Cassowary Coast Regional Council

Cassowary Coast Regional Council was formed in 2008 by the amalgamation of Cardwell and Johnstone Shires. It has an area of 4701 sq km. Its northern boundary is about 8 km north of Innisfail and its southern boundary is an irregular line inland from the south of Hinchinbrook Island.

The flightless endemic cassowary casuarius stands about 1.5 to 2 metres high and is found in the tropical scrubs, particularly in the vicinity of Cardwell. Although a shy bird, the cassowary has powerful legs that can inflict death. It is also a strong runner and swimmer.

Further Reading: 

Cardwell Shire and Johnstone Shire entries

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