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Lake Morris Road has been closed to all traffic due to debris on the road from last night’s storm. It is expected to re-open 12pm tomorrow, Thursday 21 February.
Our crews are working their way through the clean up of 40+ fallen trees across the region. We received more than 200 calls in the 2 hours following yesterday’s storm and they’ve continued to trickle through today. Don’t forget you can log requests for maintenance quickly and easily through the My Cairns app.
The western loop of the Red Arrow is closed for clean-up works after yesterday's storms. Works are expected to be completed by 3pm on Thursday, 21 February. If you are using walking tracks within the Mt Whitfield Conservation Park, please do so with care.
Water supply is back on in Machans and Holloways beaches and affected parts of Stratford. We thank the community for your patience in what we know has been a frustrating time for residents.
UPDATE Water is back on in Holloways and Machans beaches and affected parts of Stratford. We again thank the community for your patience in what we know has been a frustrating time for residents. UPDATE: specialist staff and equipment remain on site working to restore water supply. We thank the community for your ongoing patience. UPDATE: Crews are on site working hard to resolve the water supply outage at Holloways Beach and Machans Beach. At this stage the timeframe to restore water supply is still unkonwn. We will post further updates as soon as more information becomes available. Please note that due to the high volume of messages we are unable to provide individual updates on request.
UPDATE: After renewed water outage reports we are investigating the cause and will provide an update as soon as we can. Water supply to Machans and Holloways Beaches and affected parts of Stratford has been restored. If you experience some air and bubbles in the water supply, let the tap run for a few minutes to clear.
UPDATE: After renewed water outage reports we are investigating the cause and will provide an update as soon as we can. ⚠️ Water service interruption for Holloways Beach, Machans Beach and possibly parts of Stratford. Water supply is compromised due to a water main break in Arnold Street. Crews are on site to investigate the situation. We will post updates as we receive more information.
Do you know someone who has won the Cairns Woman of the Year award in the past? We are looking for the winners of 1989 and 1990 to fill some gaps in our historical records. Please contact us via a private message with any information you may have to help us find these winners. Lastly, nominations for this year's awards are still open. If you know a Cairns woman who you believe has made an outstanding contribution to our community, please nominate! 👉 https://bit.ly/2tox1Lz
❌ REMINDER: Never touch fallen or injured bats. If you come across injured bats contact FNQ Wildlife Rescue on 4053 4467. As the current heatwave continues, we are using sprinklers at the City Library site to support the welfare of the colony. The library remains open, however for public safety the area around the roost has been cordoned off. Volunteer carers are responding to the heat stress event including setting up a triage centre at the library roost to care for injured bats and properly dispose of any deceased animals. We would like to thank these volunteer carers for their quick response to this heat stress event and commend them for what can be quite distressing work.
🐕 Last year's dog audit resulted in 4,500 new dog registrations. This brings the total number of registered dogs in our Council area to 27,000. Dog registration helps us identify lost and wandering pets and return them to their owners. Registration fees help fund dog off-leash areas, education about responsible pet ownership, operation of the pound and investigations into nuisance barking and dog attacks. 👉 more numbers from the dog audit at https://bit.ly/2E992WV
Remnants of the past have been uncovered with the big tides in the past couple of weeks! Construction material that was used as fill on the Cairns Esplanade - long before the Esplanade existed in its current form - sometimes comes to the surface through erosion. We've built a rockwall along part of the northern Esplanade that has stopped a lot of this, but there's still the occasional spill of materials. Our crews are checking along the foreshore daily for any potentially problematic materials and collecting them up as they go. There is no need to be concerned from a health perspective.
With 171 injuries recorded over five years, the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads identified the Cairns CBD to have the highest crash rate of all Queensland 50km/hr CBDs and all entertainment precincts. More than a third of casualties were pedestrians or cyclists. The new, lower speed limit of 40km/h drastically reduces the risk of fatal injury to pedestrians and cyclists. The new speed limit will come into effect on 18 February 2019.
🙏 Thank you to everyone who contributed to the gold coin donations collected as part of our recent green waste disposal and free mulch giveaway. Mayor Bob Manning today presented $2232.60 in donations to Autism Queensland’s Cairns branch.
♀️ 🏆 Cairns Woman of the Year Award We are looking for courageous women who have made an outstanding contribution to the lives of women and girls in Cairns. Do you know someone who fits that description? You can now nominate them for the following award categories: ♀️ Woman of the Year (sponsored by Bendigo Bank) ♀️ Young Woman of the Year (sponsored by Bendigo Bank) ♀️ International Women's Day Scholarship Find out how to nominate: 👉 https://bit.ly/2t5Qdxo
CASSOWARY STREET: PARTIAL ROAD CLOSURE Cassowary Street, between Merrybrook Street and Simon Street, Freshwater has been closed (local access only). The road surface has been affected by heavy rain and may fail. #IfItsFloodedForgetIt
A reminder that Redlynch Intake Road south of Mary Parker Drive - including access to Crystal Cascades - is CLOSED. There has been another landslip overnight and the area remains highly unstable.