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City Centre Master Plan

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Seniors Week, 18 - 26 August

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Innovation Awards People's Choice voting now open

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Youth Active Games: Edmonton Street Soccer

Come and play Street Soccer during Term 3 More

Free guided birdwatching tour

Free bird watching guided walk every Tuesday commencing at 8.30am. Bring binoculars and wear walking shoes. More

Small business masterclass: Create leads & sales with Facebook

Practical session on how to promote your business on Facebook. More

Youth Active Games: Edmonton

Come and play Active Games during Term 3 More

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Festival program full of colour

Festival program full of colour

Cairns projects share in arts funding

Cairns projects share in arts funding

Libraries’ successful partnerships

Libraries’ successful partnerships

Grant application for seniors’ program

Grant application for seniors’ program

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If you are heading to the Cairns Show this weekend, come see us at our stand at the Showgrounds. While you are there, you can give us your feedback on the City Centre Master Plan, take our Animal Management Survey, talk to our Water & Waste expert about recycling and water preservation and find out everything you need to know about the Great Barrier Reef Masters Games next year.
After your feedback from the last public consultation round, we have developed a number of opportunities that could be included in the Cairns City Centre Master Plan. We would like to invite all residents to explore these opportunities and tell us what you think about each one at https://cairnscitycentre.com.au
⚠️ Lagoon Closure The lagoon will be closed for three weeks, starting Monday, 16 July, to carry out repairs and upgrades to the pool’s surface, lighting, pump systems and amenities. Find all the details at http://bit.ly/2JiBbdf
The 2018 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair kicks off tonight with the official opening event at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal. For more information on the event and the full program visit the website at https://ciaf.com.au/
🌊 A king tide is expected for Cairns from late today through to Sunday, causing some localised flooding. Peak times: Wed 11 July – 8.29pm (3.10m) Thu 12 July – 9.14pm (3.24m) Fri 13 Jul – 9.59pm (3.30m) Sat 14 Jul – 10.44pm (3.25m) Sun 15 Jul – 11.31pm (3.11m) Some roads may be closed. Follow all directions from traffic controllers. Don't drive through flood waters as the waves you are creating may push water into adjacent buildings!
🚶‍♀️ Putting the finishing touches on the 3D pedestrian crossing at Pier Point Road.
Ever wondered if your property is at risk of flooding or bush fires? Or what it is zoned as? Find out here: http://bit.ly/2L19qaJ Our new CairnsPlan2016 Property Report Tool allows you to get a detailed report about any property in Cairns - for free.
🚲 We have a few spots left for our free Bella's Cycling Workshop for girls aged 5-12, starting tomorrow. Bookings are essential: https://www.trybooking.com/WGKL The workshop consist of three sessions - Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday 9-11am.
We’ve been notified of a data security breach affecting Typeform online survey tools, one of our online survey service providers. The breach affects data collected through online surveys prior to 3 May 2018, including names, email addresses and some phone numbers. 274 people who have taken part in 'Youth Week' and 'Beginnings' related surveys may have been impacted by this breach. The 274 impacted respondents will be contacted directly by Council. If you have been affected, be aware of an increased risk of scam emails and phone calls. Typeform has addressed the source of the breach and confirmed that all data collected since 3 May is secure. You can find the full statement on our website at https://goo.gl/uMNUPM
Are you going plastic-free this July? Enter our Plastic Free July photo competition to let us know how you #choosetoreuse for your chance to win a stay at Thala Beach Nature Reserve & Breakfast with the Birds at Nature Habitat. Follow the link for competition details. https://woobox.com/xwvcvf
If you’re heading to a Transfer Station from this Sunday, look out for new volume-based charges. Changes to pricing structures apply at all transfer stations from 1st July 2018. Fees are now based on volume.
**UPDATE** 3.20pm - Water is back on at Trinity Beach/Park, though there may still be a drop in pressure in higher locations. The issue has now been isolated to the JCU campus. Again, big thanks for everyone's patience while we get this sorted out. *1.50pm - Water is back on at Yorkeys Knob and Smithfield. Trinity Beach/Park should be online shortly. Thanks for your patience. *As at 12.30pm Crews are working to isolate the break. It is hoped that the majority of customers will have their service restored within the next hour. 🚰 Major Water Mains Break Affected areas: Smithfield to Palm Cove (on both sides of the Highway) Our crews are currently on site investigating the issue. We will be posting updates on progress.
We are seeking a dynamic Building Services Supervisor to join our Facilities Management team now! Find position details at http://bit.ly/2Keuomd
This morning Cairns Regional Council adopted a balanced budget worth $301 million for the 2018-19 financial year. For all the details on the budget visit our website at https://goo.gl/G5Eq95
UPDATE: Repairs have been completed and water supply has been restored. 🚰 Machans Beach: Water Service Interruption Water services at Machans Beach will be interrupted from 10pm tonight to allow for urgent repairs to a water main. A break in the water main along Machans Beach Road has occurred this morning and crews have been able to temporarily divert the water supply. Machans Beach residents will experience a water outage from 10pm today (Tuesday), with services expected to resume by 6am on Wednesday. We advise residents to make arrangements for the extended water outage and store water that may be needed for essential use during that time. We apologise for the inconvenience caused and appreciate the patience of residents during these works. Please tag family and friends in this area who might be affected by this outage.
To all Cairns entrepreneurs, creative thinkers and smart businesses: Apply now for the 2018 Tropical North Queensland Innovation Awards (TNQIA). Find out how to apply at https://goo.gl/9s2hT2 The categories for the 2018 awards are: * PROVEN INNOVATION AWARD for innovative products, processes and/or services in post-commercialisation stage (released to market or actively in commercial use) * PIPELINE INNOVATION AWARD for innovative products, services or processes in development stage (progressed past an idea, prototype developed, at scoping or testing phase) * ECO INNOVATION AWARD for innovations that deliver specific environmental benefits * INDIGENOUS INNOVATION AWARD for innovative organisations with majority ownership/directorship by Indigenous persons * SOCIAL INNOVATION AWARD for innovative new solutions to social issues to create or enhance social value * YOUNG INNOVATION AWARD for entrants aged 25 years and under (as at 15 August 2018) * PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD to be chosen by public vote during October 2018 (after shortlisting by the judging panel) * MAYOR'S INSPIRE AWARD for a stand-out innovation, selected by the Mayor
3 things you may not have known about recycling in Cairns: 1️⃣ In Cairns we have an overall waste recovery rate of 59%. The Queensland average only sits at 44.1%. 2️⃣ All kerbside-collected general waste (green or red-lidded wheelie bins) is processed to retrieve organic material like kitchen scraps and garden waste. The organic material is turned into soil conditioner, only non-organic waste goes to landfill. 3️⃣ Our Buy Back Shop processes around 600 tonnes of material annually and receives around 580 visitors per week for a variety of items that can be reused and repurposed. This information is taken from the most recent State Of The Environment Report. You can find the report on our website at https://goo.gl/Np4t1t