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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...

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...

October 2018

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...

September 2018

It’s an exciting time here on the Cassowary Coast – and for those who don’t live here, they’ll be wishing they did. We see tourism as a key sector of the Cassowary...

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...

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October 2018

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.

Wayne Kimberley

ACTING MAYOR

CASSOWARY COAST REGIONAL COUNCIL