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Are you cyclone-ready?

Plan, Pack, Listen during cyclone season. More

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Woman of the Year Awards

Nominate local women by 28 Feb... More

International Women's Day, 8 March

Disaster Dashboard

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Historic Cairns Chinatown Miniatures

Step back in time to the 1880’s and explore a miniature version of Cairns Historic Chinatown. More

Fantastic Beasts House Cup Competition

Come dressed in your House colours or as your favourite Harry Potter character More

Esplanade market

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

Chinese New Year Street Festival

Lion and Dragon performances, art and cultural displays, Chinese food, markets and more. Free entry. More

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Website puts Cairns’ art and culture on the map

Website puts Cairns’ art and culture on the map

Strategic approach to waste reduction

Strategic approach to waste reduction

Cultural infrastructure grants

Cultural infrastructure grants

Active grant to produce pedal power

Active grant to produce pedal power

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Already a torch bearer at the 2000 Olympics, Kevin Murgatroid is back in action as a baton bearer at the 2018 Queen's Baton Relay. Go Kevin!
Have Your Say! Council is updating its cycling and walking strategy to develop a new works program and action plan for the next 20 years. Your feedback will help us plan for the future. The survey is available online at https://goo.gl/XWvVPi
🏃 Accomplished athlete Brendan Peeters coaches kids in the community in his sport of Track and Field. He is also one of the baton bearers of the 2018 Queen's Baton Relay. #QBR2018 #cairns
Tickets for our International Women’s Day Breakfast now available at: https://goo.gl/9ftwJ1 The 2018 Woman of the Year, Young Woman of the Year and the inaugural Scholarship to a woman in our community will be announced on the day. #internationalwomensday #cairns
Get your slide on today at Sugarworld!
Meet the amazing 11-year-old BMX powerhouse Portia Eden, one of the baton bearers for the Cairns leg of the Queen's Baton Relay. #queensbatonrelay #cairns #bmx #qbr2018
Surf Life Saving Queensland has advised that stinger risk is high today and into the next week, due to sustained northerly conditions. Stay safe and swim at patrolled beaches, wear protective clothing and look for and observe warning signs.
One month to go until the Queen's Baton Relay hits Cairns! Learn all about the relay at https://goo.gl/UJMUek. #QBR2018 #commgames2018 #queensbatonrelay #batonbearer #GC2018
♀️ Nominations for 2018 Woman of the Year and Young Woman of the Year are now open! Nominate now at https://goo.gl/a2ZXK1 A $2000 scholarship is also being offered to a woman residing in the Cairns region who is making a positive contribution to the local community.
**ROAD CLOSED** Severin St is closed near the Gatton St roundabout due to a burst water main. It's likely to remain closed until this evening.. Please use an alternative route. We apologise for the inconvenience.
Friday is Twilight Sliding day at Sugarworld!
The Targa Great Barrier Reef rally is coming to Cairns from 31. August until 2. September. So far 163 crews have officially entered this first ever Cairns event, exceeding all expectations. It is not too late to enter! Simply email Pam at pam@targa.com.au for further details.
⚠️ Surf Life Saving have removed the stinger nets from all beaches due to weather and strong winds. The nets are expected to be re-installed on Friday, possibly Saturday.
Some good news to come out of the overnight rain... Copperlode Falls Dam is full and water is now flowing over the spillway. A wonderful sight to see! It's normal for the dam to spill during the wet season. In a good year, it will spill consistently for 3-4 months. #WetTropics
⚠️ While the Bureau Of Meteorology has the Cairns area on Flood Watch, remember to: ✅ Follow our Cairns Disaster Coordination Centre page. ✅ Sign-up to Cairns Alert at https://goo.gl/GR3izo (our disaster communication service) ✅ Stay out of flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it!
Twilight Sliding starts today at Sugarworld!