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Anzac Day 2016

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Woree Markets Easter Sunday

Raising money to fund Crime Prevention and Community Initiatives More

Sunday Bat Chats April School Holidays

Informal guided tours of the City Library Spectacled Flying-fox colony. More

Free guided birdwatching tour

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

Woree Playtime

Fun activities for families with young children. More

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Council services over Easter

Council services over Easter

Active Living starts in the suburbs

Active Living classes start in the suburbs

Stratford library celebrates a year of borrowing

Straftord Library celebrates a decade of borrowing

MRF upgrade to divert more material from landfill

MRF upgrade to divert more material from landfill

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As the wet season is coming to an end, it is time to prepare for camping season and make the most out of the great outdoors. If you're looking to stock up on camping gear, pay our Buy Back Shop a visit every now and then. You never know what you might find. These are just some examples of items that came through the shop over the last couple of months. For opening hours see here: ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/water-waste-roads/waste/facilities/buybackshop
โš ๏ธ There have been some important changes to times and locations of the Anzac Day commemorations this year. ๐ŸŽ–๏ธ MARCH (CAIRNS) March time has moved to 7.30am ๐ŸŽ–๏ธ COMMEMORATION SERVICE (CAIRNS) New location! Now at the Cenotaph at the Esplanade. ๐ŸŽ–๏ธ ECUMENICAL CHURCH SERVICE (CAIRNS) Time has moved to 9.30am. ๐ŸŽ–๏ธ STRATFORD SERVICE Time and march location have changed! The march will start at 10.00am march on Magazine Street, followed by the service and wreath laying at the Cenotaph. Find the whole Anzac Day program on our website. ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/2IGbzum
๐ŸŽ‚ Stratford Library turned 10 today! ๐ŸŽ‰ Councillor Linda Cooper did the honours of cutting the birthday cake, with a little help from eight year old Cairns Libraries member James Weyling. Fast facts: ๐Ÿ“˜ 7800 customers attend the library each month ๐Ÿ“— 4334 people call the Stratford library as their home branch ๐Ÿ“• 12,783 items were borrowed in March ๐Ÿ“™ 13,155 items available for borrowing
Find out which Council services will be affected over the long Easter weekend. ๐Ÿ“š LIBRARIES Closed on Good Friday through to Easter Monday. Library items can be returned any day via the library return shoots. ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ BIN COLLECTION As normal โ˜Ž๏ธ CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTRES Closed on Good Friday though to Easter Monday. For emergency matters such as burst water pipes or dog attacks contact 1300 69 22 47 at any time ๐Ÿถ POUND Closed Good Friday, other days as normal โ™ป๏ธ WASTE TRANSFER STATIONS As normal ๐Ÿƒ ACTIVE LIVING CLASSES As normal ๐Ÿช BUY BACK SHOP Closed Good Friday, other days as normal
๐Ÿ˜ฎ We are taking our free Active Living fitness classes to the suburbs, including Mooroobool, Edmonton, Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob. Follow the link to see all the classes on offer.
๐ŸŽ‚ ๐ŸŽ‰ This Thursday we are celebrating the 10th birthday of the Stratford Library. Join us for a celebratory morning tea from 11am, with Councillor Linda Cooper on cake cutting duties! The original Stratford Library operated on the site of the current building from 1956. In 2008 the old library building was demolished and replaced with a new facility. The new Stratford Library building was officially opened on 17 April 2009. Today the library is visited by 7,800 customers each month, boasting 13,155 items on shelf, including 3,150 Adult fiction books, 2,166 DVDโ€™s and 328 magazines.
*** Update 4pm *** Our crews have made good progress and are still working to rectify the issue. Water supply to effected properties is expected to be restored within the next two hours. ********************* A large water main has broken, affecting the Cairns CBD, including Minnie St, Florence St, and sections of Mulgrave Road. Council crews are on site and advise that it be may be several hours until water supply could be restored. Next update at 4pm.
Five key opportunities to transform the CBD were endorsed by Council earlier this week when the City Centre Master Plan was adopted. Find more information on the City Centre Master Plan at https://bit.ly/2I9GgII The Esplanade dining precinct, Cairns Gallery Precinct, Florence Street pedestrian spine, improved playgrounds and boardwalks all feature in the plan.
Find out what exactly happened on Friday night at the Cairns Performing Arts Centre and what we are doing to prevent it from happening in the future.
โš ๏ธ Our Council Customer Service Desk at Earlville Library is closed this afternoon. Other library services can still be accessed as usual. The Customer Service Desk will re-open at 9:30am tomorrow.
Got a community project or event that needs support? Apply for up to $4,000 and help make a positive contribution to local community life! ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/online/grants
The Sapphires stage shows at Cairns Performing Arts Centre will go ahead as scheduled today after a couple of technical issues caused the show to be called off in the second act last night. The audience left the theatre for a short period last night due to a false fire alarm being triggered. After the intermission, The Sapphires production unfortunately experienced audio issues causing drop out and noise and the show had to be cancelled. Both the touring productions technicians and CPAC technicians worked through the evening to find the fault and resolve the audio issues. CPAC was able to provide some substitute equipment to enable the rest of the Cairns season to proceed. Weโ€™re really sorry this inconvenienced our patrons and have offered everyone the opportunity to attend todayโ€™s shows at 1pm or 7.30pm, or get a full refund of their ticket. If you have a ticket, please contact the box office as soon as possible to rebook your seat for todayโ€™s shows.
If you are planning a visit to the Palm Cove Markets this Sunday, we would like to invite you to visit Council's stall to tell us what you value about our regionโ€™s coastal areas. Weโ€™ll be there as part of the โ€œOur Cairns Coastโ€ project, which is looking at how we manage long-term changes from coastal erosion, storm tide inundation and sea level rise from now until 2100. Our staff will also be available to answer any questions you may have around the โ€œOur Cairns Coastโ€ project. Alternatively, you can also take the survey online at www.cairns.qld.gov.au/ourcairnscoast
๐ŸŒฟโš ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ REMINDER ๐ŸŒฟโš ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ Free Green Waste Disposal ends this Sunday! ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/2UW8E3X
**UPDATE** The landslide has been cleared and both lanes are open. The landslide site on Redlynch Intake Road has slid once again with the wet weather. We are working to get the material removed. While these works are underway the road will be down to a single usable lane, with intermittent closures for loading the debris onto trucks. Take care when driving through the area please be patient while we are working on clearing the road.
๐ŸŒง๏ธ Lower Freshwater Road has been closed due to flooding, as the wet season continues to hang around our region. Remember: Don't drive through flood waters! If it's flooded, forget it! The Bureau Of Meteorology has issued a Minor Flood Warning for the Mulgrave River and a Flood Warning for the Russell River. You can get more details on our Cairns Disaster Coordination Centre page.
๐Ÿ•๏ธ While it may not look like it right now, camping season is almost upon us. This Jayco camper trailer is currently available at our Buy Back Shop and we are selling it via a silent auction. HOW TO BID 1๏ธโƒฃ Come to our Buy Back Shop at the Portsmith Transfer Station to inspect the trailer. 2๏ธโƒฃ Place your bid while you are there. 3๏ธโƒฃ The trailer will go to the highest bidder. Bidding ends at 4pm Wednesday, April 10.
The countdown is on. Join the rest of the world and show you care for our environment by switching off for EarthHour, tonight at 8.30pm.
๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ Barron Gorge Road reopened! We have completed the removal of the slip that occurred on Barron Gorge Road on March 19 after heavy rain.
Cairnsโ€™ Biggest Garage Sale is on this Saturday, 8am to 2pm. Over 100 addresses from Palm Cove to Babinda have registered a sale. ๐Ÿ“ Find all the addresses at https://bit.ly/2HWiAXl ๐ŸคThe event supports Neighbour Day, encouraging people to get to know their neighbours.
โš ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ง Low Water pressure affecting Holloways Beach due to a broken water main. Council crews are working on rectifying the issue. Estimated time to complete is 4 hours.
Is your yard getting out of hand? Now's the time to get onto it. Free Green Waste Disposal starts this Saturday! ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/2UW8E3X