Staging Delivery of the Innisfail CBD


Cassowary Coast Regional Council has endorsed the Innisfail CBD Revitalisation Staging Delivery Plan 2023 – 2057 at the October 2023 Local Government Meeting.

The Innisfail CBD Staging Delivery Plan 2023 – 2057 (Plan) is a roadmap for the delivery of the master plan projects. The Plan will guide Council’s implementation and will be updated over the next decade and beyond to meet the community's priorities and identified funding opportunities.

The Plan includes the delivery and planning of both long-term “big opportunities” and short-term initiatives, approvals, and the preparation of  grant-ready projects ranging from enhanced arrival points and streetscapes to cultural hubs, recreational spaces, and iconic waterfront precincts.

Council will kick start the staging of the delivery with the Edith Street Urban Rainforest as the priority short term initiative. This initiative will introduce lush tropical planting along Edith Street, reflecting Innisfail’s tropical setting and enhancing the Art Deco features.

Illuminate Innisfail is another priority short-term initiative that was strongly supported by the community during consultation. Council will develop a full scope of works that will seek to deliver illuminating feature trees and Jubilee Bridge lighting to enhance the town’s ambiance, promote safety, and create a captivating journey for residents and visitors.

As the delivery of the short-term initiatives commences, Council will continue to work with key stakeholders and State and Federal governments for approvals and funding towards the long-term opportunities.

Outlined within the Plan, long-term priority projects aimed to commence from 2024 focus on the delivery of the enhancement of the arrival points into Innisfail, iconic waterfront precincts, a cultural hub, and revitalised streetscapes.

Image Caption - Artist Impression - view from Rankin Street looking north to Cane Cutter Court