Cairns Regional Council - North Queensland winner of the 2023 Risk Excellence Award
Deputy Mayor Cr Terry James of Cairns Regional Council proudly accepted the 2023 LGMS Risk Excellence Award for the North Queensland district at the Local Government Association of Queensland 2023 Annual Conference in Gladstone last month.
Congratulations to the council and the whole team for their award-winning fire risk mitigation strategy. This strategy was developed by Council to provide clarity on agency responsibilities and identify measures to reduce fire risks, including the proper use of hazard reduction burns and fuel reduction. It also addresses the use of other fire mitigation measures, such as revegetation to support canopy thickening to suppress grass regrowth.
Watch the video to hear more about their award-winning initiative