Awards & recognition

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

 

Awards and recognition 2014

Council wins 2014 Get Ready Queensland Resilient Australia Award

Cairns stands out in disaster resilience

Cairns Regional Council has taken out the Local Government category in the 2014 Get Ready Queensland Resilient Australia Awards. More...

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...

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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...