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Free mulch offer, extended to 20 May

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Active Living Fitter Mums and Dads - Yorkeys Knob

Free park based program for entry level fitness aimed at all ages and abilities held at Simms Esplanade, Yorkeys Knob More

Space+Place: Basketball @ Mooroobool

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Space+Place: Get Fit Have Fun Hula Hoops @ Mooroobool

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Children's festival fosters a love of the arts

Children's festival fosters a love of the arts

Rainbow flag shows support for LGBTQI

Rainbow flag shows support for LGBTQI community

Simultaneous storytime part of packed libraries program

Simultaneous storytime part of packed libraries program

64 pets find new fur-ever homes

64 pets find new fur-ever homes

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The Cairns Children's Festival 2019 returns this Saturday and Sunday and for the first time the Cairns Performing Arts Centre is part of the celebrations, alongside the Tanks Arts Centre and the Cairns Botanic Gardens. The two day event features 16 events and activities, including a behind-the-scenes tour of CPAC, guided by these colourful characters from The Young Company Theatre - TYC. You can find the full program here ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/2I7ajQt Come along and enjoy two days of fun for the whole family.
Councillor Linda Cooper and Queensland AIDS Council representative Janet Wilson hoisted a rainbow flag above Councilโ€™s Spence Street offices this morning in recognition of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia. IDAHBOBIT Day aims to coordinate international efforts that raise awareness of LGBTQI rights violations and stimulate interest in LGBTQI rights work worldwide. Mayor Bob Manning said flying the flag was one small thing Council could do to support the important work of the Queensland AIDS Council, which asked Council to participate in the global initiative. Also in attendance this morning were Councillors Richie Bates and Cathy Zeiger as well as members of the LGBTQI community Ben and Sharm.
Are you an experienced event manager from a community based group or organisation looking to sharpen your management and organisational skills? Cairns Regional Council invites you to a free Event Professional Development Program that will arm you with effective strategies to enhance delivery, and ensure continual and sustainable growth of your event. FORMAT 5 seminars, held on a Saturday DATES: 25/05, 06/07, 17/08, 28/09, 09/11 TIME: 8am-2pm WHERE: Suite 4, 59 McLeod St, Cairns (parking onsite) Catering provided Facilitated by award winning business woman Petina Tieman from Complete Business Solutions, participants can expect to gain in-depth knowledge on: โœ”๏ธ event planning & operations โœ”๏ธ marketing & sponsorship โœ”๏ธ budgeting & finances โœ”๏ธ growth & sustainability โœ”๏ธ funding attraction Places are limited so register now at events@cairns.qld.gov.au or phone 4044 3993.
Munro Martin Parklands has been transformed into an open-air art gallery with three larger-than-life colourful crabs taking up residence in the vines. The Malu Githalayl collection by renowned Cairns-based artist Brian Robinson are four-metre-wide honeycomb aluminium sculptures that until recently have adorned the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. Find out what inspired the sculptures at ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/2vYc5vY
We have extended our Free Mulch Giveaway through to Monday 20 May. ๐Ÿ‘‰ For details see our website at https://bit.ly/2vUGBah
If you are planning a visit to the Holloways Beach 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
Ever tried to do Mulch Angels? Free Mulch Giveaway is now on and ends Monday, May 13. Don't try this at home...leave your Mulch Angels for the snow... For details ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/2VExid0
๐Ÿšฒ We are progressively introducing new treatments for Council managed single-lane roundabouts to improve safety for all road users What does the new signage mean? When approaching a single lane roundabout, cyclists are encouraged to take the lane. By taking the lane, motorists are more aware of cyclists on the roundabout, reducing the risk of accidents. Bicycle and arrow symbols will direct cyclists into the traffic lane on the roundabout and "watch for cyclists" signs will be installed. Off road paths are provided at some locations which can also be used by cyclists. You will also notice the approach speed is reduced to 30km/h, which is also done to improve safety. For more information on how to safely share the road please visit our website. ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/2YlIVmR
Did you know Mayor Bob Manning's first job was collecting water samples for Cairns City Council? Today Mayor Bob Manning was joined by Cairns MP Michael Healy to officially open Council's $8.3million Laboratory Services building in Manunda. The lab tests more than 22,000 samples every month. Find out more at https://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/state-of-the-art-water-laboratory-opens
Itโ€™s International Compost Awareness Week and to celebrate we are giving away three Home Compost Kits. Our Advanced Resource Recovery Facility (ARRF) process all domestic waste we collect from kerbside general waste bins. It filters out all organic material and turns it into compost. โ“ How many tonnes of compost do you think the ARRF recovered last year (2017/2018)? ๐Ÿ‘‰ 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 on May 11, 12pm. Winners will be notified via a private Facebook message. Happy guessing!
Our Buy Back Shop has a massive sale on at the moment. Ends this Sunday! ๐Ÿ“š Childrenโ€™s books - 10c each ๐Ÿ“š All other books - 50c each ๐Ÿป Soft toys - from 20c each ๐Ÿ‘ถ Strollers $2 - each ๐Ÿ‘ถ Prams $5 - each ๐Ÿ  Furniture nothing - over $40 ๐Ÿช‘ All indoor/outdoor chairs - $5 (excluding lounges) โ›บ Camping chairs - $2 each ๐Ÿ‘— All clothing - 50c a piece ๐Ÿ”ฅ BQQโ€™s - nothing over $20 ๐ŸŽพ Sporting rackets - $1 each For opening times ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/water-waste-roads/waste/facilities/buybackshop
Lake Morris Road closed until December 2019 for major road stabilisation and drainage pipe replacements works. Recreational cycling and training will generally be permitted on the road outside working hours (prior to 6.30am and after 5.00pm Mondays to Fridays, prior to 6.30am and after 1.00pm Saturdays and all day on Sundays). However, there will be times when this will be impossible due to open excavations. Please check and follow information signage as displayed on site. โš ๏ธ Please note that arrangements are in place for Copperlode Fish and Kayak to continue business operations. There are also a few other Council-authorised motor vehicles who are permitted to use the road during the closure. Hence, cyclists are required to keep left at all times when using the road.
Our next Free Mulch Giveaway is on May 10-13! For details ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/2VExid0
โš ๏ธ Lake Morris Road will be closed to all traffic from 6am to 10.00am on Monday, April 29. The closure is due to a transport operation which will require the full width of the road.
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 chutes. 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.