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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...

February 2019

With a Federal election in the air, I joined six other mayors and three CEOs from the North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils in a delegation to Canberra last week to remind the Government...

January 2019

The new year is shaping up as an exciting and busy one for residents, businesses and producers. The World Rafting Championships take place on the Tully River in May and businesses are urged to make...

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November 15 2017

Mayor’s Column

The spotlight has been shining on the students at Innisfail State College, Tully High School and Good Counsel College with all three recently hosting their annual achievement awards ceremonies. The commitment of our hardworking educators is evident in helping many of our students achieve outstanding results. It’s been a pleasure to see these talented young people succeed through dedication and sheer hard work.

The last few weeks have been extremely busy in the Cassowary Coast with a number of community events taking place. The Mission Beach Aquatic Festival (resurrected for the first time in nine years) proved to be a resounding success with many people taking part in the water and beach based activities. The event attracted many people from outside our region and showcased the beauty that is Mission Beach.

A record crowd attended the Innisfail Annual Race Carnival and many visitors enjoyed the convenience of staying in our historic town centre. The economic benefits that these and other events contribute to our region is significant providing a number of opportunities for employment and small businesses.

Finally, the Cassowary Coast Regional Council Australia Day Award nominations are now being accepted. Take this opportunity to honour an unsung hero by nominating someone you know who deserves recognition for their contribution to our community.

John Kremastos



"Better Together"