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It's certainly a bit wet out there! When the rain hits, our network of drains and waterways spring into action to protect properties from flooding. If you have a drainage easement on your property, it's vital to make sure it is clear of debris or obstructions and able to do its very important job. And remember - don't play in pipes and drains! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pP00smPKmE
Join the festivities this weekend as Cairns celebrates the Year of the Monkey.
Looking for info on the upcoming Council elections? All the key dates and info can be found on our website. Remember to check your enrolment details to make sure your voice will count on polling day. Rolls close at 5pm this Saturday. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/whats-on/election
Thunderstorms may help to cool the ridiculously hot weather we've been having, but they've also led to a spike in the number of lost pets. Thunder and lightning can be very, very frightening for our furry friends, so it's important to make sure they are safe and secure at home when there's a chance of storms. If you've lost your pet, you can check our website to see if they're at the pound. And remember, a registered and microchipped pet is so much easier to reunite with worried owners. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/payments/impounded-pets
The Local Government elections will be held on Saturday 19 March. It's important that all residents have the opportunity to have their say in this election. If you've moved and haven't updated your info on the electoral roll, or you are yet to enrol to vote, you have until 5pm this Saturday 13 Feb to do so. Check your enrolment details here: https://oevf.aec.gov.au/
A new round of Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grants is now open. Arts professionals can apply for up to $10,000 to assist projects that contribute to the vibrancy of the local arts industry. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/radf-feb-2016
Gooooooooo Taipans!!!!!!!! #orangearmy
Loridan Drive Reserve now has its own green gym! Installation of the free fitness equipment finished earlier this week and it's already proving popular. Have you tried it yet? What's your favourite way to exercise outdoors? http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/loridan-dr-fitness
Cairns beaches are likely to stay closed for at least a few days yet. Irukandji jellyfish are still hanging around and you really don't want to come in contact with one of these nasty little critters!
Would you like to join the team at Council? Applications close on Monday for a Ganger - Line Marking position. If you have a current LR driver's licence, good organisational skills and the right experience, you could be just the person we're looking for! Check out all of our current job opportunities on our website: https://jobs.cairns.qld.gov.au/VacancyList.aspx
Are you aged 12-25 with an artistic streak? Entries are now open in the Youth Week 2016 artwork design comp! Designs need to be original and reflect the theme "Be the future". And we've already got some big news about Youth Week - Block Party has come on board as the headline event of the brand new Re:GENERATION Festival :) http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/youth-2016
Do you know a woman who has achieved great things as a role model or as an advocate for gender equality? Nominations are now open for the Cairns Region Woman of the Year and Young Woman of the Year. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/iwd2016awardsopen
More than 1500 people explored the Cairns Civic Theatre at Saturday's open day. Check out some pictures below - feel free to post your pics in the comments or tag your friends!
Ellis Beach, Palm Cove, Clifton Beach, Kewarra Beach, Trinity Beach and Holloways Beach are still closed because of marine stingers.
To keep our number one playground at its absolute best, we'll be doing some tree maintenance around Muddy's from Monday for up to two weeks. The work will be on one area at a time to keep disruption to a minimum and we'll try to avoid the peak use times. While the playground will stay open, there may be some sections not accessible while the works are happening. We're sorry for the inconvenience.
The Blue Arrow walking track will be closed on Monday so we can clear some fallen trees. The Red Arrow will remain open. In the meantime, if you're using the track, take care and look out for any trip hazards. Have a great weekend :)
Surf Lifesaving Qld has advised that all Cairns beaches will remain closed across the weekend, due to the high risk of irukanji stings. But our beautiful Esplanade Lagoon is open and stinger-free!
A heads-up that we’re doing some urgent repair work to the sewer line outside Cairns State High School on Sheridan Street. One tree will need to be removed so we can get to the pipe but we’ll replace it with a similar tree when we’re done. Traffic controllers are on site and there’s one lane closed. The crew’s working hard to get it all fixed up ASAP, but it might take a few days all up. Apologies for any inconvenience.
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Thinking about a post-work swim? Unfortunately, today's not the day. Ellis Beach, Palm Cove, Clifton Beach, Kewarra Beach, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob and Holloways Beach are all closed due to Irukandji stings. Please don't swim at closed beaches. Note that with the School holidays now over, lifeguard patrol hours have changed.
The Civic Theatre will open its backstage door for a special look behind the scenes ahead of the final night performance of the Choral Society's Phantom of the Opera. Don't miss this final chance to see inside the theatre before it makes way for the all-new Cairns Performing Arts Centre. Saturday 30 Jan 10am-1pm.