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Council Budget 2016-17: Financially Sustainable Outcomes

Cassowary Coast Regional Council has adopted its lowest general rates rise since amalgamation. Mayor John Kremastos said the $74.4 million budget had an eye to the future. Please "Read More" for details.

Garden Island Revamped and Ready for Campers, Day-Trippers

The day-use and camping areas on picturesque Garden Island, near Cardwell, have been renewed along with its walking track. "Read More" for how to book your spot.

New Public Artwork Sends Message to Protect the Reef

Cassowary Coast Regional Council, Mourilyan State School students, artist Daniel Wallwork and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority are behind the colourful new artwork on Fitzgerald Esplanade in Innisfail.

Now is the Time to Register your Dogs

It's dog registration renewal time on the Cassowary Coast and all dogs over three months need to be registered, in line with the State Government's animal management legislation.

Council Budget 2016-17: Strong Focus on Roads

Cassowary Coast Regional Council's 2016-17 Budget delivers a strong focus on roads, particularly in rural areas, and an ongoing commitment to maintaining Council's road network.

Council Budget 2016-17: Rating Structure to be Reviewed

Cassowary Coast Regional Council will establish a new Rates Reference Group to examine its general rating structure, made up of representatives from the community with an independent chairperson.

Council Budget 2016-17: Moving Towards a Single Water Charge

Council has examined the revenue and cost structures of each scheme and was now progressing towards a single water charge.

It's official - the signs are up at MARCS Park

The signs have gone up at MARCS Park, bringing the long-awaited Mission Beach Aquatic Facility a step closer to reality.

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.
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