Community Services Committee briefs
Skate Park and BMX Strategy
Cairns Regional Council is finalising its Skate Park and BMX Strategy, which is expected to be tabled later this month.
The objective of the document is to provide strategic direction on the appropriate location, development, management, maintenance and activation of new and existing skate and BMX facilities in the region.
The Strategy will also build awareness of skate, BMX and related activities as legitimate, positive recreational activities and will encourage positive perceptions of youth, skate and BMX facilities and their user groups.
The draft Skate Park and BMX Strategy can be viewed on Council’s website www.cairns.qld.gov.au
Regional Gallery Air-Conditioning
Tenders have been called for the installation of an upgraded air-conditioning system at the Cairns Regional Gallery.
The tender is expected to be awarded by Council next month and installation to start early 2013.
Chinese New Year Festival Support
The Community Services Committee has recommended ongoing financial support for the Cairns and District Chinese Association Inc to assist the facilitation of the annual Chinese New Year Festival.
The Community Services Committee has agreed to allocate $20,000 a year for three years. This follows previous funding agreements and one-off grants.