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Council meeting news briefs: 23 June 2016

Here is a summary of news from Council's meeting on 23 June. "Read more" for details.

Be rewarded for helping sustain our environment

Council is offering a $20 rebate for residents who purchase a compost bin or worm farm from any outlet. Read more for details.

On a roll with the gentle art of bicycle maintenance

Twenty-three Cassowary Coast women are now fitter and more confident when it comes to riding and maintaining their bikes, thanks to the Get Out, Get Active - Try Riding project organised by Council. Read more for details.

Cassowary Coast Council CEO resigns

Cassowary Coast Regional Council CEO Terry Brennan has resigned. Read more for details.

Council meeting news briefs: 26 May 2016

Council has changed the way it does business after deciding at Thursday's Ordinary meeting to adopt a new decision-making structure. "Read More" for details.

Mayor hails electronic sign move to lower cassowary road toll

Cassowary Coast Mayor John Kremastos has welcomed a State Government move to help protect the region's icon at a cassowary road-strike hotspot near Mission Beach.

Siam weed - spray before it seeds

One of the world's worst weeds, Siam Weed, is about to flower in the Cassowary Coast region and your help is required to stop this introduced pest from setting seeds.

Beauty make-over for Mission Beach Caravan Park

Its age, popularity and weather events have taken their toll on Mission Beach's Council-owned and run caravan park, but now it is about to get a make-over. "Read more" for the details.

Council meeting news briefs: 12 May 2016

Council accepted a $1.3 million tender from a Tully firm for construction of an access road and earthworks for the Nyleta Hill water reservoir at Thursday's Local Government meeting. Other business included a nine-monthly budget review and a review of Council's Operational Plan. Read more for further details.

Mission Beach Aquatic Facility will be built at MARCS Park

The $7 million aquatic facility for Mission Beach will be built at MARCS Park, with construction commencing later this year. Pictured is an artist's impression of the complex.

Council offers generous incentive for developers

Council woos developers in the region with generous incentives through infrastructure savings.

Council meeting news briefs: 21 April 2016

"Read more" for various resolutions and information from the first meeting of the new Council concerning water supply, volunteers, Works program and a holiday park approval for Mission Beach.

New Council sworn in

CCRC's new Council, led by Mayor John Kremastos has been sworn in, with Cr Rick Taylor appointed Deputy Mayor.

Dog Audit - Register your Dogs Now

Council has processed 200 new registrations in three weeks since the start of its dog audit. Are your dogs registered? We are visiting properties... "Read More" for details.

Apply Now for a Regional Arts Development Fund Grant

Cassowary Coast individuals and organisations with great ideas about art, dance, music, photography, writing, cultural projects and more can apply for a Regional Arts Development Fund grant. Applications close at 4.30pm on Friday 29 April.

Mayor Leaves Council in Strong Financial Position

Retiring Cassowary Coast Mayor Bill Shannon says the region is in "good shape" after eight years as an amalgamated council, almost $400 million in new assets, a $10 million reduction in debt and a series of balanced budgets.

Visitor Information Centre Volunteers Hone their Skills

Our volunteers have achieved a 'Certificate 3 in Business - Volunteering' during recent workshops where knowledge and experiences from each centre were shared and new skills learned.

Dog Audit - Cassowary Coast Region

Is your dog registered? Council is visiting properties for a dog audit - and recommends residents register any unregistered dogs now. Please "Read More" for details.

Extension to Scenic Beachfront Walking Track

A scenic boardwalk now links the southern and northern sections of the popular Ulysses Link Walking Track, a 2.5km coastal walk through rainforest, parkland and village areas at Mission Beach.

Cardwell’s Flame Tree Sculpture to Return to the Foreshore

The symbolic flame tree, which was badly damaged in Cyclone Yasi, is expected to be reinstalled within three to four months. The remainder of its copper trunk will be removed from the foreshore on Monday 29 February.
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