Community, Sport and Cultural Services Department

General Manager, Ms Linda Kirchner

Responsible for: Delivery of programs and management of facilities related to Cultural Services, Libraries, Community Development (including CCTV), and Parks and Leisure (sporting facilities, Esplanade, camping grounds and natural areas management).

Parks and Leisure branch

Manager, Mr Brett Spencer

Responsible for:

  • Natural areas management (Cattana Wetlands, Cairns Central Swamp, prescribed burns, pest management, re-vegetation projects, Landcare group support)
  • Cairns Botanic Gardens, Flecker Gardens and Sugarworld Parklands
  • Cairns Esplanade including Muddy's Playground
  • Sport and Recreation (club development, sports facilities, caravan and campgrounds, public swimming pools, Barlow Park and beach lifeguard services)
  • Programs to deliver footpaths and cycle ways
  • Cairns Libraries including Council satellite offices and community meeting facilities
Cultural Services branch

Manager, Mr Stephen Foste

Responsible for:

  • Creative venues and facilities including: Tanks Arts Centre, Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Cairns Performing Arts Centre (in development) and Munro Martin Parklands
  • Development of the Cultural Plan
  • Community partnerships
  • Management of RADF, Events and Cultural Infrastructure Grants
  • Cairns Festival
  • Cairns Children's Festival
  • Management of Cultural Assets
  • Redevelopment of School of Arts
  • ANZAC Centenary Trails
Last updated: 17 October 2017