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July 2019 - Development approvals show Cassowary Coast on the up

The tide has well and truly turned for the Cassowary Coast region, with the value of building approvals having risen 40 per cent to almost $59.5 million in 2018-2019 compared with the average for the...

June 2019 - The Cassowary Coast welcome mat is out

The Cassowary Coast has hosted a lot of visitors this year, with the World Rafting Championships on the Tully River and the arrival last week of 2000 servicemen and women of the Australian Defence...

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...

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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 Coast’s economy and being pivotal to the region’s economic re-activation. For some time now we have been focussing on just that, with the aim to have people rediscover our wonderful attractions, love the place we live, and coin our region as the next adventure capital of Australia.

We have been working extremely hard with Tropical Coast Tourism (TCT) and have recently completed a draft strategy which heralds an important milestone for both of us and the industry as a whole in that it represents a new era in collaboration with industry for regional plan making.

This strategy outlines actions that will position the region as a place of choice for international and domestic tourists into the future, with TCT taking the lead as our key industry representative group. It also outlines what our strengths are and what we need to work on together to ensure this document becomes reality. This is exactly our vision as a Council and we cannot wait to see this strategy come to life over the next couple of years.

Lastly - let’s talk footy! Congratulations to the Tully Tigers who are just one win away from taking out the Cairns District Rugby League premiership. I know there’s always been a healthy rivalry in the lead up to the finals between Innisfail and Tully, but now is the time for us to show the rest of the Far North how tough we breed them – so come on Cassowarians, let’s show em’ what we’ve got!