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Cairns Show 17-19 July

Fun for all ages. Visit Council's display in the Fred Moule Pavilion and audition to be the face of Council News. Great prizes on offer! More

Active Living Tai Chi - Yorkeys Knob

Free, weekly Tai Chi fitness class on Sims Esplanade. More

Active Living Fitness for All - Mooroobool (Weds)

Free entry-level fitness class for the whole family, held Wednesdays at Shang Park. More

Active Living Fitness for All - Edmonton

Free entry-level fitness class for the whole family, held weekly at Ravizza Park. More

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2019 Cairns Festival program revealed

2019 Cairns Festival program revealed
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Suit up for Comic Fest activities

Suit up for Comic Fest activities
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Lae delegation strengthens Sister Cities ties

Lae delegation strengthens Sister Cities ties
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CPAC shortlisted for international design award

CPAC shortlisted for international design award
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Current career opportunities with Cairns Regional Council: ๐Ÿ“ Workforce Development Officer ๐Ÿ“ Head of Staging & Systems Technician ๐Ÿ“ Head of Lighting & Systems Technician ๐Ÿ“ Senior Asset Accountant ๐Ÿ“ Finance Administrator Find these and more jobs at ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/2OFcoDo
UPDATE: Work has been completed and all lanes have been re-opened. โš ๏ธ Sheridan Street's inbound lane will be reduced down to one lane from 9amโ€“3pm today, from Airport Ave to across from Collins Ave. The partial closure is necessary to repair a sewerage main.
Whether youโ€™re a Marvel devotee, a fan of the DC Comics or a Manga enthusiastic, celebrate your love of the graphic novel at Comic Fest on Sunday at the City Library (corner Aplin and Lake streets). ๐Ÿค– S.T.E.A.M activity - Attack on Titan Catapult (robotics) Challenge @ 9:00-11:30 ๐Ÿ“– Superhero Storytime โ€“ from local and national award winning authors @ 10:00-10:45 ๐Ÿ“ท Photo booth for selfie opportunities from 9:00-noon ๐ŸŽฅ Screening of movie Momo & Comic Chill out room from 9:00-9:30 ๐ŸŽจ Comic art workshop from 9:00-10:00 ๐Ÿ’„ Cosplay make-up and hair demonstrations from 9:00-noon ๐Ÿ’€ 3D Body Scanning booth from 9:00-noon ๐Ÿง™ Cosplay Bingo Selfie Challenge from 9:00-noon ๐Ÿ’ก Youth engagement activities & mental health information from Headspace Cairns from 9:00-noon Cr Cathy Zeiger, joined by library users and members of Cosplay, channelled her inner Wonder Woman this morning in anticipation of the day.
The Cairns Show is just around the corner and this year our CRC stand (located in the Fred Moule Pavilion) will host a fantastic new competition โ€“ we are looking for the face of Cairns News โ€“ The News You Need! Come and read the news and you could win a prize pack which includes a GoPro Hero 7 and family season pass to the Taipans! For more details and entry forms visit http://bit.ly/32jpcGZ
If you park in Councilโ€™s Hartley Street carpark you can now pay for parking without leaving your car. Just download the Easy Park app - too easy! https://bit.ly/2S4MrA5
Our crews are carrying out some urgent repairs to SHERIDAN ST. Inbound on Sheridan St is currently reduced to ONE LANE from Airport Ave to Collins Ave. We'll keep you up to date with progress.
Works to repair the Walsh Street sink hole in Edge Hill have finished up - the road is back open. Thanks crew!
Are you looking for a free activity this weekend? Pack the picnic basket and enjoy the free screening of the Bolshoi Balletโ€™s spectacular production of Spartacus tomorrow night (6 July) at the beautiful Munro Martin Parklands. The performance will be live streamed direct from Queensland Performance Arts Centre in Brisbane. Gates open at 5pm for the 7pm screening. http://bit.ly/2NybmgO
๐Ÿšง Do you travel on Walsh Street, Edge Hill? Council crews will be repairing a sink hole beside 72 Walsh Street, Edge Hill, tomorrow (4 July) morning. Traffic is currently down to one lane. Additional traffic control will be in place from 6.30am tomorrow, with repair works starting at 7am. If you can't avoid the area make sure you obey directions from traffic controllers. ๐Ÿ›‘
Mini solar farms will be installed at five Council Wastewater Treatment Plants to reduce energy costs by up to $417,000. The initiative is just one of $15.6 million in projects aimed at protecting the environment and reducing Council's carbon footprint announced in today's 2019/20 Cairns Regional Council Budget. Check out what else is in the Budget http://bit.ly/2YCf21S
Mini solar farms will be installed at five Council Wastewater Treatment Plants to reduce energy costs by up to $417,000. The initiative is just one of $15.6 million in projects aimed at protecting the environment and reducing Council's carbon footprint announced in today's 2019/20 Cairns Regional Council Budget. Check out what else is in the Budget http://bit.ly/2YCf21S
โš ๏ธ WALKING TRACK CLOSURE UPDATE โ›” The Yellow Arrow Track will be closed for decommissioning of the zip line from 6am tomorrow (3/7) through to 3pm Thursday (4/7). The Yellow Arrow car park and Aeroglen pathway from Collins Ave to the touch fields will also be closed during this time. ๐Ÿšถ The hazard reduction burn for Mount Whitfield has been POSTPONED and the Red Arrow will now remain OPEN tomorrow (3/7).
Are you organised and looking for a new challenge? We are currently looking for a Project Manager to join our team. http://bit.ly/2J582pf
โš ๏ธ Upcoming Red/Yellow Arrow Tracks and Aeroglen bike path closures โ›” Red Arrow and Aeroglen bike path closures Wed, 3 Jul 2019 / 1pm - 9pm The track and bike path will be closed for public safety, while our Natural Areas Management team is undertaking back burning operations. โ›” Yellow Arrow Track closed for decommissioning of zip line Wed, 3 Jul 2019 / 6am - Thu, 4 Jul 2019 / 3pm (estimated completion time) Green and Blue Arrow Tracks will remain operational, however there may be some smoke in that area of Mt Whitfield during the burning operation.
Looking for something to do these upcoming school holidays? Cairns Libraries have put together an amazing program of workshops and events. See the full program here๐Ÿ‘‡ https://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/300775/School-Holiday-Program-July-2019-Final-Web.pdf
๐ŸŒŠ Coastal erosion, storm tide inundation and rising sea levels are going to increasingly impact coastal cities. Coastal changes already affect a number of locations and communities throughout the Cairns region. We want to work with you to develop a plan that will make Cairns โ€˜future readyโ€™ as part of the Our Cairns Coast project. Therefore, we have been inviting residents and business operators to tell us which aspects of our coastline are most valuable to them. You now have one last chance to have your say before the survey closes on 30 June 2019. We will use your feedback to help identify ways to address coastal impacts in the future. Complete the survey at: ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/2MZf5nr
Not a bad view for the workplace! Our Aquatics team snapped this morning's cracking sunrise over the Lagoon - it was a bit chilly but this is weather we have been waiting for in Cairns! AND the good news this weather will stick around for the CPAC and Munro Martin Parklands Open Day tomorrow, visit www.cairns.qld.gov.au for more info - until then we would love to see your sunrise piccies below!
$1,665 raised for Ruthโ€™s Womenโ€™s Shelter Today acting Mayor Terry James presented Ruthโ€™s Womenโ€™s Shelter Manager Lynelle Dabelstein with a donation of $1,665. The local charity was established in 1977 and provides women and children experiencing domestic violence with safe and secure accommodation, as well as guidance and support. The funds were raised via a gold coin donation at the most recent free green waste disposal and free mulch giveaway campaigns. We would like to thank everyone who donated towards this important cause.
Targa is back for 2019! Acting Mayor Terry James joined Targa Australia CEO Mark Perry, Barron River MP Hon Craig Crawford, and TTNQ Chair Wendy Morris at the Esplanade Plaza earlier today for the launch of the 2019 Targa Great Barrier Reef. About 270 competitors have already registered for the event, a 40% jump from last year. It hits the streets of Cairns and the region 30 August - 1 September. #TGBR
**UPDATE** Both operations, the burn-off and the zipline decommissioning works have been postponed. Both arrow tracks and Aeroglen bicycle path will remain open. ************** โš ๏ธ Red and Yellow Arrow and Aeroglen bike path closures ๐Ÿƒ Yellow Arrow trail: Closed from 7:00am Monday 17 June until 9:00pm Tuesday 18 June. No access will be permitted due to the decommissioning works of the former Cairns Adventure Park zipline and back burning operations. ๐Ÿƒ Red Arrow trail: Closed on Tuesday 18 June from 1:00pm - 9:00pm No access will be permitted as back burning operations will be conducted. ๐Ÿšฒ Aeroglen bicycle path: The pathway from Quarry St in Aeroglen to Collins Ave will be closed on Tuesday 18 June from 1:00pm - 9:00pm during back burning operations. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience while these necessary works are undertaken.