IN THE MEDIA
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
A MESSAGE FROM THE TRANSPORT AND MAIN ROADS MINISTER THE HON MARK BAILEY
Minister’s Message for Cassowary Festival
Congratulations to the Mission Beach Community Cassowary Festival organisers for their efforts to promote this beautiful part of Queensland through low-impact tourism and their vision for an ecologically sustainable future.
I am sorry that I cannot be with you today.
As Transport and Main Roads Minister, I’ve had the privilege of working with the community and advocacy groups on solutions to protect cassowaries and reduce vehicle strikes.
Your dedication to protecting and raising awareness of the local southern cassowary population is to be commended.
It is vitally important that we work together to protect this iconic bird.
Some of the measures already taken to help those protective efforts include:
The Palaszczuk Government recognises the challenges facing the cassowary population and residents’ concerns.
We all have a role to play and I urge motorists to do their part when driving through this area – slow down and be vigilant.
Thank you for all of the great work you do, and I hope you have a fantastic festival.
" It was such an amazing day! We had many visitors, our local talented muso's gave such great entertainment, people looked great in their costumes, kids had a blast, we got to raise awareness about our important natural environment, hooray team and Mission Beach!"
"Oh such artistic fun loving people we have in our area"
"The art work looks fabulous. It was a pleasure to be a part of it all. The girls and I really enjoyed it. Sadly we had to move and weren't able to be there. Just wanted to say thank you for the experience and the chance to get creative 🐢🐦🐸 looked like a great day"
"Congratulations organising committee. Excellent day. See you next year"
Brett Krause, Brettacorp
"It was a fantastic day. Such a tribute to our great bird,👍 and the amazing environment we share. 💖 True community spirit with a lovely vibe as well. Thank you." 👌
On April 2 an all ages workshop was held with Penny Bell & Sally Moroney as part of the Threads Fibre & Textile Festival Workshop Series from March-May at Mission Beach Community Arts Centre. Completed batik flags will be displayed at the Mission Beach Community Cassowary Festival in June. CCIN News
Cassowary Festival popular in German media