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A guided tour taking in over 12 Stories of the lives and deaths of people buried in the cemetery More
Delve into the Indigenous cultures of Tropical North Queensland. More
Immerse yourself in the regions Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander cultures More
Markets return to Palm Cove this Sunday
Planning Scheme information session
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A heads-up that rates notices have been popped in the mail today. If you don't receive yours by next Friday, please give us a call. Now that the credit card surcharge is gone, it's even more convenient to use our secure online payment service. It can even group multiple properties to keep things simple. https://eservices.cairns.qld.gov.au/eservice/start.do
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Check out the latest edition of the Go Clubs e-news to keep up to date with news from our local sports community: http://createsend.com/t/j-8C2C77AA9D143735
We were thrilled to have these four passionate young residents address Council yesterday about important environmental issues. It was especially great to hear from 11yo Lily Eggett, who initiated a campaign to reduce cigarette butt litter and wound up with her artwork and her message on our free wi-fi landing page. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/war-on-butts
The new edition of Living in Cairns is now live. Subscribe via our "sign up" button to receive a mobile-responsive version directly to your inbox. http://createsend.com/t/j-ACA4134BA2586A46
Mayor Bob Manning joined with TTNQ CEO Alex de Waal yesterday to announce a joint Events Prioritisation Strategy for TNQ. One of the aims is to spread events right across the year to keep a steady flow of visitors into the region. What sort of events would you like to see in Cairns? http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/events-attraction
Older parking ticket machines in the CBD will soon be replaced with credit card enabled machines to make parking in the city more convenient. The new machines will still accept coins but will have an option for anyone who prefers the card method. On-street parking will still be free all day on Sunday and after 11.30am on Saturday. But make sure you read the signs for any other conditions that may apply.
Wow - that was quick! Tickets to the Seniors Week Lunch have already sold out. Get in quick if you still want tickets to the Garden Tea, as this one won't be far behind. Phone ticketLiNK on 1300 855 835.
Tickets to the Seniors Week Lunch and Garden Tea are available from 8am tomorrow! Tickets are free but are strictly limited, with a maximum of two per person. Drop into the new ticketLiNK box office at Council's Spence Street customer service centre or phone 1300 855 835. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/140624/Seniors-Week-Program-2015.PDF
Find out more about the grants on offer through our Go Clubs initiative.
What's happening in Cairns this week? Check out our online What's On Calendar. And don't forget to submit your community not-for-profit event for free publication. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/whats-on/whats-on
There is still time to have your say on the proposed amendments to the new Cairns Region Planning Scheme, including changes to building height limits and the introduction of a tropical urbanism policy. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/major-projects/cairns-region-planning-scheme
Have you tried out the Brinsmead-Redlynch cycleway yet? It's a scenic ride suitable for all the family. Check out the video for a sneak peak. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WaTurvkGOk&feature=youtu.be
What a fantastic evening with The Magic Flute in Fogarty Park last night! Were you there? What did you think? Big cheers to everyone involved in such a great event, especially with the late-notice venue change. As they say, the show must go on!
Consultation on the Fuller Park Master Plan closes in a week. But there's still time to have your say. An info session will be held at Hambledon House next Wednesday (29th) from 6pm for anyone who'd like to find out more about the plans. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/have-say/open/fuller-park
The program for Seniors Week 2015 is out! Featuring loads of events and activities for active seniors. Hard copies are available from Council's customer service centres and Cairns Libraries branches. Tickets for the Garden Tea Party and Seniors Week Lunch are available from next Wednesday. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/140624/Seniors-Week-Program-2015.PDF
We're counting down to the 2016 RACQ NQ Games in Cairns, it's 11 months to go - 24-26 June. Vice Chairperson of the NQ Sports Foundation Cr Jessie Richardson brought the games torch to town and it was great to have RACQ's Darren McTaggart and Cairns’ NQ Sports Foundation Wingate Properties Bursary nominees Theo Watson and Mikaela Bretz on hand to mark the occasion.
Work is due to start on the Walker Rd Sporting Precinct by the end of next week. And the masterplan is finished for the Thomson Rd sports precinct. It's all systems go for sport on the southside! http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/sporting-precincts
Free opera in the park! Opera Australia's performance of The Magic Flute has been shifted to Fogarty Park as a FREE community performance. This wonderful FREE outdoor event is for all to enjoy, the show is rated G and suitable for all the family. This is an alcohol- free event but audience members are welcome to bring a blanket and picnic dinner. We're delighted that Opera Australia’s Artistic Director, Lyndon Terracini, will fly to Cairns to join the audience at the performance of The Magic Flute tomorrow evening. Thursday 23 July @ 7.30pm, Fogarty Park, Cairns Esplanade Don't miss this opportunity to see Australia’s national opera company, accompanied by the Cairns Young Voices children's choir!
A new approach to flying fox management has been developed and was endorsed by the Community Services Committee this morning. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/flying-fox-management
We've had to temporarily close the Cairns Civic Theatre while some remediation works take place inside the building. Unfortunately, we've had to cancel some upcoming shows but we're doing our best to reschedule. The good news is the performance of The Magic Flute that was planned for this Thursday is now a free, outdoor event! http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/civic-closed
The free movie night for Brinsmead has been given a new date! Join us on Saturday 1 August for Big Hero 6 on the big, outdoor screen :)
Our offices are closed today for the Show holiday. But we're still on deck in the Fred Moule Pavilion if you want to pop in and say hi. You could even go in the draw to win an iPad! Enjoy your day :)