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We had a great morning out at Yorkeys Knob State School discussing the draft improvement plans for Yorkeys Knob Foreshore. The Year 6 students had great ideas, how about you share yours? http://bit.ly/1QKfcxg
Check out the latest edition of Living in Cairns, with loads of festive season events and more more! http://createsend.com/t/j-3E96F3C67A70255C
Check out the progress at Tobruk Pool! The new-look complex is expected to be open by mid-next year.
Unfortunately, the maintenance on the Red Arrow has turned out to be a little more than we expected and the closure will continue tomorrow. We apologise for the inconvenience.
Just 36 days until NYE! Not that we're counting ;-p The line-up for this year's Cairns Esplanade NYE concert has been announced and it features a quality mix of visiting and local musical talent. And there will be an extended bus service until 1.30am to help people get home safely :) http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/nye-concert2
A big congrats to the winners of this year's Christmas e-card competition! Aimee, Billie and Mia (pictured) are the three age category winners, with Billie's design taking out the top prize. All three young artists will be given the honour of switching on the Cairns Esplanade Christmas tree lights next Tuesday. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/card-winners
Holloways Beach Environmental Education Centre held its celebration event yesterday for the Cairns District Schools Science and Environmental Sustainability Enrichment Program. Council is a proud supporter of the Enrichment program, which helps to nurture young minds and future leaders of Cairns. The program targets young people who are showing leadership and innovation in the areas of science and sustainability.Council also benefits from this relationship, with the children involved offering up a fantastic array of fresh ideas and enthusiasm for their projects. A big congrats to all involved!
The eastern side of the Red Arrow walking track will be closed for maintenance this Thursday (26 November) from 7.30 to 9.30am. We appreciate your patience while we work to keep the track up to scratch and apologise for any inconvenience.
Areas to stay and play, connecting pathways and action stations...we want your thoughts on draft improvement plans and vegetation management plans for Yorkeys Knob Foreshore. Have your say before December 11.
Our Sister Cities Youth Ambassador Program scored a national award at last week's Sister Cities Australia Conference. A big thanks to committee Chair Sim Hayward (pictured) and all of the staff, local families, businesses, schools and anyone who was involved in this great program. Trophies will be sent to each of Cairns' seven Sister Cities. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/sister-award
Discover your Cairns Performing Arts Centre! Join the discussion at tomorrow's (Tuesday) public workshops in the Civic Reception Rooms at Council. Sessions will be held at 12.30pm and 5pm. Just come along and join in - we'd love to hear your thoughts :)
Thank you to everyone who came along for this special occasion. The garden symbolises the friendship between Cairns and Zhanjiang as Sister Cities, as well as the historical and ongoing connection between Cairns and China.
Looking for a career with Council? We currently have positions open for a Senior Landscape Architect and Parks Operations Gardener. You can view all current vacancies and position descriptions on our website https://jobs.cairns.qld.gov.au/VacancyList.aspx
We had a fantastic time this morning at the opening of the Chinese Friendship Garden. Thanks to the CADCAI Lion Dancers for the wonderful entertainment and blessing of the gardens. Keep an eye on this page on Monday for all the pics.
Join us from 10.30 for Lion Dancers, firecrackers and the first look at the completed Friendship Garden. Don't forget to wear red for good fortune :)
**Have your say** Join us for public workshops this Tuesday (24 November) to give your feedback on the proposed Cairns Performing Arts Centre. Workshops will be held in the Civic Reception Rooms at Council's Spence Street office from: 12.30pm-2.30pm; and 5pm-7pm
TTNQ's Alex de Waal has responded to the #CoffeeCupCup challenge from Mayor Bob in style! And he has put the challenge out to tourism employees everywhere to forego one cup of coffee and instead donate the money saved to the Mayor's Christmas Cheer Appeal, which helps families in the Cairns region to celebrate the festive season. Thanks for the support, Alex! You can check out Alex's fantastic video online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Nda5msvmxo&feature=youtu.be
Congratulations Mikaela Bretz and Theo Watson on receiving the Wingate Properties North Queensland Sports Foundation's annual bursary for all of your outstanding sporting achievements! The Cairns Athletics duo was nominated for the prestigious award following a fantastic year on the track, which has included state, national and international representation. Well done!
A big congratulations to all nominees and recipients at Council's Training and Excellence Awards for 2015. So many great people recognised! http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/staff-awards-2015
A big thanks to Shine Lawyers for their contribution to the Mayor's Christmas Cheer Appeal. They ran a raffle for a signed jersey when the Cowboys visited Cairns last month, with all proceeds going to the appeal, which supports local people in need at Christmas time. Thanks also to everyone who purchased a ticket in the raffle, which raised $644. Pictured with Mayor Bob (and a special guest) are Shine Lawyers General Manager Emma Crouch and Branch Manager Carrie Thomas.
What do you think of the proposed design for the new Cairns Performing Arts Centre? You can see the full image gallery at the bottom of this page: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/major-projects/cpac