Project Overview

Cassowary Coast Regional Council will soon be starting a clean-up program of items left on our beaches and foreshore areas.

It is great to take a chair down to the beach to enjoy the scenery, but we ask that you take it to the beach, enjoy it and then take it home when you are done.

To address the issue of furniture and other items left on our beachfronts, the Beach Furniture Clean Up Program will commence in South Mission Beach in late June, weather permitting.

Council has established the program to clear unapproved structures and debris that is left behind and identified structures will be provided with 14 days to remove.

After this time, Council Officers will remove the item and store it at Council’s depot for a further 30 days for collection. A fee of $67.50 (effective 1 July 2023) paid via EFTPOS will be applicable per item and can be paid by visiting Council's Tully and Innisfail Customer Service Centres. After the 30 days, if items are not collected, Council will dispose of, auction or or donate items to a local charity.

Council understands that for some, these items are part of a tradition and Council will be looking to provide permanent alternatives across key locations in the future. For now, we are requesting the support of our community to ensure that these items return home with you when you leave.

Let's keep our paradise clean, and when visiting the beach, leave only footprints in the sand when you leave.

Council sincerely thanks and appreciates our community's support throughout this process.