The Cassowary Coast Regional Council is dedicated to enriching our community through a diverse range of projects, spanning from essential water renewals and road resealing to the development of vital community facilities. These projects are designed to foster a vibrant, interconnected, resilient, and sustainable community.

Explore further details about our ongoing plans and projects, currently open for Consultation, via the Council’s Engagement Your Say Site:

Our commitment to excellence extends beyond project inception. We rigorously assess and monitor all projects, ensuring alignment with budgetary constraints, regulatory standards, and performance objectives.

Major Projects

Cassowary Coasts Major Projects support the direction of our Vision, strategies, and Corporate Plan. These major projects are in place to strengthen the region's economy, and environment and improve services and facilities for our residents, businesses, and visitors.

Council's Capital works programs include the renewal of existing assets, upgrades, and construction of new assets required to deliver services to the community. Council manages close to $1 billion worth of assets including roads, bridges, water, sewerage, marine facilities, buildings, parks, recreational facilities and natural assets.

Council’s Your Say Engagement Platform has up-to-date project information regarding our Major Projects.

Roads & Footpaths / Kerb & Channelling / Drainage

Cassowary Coast Regional Council allocates funding each year to undertake various road-related projects including ongoing maintenance activities. To improve the safety and amenity of the region's footpaths and bikeways, Council allocates funds each year towards the construction of new footpaths and the renewal and maintenance of existing footpaths. Council undertakes condition audits of the entire footpath network and carefully considers projects when footpaths need to be rehabilitated.

Kerb and channel are a concrete structure, typically located at the edge of a road. It is designed to provide road drainage and prevent water entering under the road surface, which helps Council to maintain road conditions and reduce the number of potholes and road defects.

  • New works – installing kerb and channel on streets that currently either have none or asphalt kerb; or
  • Rehabilitation – repair work to existing kerb and channel that is no longer functioning properly.

Council's stormwater drainage system is located within roads, open space areas and reserves and within some private properties. Each year Council invests in improving local drainage across the region as well as undertaking ongoing maintenance and rehabilitation of existing stormwater assets

  • Cassowary Coast Regional Council wishes to advise that improvement works will be carried out on Wongaling Beach Road between 20 May 2024 to end July 2024.

    These works are to remove the existing kerb & channel, driveways and replaced with new kerb & channel, driveways, and footpath upgrades. Work hours are expected to be between 06:00am – 05.00pm including Saturdays.

    Please observe and obey traffic controllers and signs advising the changes to normal traffic conditions.

    This work is expected to be carried out on the above date however if weather conditions are unsuitable, the works may be extended beyond the expected completion date.

  • The Dalrymple Esplanade project aims to enhance sense of community wellbeing and economic opportunity through creating a vibrant recreational focal point in Innisfail that attracts residents and visitors alike, and encourages active use of the area.

    Council has now completed the new pathway along Dalrymple Esplanade that highlights the beautiful views of the Johnstone River.

    Stage Two design will connect the new pathway to Flying Fish Point Road with a loop under the Geraldton Bridge.

    Click Here to view the project on Council's Your Say Site. 


  • Council will soon be commencing a major maintenance project to upgrade the drainage system located in and near Callendar Park, Cullinane, and Fitzgerald Esplanade, Innisfail. This project, will involve the replacement of approximately 60 meters of aging pipes.

    The project is fully funded by Cassowary Coast Regional Council.

    Click Here to view the project on Council's Your Say Page. 


  • Council will be commencing safety upgrades along Flynn Road in June 2024. This upgrade will improve flood immunity and safety with the widening of both the open drain, and road pavement. The upgrades will ensure residents, primary producers, buses, and children will be able to travel safely along Flynn Road into the future.

    Works Commence: Early June 2024

    Works Completed by: 30 June 2024

    TEMPORARY IMPACTS - Temporary disruptions to this area include potential noise pollution due to machinery and traffic flow.

    For the safety of workers and road users, changed traffic conditions will be in place while the works are carried out.

  • This project will involve the replacement of approximately 500 metres of existing concrete footpath which will provide a safer footpath for the public.

    The project is anticipated to conclude by September 2024, pending favourable site and weather conditions.

    Construction is fully funded by the Cassowary Coast Regional Council.

    For the safety of workers and road users, changed traffic conditions will be in place while the works are carried out.

Opens Spaces & Natural Environment

Council undertakes a range of ongoing improvements to playgrounds, walking trails and field upgrades to ensure that Cassowary Coasts open space is enhanced for all to enjoy. 

Water and Waste

Council is committed to, delivering drinking water, wastewater, recycled water and waste services to our residents. Through targeted projects, we continually upgrade, refurbish, and improve existing water and wastewater assets to meet the evolving needs of our community.

  • Council will be replacing the water main along Mars Street to Geddes Street, Tully commencing from 2nd April 2024 for 6 to 8 weeks, weather permitting.

    The effected area is from intersection of Mars and McQuillen Street including the intersection of Mars/ Brannigan Streets and along Geddes Street.


  • Commencement Date: April 10th, 2024

    Duration: Approximately 3 months (Weather permitting)

    Location: Bulgun Road/Old Tully Road intersection to Feluga/Midgenoo-Feluga Road intersection.

    Traffic Control: This will be in place throughout the duration of the work.

    Details: Council initiated the replacement of the water main from the Bulgun Road/Old Tully Road intersection, extending around to the Feluga/Midgenoo-Feluga Road intersection.

    The affected area includes the stretch from the intersection of Bulgun Road and Old Tully Road to the Feluga Road intersection, continuing along Feluga Road, and concluding at the Midgenoo-Feluga Road intersection.

    We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused and appreciate your patience and cooperation during this essential infrastructure upgrade.


Council owns and maintains a wide and diverse range of facilities across the region. These include community centres, sports and recreation clubs, libraries and civic spaces.