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Putting the spotlight on volunteers

Putting the spotlight on volunteers Photographic Exhibition More

Guided tour of the Gardens

Discover the vast array of tropical plants. Free tour led by volunteers from the Friends of Botanic Gardens. More

Space+Place: Street Soccer @ Harald Falge Park, Manunda

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Calls for changes to dam assessment

Cairns Mayor calls for changes to dam assessment
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$28,000 to support sporting and community groups

$28,000 to support sporting and community groups
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πŸ€ΉπŸ’ƒπŸŽΆ We are looking for up-and-coming local performers for a community event. Do you have a song, dance, talent or story to tell? πŸ‘‰ https://bit.ly/3ftmk1Y
Our Animal Management team is running a $20 microchipping day at Cannon Park. Just pop down before 1.30pm.
πŸ¦• CAIRNS CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL returns this weekend! πŸ¦• Events and activities are held across multiple locations including; Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns Botanic Gardens and the newly refurbished The Court House. For more information on what's on offer across both days visit: πŸ‘‰https://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/facilities-sport-leisure/arts-culture/cairns-childrens-festival
πŸ”Ž We are looking for candidates to fill the following vacancies: Coordinator Transport & Traffic https://bit.ly/3fd5qEl Coordinator Facilities Management https://bit.ly/33Bi1Mm Coordinator Fleet Workshops https://bit.ly/3uJtkhp Coordinator Fleet Logistics https://bit.ly/33AHy8r You can find more vacancies with Cairns Regional Council on our recruitment portal: πŸ‘‰ https://cairnsqld.mercury.com.au/ #jobs #cairns #recruitment #coordinator #jobvacancies
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Indulge in a four-course feast, created by some of Cairns' finest chefs and support a local charity along the way. πŸ‘‡ Limited spots left: https://www.ticketlink.com.au/ticketlinkEvents/presentations-and-dinners/5-star-chefs-for-charity-dinner-2022 * The meals shown in this clip are from last year's charity event. The menu for this year's event will be revealed soon.
πŸ–ŒοΈπŸŽ¨ Street art mural brightens Bentley Park Young artists are making their mark on their suburbs, adding street art murals to concrete walls, amenity blocks and underpass tunnels throughout Cairns. The Sinclair Miller Bridge underpass at Bentley Park is the latest site to be given the Youth Urban Art Project treatment. Find out more about this project here: πŸ‘‰ https://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/urban-art ℹ️ in the picture: Bentley Park College Year 8 students (from left) James Threadingham, Ashlee Neiwand-Thomas and Hannah Tynan, with Division 2 Councillor Rob Pyne and artist Sharon Wedel at the newly painted Sinclair Miller Bridge underpass mural.
πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€WINNERSπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ The final two Construction Cash winners of 2 x $500 cash prizes are: βœ… Janella Casey (ticket from Carley’s Massage) βœ… Sappiray Pearson (ticket from Naturally Me Nail & Beauty in Cairns Night Market) This week's winners were drawn by Bikash from Oak and Vine. This marks the end of our Construction Cash campaign and we would like to thank all residents who supported the participating businesses over the last few months, while we carried out Esplanade Dining Precinct construction works.
⚠️ Sheridan St and Aplin St Intersection Closure πŸ“… Sunday, 9 May - 6am to 6pm Asphalt overlay works will be undertaken from 6am to 6pm, during which time the intersection will be temporarily closed. Motorists are asked to consider alternative routes to avoid the intersection on Sunday. U-turn facilities will be provided at each of the approaches to Sheridan St and Aplin St, and local access will be possible under traffic control. Please observe and obey traffic controllers and signs advising the changes to normal traffic conditions, and follow detours as sign posted, where required. We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this time, and apologies for any inconvenience.
πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒ Join the 4KM Games Gallop Fun Run βœ”οΈ Thousands of dollars worth of prizes βœ”οΈ Activities by Northern Pride, Taipans, Caravella Football Club πŸ“… Wednesday, 19 May, 4:30pm πŸ‘‡ Register here: https://gbrmg.com.au/the-games/games-gallop
Cairns Libraries are providing community-based digital literacy and technology training to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities as part of the State Library's Deadly Digital programs. They're free and fun digital skills sessions.
Do you know where your general waste goes after it gets collected? Landfill you might think. Well, not all of it. Before going to landfill all household waste is put through our Advanced Resource Recovery Facility (ARRF). Here, all organic materials (like food scraps) are processed and turned into compost. Only what’s left eventually goes to landfill. This way the actual amount of waste that goes to landfill is reduced by 50% each year. This means less trucks have to drive to the landfill site in the Tablelands. Less trucks on the road means less emissions and less cost to the rate payer. If you would like to become part of the composting revolution in your backyard as well, you now have a chance to win one of three composting kits. ❓ Have guess! How many red lid waste bins we collect each week? πŸ‘‰ Simply post your estimate as a comment. The three closest guesses will win a Home Composting Kit each. Should more than three users share the top spots we will determine the three winners via a lucky draw. Winners will be drawn 11 May at 12pm. Winners will be notified via a private Facebook message. Happy guessing!
πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€WINNERSπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ This week's Construction Cash winners were drawn at Rendezvous-Du-Vietnam by Phuong Nguyen. The winners of the two $500 cash prizes are: βœ…Sharni Cason (ticket from Bavarian Beerhouse) βœ…Sonya Papworth (ticket from Rattle ’n’ Hum) ⚠There’s just ONE WEEK to go in our Construction Cash promotion. Support local traders and be in the running to share part of the $15,000 prize pool with $1000 to be won each week until 7 May, 2021. Simply spend $10 at participating businesses to get a ticket in the weekly prize pool of $1000 (2 x $500 draws). Don't forget to ask for your tickets when making a purchase. Residents from the Cairns, Mareeba, Tablelands, Cassowary Coast, Douglas and Yarrabah local government areas are eligible to enter. For a list of participating business and terms and conditions, head to our website: https://www.cairns.qld.gov.au
🀀 Tickets are on sale for this year's 5-Star Chefs for Charity Gala Dinner. 🀀 πŸŽ„ The 'Christmas In July' feast includes four courses presented by the top chefs at the Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns, Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, Hilton Cairns, and Pullman Cairns International πŸŽ… All proceeds from the $165 ticket price go to the Mayor's Christmas Cheer Appeal to provide Christmas food hampers for those who need a little extra help over the Festive Season. ⚑️ Get in fast. Tickets sold out in just 6 days last year! Get your ticket now: https://bit.ly/3e1mk9F Caption: Mayor Bob Manning was joined by executive chefs Graeme Miles - Pullman Casino (Tamarind), Dave Hart - Pullman International Cairns, Aaron Habgood - Shangri-la, and Karel Polis - Hilton Cairns to launch the event this afternoon.
We have the following exciting casual opportunities: βœ… Gallery Assistant πŸ‘‰ https://bit.ly/3nnQB5w βœ… Project Officer πŸ‘‰ https://bit.ly/3npR8UL βœ… Patron Services Officer πŸ‘‰ https://bit.ly/2QXsjDq βœ… Theatre Technician Casual Pool πŸ‘‰ https://bit.ly/3nmF6vn βœ… CSO Ticketlink πŸ‘‰ https://bit.ly/3sR8WsV βœ… Facilities Site Tech. Casual Pool πŸ‘‰ https://bit.ly/2S0PH3j To see all vacancies with Cairns Regional Council head to: πŸ‘‰ https://bit.ly/2OFcoDo #cairns #jobs #recruiting #casual #culturalservices
πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ WINNERS πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ This week's Construction Cash winners were drawn by the team at Coffee Club. Coffee Club is now back open for business. The winners of the two $500 cash prizes are: πŸ† Kyle Smith (ticket from Natural Nails) πŸ† Karen Brouwer (ticket from at Perottas. Support local traders and be in the chance to share part of the $15,000 prize pool with $1000 to be won each week until 7 May, 2021. Simply spend $10 at participating businesses to get a ticket in the weekly prize pool of $1000 (2 x $500 draws). Don't forget to ask for your tickets when making a purchase. Residents from the Cairns, Mareeba, Tablelands, Cassowary Coast, Douglas and Yarrabah local government areas are eligible to enter. For a list of participating business and terms and conditions, head to our website: https://www.cairns.qld.gov.au
⚠️ Don't walk, ride or drive through flood waters and adhere to signs advising that roads are closed. Fast flowing water can be dangerous, and the quality of water can deteriorate during heavy rainfall. Residents, especially children, playing in or near flood waters, can be quickly swept away, be injured by debris or drown if they become trapped. Flood water may also be contaminated by chemicals and sewerage and can present a risk to your health. Never walk, ride or drive through floodwater – if it's flooded, forget it.
UPDATE ON ROAD CLOSURES β›” Dunne Road in Yorkeys Knob remains closed this morning with water over the road. Traffic control has been deployed to either end of the closure and the road will be reopened as soon as the water subsides. β›” Peets Bridge in Goldsborough remains closed with the Mulgrave River flows increasing this morning. ⚠️ Brinsmead Road is open under traffic control as Council removes the large stump left by the tree which fell yesterday afternoon. βœ”οΈ The Freshwater roundabout and Kamerunga Road at Ryan Weare are currently open. Motorists are asked to observe and obey traffic controllers and signs advising the changes to normal traffic conditions, and follow detours as sign posted.
βš οΈπŸ’¦ Road closures due to continuing wet weather As a result of continuing rain and a forecast high tide of 1.83m at 5:15pm today, Dunne Road at Yorkeys Knob has been closed. We hope to reopen the road later tonight. Motorists are also advised that Brinsmead Road is expected to be closed until 7.30pm today as we clear a large tree that has fallen near the Freshwater Christian College. Motorists are also being asked to avoid the Freshwater roundabout along Kamerunga Road. Currently, the roundabout is partially closed with traffic control on site and only one lane operating. With water levels not expected to recede, the roundabout will be completely closed from about 6pm until further notice. Motorists are asked to observe and obey traffic controllers and signs advising the changes to normal traffic conditions, and follow detours as sign posted.
⚠ Freshwater Roundabout has been partially closed, with traffic control on site and only one lane operating. Traffic from Stratford will be directed down Brinsmead Rd (using one lane). Kamerunga Rd will remain closed until water levels drop. Please avoid the area if possible.
β›” Currently closed due to flooding: Lower Freshwater Road, Peets Bridge (Goldsborough), Clyde Road (Babinda) and Kamerunga Road at Ryan Weare Park are all currently closed. The wet weather is expected to continue for several days and some areas are experiencing localised flooding. Here's a timely reminder of a few important rules: 🚫 Don't drive through flooded areas 🚫 Don't play in pipes, drains and flood waters If it's flooded, forget it ! Please report any issues with roads or drains via the My Cairns app or our customer service centre on 1300 69 22 47. Be sure to check our Disaster Dashboard for updates (http://disaster.cairns.qld.gov.au/) and follow our Cairns Disaster Centre Facebook page.
🌹 ANZAC Day Events Events will be held across the Cairns region to recognise the spirit of ANZAC and remember those who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. For a list of all planned events across our region: πŸ‘‰ https://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/whats-on/annual-events/anzac-day 🌹 'Light Up the Dawn' - commemorate ANZAC Day at home After last year's tremendous community response to the initiative, RSL Queensland will again help Queenslanders come together in 2021, in their driveways, on their balconies, or in their living rooms at 6:00am to commemorate Australia’s deeply held ANZAC traditions. For more information on the 'Light Up the Dawn' initiative visit: πŸ‘‰ https://lightupthedawn.com.au