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Baby welcome

Register your baby for Council's welcoming event. More

Register your new baby for Council's Baby Welcome ceremony

Carols by Candlelight audition

Local performers invited to audition More

Clean up for the reef

Register or join a clean up site near you, 19-20 Sept More

What's on

2015 Under 25 National Baseball Championships

2015 Under 25 National Baseball Championships are being held in Cairns 5-10 September 2015. More

Suicide Prevention training LGBTI community

This training provides information on risks associated with suicide. More

Botanical Drawing with Julie McEnerny - Saturday Workshop

An enjoyable day drawing botanical studies using water colour pencils. More

Blue September Father's Day Challenge

Blue September Father's Day Challenge to be held on 6 September 2015 commencing at 6:30am. More

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Mayor Bob Manning has officially opened the new Conservatory, with members of the Friends of the Botanic Gardens given the honour of being first through the doors this morning. The Conservatory is now open to the public. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/conservatory-open
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A little bit of Zumba action by the lagoon! There is free Zumba every Thursday from 5.30pm - everyone's welcome to join in :)
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What's on today at Cairns Festival?
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The redeveloped Munro Martin Parklands will feature more than 7200 new trees, plants and vines surrounding an outdoor amphitheatre that will bring new life to the city park. Check out what we've got planned: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2euksAmaUY
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Work has started on the Shields St Heart! Prep works such as replacement of water mains is under way and the major construction works will stat at the end of this month. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/city-heart
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This weekend!
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Each night of Cairns Festival, after dark, the Cairns City Library comes to life. The 15-minute illuminated storytelling magic re-starts on each quarter of the hour. Come on down and be prepared for many "oohs" and "aahs" :)
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We're doing some more work on the garden beds in Collins Ave tomorrow, so there will be lane closures between 7.45am and 3pm. Please drive carefully and follow any directional signage. Thanks for helping to keep our team safe while their working to keep our city looking its best :)
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Great photos from last night's Grand Parade!
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Advice for pet owners - there will be fireworks on the Esplanade tonight from about 7.30pm. Please make sure your furry family members are safe and secure, especially if you are planning on heading out to watch the parade. Check that collars are on securely and rego tag attached so it will be easier to reunite dogs with owners if they do manage to escape. Remember fireworks can be very scary for dogs, cats, birds and other animals.
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Important news for people who live in the Mirriwinni area. http://bit.ly/1NXW8XE
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Mayor Bob Manning and Landscape Architect Andrew Prowse give the media a sneak peek of vines that will be a beautiful feature of Munro Martin Parklands.
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There will be changed traffic conditions in the CBD tomorrow (Saturday) for the Cairns Festival Grand Parade: - Grafton St closed between Minnie & Florence St 9am-7pm - Cairns Esplanade closed between Minnie & Spence Sts 10am-midnight - Minnie St closed between Grafton St & the Esplanade 2pm-7pm - Cairns Esplanade one-way only between Spence & Wharf Sts - Abbott St one lane operational between the Centrepoint building and Aplin St 6pm-11pm.
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Would you like to perform at this year's Cairns Carols by Candlelight? Registration is now open for the audition day that will be held at Fogarty Park on 12 September. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/carols-auditions-2015
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Planning on driving into town for Cairns Festival this weekend but not sure where to park? The Lake St multi-storey parking station will be open all weekend, free of charge!
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Our Living in Cairns e-newsletter for August is now live. Check it out for upcoming events and news from Council. http://createsend.com/t/j-EDC47B4175405104
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Babinda Library is getting an internal re-paint! But so we're not knocking people out with paint fumes, the library will be closed from Friday 4 September, reopening on Thursday 17 September. Members can borrow up to 30 items to tide them over during the closure, or memberships can be used at other Cairns Libraries branches. The after-hours return chute will continue to be available and items borrowed from other libraries can be returned at the Babinda branch. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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Good morning! A friendly reminder that rates payments are due next Tuesday 1 September. You can pay quickly and conveniently via our website with no credit card surcharge. More info on payment methods: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/payments/payment-options/rates
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With so much going on in the next few weeks, there are some changes to market dates at the Tanks and Palm Cove. The Esplanade markets will continue weekly on Saturdays. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/public-notices/notices/market-dates
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A Boil Water Notice has been issued for the Mirriwinni area. Any tap water for consumption should be boiled and left to cool. Full details here: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/public-notices/notices/boil-mirriwinni
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Cairns Festival is on now! Download the full program here: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0014/140171/Cairns-Festival-2015-E-Program.pdf
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One lane on Collins Ave will be closed on Tuesday from 7.30am to 3pm. This is so we can get some mulch on to the garden beds and have them looking their very best for the upcoming Carnival on Collins (which is on 6 September, if you're wondering). Please be careful if driving in the area. Apologies for any inconvenience.
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The Great Northern Clean Up is just 4 weeks away! We can all help make our region the best it can be by pitching in on clean up day. You can register a site or join an existing site via the clean up website: http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/join/?location=cairns&kw=
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We've got a brand new e-newsletter to keep you up to date with the construction of The Precinct. You can read the very first edition live online now: http://createsend.com/t/j-D2CAF26B61B33CCE Subscribe now to receive future editions as a mobile-responsive version straight to your inbox: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/major-projects/the-precinct/precinct-e-newsletter