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$3.7 Million Project to Increase Water Security

Council will invest more than $3 million into new initiatives to increase water security in the region, awarding major contracts to two local companies...

Development Incentive Scheme Encourages Growth

Council has approved the first development for a reduction in infrastructure charges under is revised development incentive scheme.

Council Supports World Record Banana Event

An attempt to break the world record by creating an 8km-long banana split has been backed by the Cassowary Coast Regional Council.

Bob Irwin - Innisfail Library Meet & Greet

We're excited to have Bob dropping in! Come and meet him at 10am on Monday February 27 and hear about his new book 'The Last Crocodile Hunter - A Father and Son Legacy'.

Make the Switch to Emailed Rates Notices

Cassowary Coast ratepayers can now receive their rates notices via email. Making the switch helps to reduce costs and our ecological footprint. And it's simple to do. "Read More" for details...

Water Main Replacement Projects - Innisfail and Tully

Water infrastructure projects are beginning in Innisfail and Tully under a five-year renewals program to replace ageing cast iron mains dating back to the 1930s across the region.

Moving Forward with Seawall Renewal Program

Below-ground tests will begin next week (Feb 20-24) along the Flying Fish Point esplanade between Scheu Park and Feldt St to inform the design for future seawall projects.

CANCELLED: Boil Water Advisory Notice for Kennedy, Ellerbeck, Carruchan Area

The boil water advisory notice has been cancelled for residents in the Kennedy-Ellerbeck-Carruchan area of the Cassowary Coast.

Community Assistance Scheme Grants Available

Not-for-profit organisations and individuals can apply to Council for a community assistance scheme grant. Applications close at 4.30pm on Friday 31 March. 'Read More' for details.

Free Performance by Argentinian Pianist & Friends - Innisfail Shire Hall

Viviana Graciela Strano wowed locals last year and she's returning for another free concert. This time she will be performing with friends and relatives on Thursday 16 February from 10am.

Open Letter from Mayor John Kremastos

As you are most likely aware through media releases and news generally, my Council has adopted a robust or even aggressive position in supporting appropriate, sustainable development in the region...

Simon Gillespie's Touring Peter Allen Show - Thursday 9 February

Entertainer Simon Gillespie is bringing the songs and story of legendary Australian singer-songwriter Peter Allen to the Innisfail Shire Hall as part of Council's Morning Melodies series. Tickets: $16 pre-paid or $20 at the door, including morning tea.

Australia Day Honours for our ‘Quiet Achievers’

Congratulations to Brett Ambrum - our 2017 Citizen of the Year. Brett and more than 20 others were honoured at a vibrant Australia Day celebration where we also held a citizenship ceremony and watched great local acts.

Water Restrictions Lifted

Council has reinstated 'Level 0' water conservation measures for the Cassowary Coast region.

Council Meeting News Briefs - January Meeting

Plans for e-waste recycling, major contract awarded for Mission Beach aquatic facility project, the latest road/bridge/water projects, dog control measures and more...

Information Sessions for Locals Who Want to do Business with Council

Council and the Local Government Association of Queensland's Local Buy are holding sessions in Cardwell, Tully and Innisfail in February to give the business community an opportunity to learn more about Council's procurement processes.


The boil water advisory notice has been cancelled for residents in the Cardwell region and the areas of Jarra Creek, Rockingham and Tully-Hull Heads. There is no longer a boil water advisory notice anywhere in the Cassowary Coast region.

Major Contract Awarded for Mission Beach Aquatic Facility

Council has awarded a $7.74 million contract to local company AJ Homes to build an aquatic facility featuring a 6-lane 25m pool, a billabong-themed leisure pool, a hydrotherapy pool and café. The project's total cost is estimated at $9.587 million.

Australia Day Event - Cassowary Coast

Enjoy Australia Day in Innisfail on Thursday 26 January with a free breakfast followed by live entertainment, citizenship ceremonies, Australia Day awards and more…

Buy a Household Compost Bin or Worm Farm and Collect a Rebate

Bring in your compost bin or worm farm tax invoice and apply for a $20 rebate. Council is continuing this incentive scheme as another step towards a more sustainable region.
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