Upcoming ‘Meet the Candidates’ event


INNISFAIL District Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism is holding a ‘Meet the Candidates’ event for the upcoming by-election to fill the vacancy in the office of the Division 6 Councillor in the Cassowary Coast Regional Council. 

The by-election was triggered by the resignation of Division 6 Councillor Kylie Farinelli last month.

This open event will be held on Monday, July 12, at Innisfail Bowls Club, 1 Corso Street, Innisfail

starting at 6.00pm.

The bowls club facilities will be available for the purchase of drinks etc.

Division 6 has more than 3,400 residents and includes the areas of Cowley Beach, East Innisfail, Mourilyan, Boogan, Coquette Point, South Innisfail, Etty Bay, Cowley, Warrubullen and Moresby.

Antonino Ucchino, John Hutchinson, Renee McLeod, Paul Toogood, Harry Tenni, Barry Anderson, and Wayne Kimberley are the Division 6 candidates. 

Each of the seven candidates will have five minutes to present themselves and their key campaign points.

This will be followed immediately by two questions from the floor, from the general public to the candidate, at the end of their five minutes.

It is expected the event will be orderly and without prejudice to any candidate, no unruly or bad behaviour will be accepted from any person on the premises.

After the event, candidates will be free to mingle with the general public, if they wish.

If you are keen to attend in person, please register your attendance via the following Try Booking link https://www.trybooking.com/BSSRA, so numbers can be managed and remain COVID complaint. 

All who attend will be expected to log in via the Queensland COVID App at the venue.

Pre-polling runs from July 12 – 16 at the Innisfail Shire Hall from 9.00am – 5.00pm, or vote on the by-election date of Saturday, July 17, with polling booths running at Innisfail East and Mourilyan State Schools between 8.00am – 6.00pm.

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