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Council has commenced valuable discussions with the purchaser of Dunk Island.
Cassowary Coast Regional Council Mayor Mark Nolan said that whilst he understood at this time the sale was not yet settled, he was gladdened conversations had already commenced between the purchaser and Council.
“I anticipate we will build a productive partnership with the purchaser and have commenced conversations around long-term plans and the regional benefits that activating Dunk Island would provide.”
“A prosperous Dunk Island would be another jewel in the crown of what the Cassowary Coast has to offer. It would also provide job opportunities for locals, which is always a win in my book.”
Mayor Nolan said the purchaser had stated their intention to work with the local community in the future vision for the island.”
“An activated Dunk Island would complement Council’s masterplans for Mission Beach.”
Council worked with community in 2019 to develop the Mission Beach Master Plan, in conjunction with the Mission Beach community and Village Green businesses. A funding submission for the Building Better Regions Fund has been submitted and Council is currently awaiting the outcome of this submission.
As part of the FY21/22 Council Budget, Council has allocated $2.52 million towards the Mission Beach CBD upgrade. The Project will commence subject to outcomes from external funding applications.
Council has also allocated $450K towards the Mission Beach CBD carpark construction works in the latest Budget announcement.
Further information regarding the Mission Beach Masterplan can be found by visiting http://www.cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au/master-plans-and-strategies1.
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