At the February Council Meeting, Council appointed the Stakeholder Reference Group for the Innisfail CBD Revitalisation Project.

The members who have been appointed as per Council assessment following the Terms of Reference are:


Community Representative Category

Group/ Business Name

Michael Skuse

Innisfail CBD Traders and Operators

Raine & Horne Innisfail

Brenton Bilingsley

Innisfail CBD Traders and Operators

Canecutter Hotel

Nadine Picini

Innisfail CBD Traders and Operator

Cheryl Lee Florist

Ben Health

Property Owners/ residents directly affected by the project

Innisfail Seafood

Board Representative of Mamu RNBTC as nominated by their Board

Traditional Land Owners

Mamu Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC

Annette Swaine

Innisfail Chamber of Commerce

Innisfail District Chamber of Commerce

Fay Falco-Mammone


Johnstone Region Landcare Group

Wendy Sheils


Local Artist – Innisfail Art Society, Mission Arts, Local Show Society Cairns Sculpture Botanica, Regional Arts Development Fund Committee Member and Licuala writers

Susette Birchley

Property Owners/ Residents in close proximity of the area, that won’t be directly impacted

Local resident

Peter Williamson

Wider Innisfail Community

Innisfail Police Service

Jason Micale

Accommodation Owner

Alberts Hostel Innisfail

Kerry Linton

Community Group

Art Deco Festival, Feast of the Senses, Just Sing It

The purpose of the Reference Group as an Advisory Committee to Council, is to create an opportunity for stakeholders and the community to be regularly informed, engaged and consulted by Council on the project, and for the members to increase awareness amongst their networks.

The expression of interest was open from 14 December 2022 to 3 February 2023 and Council received 22 submissions, all of a very high calibre.