FNQ SMS Traffic Updates

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If you would like to be updated what is happening on the roads around FNQ, then think about signing up to Qld Dept of Transport SSM service.


Far North Region SMS traffic alerts


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Merry Christmas from MBCA

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From the whole Mission Beach Community Association team, we would like to wish you a very safe and happy Christmas for 2023, and a fabulous New Year for a prosperous and healthy 2024.


Thank you for being part of the Mission Beach journey over the past 12 months, and we look forward to continuing to inform you of the great events which occur in our beautiful part of the world in 2024. The emails will be monitored over the next few weeks and we will confirm when you will receive the next couple of newsletters.


Note from Truus: her and Patrick are going on a well-deserved overseas break to relax and rejuvenate for next years adventures so please DON'T CALL HER!! (She'll fill you in on her fabulous trip when she returns!)

Updated - Water Restrictions Lifted!

Water Restrictions Lifted


It has been confirmed that due to the quite substantial rain we have experienced over the past few days, Water Restrictions have now lifted! Feel free to water to your heart's content... although you really don't need to for a while!

MB Library Fun Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments!

18th December 10.30 to 11.30 am or 2.30 to 3.30 pm.


Bring the kids to this fun updated session of how to make your own salt dough and create wonderful Christmas ornaments.  Suitable for ages (6 +).


Please only book for your child/children and remember to cancel if you are unable to attend.  Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


For bulk bookings, please contact the library on 1300 366 616.


MB Library Salt Dough

Santa on a Firetruck Christmas Eve!

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Celebrate the Christmas spirit on Xmas Eve with a visit from Santa on a Firetruck!


Santa will be leaving Bingil Bay at 3.00 pm on Sunday, 24th December, and making his way to South Mission Beach, so bring the kids along to give him a wave!


Santa's itinerary will be given to us soon so we will pass them on!

Curnoe Family Thank You

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We would like to pass on a message from the Curnoe family to the Community of Mission Beach.
"We are deeply grateful for your love and support at this extremely difficult time. On behalf of the Curnoe family we thank you for your sincere condolences that reflect the grief we are experiencing with the loss of our Greg, best friend and husband, father, son and brother. If grief is the price we pay for love, then Greg was a wealthy man. Thank you for your support. It means a great deal knowing how much love there is in this community.
Curnoe family"

MB Bin Collection

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All Cassowary Coast residents who missed their bin collection this morning (Thursday 14th December 2023), please leave them on the kerb for a couple of days as a Cleanaway truck rescheduled extra services due to the weather, and tell your neighbours and friends to do the same.


If you have any questions please call customer service on 1300 763 903.


The decision by Cassowary Coast Regional Council to suspend kerbside bin collection in Jasper’s approach was made with safety of community and workforce in mind, as well as landfill conditions. Read more at https://www.cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au/.../notice-for...


Cassowary Coast Regional Council sincerely thanks the community for their understanding.

Cyclone Jasper Reduced Threat

Cyclone Jasper Reduce Threat


THREAT IS REDUCED – Cassowary Coast Region – Ex Tropical Cyclone Jasper as at 6:00am Thursday, 14 December 2023 


Warning level: ADVICE  

Warning area: Cassowary Coast Region  


This warning is from Local Disaster Management Group / Cassowary Coast Regional Council. 

When you go outside be careful of dangers left behind from strong winds and rain. 

For flood and storm help, call the SES on 132 500 or download the SES Assistance Queensland app.  


 Impacts from strong wind and rain in your area may impact upon:

  • Damage to roads 
  • Floodwater. Do not drive through, enter or play in floodwater or storm water drains. 
  • Power outages or phone and internet service interruptions. 
  • Debris on the ground outside.  
  • Fallen trees and branches blocking roads.  


 Fore more information about what to do if you have had any damage or issues, please click on 'Read More'

Cyclone Jasper Track



Tropical Cyclone Jasper expected to cross the Far North Queensland coast on Wednesday.


Areas affected:

Warning zone: Cooktown to Townsville (not including Townsville), including Cairns, Innisfail, and Palm Island..

Watch zone: Cape Melville to Cooktown, extending inland to include Palmerville and Chillagoe..

Cancelled zones: None.


Details of Tropical Cyclone Jasper at 4:00 pm AEST:

Intensity: category 1, sustained winds near the centre of 85 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 120 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 30 kilometres of 17.5 degrees South, 149.7 degrees East , 425 kilometres east of Cairns and 365 kilometres east northeast of Townsville .
Movement: west northwest at 13 kilometres per hour .

Tropical Cyclone Jasper remains a category 1 system. It is forecast to re-intensify during Tuesday as it approaches the coast. The system is now forecast to cross as a category 2 system on Wednesday, most likely between Cooktown and Innisfail. Jasper will weaken as it moves inland during Thursday towards the Gulf of Carpentaria. If the system is slower and crosses overnight Wednesday or Thursday, a slim chance remains of a severe category 3 crossing.



DAMAGING WIND GUSTS over 90 km/h are expected to develop along the Queensland coast between Cooktown and Townsville, including Cairns, from Tuesday. These DAMAGING WIND GUSTS are expected to extend inland to Palmerville and Chillagoe after the cyclone has crossed the coast on Wednesday

DAMAGING WIND GUSTS may extend as far north as Cape Melville on Wednesday, depending on the movement of Jasper.

A separate severe weather warning is current for DAMAGING WIND GUSTS for coastal and island areas between Cape Upstart and the Whitsunday Islands; refer to that product for more information.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is forecast to develop during Wednesday between Cape Flattery and Cardwell. Six-hourly totals between 100 to 150 mm are likely, with isolated falls of 250 mm possible along the coast and adjacent ranges. 24-hourly rainfall totals between 150 to 250 mm are likely, with isolated falls up to 350 mm possible.

A flood watch is current for the North Tropical Coast, parts of the Cape York Peninsula and Gulf Country.

As the cyclone approaches the coast, a STORM TIDE is expected between Cooktown and Townsville. Large waves may produce minor flooding along the foreshore. People living in areas likely to be affected by this flooding should take measures to protect their property as much as possible and be prepared to help their neighbours.


Recommended Action:

People between Cooktown and Townsville should immediately commence or continue preparations, especially securing boats and property.

- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster Management Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au)

- If you choose to take shelter away from your home, stay COVID-19 safe and pack a mask and hand sanitiser (if you have them).

- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on buildings or roof damage).

People between Cape Melville and Cooktown, and inland to Palmerville and Chillagoe, should consider what action they will need to take if the cyclone threat increases.

- Information is available from your local government.

- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster Management Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au).

- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on buildings or roof damage).

Cyclone Jasper Updates


With the current warning for Tropical Cyclone Jasper escalating to ‘Watch and Act – Prepare for Isolation’, Council operations have been amended to ensure the safety of staff and community.

Cassowary Coast waste kerbside collection

  • Tuesday 12 December – no collection
  • Wednesday 13 December – no collection
  • Thursday 14 December – update to be provided


Community Thoughts Appreciated (Mosquito Disappearance)



An MBCA member has asked if we could put this question to our readers - "Has everyone else noticed that there have been almost no mosquitos around for the past 12 months or so—our house is in the bush so to speak, plenty of breeding spots as always, but no mossies? For the first time in nearly 40 years, our insect screens have been closed only during the annual 2 to 3 weeks-long march fly season, and that’s it. Anyone know why?”


If you could email us here at MBCA with your thoughts, we can pass on to the member. Thanks for your help!

Plenty Restaurant and Bar NYE Masquerade (Book NOW!)

Plenty Restaurant and Bar would like to invite you to their New Years Eve Mascarade and 1990's dance party celebrating the music from the era with a few modern chart topping hits to keep the party jumping. VIP tickets include all food and cover charges, welcome drink on arrival and cocktail specials all night long. Bookings are preferred via their facebook page or call them on 040687709.


Plenty NYE