Tourism, business and economic monthly newsletter from Cassowary Coast Regional Council. Keep up-to-date with what's going on in the region and how to get involved. Business workshops, planning & development news, industry updates and more.. 

The 2019 World Rafting Champions is now live on the Cassowary Coast! Tully is buzzing with the influx of 49 teams and their supporters from 19 countries. To catch all the action, visit, or follow on Facebook and Instagram @wrc2019_tullyaustralia

The changing banking landscape and how the new breed of ‘digital banks’ is likely to benefit regional businesses and regional investment was discussed at a free network meeting organised by Cassowary Coast Regional Council and Innisfail Chamber of Commerce earlier this month. 

Special guests Tim Alexander, chief operating officer, and Kris Whitehead Managing Director Relations, from Melbourne-based Judo Bank spoke to local businesses about the challenges medium-sized businesses (SMEs) face in terms of lending. 

Mayor John Kremastos presented a state-of-the-region overview and encouraged local business operators to familiarise themselves with the possibilities of investment funding. Interested to learn more? More more information to help SMEs click here. View the Mayor's presentation here

Please contact us if you would like to be included in future events.

Building Contract Workshops and Safe Work Method Statements

Master Builders are offering courses for members on how to prepare safe work method statements and to correctly complete Residential Building Contracts and Cost Plus Contracts. 

Click on the below courses for more information:
Building Contract Workshop
Safe Work Method Statements

Need to improve your digital skills but don't know where to start? Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) is visiting the region to help you compete in a digital world. Book a government-subsidised one-on-one consultation and get expert guidance in the following:

  • Website & Online Selling
  • Social Media & Digital Marketing
  • Using Small Business Software
  • Online Security & Data Privacy
Book your one-on-one consultation here!
Gumbugan 2019 Indigenous Arts Forum.
Award-winning artists and guest speakers from around the country will feature at the Gumbugan Indigenous Arts Forum to be held in Innisfail as part of Cassowary Coast Reconciliation Week celebrations at the end of this month.

The forum will provide Indigenous artists with face to face opportunities with key industry arts workers and additional workshop activities and is also intended for local arts educators and arts workers who work closely with the local Indigenous community. Click here for more information.

Cost: Free
Register: Email to claim your seat.
Queensland Government Workshops
Ready to win more government work?
  • Tendering for government business workshop is on Friday 7 June. Register here.
Improve your chances of securing contracts.
  • Capability statement workshops on Friday 21 June show you how to better market your business capabilities to decision-makers in government and industry. Register here
Innisfail Chamber Business Awards Gala Dinner

Join the Innisfail Chamber of Commerce for an evening of celebration as they host the 2019 Innisfail Chamber Business Awards and announce the winners from 9 categories.

Canapes, Main course and Dessert followed by a night of dancing to the musical styling of Riff Raff.

$70 for members $90 for non members.
On Saturday 20 July 2019 at 6:00pm
Book now!
Tourism Tropical North Queensland Workshops

Googlopoly Workshop: This beginner’s workshop will help you assess and improve your business’ digital footprint. Mission Beach | 22 May | $20pp

Social Media 2 Workshop: Do you feel like you’ve got a handle on the basics of Facebook and Instagram? Time to step it up and tackle paid advertising campaigns, boosting posts, geotargeting, campaign conversion tracking and remarketing, scheduling programs. Mission Beach | 26 June | $20pp

Visit the TTNQ website for information and bookings
The Warrina Innisfail Nursing Home redevelopment has commenced. Sub-contractors and suppliers have been invited to submit Expressions of Interests. Visit Warrina Innisfail for more information on the redevelopment and how to submit EOI's. 

Residential development interest is being rekindled in the Cassowary Coast area with the recent approval of 49 lots at Innisfail Estate, Innisfail.

Cassowary Coast Regional Council recently presented the Cassowary Coast Art Deco Strategy at the 2019 Local Government Heritage Conference in Ipswich. The presentation by Town Planner Isabella Newman was well received with organisers looking to hold the 2021 event on the Cassowary Coast. View the Cassowary Coast Art Deco Strategy here. Also in Art Deco news, Innisfail was recently named a top arts and culture destination by Australian Traveller.
Cassowary Coast Regional Council proudly supported the region's local tourism organisation, Tropical Coast Tourism in delivering workshops and networking events in Cardwell, Tully, Mission Beach and Innisfail. 

The workshops, facilitated by tourism development marketing specialist Russell Boswell, showed businesses how to energise their guest's experience and how to leverage on upcoming events in the region. 

Don't miss out on future business and tourism events! Visit the Tropical Coast Tourism website or email.

Biosecurity entity registration

Livestock, horse, poultry, and beehive owners in Queensland must be registered with Biosecurity Queensland.

Registration helps quickly locate animals and keep you informed in a pest or disease emergency.

Visit the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website for more information.

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Cassowary Coast Regional Council
70 Rankin Street, Innisfail Q 4860
Phone: +61 7 4030 2222 or 1300 763 903

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