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Commonwealth Games business briefing

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Cairns Art Society 70th Annual Exhibition

Exhibition Opening Event of the Cairns Art Society’s 70th Annual Art Exhibition More

Free guided birdwatching tour

Free bird watching guided walk every Tuesday commencing at 8.30am. Bring binoculars and wear walking shoes. More

Christmas Tree light switch-on

The winners of Council's eCard design competition will switch on the lights on the giant Christmas Tree. More

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Queen's Baton Relay route revealed

Queen's Baton Relay route revealed
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Calls for protection of portside land

Calls for protection of portside land
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New playground offers natural attractions

New playground offers natural attractions
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New routes to affect kerbside collection

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The new Nature Play space and Fitzalan Reserve at Centenary Lakes are subject to fogging to deal with the increased number of mosquitos in the area. The fogging will commence tomorrow, Saturday 25/11/2017 5:30am and is expected to be completed by 6:00am.
Year 8 students at Gordonvale State High School putting the finishing touches on their worm farm lids. The nutrient-rich ‘worm tea’ the worm farm produces is already being used in garden plots and surrounding fruit trees. 99% of the building materials were recycled from the Cairns Regional Council Buy Back Shop (www.cairns.qld.gov.au/buybackshop).
Centenary Lakes Nature Play space was officially opened today. Details at http://ow.ly/l1VT30gJRqa Carefree Melody by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://www.twinmusicom.org/song/302/carefree-melody Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org
Tomorrow's (Wednesday) Council meeting will be held at the Marlin Coast Rec Centre at Smithfield (27 Leisure Park Rd to be exact). It's starting at the later time of 11.30am. Everyone is welcome to attend. The agenda is available to view on our website: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/meetings/ordinary-meeting/ordinary-meetings/22-november-2017
Free Mulch Giveaway starts soon! For all the details visit: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/whats-on/whats-on/events/free-mulch-giveaway
⏰🗑 Your bin collection times may change! To find out what this means for your area go to http://ow.ly/bIak30gDme3
Savannah and Marty are with us at Cannon Park looking for a Fur-Ever pet. Come join us.
Recycling starts with you. Know what goes where. #nationalrecyclingweek
Munro Martin Conservatory at Cairns Botanic Gardens will be temporarily closed for maintenance from 7.30am - 9.30am!
Individual bottle top lids can't be recycled. But... #nationalrecyclingweek
As we are heading into this cyclone season, we are launching our new Cairns Disaster Dashboard at http://disaster.cairns.qld.gov.au/. Now is the perfect time to get familiar with this new resource and sign up to our emergency notification system, Cairns Alert.
A Remembrance Day Service will be held at the Cairns Cenotaph this morning. To respect the solemn nature of this service, the Cairns Esplanade will be closed to traffic between Aplin and Florence St for about 30 mins from 10.45am..... We will remember them.... Lest We Forget
Are you recycling right? Find out during National Recycling Week! We'll have pop-up stalls at local shopping centres where you can have a chat about all things recycling. Plus, you could win a double pass to visit the Great Barrier Reef or gift vouchers from local environmental stores. Come and visit us: Monday 13 Nov 10am-12noon – Smithfield Shopping Centre Tuesday 14 Nov 10am-12noon – Stockland Earlville Shopping Centre Friday 17 Nov 10am-12noon – Cairns Central Shopping Centre