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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 2018

Water, or should I say - the lack of! The Cassowary Coast is running low on water and with no rain in sight, our water intakes are really starting to take a dive. We may be the wettest region in Australia, but we are about to be hit hard with level 3 water restrictions.

Consumption levels are high and supply levels are depleting by the day. We are currently using two times more than what we should be, with the main culprits being sprinklers, toilets doing full flushes and shower heads. We need you, our residents, to start to be more water wise. At the moment, water is the new gold!

Just last weekend we came together as a region to celebrate one hundred years’ since the signing of the Armistice. It was an honour to share a moment of silence next to current and ex-service men and women to pay our respects. All events on the Cassowary Coast were well patronised and well received.  

Well done to Paronella Park which won the People’s Choice Award and the Cultural Tourism Award at this year’s Queensland Tourism Awards. Also, an outstanding effort to its owners, Mark & Judy Evans who won the award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual. This is testament to your hard work and dedication, and I would like to thank you for continuing to help put the Cassowary Coast on the tourism map.

And a big congratulations to all Cassowary Coast year twelve graduates who have finished their schooling years. I wish you all well in your future endeavours.