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Upgrade of riverside Corso footpath

Work begins on 26 July on a shared concrete pathway for walkers and cyclists alongside The Corso thanks to Works for Queensland funding.

Queensland Symphony Orchestra - Peter and the Wolf

QSO and Council are bringing Peter and the Wolf to the Innisfail Shire Hall on Thursday 27 July from 6pm.

Little Pattie is Coming!

She's a legend in the entertainment industry and she'll be performing at the Innisfail Shire Hall on Tuesday 25 July as part of Council's Morning Melodies series.

"Selfies" with cassowary cartoon promote the region

Taking selfies with a cassowary image has proved a hit for the Cassowary Coast region. A promotional campaign at the V8 Supercars in Townsville has spread the word...

It's dog registration time...

The renewal letters are going out. All dogs over three months need to be registered. Discounts are available for payments made before 18 August for de-sexed dogs and pensioners' dogs.

Revitalising Innisfail's CBD Planning Project

Council has partnered with James Cook University on an exciting new redevelopment planning project.

Council meeting news briefs - June 2017

New developments, bridge renewals, an update on the new reservoir, a road reseal program and more...

Promoting our region at the V8 Supercars

Council's mobile visitor information centre has hit the road to Townsville where we'll promote the region to an audience of 140,000...


A boil water alert for Tully and outlying rural areas has been extended to include Hull Heads, Tully Heads and Lower Tully.


Residents in the greater Tully area are being advised to boil drinking water until further notice (as at 4.30pm on Monday 3 July). Please read more for details.

NAIDOC Week Celebrations

A children’s day at Warrina Lakes, street processions and an Elder's lunch are among the NAIDOC Week celebrations on the Cassowary Coast.

Do you want to do business with Council?

Free information sessions are being held in July for Cassowary Coast locals who want to do business with Council. Please read more for details.

Cassowary Exhibition

Come and see all the eye-catching cassowaries in the Innisfail Shire Hall Foyer Art Space until the end of July...

Budget 2017-18: Major signage project to promote the region

This project includes innovative entry statements at the region's southern, northern and western entrances, and entry signs for both major and smaller regional centres.

Budget 2017-18: New jobs for locals

Council is continuing its commitment to projects that help generate jobs and drive a stronger economy.

Budget 2017-18: Investing in the region's water schemes

$6.05 million is in the capital works budget for water. $1.3 million is for the first stage of a new reservoir in the Mission Beach area. Council also has plans to further secure supply for the Tully and Cardwell areas.

Budget 2017-18: Strong focus on roads

$14.74 million in capital expenditure has been allocated for works within Council's transport network and an additional $6 million will be spent on road/bridge/drainage/pathway maintenance and repairs.

Budget 2017-18: Lowest Rates Rise Since Amalgamation

Council has paid out all its loans and delivered the lowest rates rise since amalgamation. There will be an average general rates rise of 1.65 per cent. The overall rates and charges increase is 2.09 per cent. This equates to an average weekly residential rates rise of $1.51 cents.

Mission Beach Aquatic Facility Update

The major construction phase is under way with the first concrete pour following a month of earthworks.
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