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Cairns CBD Wartime Walk

Take a step back in time to learn about Cairns during wartime. More

Esplanade market

The Esplanade markets are held every Saturday against the backdrop of the Cairns waterfront. More

Big Talk One Fire Indigenous festival

UMI Arts host an Indigenous Cultural festival “Big Talk-One Fire” at Fogathy Park on the Cairns Esplanade. More

Erik Bünge performs The Elephant who was a Rhinoceros

Lecture performance revolving around the role the animal plays in human language. More

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Water service interruption – Machans Beach

Water service interruption – Machans Beach
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Dog ownership audit

Dog ownership audit
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Funds for InkFest

Funds for InkFest
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Dam emergency plan to be strengthened

Dam emergency plan to be strengthened
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UPDATE: Repairs have been completed and water supply has been restored. 🚰 Machans Beach: Water Service Interruption Water services at Machans Beach will be interrupted from 10pm tonight to allow for urgent repairs to a water main. A break in the water main along Machans Beach Road has occurred this morning and crews have been able to temporarily divert the water supply. Machans Beach residents will experience a water outage from 10pm today (Tuesday), with services expected to resume by 6am on Wednesday. We advise residents to make arrangements for the extended water outage and store water that may be needed for essential use during that time. We apologise for the inconvenience caused and appreciate the patience of residents during these works. Please tag family and friends in this area who might be affected by this outage.
To all Cairns entrepreneurs, creative thinkers and smart businesses: Apply now for the 2018 Tropical North Queensland Innovation Awards (TNQIA). Find out how to apply at https://goo.gl/9s2hT2 The categories for the 2018 awards are: * PROVEN INNOVATION AWARD for innovative products, processes and/or services in post-commercialisation stage (released to market or actively in commercial use) * PIPELINE INNOVATION AWARD for innovative products, services or processes in development stage (progressed past an idea, prototype developed, at scoping or testing phase) * ECO INNOVATION AWARD for innovations that deliver specific environmental benefits * INDIGENOUS INNOVATION AWARD for innovative organisations with majority ownership/directorship by Indigenous persons * SOCIAL INNOVATION AWARD for innovative new solutions to social issues to create or enhance social value * YOUNG INNOVATION AWARD for entrants aged 25 years and under (as at 15 August 2018) * PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD to be chosen by public vote during October 2018 (after shortlisting by the judging panel) * MAYOR'S INSPIRE AWARD for a stand-out innovation, selected by the Mayor
3 things you may not have known about recycling in Cairns: 1️⃣ In Cairns we have an overall waste recovery rate of 59%. The Queensland average only sits at 44.1%. 2️⃣ All kerbside-collected general waste (green or red-lidded wheelie bins) is processed to retrieve organic material like kitchen scraps and garden waste. The organic material is turned into soil conditioner, only non-organic waste goes to landfill. 3️⃣ Our Buy Back Shop processes around 600 tonnes of material annually and receives around 580 visitors per week for a variety of items that can be reused and repurposed. This information is taken from the most recent State Of The Environment Report. You can find the report on our website at https://goo.gl/Np4t1t
A quick reminder for users of our Arrow walking tracks that the Audi Arrow Experience 2018 fundraising event is taking place this Sunday from 7am to 1pm. The tracks will remain open to the public throughout the event.
🙌 IRONMAN will stay in Cairns for another 5 years! IRONMAN, Chief Operating Officer, Shane Facteau has welcomed the announcement by the Queensland Government and the Cairns Regional Council. In this image (from left): Tim van Berkel (IRONMAN Cairns Champion 2016), Miles Rose (Head of Partnerships IRONMAN), Liz Blatchford (Cairns Airport IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns Ambassador) and Deputy Mayor Terry James at the five year funding announcement Read the full media release at http://bit.ly/2xTa34f
🅿️ FREE on-street parking across the Cairns CBD this Sunday as the city hosts its biggest annual sporting event, the 2018 Cairns Airport IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns. Find more information on related road closures at http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/ironman-parking
🥇 Help us make our Nature Play playground a winner once again! The Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) is offering a People’s Choice award for one project as part of the State Awards to be held on 8th June. Follow the link below and like that post to vote for Nature Play: https://www.facebook.com/447779608664510/photos/a.1517663665009427.1073741870.447779608664510/1517664048342722/?type=3&theater
🍔 Food vendors wanted! We are compiling a pre-qualified register of all types of food vendor services for future Council-organised events, festivals and other community activities. Apply before June 26. Find out how at https://goo.gl/m86a3W
Happening now!! Operation Fur-Ever Home at Cannon Park. Come along to meet your new best friend!
2017 State of the Environment Report Snapshot In 2008 we set out to halve Cairns Regional Council greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. According to the new 2017 State of the Environment Report, our greenhouse gas emissions dropped by a further 5.2% last year, resulting in a 48.9% reduction over 9 years, just short of our 2020 target.
Entries are now open in the 2018 Tropical North Queensland Innovation Awards! Mayor Bob Manning was joined at today’s launch by Shark Tank judge Steve Baxter, who knows a thing or two about creating a successful business. Find out more and enter now at www.innovateTNQ.com.au.
If you still haven't picked up your free mulch, you'd better get in quick! Supplies are running low and are now available from the Portsmith waste transfer station only.
Mother nature was really showing off this morning. Who else captured this amazing sunrise? Show us your best shots.
Tomorrow marks one year before the 2019 Great Barrier Reef Masters Games will take place in Cairns. “Masters sport is really on the rise in Australia and we’re thrilled to be part of it,” said Mayor Bob Manning, who today launched the 2019 games at the Cairns Aquarium.
Missed out on free mulch? We've still got some left, so we have extended the Free Mulch Giveaway until Sunday, May 27. More info at https://goo.gl/iRD3rh We are still taking voluntary gold coin donations for OzHarvest. With each dollar donated OzHarvest can provide two meals for those in need.