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DRAFT INNISFAIL STRATEGIC MASTERPLAN - PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD OPEN UNTIL 16 MAR 2018

Cassowary Coast Regional Council, in association with James Cook University (JCU) students and staff and industry professionals have been undertaking a strategic planning project to develop a Masterplan to revitalise Innisfail's Central Business District, Fitzgerald Esplanade and Anzac Park, with the principle objective of creating vibrant and exciting spaces that draw people from the Bruce Highway, through the town and to the riverfront.

The purpose of the project is to design liveable and vibrant areas for the township of Innisfail with a unique Masterplan that

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DRAFT INNISFAIL STRATEGIC MASTERPLAN - PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD OPEN UNTIL 16 MAR 2018

Cassowary Coast Regional Council, in association with James Cook University (JCU) students and staff and industry professionals have been undertaking a strategic planning project to develop a Masterplan to revitalise Innisfail's Central Business District, Fitzgerald Esplanade and Anzac Park, with the principle objective of creating vibrant and exciting spaces that draw people from the Bruce Highway, through the town and to the riverfront.

The purpose of the project is to design liveable and vibrant areas for the township of Innisfail with a unique Masterplan that connects the Bruce Highway with Fitzgerald Esplanade and entices passing visitors into the town centre. In turn, this will result in increased business and economic activity in the town centre and allow for Innisfail to thrive and diversify from its agricultural base. The revitalisation will also provide opportunities for visitors and locals to use and value Innisfail's public spaces and riverfront.

The Draft Innisfail Strategic Masterplan is a 10 Year Vision that establishes the priorities and focused direction for projects within Innisfail's town centre. This document aims to provide the overarching redevelopment vision and strategic direction for the revitalisation of the town.

The Draft Innisfail Strategic Masterplan contains strategic, long term directions for economic, community and cultural development, including some “easy-and-quick-to-implement” ideas, house-keeping to revive tired structures and areas as well as a prioritised list of significant projects which will deliver for the local community and stakeholders. This document will be used to inform redevelopment decisions within the CBD.

The area outlined by Council for the master planned redevelopment encompasses three core precincts in the Innisfail CBD. Stretching from ANZAC Park to Fitzgerald Esplanade, the project aims to attract more people into the CBD. The master planned area has been divided into the following three precincts:

  • Anzac Park - identified as a key attractor that can bring visitors into town and inform about local attractions, history and culture;
  • The CBD precinct - comprising of Edith Street and Canecutter Court, with some of the finest art deco facades and heritage buildings in Australia; and
  • The Esplanade - Innisfail’s river foreshore and key recreational asset.

Implementation of the plan and will be a matter for Council’s further consideration as part of Council’s Annual Budget deliberations and implementation of its works and maintenance programs within existing budgets.


  • Draft Innisfail Strategic Masterplan

    The Draft Innisfail Strategic Masterplan is a 10 Year Vision that establishes the priorities and focused direction for projects within Innisfail's town centre.

    We encourage all members of the community to speak up and share their views about this exciting vision for the future of our town.


    The Draft Innisfail Strategic Masterplan is a 10 Year Vision that establishes the priorities and focused direction for projects within Innisfail's town centre.

    We encourage all members of the community to speak up and share their views about this exciting vision for the future of our town.


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