Awards & recognition

Cairns Regional Council has been recognised by the following nominations and awards.  

 

Awards and recognition 2014

Cairns Adventure Festival recognised as top event

Cairns Airport Adventure Festival has been recognised as Australia's top event promoting an active lifestyle and community interaction and benefit. More...

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Esplanade lagoon wins Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Cairns Esplanade Lagoon has been heralded as one of the world’s top tourist attractions, earning a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for the fourth successive year. More...

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Reconciliation Awards

Cairns Regional Council has received a ‘Highly Commendable’ award at the 2014 Queensland Reconciliation Awards. More...

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Cairns team wins Queensland LGMA management challenge

Cairns Regional Council's team has claimed honours as the Queensland winner in the Local Government Management Association's (LGMA) 2014 Management Challenge. More...

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Skill360 training awards 2014

Cairns Regional Council has again been recognised for its commitment to skills development and training at the 2014 Skill 360 Australia Training Awards. More...

Awards and recognition 2013

Landscape Queensland

Landscape trainees among Queensland's best

Two of Council's talented landscaping apprentices challenged the state's best at the 2013 Landscape Queensland Construction Excellence Awards. More...

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Rock fall wall judged region's Project of the Year

The $3 million Barron Gorge Road rock fall protection wall has been judged Engineers Australia's 2013 Cairns Region Project of the Year. More...

Institute of Public Works Engineering Association Excellence Awards

Rock fall barrier wins engineering award

Council's custom-built Barron Gorge Road rock fall protection barrier has been recognised for its excellence at the 2013 Institute of Public Works Engineering Excellence Awards. More...

Babinda Library decorated for 2013 Babinda Harvest Festival

Babinda Library goes golden for Harvest Festival

Babinda library was voted Runner-Up in the 2013 Babinda Harvest Festival “That’s Gold” Best Decorated Premises competition. More...

Gordonvale Library Officer voted Queensland's favourite

Trish Richards from Council's Gordonvale Library was voted as Queensland's Favourite Library Officer in the 2013 Australian Library Institute Australia awards. More...

Cairns Regional Council's Storm Tide Property Search has won the Regional category of the 2013 iAwards Queensland.

Storm Tide Property Search wins Regional iAward

Council's Storm Tide Property Search has won the Regional category of the 2013 iAwards Queensland. More...

Awards and recognition 2012

Portsmith landfill

Portsmith Landfill project wins top environmental awards

The $15 million Portsmith Landfill Closure project won top environmental awards at the 2012 Engineers Australia QLD Division Awards. More...

Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre

National Award for Visitor Centre

The Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre won the national commercial construction award ($5 million-$10m) at the Master Builders' National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards. More...

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National Awards for Local Government - Active Arts Award

Cairns Regional Council's Imagine Cairns initiative received a commendation award in the Active Arts category of the 2012 National Awards for Local Government. More...

Inclusive Community Champion Awards

Council wins four Inclusive Community Champion Awards

The Spinal Injuries Association has presented Council with four Inclusive Community Champion Awards for providing services and community facilities that are accessible to all. More...

Australian Water Association Oz Water conference

Best Ozwater Conference Paper

Council's Sustainability Coordinator, Lynne Powell, won Best Ozwater Paper at the Ozwater Conference and Convention for her paper "Indigenous Partnerships - Opportunities And Obstacles". More...

Queensland Training Awards 2012

Council trainee tops Queensland Training Awards (FNQ Finals)

Council trainee Megan Emerton was awarded the “Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year Award" in the Queensland Training Awards 2012 (Far North Queensland Regional Finals). More...

Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre

Visitor Centre named 2012 FNQ Building of the Year

The Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre scooped top honours at the 2012 Far North Queensland Regional Architecture Awards. More...

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Skill 360 Australia Training Awards

Council has been recognised for Excellence in Skills Development and Training at this year's Skill 360 Australia Training Awards. Four Council staff also won various awards. More...

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LGMA Queensland Awards for Excellence 2012

Council's Springboard Women's Development Program and Sustainability Scorecard initiative took top honours at the 2012 LGMA Queensland Awards for Excellence. More...

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Cairns a UN Role Model for Resilient Cities

Cairns has been selected by the United Nations-led program Making Cities Resilient as the first Role Model city from the Pacific region. More...

Government Communications Australia Award

2012 Government Communications Australia Award

Council's Evacuation strategy awareness campaign was recognised at the 2012 GovComms Awards, claiming the tile of "Best emergency or crisis communications initiative". More...

Awards and recognition 2011

Australian Business Arts Foundation

Australian Business Arts Foundation Awards

Cairns Regional Council's Beautiful Art Spaces initiative was awarded Good Practice Recognition in the 2011 Australian Business Arts Foundation awards. More...

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Inclusive Community Champion Award for All Abilities Playgrounds

Council has won the Spinal Injuries Association's Inclusive Community Champion Award for the All Abilities Playgrounds at Edmonton and Mossman. More...

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Sister Cities

Cairns Regional Council has been recognised for its commitment to its international bonds at the Sister Cities Australia National Awards. More...

Cairns International Tennis Centre

Engineering award for tennis centre

The Cairns International Tennis Centre received a Highly Commended award at the 2011 Institute of Public Works Engineering Qld Division Excellence Awards. More...

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Babinda Harvest Festival 2011

Babinda Library has won the Babinda Harvest Festival 2011 Best Decorated Premises Award at the Babinda Harvest Festival on Saturday June 4. More...

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2011 Healthy Queensland Awards

Cairns Regional Council's Cairns West Strategy has been praised for its approach to increasing safety and community wellbeing at the 2011 Healthy Queensland Awards. More...

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Economic Development Aust.- QLD Awards for Economic Development Excellence

Cairns Regional Council's Tropical Innovation Awards won the 2011 Economic Development Australia - QLD Awards for Economic Development Excellence More...

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2011 National Awards for Local Government

Cairns Regional Council won the 2011 National Award for Local Government in the category of Regional Innovations for the Tropical Innovation Awards Project. More...

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Skill 360 Australia Training Awards

Six Cairns Regional Council staff won various awards at the Skill 360 Australia Training Awards. More...

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LGMA Qld Excellence Awards 2011 - Award for Excellence in Innovation

Cairns Regional Council's CBD South Flood Mitigation project won the Award for Excellence in Innovation at the 2011 LGMA Queensland Excellence Awards. More...

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LGMA Queensland Management Challenge

Cairns Regional Council's "Cairns’ational" team placed 2nd in the 2011 LGMA State Management Challenge. More...

Ian Chill and Rick Hansen

Rick Hansen Difference Maker Award

Council’s Access and Equity officer, Ian Chill, received the Rick Hansen Difference Maker Award at the 2010 Spinal Injuries Association Inclusive Community Champions Awards. More...

Awards and recognition 2010

Cairns International Tennis Centre

Australian Tennis Awards finalist

Cairns International Tennis Centre was a finalist for the Australian Tennis Awards held in Melbourne in December 2010. More...

Festival Cairns Entertainment

timeOUT Editor's Award

The Cairns Festival, Tanks Arts Centre and Cairns Indigenous Art Fair won the timeOUT Editor's Award for Excellence in Entertainment and the Arts. More...

Angus and Julia Stone

Best Entertainment Venue 2010

Tanks Arts Centre again won the 'Best Entertainment Venue' at the timeOUT awards for 2010. More...

Earlville Library

Centre Management Award for 2010

In November 2010, Earlville Library won the Stockland Cairns- Centre Management Award. More...

Cattana Wetlands Bird Hide

State Engineering Excellence Awards

Cairns Regional Council was recognised for its engineering innovation and excellence at the 2010 Institute of Public Works Engineering Qld Division Excellence Awards. More...

Cleaner Seas Marlin Coast

Cleaner Seas Award

The Cleaner Seas Alliance picked up its second award on Friday, 17 September 2010. More...

National Disability Award

National Disability Award

In November 2010, Cairns Regional Council scored top honours in the Local Government Award category of the National Disability Awards held at Parliament House in Canberra. More...

Inclusive Community Champion

Inclusive Community Champion Award

In November 2010, Cairns Regional Council won an Inclusive Community Champion Award from the Spinal Injuries Association. More...

State Disability Action Week Awards

State Disability Action Week Award

Council leads in Disability Action Week Awards. More...

Safe Communities Award Presentation

Queensland Safer Communities Award

In 2010 the West Cairns Safety Patrol was awarded a Queensland Safer Communities Award. More...

Landscape Queensland

Landscape Queensland Apprentice of the year

Council’s Jessica Armbrust won the Landscape Queensland Apprentice of the Year Award at the 2010 Landscape Queensland Construction Excellence Awards. More...

Recharge Station

Best Government department

Cairns Libraries 'Recharge Program' was a finalist for the Inclusive Community Champion Awards. More...

Babinda Harvest Festival

Babinda Harvest Festival 2010

Babinda Harvest Festival best dressed staff runner up. Sponsored by Mirriwinni Lime & Bartle Frere Estate - May 2010. More...

Awards and recognition 2009

Port Douglas Waterfront

Planning Institute of Australia Awards

During 2009, Council won 3 merits in the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) Awards. More...

Cat Empire at Tanks Arts Centre

Best entertainment venue 2009

Tanks Arts Centre won the inaugural timeOUT award for Best Entertainment Venue in 2009. More...

Awards and recognition 2008

Mount Peter

High Commendation Award

In 2008, Cairns Regional Council won a High Commendation Award in the National Trust Queensland Heritage Awards. More...