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Learn the basic techniques for drawing plant structure and form over 4 weeks. More
2015 Under 25 National Baseball Championships are being held in Cairns 5-10 September 2015. More
This training provides information on risks associated with suicide. More
An enjoyable day drawing botanical studies using water colour pencils. More
Work starts on city heart
Silver anniversary celebration with Sister City
Mirriwinni boil water notice lifted
Devine start to tropical makeover
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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
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" :)
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 :)
Great photos from last night's Grand Parade!
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.
Important news for people who live in the Mirriwinni area. http://bit.ly/1NXW8XE
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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=
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
Zumba at the Positive Ageing Fair on the Cairns Esplanade!
Lunch was served to a backdrop of live music in the Hilton Hotel Ballroom to celebrate Seniors Week.
The new Conservatory at the Cairns Botanic Gardens is nearing completion! We look forward to sharing the finished product with you in a few short weeks :)
Southside morning tea for Seniors Week this Thursday :)