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Beginner level seniors’ interval training class, held weekly on the beachfront. More
Free entry-level fitness class for the whole family, held weekly on the foreshore at Trinity Beach. More
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🏅 Young Citizen of the Year (2020), Daniel Rosendale, explains what it meant to him being nominated and ulitimately receiving the award. Daniel was recognised for his work helping disadvantaged youth, as a role model for Indigenous youths, and for his distinguished sporting accomplishments. An alumnus of the Indigenous Leaders of Tomorrow group, he used his training to become a volunteer board member and treasurer of the ATSI organisation, Deadly Inspiring Youth Doing Good (DIYDG), where he has assisted underprivileged youth in Cairns to achieve self-sufficiency. 🗳️ Nominations are now open for the 2021 Australia Day Awards. For more information and to find out how to nominate visit our website. 👉 https://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/whats-on/annual-events/Aust-Day-Awards
⚠️ IRONMAN Cairns this Sunday 27 September. A reminder of changed traffic conditions for the IRONMAN Cairns Asia Pacific Championship event this Sunday 27 September. There are a few changes this year with a major change to the bike course; the turnaround point is now just south of Trezise Road instead of in Port Douglas near the Wildlife Habitat. This means the Captain Cook Highway can be opened earlier from 3.30pm. The Smithfield Transfer Station will be closed this Sunday 27 September. See all of the information at https://www.ironman.com/im-cairns-course
📣 We are looking for 3 business trainees for our Shared Services Team. For details and to find out how to apply visit our recruitment portal: 👉 https://cairnsqld.mercury.com.au/ViewPosition.aspx?id=Gxl0phDsuok=&jbc=ere
🚗 Who goes first? Do you know the rules for these two scenarios? Image 1 On roads where there are NO lanes marked on the road and are signed with a “ZIP MERGE” sign—when lines of traffic merge, you must give way to any vehicle that is ahead of you. In this example, Vehicle B (blue) must give way to Vehicle A (orange). Image 2 On roads where there are lanes marked on the road—if your lane comes to an end, you must give way to traffic already in the lane you are moving to. In this example, Vehicle A (orange) must give way to Vehicle B (blue). Did you get it right? The following Cairns roads have recently been upgraded to ZIP MERGE. • Hardy and Foster • Moody Street • Draper Street • Spence Street • Gatton Street • Redlynch Intake Road
Earn while you learn! We are looking for 3 business trainees for our Shared Services Team. For details and to find out how to apply visit our recruitment portal: 👉 https://cairnsqld.mercury.com.au/ViewPosition.aspx?id=Gxl0phDsuok=&jbc=ere
♻️ Recycle Right - Keep it simple! Only recycle hard plastic bottles and containers, glass bottles and jars, steel and aluminium cans, paper and cardboard. For more tips on how to recycle right, visit our website: https://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/water-waste-roads/waste/recycle-right #recyclerightcairns #recycleright #cairns #lesstolandfill
🚣 Yirrgangydji Land and Sea Rangers took out the tinnie this morning for the Great Northern Clean Up, fishing out several kilograms of mouldy showbags, fishing gear, drink cans and packaging from Smiths Creek (Fearnley Street drain) in Parramatta Park. You can get involved this Saturday at one of Council’s Great Northern Clean Up sites. Wear enclosed footwear, sun smart clothing, practice social distancing and BYO water bottle. 📍 Machans Beach 8.30 - 11.30am https://www.facebook.com/events/757149995049876 📍 Manunda 8.30 - 11.30am https://www.facebook.com/events/236088050917829 📍 Parramatta Park 8.30 - 11.30am https://www.facebook.com/events/1220139878347933
🔊 Another Siren live test of the Copperlode Falls Dam Emergency Action Plan Early Warning System will commence on Thursday, September 24 between 10am and 2pm. This exercise is based on the live testing results and community feedback following the October 2019 live testing exercise. For more information visit our website at: 👉 https://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/natural-disasters/copperlode-emergency-action-plan/live-testing
🚮 Join one of these Council-coordinated Great Northern Clean Up sites throughout September. -------------- 📅 SATURDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER 📍 Machans Beach 8.30 - 11.30am https://www.facebook.com/events/757149995049876 📍 Manunda 8.30 - 11.30am https://www.facebook.com/events/236088050917829 📍 Parramatta Park 8.30 - 11.30am https://www.facebook.com/events/1220139878347933 -------------- 📅 SATURDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 📍 Forest Gardens 8.30 - 11.30am https://www.facebook.com/events/356450108681015 📍 Holloways Beach 8.30 - 11.30am https://www.facebook.com/events/997972743975816 📍 Woree 8.30 - 11.30am https://www.facebook.com/events/1189243528098246 -------------- 📅 SUNDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER 📍 Edmonton 8.30 - 11.30am https://www.facebook.com/events/610049283251526 📍 Mooroobool 8.30 - 11.30am https://www.facebook.com/events/3166647256736870 -------------- 📅 SATURDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 📍 Goldsborough Valley 8.30 - 11.30am https://www.facebook.com/events/240051310517045 📍 Smithfield 8.30 - 11.30am https://www.facebook.com/events/342397386913605 📍 Trinity Beach 8.30 - 11.30am https://www.facebook.com/events/1637844869703431 -------------- 📅 SUNDAY, 27 SEPTEMBER 📍 Little Mulgrave 8.30 - 11.30am https://www.facebook.com/events/2469751776658260 📍 Stratford 8.30 - 11.30am https://www.facebook.com/events/852049441989373 -------------- You can also find this list on our website at https://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/community-environment/sustainability/great-northern-clean-up #cairns #greatnortherncleanup
👶 Registrations are now open for our Baby Welcome Ceremony 2020. 👉https://bit.ly/35aCf1k Registrations are now OPEN for anyone who has welcomed a baby in the past year from October 2019 up until the end of September 2020. Each year, Cairns Regional Council welcomes new babies to the region. Parents of new arrivals can register to receive a beautiful commemorative certificate, and a tree will be planted in your baby's honour at a later date. Trees for the 2019 arrivals have now been planted at the Redlynch Masterplan site opposite the McDonald's at Redlynch.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ How about a 5-Star dinner cooked for you by Cairns' finest chefs? 🎟️ Hurry! Capacity is strictly limited! 💖 100% of ticket prices go to the Mayors Christmas Cheer Appeal and will help provide Christmas hampers to people in need during festive season.
🏎️ Targa Great Barrier Reef is back! Events are back in Cairns and Targa Great Barrier Reef is one of our favourites – starting this Friday 4 September through to Sunday 6 September. ⚠️ There’ll be various road closures throughout the region, check-out www.targa.com.au for all the details. This year the event will include the Targa Cavalcade on Saturday 5 September rolling through the suburbs from the Walker Road Sporting Complex, Edmonton to Cairns City from 3.40pm. Celebrate with family in a safe and socially distant way from your front yard!
🚮 The Great Northern Clean Up kicks off this weekend. Join one of two Council-coordinated clean up crews: SATURDAY, 5 SEPTEMBER 📍 Brinsmead 8.30 - 11.30am https://www.facebook.com/events/667442070784255/ SUNDAY, 6 SEPTEMBER 📍 Ellis Beach 8.30 - 11.30am https://www.facebook.com/events/1216770585331283/ You can find a list of all our upcoming clean up sites at https://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/community-environment/sustainability/great-northern-clean-up #cairns #greatnortherncleanup
✅ The Our Cairns 2020 Survey and the Our Cairns Youth Survey are now open. Help us identify the needs and desires of the community to guide the future of Cairns from a social, livability, economic and cultural perspective. The first Our Cairns survey was conducted in 2016 and attracted 6400 respondents. Complete the survey: 👉 https://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/have-say/open/ourcairns
📖 Thanks to everyone who has recently returned overdue library items. Cairns Libraries are still missing 5,000 items. If you still have items at home, we need them back. Don't worry, our libraries don’t charge overdue fees. So NO fines, NO questions asked!
🎉 Happy birthday Munro Martin Parklands! Over the past four years the redeveloped Munro Martin Parklands have become a local favourite to experience ballet, contemporary music, new circus and Christmas pantomimes. We hope we will be able to return to hosting amazing live events in this magnificent space soon. 🤞 Until then, the facility is the perfect lunch-time picnic destination, only a stone's throw from the Cairns CBD.
How did that digger get into that Caisson? 🤔 What's a Caisson, you ask? 👷♂️ A Caisson is an engineering term for a structure that is built above ground and is then sunk into the ground. We shared a time-lapse of the new pump station construction site a little while ago that shows this process. In the case of the pump station site, however, the Caisson hit a layer of hard crust material that prevented it from sinking further. The digger was then placed inside the Caisson, about 8 metres deep, to help loosen the hard crust material and allow the Caisson to sink to the desired depth.
💬 We are seeking feedback from the community for the alignment of a new link road between Kewarra Beach and Trinity Beach. Follow the link to find out more and use the form at the bottom of the page to provide any feedback you may have. 👉 https://bit.ly/2XU7mKj
When our Animal Management officers get a report of a dog attack they start a formal investigation process - a bit like Police responding to a crime. This video takes you through the process so you know what to expect after reporting a dog attack. If are a Cairns pet owner, be sure to follow our Cairns Pets Facebook page.