Consultation Period: 28 March to 14 April 2024

The purpose of the Rating Advisory Committee (RAC) is to provide a platform for ratepayers and community members to provide feedback and recommendations on Council's current General Rates and Special Levies structure in advance of developing the 2024/2025 Annual budget, and the term of future council.

The RAC was established in June 2023 and met four times during Q1/Q2 in 2023/24. For further information on the RAC click here: https://yoursay.cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au/rates

The committee conducted a review of the current rating structure and developed recommendations for general rates going forward at Cassowary Coast Regional Council, with an external independent facilitator from the Mead Perry Group. The Draft RAC Recommendations provides Council with a proposed general rating strategy to be implemented over the term of the next Council.

To ensure that Council provides an opportunity for further consultation and feedback on the recommendations from the widest possible cross section of our community, all ratepayers and residents are invited to attend in person information and feedback sessions to be held across Innisfail, Mission Beach, Tully and Cardwell during the last week of March 2024.

Please fill out the form below to attend the consultation information sessions.

If you are unable to attend one of the in-person events, you can still participate by filling out the Expression of Interest form on this page to receive emailed information once the consultation period opens.

Event registrations and Expressions of Interest can also be submitted at Council's Customer Service Centres, or by calling 1300 763 903.

Council looks forward to hearing your thoughts.