Cassowary Coast Regional Council

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Complimentary buses to Tully Celebrations Saturday 17 March at 4.00pm

Innisfail - departs 2.30pm
Cardwell - departs 3.30pm
Wongaling Shopping Centre - departs 3.15pm
Post-event return bus departs Tully 7.45pm
Bookings only 1300 763 903

Changed Traffic Conditions 17-18 March 2018

Please be advised there will be a change to traffic conditions for the upcoming Queen's Baton Relay on Saturday 17 March in Innisfail, Tully and Mission Beach and on Sunday 18 March in Cardwell.

A copy of the Traffic Management Plan can be downloaded here.


Environmental Warrior Batonbearer

Bernard Holden, an arborist and labourer with Council’s Delivery Services is set to participate in the Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay when it travels through Innisfail on Saturday 17 March, 2018. Holden is one of the selected batonbearers who will carry the Baton through Innisfail, Mission Beach, Tully and Cardwell to conclude the Far North Queensland leg of the Relay.

“It only just hit home when I collected my uniform from the Post Office. It’s a really cool thing to do and the reality has only just sunk in,” Holden said.

“It’s a huge honour for me. I was nominated because of my involvement with the Johnstone River Community Garden and my environmental work throughout the region so it is very humbling for me,” he added.

Holden has a sporting background that includes competing in marathons, triathlons and playing A Grade Rugby Union for Cairns team Barron-Trinity. He also placed third in the Queensland Surf Boat State Titles in 1989.

He will be carrying the Baton for approximately 200 metres between Warrina Lakes and Charles Street in Innisfail.

Holden said, “There will be many elite athletes including previous Olympians and World Champions carrying the Baton through the region, I’m really looking forward to it.”

Councillor Mark Nolan who has known Holden for many years said it was fitting that he was selected to participate in the relay.

“Bernard is a true environmental warrior who goes beyond the call of duty to help deliver sustainable outcomes that ensures the legacy we leave for future generations,” said Cr Mark Nolan.

“He is a worthy candidate to carry the Baton in the Queen’s Baton Relay. I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Bernard over many years and his dedication to the well-being of our community through his volunteering efforts is exceptional. His contribution to the Johnstone River Community Gardens has seen it develop into a place for learning, nurturing and social interaction. I congratulate Bernard on his nomination and will be on the sidelines cheering him on when he makes his way through Innisfail,” Cr Nolan added.

A full list of the Relay route and batonbearers can be found