Cassowary Coast Regional Council is taking its budget to the community with a series of information sessions to be held across the region throughout the month of July.

Council's 2022-2023 Budget was handed down at a Special (Budget) Meeting on Wednesday 29 June 2022.

Mayor Mark Nolan said he was excited to be doing something Council hasn’t done before - visiting localities across the region, providing an opportunity for Council to communicate how this budget will benefit the community and for residents to ask questions and better understand budget decisions and priorities.

“I look forward to speaking personally with the community about the budget.” Cr Nolan said.

“Leading our region is a significant responsibility. It’s not one this Council takes lightly. We recognise that every cent of ratepayer funds must represent an investment in a better future.

“This is a budget that gets ‘back to basics’ with funding allocated to areas where it is needed and rationalised based on community priorities to ensure the greatest benefit to you, our community.

“That’s why we are presenting these community information sessions, we are excited about the future of our region and the steps we are taking to get there. We feel passionately about taking the community on that journey as well.” Cr Nolan said.

2022/2023 Budget – Community Information Sessions will be held:

Innisfail – Tuesday 19 July – 5.30pm – Innisfail Library Community Hub

Mission Beach – Wednesday 20 July – 5.30pm – Mission Beach Progress Hall

Cardwell – Monday 25 July – 5.30pm Cardwell Community Hall

Kurrimine Beach – Wednesday 27 July – 5.30pm – Kurrimine Beach Progress Hall

Tully – Thursday 28 July – 5.30pm – Tully Grandstand Function Room

For more information about the 2022-2023 Budget visit cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au/budget.