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Woree Aquatic Centre will host an MS Swimathon to raise vital funds to help people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). More
Storytime at the City Library - ‘The Lost Thing’ shown through book and film, as well as a activity workshop More
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Last chance to book in for this one to keep the kiddies entertained on a wet weekend!
All residents are advised to prepare for a possible severe weather event. Information and resources are available on our website (link below). Like the Cairns Disaster Coordination Centre for regular updates across the weekend. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/natural-disasters
Cyclone WATCH issued for Cape Tribulation to Proserpine. Please follow Cairns Disaster Coordination Centre for regular updates.
We could be looking at some serious rain over the next few days. With that in mind, the message is a simple one: if it's flooded, forget it! It's simply not worth the risk.
With all the thunder this week, there has been an increase in lost pets coming to our pound in the past few days. Before you leave your furry friend for the day, please make sure they are safe and secure inside your property. Provide a comfortable space for pets to wait out the storms. Leaving something with your scent on it, such as an old shirt, can also help to keep pets calm. To check if you pet is in the pound, see our Lost Pets page on our website: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/payments/impounded-pets
It's still too early to talk locations and intensity, but it is timely to review your Household Emergency Plan, check your emergency kit and consider what you might need to do IF a severe weather event directly threatens our region. Follow Cairns Disaster Coordination Centre for further updates.
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Applications are now open to be part of this year's Cairns Festival Grand Parade! The theme is 'Shine' and we'd love to see lots of community floats reflecting that theme. Not sure where to start? Then get along to one of the free design workshops!
In addition, the customer service desk at Earlville Library will be closed all day this Friday. Our Spence St offices are not affected and will be open normal hours. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Free green waste drop-off is coming up from 1 April. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/whats-on/whats-on/events/greenwaste
Have you had your say yet? Public consultation on the proposed linemarking changes on Grafton & Lake Streets has been extended to 7 April. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/have-say/open/grafton-st-and-lake-st-line-marking
It's showtime! Get on down to the Cairns Botanic Gardens today to see Hannibal in full bloom 😀
Saturday, 18 March 2017
Looking for some weekend reading? You can pick up bestseller books from the Buy Back Shop for just 50 cents! Other bargains this week include this great entertainment unit and this unique vase. Come on down to the Portsmith Transfer Station between 8.30am and 5pm this Saturday and Sunday to explore - you never know what you'll find!
Stage 2 of the Shields St Heart project is just about finished! All of the civil works and landscaping is done and there's just a few more pieces of public art and feature lighting to go in before its complete. What do you think?? More at: www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/shieldsstg2
Apparently Hannibal is holding out for the weekend! Get on down to the Cairns Botanic Gardens to see the flowering titan arum for yourself :)
Series 3 of Council's Small Business Masterclasses kicks off next week. Each session will give you practical tips and tools to help your business thrive. There's just a handful of places still available, so get in quick at www.cciq.com.au/events to secure your spot today!
**BEACHES CLOSED** All Cairns beaches except Holloways Beach are currently closed. An irukandji jelly was found at Yorkeys Knob this morning and chances are they'll be hanging around nearby beaches. Please do not swim at a closed beach. If you visit a beach that is open, please stay inside the stinger net and wear protective clothing.
Great news if you missed out on tickets - a new batch will be released on Monday! Who's keen??
Ooohh.... it's getting close now!!