Community, Sport and Cultural Services Department

General Manager, Mrs 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).

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: 20 October 2017