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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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December 2018

It’s hard to believe it is almost the New Year and we will soon wave goodbye to 2018.

The last three weeks have really highlighted how much we cannot afford to become complacent in our preparation for what Mother Nature can throw at us. From level 3 water restrictions and fighting six bushfires across our region, to preparing for cyclone and flood events – we really have had it all this December. Thank you to all state government agencies and council staff who have been out in all of these weather events protecting and helping our community. 

I take this opportunity to thank Council staff for their hard work this year and the community for their ongoing support. It has been a busy, successful and challenging year for your Council, yet one that has been very rewarding. 

Soe of my highlights have included the opening of the Mission Beach Aquatic Centre – a state of the art facility that has been received well by the community and visitors to our region; and the ground work for our Cassowary Coast Tourism Strategy that has set a forward path for our Council and partners to capitalise on. 

To end the year on a good note I’ve just received news from the Queensland Government that we will be receiving an early Christmas present with half of the $3.63 million for the 2019-21 Works for Queensland Program being fast tracked. Without a doubt this program has in the past helped to boost our local economies and maximise job opportunities and will continue to do so into the future.      

I’m looking forward to another exciting and productive year. Thank you again for your efforts and dedication during 2018. On behalf on my fellow councillors and our families I take this opportunity to wish all the Cassowary Coast residents a very merry Christmas, and a safe, happy and prosperous New Year.