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Palmerstone Highway Reopened Ahead of Schedule

Many of you may already be aware of this, however we thought we would share the good news too:


Grants News from Bob Katter's Office February 2024

government grants


For all our small community groups out there in a variety of sectors, please find below the current Grants being offered which may be of assistance to you. One local organisation who benefited from such a grant, is the wonderful Feast of the Senses to help with their River Stage - so definitely worth a look.


  • The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) - Queensland’s largest one-off community grants program and distributes approximately $60 million each year to not-for-profit community groups. The GCBF funding helps these groups to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities- Round 120 now open - $35,000 standard grant round, closes 29 February


Quick Response February Round - up to $3,000, closes 29 February

Project Grant Round 1 opens 5 February - up to $30,000, closes 15 March


  • Coles Nurture Fundfor small and medium Australian producers and manufacturers, to help them drive innovation and produce outstanding sustainability benefits.

Round 12 now open - $500,000, closes 23 February


  • FRRR Strengthening Rural Communities - Small & Vital - available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities that strengthen local people, places and climate solutions, with a preference for smaller communities (populations under 15,000).

Round 20 now open - $10,000, closes 26 February


  • Telstra's Connected Communities Grantfor not-for-profit community organisations that are providing access to information, technology, education and facilities to support their communities to embrace new technologies and ways of working to build social capital and digital capability.

Round 2 opens 27 February - $10,000, closes 27 March


  • Grow Cultural Tourism Fund - enables the growth of arts and cultural events and experiences across the state by strengthening the local arts sector’s capacity and activating communities to achieve the state’s vision of establishing Queensland as an iconic cultural tourism destination – a place visited for its arts, culture, and heritage - Round 1, closes 29 February, funding streams available.


  • Tourism & Events Queensland - Round 28 – opens in March 2024closes June 2024 for events between January 2025 - January 2026  - 

Celebrate Library Lover’s Month this February!

Logan Lizzio with Librarian Carolyn Johnson Innisfail Library 05.02.2024


From e-Books to e-Audiobooks, e-Magazines, movies, TV series and music, Cassowary Coast Libraries are celebrating Library Lovers this February, with a focus on digital library apps.

The libraries will host e-Library workshops at all library branches to introduce a suite of free digital resources available with a library membership. The workshops taking place from February 13 to 16 will offer hands-on experiences to help attendees get the most out of their devices and library memberships.

“I always associated libraries with physical books, and it wasn’t until I started to explore some of my library membership benefits that I realised how many amazing digital apps I can access,” said Logan

“Since I discovered the e-Resources I’ve become a library lover and saved money on streaming services.
“I highly recommend anyone not already familiar with the libraries’ suite of digital resources attend the workshops and get the most out of their membership.”


Schedule of Library Lover’s Month events at Cassowary Coast Libraries:
• e-Library Workshops
o Tuesday 13 February at 1pm, Innisfail Library
o Wednesday 14 February at 10.30am, Cardwell Library
o Thursday 15 February at 2.15pm, Mission Beach Library
o Friday 16 February at 10am, Tully Library
• e-Review competition closes Saturday 24 February
• All-Abilities Movie Day – Wednesday 14 February at 10am and 1pm, Innisfail Library
• Then & Now Online Photo Exhibition closes 26 February.


For additional information on more detailed events, please click on the 'Read More' link below. 

How to Vote Information

Qld Elect Commission Vote


With the upcoming elections, some of you may have some questions about how to vote eg. send in a postal vote. We have attached some links below to help answer some of the more common inquiries.


However, if you want to call into an electoral commission office for more information, our local branch is in Tully in Butler Street, on the left.