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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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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