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'Unfailing Love' Free Community Concert of Classical Gospel Music on 29 June 2016. More
Meet players from the Rabbitohs 2016 NRL Team. Such players include Roy Asotasi and Hymel Hunt. More
Join us the night before Plastic Free July kicks off for some motivation, courtesy of the Bag It! - the film. More
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Just 4 more sleeps until Sunday's massive NRL clash between the Rabbitohs & the Cowboys at Barlow Park!! Tickets are selling fast, so get in quick if you don't want to miss out. What's your tip for the final score?? http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=QLDRABB16
Tickets to the 2016 Future of Tropical Economies Conference have gone on sale today to coincide with the International Day of the Tropics. The theme for this year's FTEC will be Resilience in the Tropics and the program will feature quality Australian and international presenters on a range of topics. Get in quick to take advantage of the limited "early bird" registrations available now. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/ftec-launch
Cr Terry James has presented 22 sets of crutches to the Youth With a Mission (YWAM) Medical Ship, which is docked in Cairns. The crutches had been left at our Buy Back Shop over time and resident Jenny Ball suggested they might be able to help people in PNG who are being treated by the ship. We think that's a great idea! So a big thanks to anyone who gave their used crutches to the Buy Back Shop - they are now being put to good use :) http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/crutches-donation
Mayor Bob Manning and Major General Brian Dawson from the Australian War Memorial this morning announced the once-only visit to Cairns in August of the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience. Enthusiastic volunteers are being sought to help welcome visitors to the Spirit of Anzac Experience and to become part of this once-in-a-lifetime commemorative event in Cairns. Register your interest by emailing the volunteer coordinator at email@example.com. Find out more and book your preferred session at www.spiritofanzac.gov.au.
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Boil Water Notice - Mirriwinni Mirriwinni residents are advised to boil their drinking water until further notice, as low levels of cryptosporidium have been detected today. We'll let you know as soon as it's all clear. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/public-notices/alerts/boil-water-mirriwinni2
Check out the special edition of our Living in Cairns e-news for all the info on the 2016-17 Council Budget. Let us know in the comments if you have any questions about it :) http://createsend.com/t/j-69EBA83AB92C32B0
A record capital works program combined with $1.3 million worth of strategic planning initiatives has set the tone for a budget that addresses the Cairns region’s growing needs. Find out what's in Council's 2016-17 Budget: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/overview
The Budget meeting is just about to get under way. Follow us on Twitter (@CouncilCairns) for live updates and check back in here later on for a wrap up of the announcements.
Cairns Esplanade's school holiday program kicks off tomorrow (Tuesday). Get down to Muddy's from 9am for Ready Steady Go Kids Basketball and face painting. Oh, and did we mention it's FREE!! http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/esplanade/whats-on/holidays
The 2016-17 Council budget will be handed down tomorrow in a special meeting from 9am. Everyone is welcome to attend but if you'd rather get all the info online, follow us on Twitter (@CouncilCairns) for live updates during the meeting.
Go Helloworld Volleyroos! The Aussie girls are up 13 points to 8 in the first set against Japan. Be sure to check out the action here on the Esplanade this weekend.
Great news! Sunrise will be In Cairns tomorrow to do the weather live crosses from the esplanade volleyball courts. Get down there or tune in from 7am. And check out SBS tomorrow arvo for the finals action from the AVC Continental Cup right here in Cairns!
Good morning! Here's an update on some of the roadworks around the place this week: - Redlynch Connection Rd to St Andrew’s College work under way on the new road. Site will be under traffic control from today for about 2 weeks. - Florence Street (Grafton to Sheridan Streets) will be closed from 6am to 6pm today and tomorrow for asphalt works.Grafton/Florence street intersection also closed. - Abbott St (Wharf to Spence) and Spence St (Esplanade to Abbott) street lighting upgrade continuing until early August. Expect lane closures, temporary parking disruptions and pedestrian detours. - Abbott St (Florence to Minnie) street lighting upgrade starts Monday 27 June for approx. 2 weeks. Expect lane closures, temporary parking disruptions and pedestrian detours. - Collins Ave Bridge, Edge Hill water main works start Monday 27 June. Site will be under traffic control for 1 week. Please use alternate route, if possible.
Florence Street will be out of action between Grafton and Sheridan Streets tomorrow and Sunday from 6am to 6pm while we do some asphalt works. The intersection of Grafton and Florence street will also be closed, so best to use an alternate route. Access to businesses and residences will be maintained.
How good do the new courts look on the Cairns Esplanande! We're looking forward to a huge weekend of beach volleyball action :)
Check out the latest edition of our Living in Cairns e-news, with loads of upcoming events and Council news. Subscribe now to get the monthly newsletter straight to your inbox in mobile-responsive format each month (link in comments). http://createsend.com/t/j-9830AC3EDE68C0C0
Wow - there is just so much going on in Cairns this weekend! Just one example is the 2016 RACQ North Queensland Games, which will feature 2000 athletes competing in 30 sports. One of the cycling events will be happening at Edge Hill on Saturday from 7.30am. Unfortunately this means Collins Ave outside The Tanks and part of the Botanic Gardens will need to be closed to traffic from 6am until 3.30pm. But don't worry, the gardens are still open and Sunbus will be using alternate stops to get people there. So why not come along and cheer on our cyclists in their effort to be the best in NQ!
See 90's indie guitar-pop legends Custard this Friday at Tanks Arts Centre for just $35! Make sure you like the Tanks page while you're at it to keep up to date with all the latest news! :)
If you've been wondering what the massive pipes around the sporting precinct at North Cairns are for, they are the area's new sewer main. State-of-the-art trenchless technology will be used tomorrow to take them deep underground without cutting up the surface. Mayor Bob Manning and Cr Max O'Halloran were on site today with JPMI's John Moore to check it all out. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/sewer-pipe
There will be a temporary closure of the Rinks Close Jetty at Stratford later this week while we do some repair works. Apologies for any inconvenience.
A giant thanks to everyone who made it to Pets in the Park today. And a special thanks to Canine Training School, Eastern Canine and Greencross Vets for volunteering their time to run classes; and to Pets Cafe for donating great prizes for the Pets Parade. Here are a few highlights from the day.
Visitors had a chance to chat with local vets and dog trainers, such as Linda Mair from Canine Training School who ran an obedience class to kick off the day.
It's getting busy down here at Ravizza Park. Come join us for Pets in Park.