...

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August 2018

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!