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22 October, 2021

Have your say about the future of Warrina Lakes

THE Cassowary Coast Regional Council is inviting the community to have their say on the future of Warrina Lakes in Innisfail.


The Draft Warrina Lakes Strategic Master Plan has been finalised and Council is requesting community feedback through a consultation process.

Cassowary Coast Regional Council Mayor Mark Nolan said Warrina Lakes is an important community asset from both a recreational and cultural perspective.

“Council has identified the need to raise the profile and patronage of the Warrina Lakes community by providing various improvements whilst also maintaining a number of existing attractions and facilities, such as the historic covered shed, mini rail, Anzac Avenue and the Mamu Bush Tucker Garden.

“Council has prepared the Draft Warrina Lakes Strategic Master Plan based on feedback received during the initial consultation period and ongoing discussions with the community and key stakeholders,” said Mayor Nolan.

Environmental Portfolio holder, Councillor Jeff Baines, said the project has significant environmental benefits through providing two new wetlands.

“These new wetlands will assist in increasing water quality within the catchment and provide habitat for a number of bird and fish species,” said Councillor Baines.

The public consultation stage will be open from today, 14 October 2021 to Sunday 21 November 2021 with Council encouraging all residents to provide feedback, ideas and suggestions on the Draft Warrina Lakes Strategic Master Plan.

The feedback will be reviewed by the project team and considered in the preparation of the final Warrina Lakes Strategic Master Plan. The final Warrina Lakes Strategic Master Plan will then be prepared for Council endorsement.

Implementation of the Warrina Lakes Strategic Master Plan will be a matter for Council’s further consideration, as part of its annual budget deliberations and implementation of its works and maintenance programs.

The Warrina Lakes Strategic Master Plan will be used to apply for state and federal funding for projects outlined within the implementation plan.

The community is encouraged to have their say on the project though the consultation portal here:

warrinastrategic.cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au or by emailing the project team via enquiries@cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au.

For more information please visit www.cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au/master-plans-strategies


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