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If you're heading into town tomorrow, please be aware of these road closures, which are required for the Cairns Festival Grand Parade: • Grafton Street (Minnie St to Florence St) 9am-7pm • Minnie Street (Sheridan St to The Esplanade) 2pm-7pm • The Cairns Esplanade (Minnie St to Spence St) 10am-12 midnight • Pier Point Road (half road closure) No access to bus stops 5pm-8pm
It's Festival time, folks! Which events are you looking forward to??
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There's less than a week left to have your say in the Our Cairns survey. If you're near Mount Sheridan Plaza today, drop in between 11am and 3.30pm to pick up a paper copy of the survey or to have a chat. We'll be at the Coles Supermarket end. Or you can follow this link to complete the survey online: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/have-say/open/ourcairns
Work to replace the Collins Avenue Bridge will start on 5 September. There will be detours in place for about six months but the result will be far safer for all road users. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/collins-ave-bridge
Council's CEO Peter Tabulo has told staff he will be returning home to Caboolture for family reasons and will not be continuing in his role with Council. Mayor Bob Manning this morning paid tribute to Mr Tabulo's contribution to Cairns and to Local Government throughout his 30-year career. The Mayor and Councillors have wished Mr Tabulo well for his future. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/ceo-depart
What do you think about our proposed Nature Play plaground for the Cairns Botanic Gardens? Follow the link to our website for details and to have your say. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/have-say/open/botanic-gardens-nature-play
Do you want to learn how Economy ID can inform your business decisions? A FREE session will be held on 5 September to learn about Council's Economic Profile Tool Economy ID, which presents economic data in simple, clear tables and charts with concise factual commentary. Available free of charge for businesses and investors, Economy ID provides extensive data on local industry and economic performance, industry sectors, employment characteristics, infrastructure and assets. Book your spot to attend this free information session on Monday 5 September, 10.30am to 12 noon at Council’s Civic Reception Rooms. Register your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 4044 3366. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/whats-on/whats-on/events/ecoid
There is still time to have your say on the future of Cairns. Be heard - do the survey before 1 September. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/have-say/open/ourcairns
It's cane harvesting time, so to keep cyclists and walkers safe, the Redlynch Connector Path will be closed between the Goomboora Park brige and the school access from 6am this Wednesday (24th) until 6pm on Thursday (25th); and 6am-6pm on Saturday (27th) We apologise for the inconvenience and look forward to getting the path reopened as soon as the cane fields have been cut.
A reminder that tree trimming is continuing on the northern beaches. These maintenance works involve trimming trees and vegetation along the road kerbsides to lift the canopy level to a safe clearance height over footpaths and roads for pedestrians and vehicles. We'll be working at Kewarra Beach and Trinity Beach until 2 September.
Mayor Bob Manning and Governor of Queensland His Excellency The Honourable Paul de Jersey cut the ribbon on the new Munro Martin Parklands. Next up: Opera Queensland with The Barber of Seville!
Did you miss out on tickets to tonight's Official Opening of Munro Martin Parklands? A limited number of FREE tickets have just been made available. Get in quick to see Rossini's The Barber of Seville performed by the incredible Opera Queensland! Ph Ticketlink on 1300 855 835 before 5pm (or until sold out).
Just a few hours until the official opening of Munro Martin Parklands! Did you know the park was originally named after former Qld Governor Sir Henry Norman? It was renamed after Janet Munro and Margaret Martin in 1956. Find out more about how the park's history has been captured in the new design: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/mmp-history
If you would like to grab a paper copy of the Our Cairns survey or have a question about the survey, pop in to Raintrees Shopping Centre today between 11am and 3.30pm.
It's getting exciting!! The set is going up for tomorrow's night's performance of The Barber of Seville by Opera Queensland for the official opening of the Munro Martin Parklands. The show is sold out, so a reminder to ticketholders that if you're not going to make it to the show, please let TicketLiNK know so your tickets can be re-allocated. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/mmp-official-open
All is looking good for the Official Opening of Munro Martin Parklands to go ahead as planned tomorrow night. The ground is likely to be a bit soggy, though, so we suggest bringing a chair to sit on or putting a tarp under your picnic blanket. If you have tickets but aren't going to make it, please let TicketLiNK know so they can be redistributed.
Tomorrow's Positive Ageing Fair has been shifted inside Tank 3 at the Tanks Arts Centre. Lots of great info and services will be on hand, along with entertainment, a free sausage sizzle and evening free massages! http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/positive-ageing
The countdown is on! Just 9 days until Festival :D :D
Court action relating to Council's management of flying fox roost trees in 2014 reached a conclusion today in the Cairns Magistrates Court. Council pleaded guilty to three minor charges and no conviction was recorded. Read the full statement from Acting CEO John Andrejic: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/flying-fox-statement
On all this week at the Cairns Showgrounds. Get your free tickets at www.spiritofanzac.gov.au
The very first event to be held at the refurbished Munro Martin Parklands, featuring the amazing Kate Miller-Heidke, the Australian Chamber Orchestra Inspire Quartet, Biddigal Dance, Cairns Gondwana Indigenous Choir, Cairns Choral Society and more.
Unfortunately, the Seniors Week movie screenings for tonight and tomorrow night have been cancelled due to the rain. But there are loads of other activities happening this week :)
EDIT: Due to the wet weather, this work is now planned for Wed-Fri nights. We'll be doing some overnight roadworks at the intersection of Abbott and Shields Sts this week, starting tonight. Traffic signals will switched off during the works and there will be changed traffic conditions. It should all be wrapped up on Wednesday night.
Happy Seniors Week! Check out all the great events happening around town this week - most of them are free! (note, the Garden Tea and Lunch are sold out) http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/whats-on/whats-on/seniors-week