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Cassowary Coast’s first female mayor

CASSOWARY Coast Regional Council welcomed the region’s first female Mayor Teresa Millwood and nominated its Deputy Mayor Nicholas Pervan at this week’s post-election meeting held in Innisfail.

Alongside the declaration of office for Mayor Millwood were new Councillors Peter Reed (Division 1) and Ellen Jessop (Division 2), as well as returning Councillors Trudy Tschui (Division 3), Nicholas Pervan (Division 4), Jeff Baines (Division 5) and Renee McLeod (Division 6).

Mayor Millwood congratulated her fellow Councillors on their appointments and said she’s looking forward to working with Council to deliver priorities for the community.

“We need to get back to essential services and provide value for money so that our community is satisfied that they’re receiving the services they’re paying for,” Mayor Millwood said.

“I’m committed to providing honest and reliable representation for the Cassowary Coast and will be available to anyone who wants to discuss their ideas and aspirations for our future.”

Mayor Millwood also expressed her commitment to working collaboratively with her colleagues to see their collective vision come to fruition in this term of Council.

“A good leader can listen and understand, but a successful leader needs the support of their team and constituents who are willing to listen, and willing to accept change,” she said.

At the meeting, the council adopted the 2024-2028 list of Councillor representation and portfolios and appointed Councillors to various external bodies.  

Portfolios included: 

  • Advocacy – Mayor Cr. T Millwood
  • Development, Planning and Environment – Cr. J Baines
  • Economic Development and Tourism – Cr. R McLeod
  • Water and Wastewater – Cr. P Reed
  • Community, Culture and Liveability – Cr. T Tschui
  • Infrastructure Services – Cr. N Pervan
  • Waste and Resource Recovery – Cr. E Jessop

List of Councillor external representations 2024-2028

  • Australian Sugar Industry Museum Board – Cr. R McLeod
  • Cairns & Hinterland Health Service Community Advisory Group – Cassowary Coast Hub Community Consultation Committee – Cr. T Tschui
  • Cassowary Cost River Improvement Trust – Cr. J Baines
  • District Disaster Management Group – Mayor Cr. T Millwood
  • FNQ Regional Organisation of Councils – Mayor Cr. T Millwood
  • FNQ Regional Roads Group – Mayor Cr. T Millwood
  • Hinchinbrook – Cassowary Coast Local Marine Advisory Committee – Cr. J Baines
  • Johnstone River Catchment Management Association – Cr. N Pervan
  • Local Authority Waste Management Authority (LAWMAC) – Cr. E Jessop
  • Mourilyan Port Advisory Group – Cr. R McLeod
  • Natural Asset Management Advisory Committee (NAMAC) – Cr. J Baines
  • Reef Guardian Council Steering Committee – Cr. J Baines
  • Tropical Art Deco Society – Cr. T Tschui
  • Tully Multi-Purpose Centre Management Committee – Mayor Cr. T Millwood
  • Tully Police and Community Consultative Committee – Cr. E Jessop
  • Tully Support Centre Inc – Cr. T Tschui

List of Councillor Internal representations 2024-2028

  • Cassowary Coast Traffic Advisory Committee – Cr. N Pervan
  • CCRC Audit Committee – Mayor Cr. T Millwood and Cr. J Baines
  • CCRC Australia Day Committee – Mayor Cr. T Millwood
  • Cassowary Coast Community Sector Alliance – Cr. R McLeod
  • Community Grants Selection Panel – [portfolio holder]
  • Economic Development Advisory Committee – Cr. R McLeod
  • Local Disaster Management Group – Mayor Cr. T Millwood and Cr. N Pervan
  • Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Committee – Cr. T Tschui
  • Youth Advisory Committee – Cr. T Tschui

Keep up with the latest news in Cairns and the Far North, and check out some of our top stories this week: Study hub brings higher education to Innisfail and Cairns activities for the Easter school holidays.

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