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Absolute Art Annual Exhibition

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Unearth Your Local Potter

Cairns Potters Club open day. Come and explore clay, creativity and community. More

Vinnies Community Sleepout

Experience homelessness for a night and raise vital funds for local services. More

Sunday on Shields 'The Party': August 18

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Time for "The Party" in Shields Street

Time for β€œThe Party” in Shields Street
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Shields Street closed for Sunday activation

Shields Street closed for Sunday activation
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Council commits to new MOU with JCU

Council commits to new MOU with JCU
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Signs share Indigenous traditions and knowledge

Signs share Indigenous tradition, stories and knowledge
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🎑 Look what's coming to Cairns... Read all about it at πŸ‘‰ https://bit.ly/33A3eQH
A closure of Lake Street will be in place between Grove and Charles Streets today, for temporary repair works in relation to a broken sewer main we attended to on Thursday last week. Detours are in place and works are expected to finish before 3pm today.
🌞The forecast is for sun and clear skies, so why not come join us for Sunday on Shields. This Sunday's theme is Farm Comes to Town, with a packed line-up of activities. πŸ‘ 11am - 3pm: Fun-E-Farm with baby farm animals to pet 🎨 11am - 3pm: Face painters and glitter artists πŸ“– 11am - 2pm - Cairns Libraries Story Time 🌻 11am - 3pm Sunflower Workshop πŸ•Ί Noon - 1pm Cairns Line Dancers 🎸 3pm - 4pm: Music πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ 4pm - 5pm: Zumba in the City πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ€ 5pm onwards: Live entertainment on Nemo the Kombi
** UPDATE #4** The broken sewer main on Lake St, has been repaired and the northbound lane of Lake St between Grove and Charles Streets is now open to traffic. **** ** UPDATE #3** Our crew has confirmed that the northbound lane of Lake St between Grove and Charles Streets will be reopened by 7.30pm. **** ** UPDATE #2 ** Works on Lake St between Grove and Charles Streets are still ongoing and the estimated time for completion has been extended to 7.30pm. The next update will be provided at 6pm. **** ** UPDATE ** New estimated time for the reopening of the Lake St northbound lane between Grove and Charles Streets is 6.30pm. We will provide another update at 5.30pm. **** We are currently working on a broken sewer main on Lake St, between Grove and Charles Streets. As a result the northbound lane of Lake St is closed to all traffic, with a detour in place via Digger St. Estimated time complete: 2-3 hours
DJ Phatberg is flush with ideas to keep our pipes clean – listen up and Think Before You Flush!
πŸ˜žπŸ“½ Trinity Beach free movie night cancelled. Unfortunately we've had to cancel tonight's free screening of How To Train Your Dragon 3 at Trinity Beach due to wet weather.
πŸŽͺπŸŽ‰ Join us for the first installment of 'Sunday on Shields' tomorrow, a fun community event for the whole family. This Sunday's theme will be 'Circus comes to Town'. Event details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/346433729358982/
MOVIE NIGHT CANCELLED πŸ™ Unfortunately we've had to cancel tonight's free screening of How To Train Your Dragon 3 at Woree due to the drizzly weather. 🎬 At the moment, tomorrow night's screening, from 7pm at Trinity Beach Sports Club, is still on. Check back on Facebook for updates or ring 0457 789 236.
πŸ…ΏοΈ Weekend free parking rules extended to Lake Street car park! From tomorrow, 3rd August, the Lake Street multi-storey car park is free from 2pm on Saturday and all day Sunday. The changes bring fees at the car park in line with on-street parking charges. ⚠️ Drivers will still need to take a ticket to enter and exit the car park. Outside these hours, parking is $1.60 an hour capped at $10 a day.
♻️ We are renaming Waste Street and we need your help to choose a new name. Follow the link to find out why we are changing the name and how you can vote for your favourite option.
LAKE ST / SHIELDS ST INTERSECTION Lake Street will be temporarily closed to all traffic at Shields Street to undertake paving repair works. πŸ“…πŸ•› midnight Tuesday, 30 July to 6.00am Wednesday, 31 July πŸ“…πŸ•› midnight Wednesday, 31 July to 6.00am Thursday, 1 August.
πŸš²β›” The bike path along Freshwater Creek from Rocks Road to Brinsmead will be closed from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 July 2019 due to cane harvesting.
Residents of Freshwater and Stratford, we want your feedback on town planning requirements for new residential development within your suburbs. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete and will end on 12 August 2019.
πŸ•πŸ© It's that time of the year! Dog registration renewals are due on 31 July. You can pay for your renewal online at https://bit.ly/2Z4XYlv or in person at one of our customer service points. If you have a dog registered with Council you would have received a dog registration renewal notice from us via post or email. If you've not received you renewal notice please get in touch on 1300 69 22 47 or via council@cairns.qld.gov.au. ⚠️ Please note, we can not take your rego renewal payment over the phone.