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Budget 2017-18

Investment to create a highly liveable city... More

Be part of the Festival Parade

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Dog rego due 31 July

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Cairns Show (19-21 July)

There's something for everyone at the 3-day Cairns Show. More

Basketball After Dark

Drop in program for youths 11-25 years old. Come in and enjoy free snacks and refreshments, music and shoot some hoops. Bring old friends and make new ones! More

Encounter by Ark Ministries (21 - 22 May)

A free family friendly event run over 2 nights by Ark Ministries More

Coral Coast Track and Field Carnival

A chance to get amongst some healthy competition on track at Barlow Park! More

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Grants strengthen arts community

$80,000 in RADF grants strengthen arts community
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Level 3 Obedience discount reinstated

Level 3 Obedience dog registration discount reinstated
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Mount Peter Gravity Water Main contract awarded

Mount Peter Gravity Water Main contract awarded
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Council seeks share of $50m for smart water projects

Funding sought for smart water technology
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Come down and see us at the show today - we'll have the Cairns Taipans back from 11am to 12noon and tomorrow will feature Gold Coast Suns AFL player Michael Barlow and mascot Sunny Ray, more Taipans and the AFL premiership trophy. More at: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/sportspeople
Come down and see us at the show today - we'll have the Taipans back from 11am to 12noon and tomorrow will feature Gold Coast Suns AFL player Michael Barlow and mascot Sunny Ray, more Taipans and the AFL premiership trophy. More at: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/sportspeople
Get in quick! Cairns Taipans player Nate Jawai is down at our Council booth at the show until 12noon, hanging out with the Rugby League World Cup which will be there until 8pm tonight!
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Saturday 15 July, 2017
Due to the NRL and Cairns Show setup this weekend, there'll be some changes to traffic conditions around Barlow Park. Get all the details here: www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/nrl-barlow-traffic
FYI || We are undertaking some minor trimming of trees at the Cairns Library over the coming week under an approval from the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. For the health and safety of both the public and the natural environment, we will be removing dead and low-hanging limbs to promote healthy tree growth. A qualified ecologist and wildlife carer will be on site to ensure minimal impact to the flying fox colony. See www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/librarytreetrim for more.
The Cairns Festival 2017 program is now live! With plenty of free events as well as ticketed shows on offer, there really is something for everyone. So start planning your Festival! :) http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/festival/Eprogram
Free tickets are now available for the Seniors Week Positive Ageing Fair Luncheon. If you're aged over 55, you're invited to join in this fun event at Cannon Park Racecourse. A limit of two tickets per customer are available via TicketLiNK: http://ticketlink.com.au/whats-on/presentations-and-dinners/positive-ageing-fair-lunch-2017
Tickets to the Cairns Museum's opening day this Saturday are sold out! Big thanks to everyone who has booked tickets for their support of this special event. If you missed out, don't despair - the museum will be open with normal trading hours from Monday 10 July. http://www.cairnsmuseum.org.au/visit-us
Saturday 1 July, 2017
Looking to get the kiddies out of the house? Don't forget, Bat Chats are on at the City Library every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the school holidays, from 5:30pm (during winter).
Find out how you can be one of the first through the doors at the new Cairns Museum and how you can be part of the rise of electric vehicles in the latest Living in Cairns enewsletter! Click the link in the comments to subscribe for a mobile-responsive version straight to your inbox every month. http://createsend.com/t/j-5226A556C9EBF030
A reminder that applications close this Friday (30 June) in Round 4 of the Local Community Events grants program. The grant is open to events to be held between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018. Find our more about this and the many other Cairns Regional Council grants on offer: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/payments/grants
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Saturday, 24 June 2017