Sport and Recreation
There are three aerodromes in the Cassowary Coast region which are currently owned by the Cassowary Coast Regional Council - Mundoo, Tully and Dallachy.
Mundoo Aerodrome is just outside the region's major centre of Innisfail. Tully Aerodrome is close to Tully's central business district and Dallachy Aerodrome is close to the township of Cardwell - a halfway point between Cairns and Townsville.
Mundoo Aerodrome is the largest of the three and has become a centre for aerial spraying businesses on the coast, as well as skydiving operations. The Tully airfield is known as a hub for skydiving, among other activities. Dallachy Aerodrome has significant potential although its current uses are limited.
- Approximately 6km south west of Innisfail. Access is bitumen roads.
- Runway 1 (bitumen sealed): 1380m
- Runway 2 (grasssed): 1400m
- Lot Plan 99SP169226, 66.67 ha
- For more information for Mundoo please refer to the AIP - ERSA.
- Approximately 2km north-east of Tully. Access is bitumen roads.
- Runway approximately 950m bitumen
- Lot Plan 195SP131220, 29.24ha
- North of Cardwell. Access is gravel road from highway.
- Runway approximately 1km grass
- Lot Plan 134SP106046, 430.8ha
The Cassowary Coast is known for its many picturesque beaches.
Beaches that are ideal for walking and other recreational activities can be found at:
Kilometres and kilometres of hard-packed sand on level beaches make this an ideal place for beach walking and running. Check out North Mission Beach, Wongaling Beach and South Mission Beach for longer walks or run, and for shorter strolls try Bingil Bay Beach, Garners Beach, Narragon Beach and Brooks Beach. The beaches are also widely used for swimming (in stinger season you need to use the swimming enclosures at North Mission and South Mission), paddling, fishing, picnics and more.
Tully Heads-Hull Heads
A great spot for walking and fishing. You can walk from the Hull River to the Tully River.
Kurrimine Beach and Cowley Beach
More hard-packed sand beaches that are ideal for walking and running. Kurrimine has a stinger net enclosure for swimming in the summer months.
A beautiful shorter beach for walks and runs. This is also the home of the Etty Bay Surf Lifesaving Club so expect to see lots of water-based activity, including inside the stinger net swimming enclosure in the summer months.
Flying Fish Point-Coconuts-Ella Bay
The closest beaches to Innisfail, there are plenty of spots for fishing and walking.
Enjoy beach walking that is a skip and a jump from the town's main shopping and restaurant strip, with views of nearby Hinchinbrook Island. Another good spot for fishing.
Foreshore walks are also popular (please see the Walking Trails section).
To keep our beaches and foreshores in good condition please use the pedestrian access points to the beaches to minimise damage to our fragile beach dune environment.
View Council's Greater Mission Beach Area Foreshore Management Plan.
Council provides community housing for residents who meet the eligibility criteria for social housing.
We have one, two and three-bedroom homes in Innisfail, Tully and Cardwell for aged residents, families and individuals.
TYPES: 1 BEDROOM 2 BEDROOMS 3 BEDROOMS SHARE FACILITY COMMUNITY HOUSING 32 12 4 MANAGED HOUSING 2 3 1 x 7 bedrooms PENSIONER HOUSING 11
Rent is charged in line with the Department of Housing and Public Works rent policy, and is based on 25 percent of the household's assessable income, plus Commonwealth Rent Assistance.
Accommodation is available to residents who meet the Eligibility Criteria for Social Housing. See the the Department of Housing and Public Works website at www.hpw.qld.gov.au
For more information or if you need help to fill out the Housing Assistance Application Form (on the Department of Housing and Public Works website), please phone Council on 1300 763 903.
Cassowary Coast Regional Council is committed to the continuous improvement of community safety. The utilisation of CCTV cameras throughout our region is a valuable resource used by Council in cooperation with Local Law Enforcement to enhance public safety outcomes.
Cameras are located at various sites throughout the region, including township CBD’s, Parks, Libraries, Customer Service Facilities, Marine Facilities and Water & Sewerage Plants.
The objectives of the CCTV System are as follows:
- To reduce crime levels by deterring potential offenders;
- To assist in the investigation and/or prosecution of offenders;
- To reduce fear of crime within the community;
- To help secure a safer environment for those whom work in, live in and visit the Cassowary Coast Region;
- To monitor or record progress of construction/works at Council property;
- To obtain data of usage of roads or other Council facilities for future planning purposes;
- To monitor operational aspects of Council facilities including, water levels, waste levels or general asset condition;
- To monitor compliance with, or identify breaches against, Council Local Laws and Policies; and
- Assist in the enforcement of Leases, Permits & the collection of Fees & Charges.
Privacy & Access to Footage
CCTV System Operations are managed in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009, Right to Information Act 2009 and all other relevant legislation. Council has also adopted the ‘Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Policy’ which provides a framework governing the establishment and operation of our Council's Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) systems and the management of any associated data. Council also provides privacy collection notices at camera locations by way of signage.
Members of the public may request copies of footage containing their personal information under the Information Privacy Act’s Privacy Principles. Applications for footage may be requested through completion of the ‘CCTV – Footage Release Request Form (Personal Information)’.
For further information regarding our CCTV System please contact Cassowary Coast Regional Council on 1300 366 616.