Cassowary Coast Regional Council is excited to announce the release of the Final Master Plan for the Innisfail CBD.

The Innisfail CBD Revitalisation Master Plan was endorsed during Council's August 2023 Local Government Meeting.

The Master plan envisions a destination where the rivers of the lush rainforest coverage with the Great Barrier Reef, celebrating the "Chjowai" culture and embracing a proud multi-cultural heritage. The plan includes both long-term transformative projects and short-term quick win initiatives.

Over the course of 2023, engagement has been undertaken with the Innisfail community through online survey's, trader and community workshops, stakeholder one-on-one meetings , and discussions with a local school. Council has also been working closely with the Stakeholder Reference Group.

Council sincerely thanks everyone for their participation in the stakeholder engagement process that has informed the vision of this Master Plan.


The Innisfail CBD Revitalisation Master Plan can be viewed by the community on Council’s website.

Staging Delivery

Cassowary Coast Regional Council has endorsed the Innisfail CBD Revitalisation Staging Delivery Plan 2023 – 2057 at the October 2023 Local Government Meeting.

The Innisfail CBD Staging Delivery Plan 2023 – 2057 (Plan) is a roadmap for the delivery of the master plan projects.

Council will kick start the staging of the delivery with the Edith Street Urban Rainforest as the priority short term initiative. This initiative will introduce lush tropical planting along Edith Street, reflecting Innisfail’s tropical setting and enhancing the Art Deco features.

Illuminate Innisfail is another priority short-term initiative that was strongly supported by the community during consultation. Council will develop a full scope of works that will seek to deliver illuminating feature trees and Jubilee Bridge lighting to enhance the town’s ambiance, promote safety, and create a captivating journey for residents and visitors.

To read the full project update click here!