Community, Sport and Cultural Services Department

General Manager, Mrs Linda Kirchner

Responsible for: Delivery of programs and management of facilities related to Cultural Services and Community Development. This includes, but is not limited to: parks, sporting facilities, Cairns Esplanade, camping grounds, public swimming pools, public Libraries, Botanic Gardens, the Tanks and Munro Martin Parklands.

Community Development branch

Manager, Mr Brett Spencer

Responsible for:

  • Parks: public usage, planning and improvements, Sugarworld, playgrounds, dog agility areas
  • Recreation: public usage, paths, cycleways, walking trails, beach lifeguard service, campgrounds, public swimming pools, recreation centres
  • Community Services: Hambledon House, Men's Sheds, community service providers
  • Sport: club development, sports facilities, Barlow Park, sporting precincts
  • Natural areas: Cattana Wetlands, Sugarworld Gardens, community gardens, Green Space Our Place program
  • Esplanade: public usage, Lagoon, Muddy's Playground, skate park precinct, volleyball and multi-court area, event bookings
  • Libraries: public usage, programs, events, facilities
Cultural Services branch

Manager, Mr Stephen Foster

Responsible for:

  • Creative venues and facilities: Tanks Arts Centre, Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Cairns Performing Arts Centre (in development) and Munro Martin Parklands
  • Implementation of the Cultural Plan
  • Community partnerships
  • Management of RADF and Cultural Infrastructure Grants
  • Cairns Festival
  • Cairns Children's Festival
  • Management of cultural and heritage assets
  • School of Arts and Cairns Museum
  • ANZAC Centenary Trails
Last updated: 10 January 2018