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Kirrama Range Rd Short-Listed for State Award

Council has been named as a finalist in the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia’s Queensland Excellence Awards. Kirrama Range Rd is a scenic route linking the coast with the southern Tablelands.

Council Meeting News Briefs - 24 September

There are plans for a service station south of Tully and Council has adopted a customer service charter... "Read More" for details.

Load Limits Eased on Two Utchee Creek Rd Bridges, Mena Creek

Bridges 2 & 3 now have 24-tonne load limits after bridge work. Bridge One still has a 16-tonne load limit. It will be the first of the three to undergo major repairs. There is an alternative route for heavier vehicles...

Family Day Care Educator Wins Far North Award

Cassowary Coast Family Day Care's Georgina Zadelj has topped the class again, winning the 2015 Excellence in Family Day Care Award. "Read More" to find out why and to find out more about Council's Family Day Care Scheme.

Council Meeting News Briefs - 15 September Meeting

"Read More" for updates on building the replacement Innisfail Library, the Greater Mission Beach Foreshore Management Plan, resumption of maintenance work on roads & roadsides beside banana farms, the latest projects and more...

2015 Garden Competition Winners

Green thumbs have been awarded for their tropical wonderlands. Congratulations everyone! "Read More" for a list of winners...

Innisfail Commercial Wharf - Demolition Work Begins

Demolition work began on Thursday 3 September. The $2.85 million wharf replacement project in the heart of Innisfail is expected to be completed by Christmas.

Council Meeting News Briefs: 27 August 2015

A community composting program, dog audit & major sewer re-lining contract plus updates on the planned Mission Beach aquatic centre and new Nyleta reservoir and water intake facility...and more...

Important Changes to Your Garbage Collection Service

Please "Read More" for details about the recent changes to this region's garbage collection service, including a Frequently-Asked Questions factsheet...

Libraries Launch Early Literacy Program at Jumbun

"First Five Forever" is a Queensland Government program which promotes early literacy in pre-school children. The Jumbun program is a partnership between Council and Queensland Health.

Replacement Innisfail Commercial Wharf Project Progresses

Contractors will be on site from next week. The public boat ramp will temporarily close due to access and safety reasons. Please "Read More" for details.

New Load Limits on Utchee Creek Rd Bridges, Mena Creek

Bridges 1, 2 & 3 now have 16-tonne load limits due to structural concerns. A public meeting for those affected is being held on Thursday 6 August at 4.30pm at the Mena Creek Hotel.

Prepare now for garbage collection service changes from 3 Aug

Your smaller wet waste bin will be collected once a week and your bigger dry waste bin once a fortnight. In the south, you need to start separating your waste into 2 bins this week after your standard garbage collection day.

Important Changes to Your Garbage Collection Service

From 3 August there will be important changes to everyone's garbage collection services. The two-bin system in the north will be rolled out in the south and there will be changes to garbage collection services right across the region. Please "Read More" for details & factsheets.

Council Meeting News Briefs - 23 July 2015

"Read More" for news about master drainage studies focusing on stormwater problem areas for Innisfail CBD, Mission Beach & East Innisfail, the Audit Committee's annual report & new contracts for cleaning our public toilets...

Community Walking Challenge - Get Out Get Active

Three million steps were logged in the community walking challenge. The next block of Get Out Get Active activity sessions starts in October. Find out more here...

Road Reseals Begin on 80+ Roads

Roads from Upper Daradgee to Rockingham will undergo resurfacing from 22 July in one of Council's first projects from its 2015-16 capital works program. The project will be rolled out over the next month.

Nominate for the Qld Regional Achievement & Community Award

Nominate a quiet achiever. Categories for community groups, environment, leadership, regional service, cultural diversity etc. "Read More" for details.

Cassowary Corridors Improved Thanks to Partnership

Crazy about Cassowaries, a partnership of organisations, has revegetated an important cassowary corridor at Muff Creek, Mission Beach, by planting 300 new trees.

Council Meeting News Briefs: July 2015

Updates on the Innisfail commercial wharf ($2.49M contract awarded), the Mission Beach aquatic facility, the Tully Heads & Hull Heads seawalls, road works, water projects and more...
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