Council’s plans to promote Art Deco in the Tropics have been supported by the Tropical Art Deco Weekend kicking off recently with the Queens Hotel in Innisfail hosting the Jazz and Champagne Soirée. It was certainly the place to be with jazz, frills, bow ties and flappers adding to the ambience of the night. This was followed with a vintage car display, Jazz on the Shire Hall balcony and a guided walk and talk around Innisfail’s historical Art Deco buildings.
I would also like to congratulate the Tully Chamber of Commerce who held their first Breakfast on Butler last Sunday which was a great way to showcase the Art Deco in Tully. There was breakfast, music, vintage and classic cars, and a guided tour of Tully’s Art Deco buildings. These events were well patronised by people throughout and beyond our region and there were plenty of conversations about when and where the next events would be happening.
Even though we live in the wettest part of Australia and have experienced major flooding events earlier this year, the prolonged dry season has seen council’s water sources rapidly drying up. The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast no significant rainfall for our region in the foreseeable future, which if true, will have an impact on council’s water supplies. I would ask that all residents be ‘water wise’ and conserve water usage whenever possible.
With cyclone season almost upon us, it’s time the community starts thinking about what they can do to ensure they are ‘cyclone ready’. While our community has proven time and time again that we are resilient people and this season is expected to have lower than average storms, there is still no room for complacency.
CASSOWARY COAST REGIONAL COUNCIL