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History tours of the Tanks and Botanic Gardens Precinct

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Disaster Centre to open its doors

Cairns Disaster Coordination Centre opens its doors

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Economic plans delivering on vision

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Disability Action Week success

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⚠️🔧 Web Service Interruption 🕔 Today, 5:15pm – 8:45pm Maintenance works to our website will continue today which will affect some online services, including payments.
⚠️🔧 Web Service Interruption 🕔 Today, 5:15pm – 7:45pm Maintenance works to our website will be carried out which will affect some online services, including payments.
Have you experienced flooding or drainage problems within the CBD and Environs catchment? We want to hear from you! 👉https://cairnsregionalcouncil.typeform.com/to/RTQLR2
Last chance to drop off your green waste and get free sandbags.
Check out our latest job vacancies. Apprentice Fitter https://bit.ly/2K7sl44 Events Support Officer https://bit.ly/2OMKbtU Patron Services Officer (CPAC) https://bit.ly/2PvMW81
Does Cairns household recycling actually get recycled? Yes, it does. Each year Cairns sends more than 8,000 tonnes of material to South East Queensland for reprocessing. Milk bottles, for example, end up in Brisbane where they are pelletised (ground into little plastic pellets) by one of our contractors. The pellets are the base material for new products, like new bottles and furniture. Got any other questions around recycling? You might find your answers here: 👉https://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/water-waste-roads/waste/reduce-reuse/recycling-qa #nationalrecyclingweek
⛔ Road Closure: Lake Morris Road ⛔ 📆 Thursday 15 November In order to safely undertake reseal works, the road will be closed to all traffic. Please observe and obey changed conditions as advised by on-site signage and traffic controllers.
ON NOW: Free Green Waste Disposal and Sand Bags Giveaway Ends November 18. For details 👉 https://bit.ly/2z364jw
Council is hiring. We are looking for: Community Services Officer https://bit.ly/2JRV0dl Patron Services Supervisor (CPAC) https://bit.ly/2OBphhk Head of Staging & Systems Technician (CPAC) https://bit.ly/2AW83I5 Head of Lighting & Systems Technician (CPAC) https://bit.ly/2DtrAC1 Senior Civil Designer https://bit.ly/2PgCvFo Parks Operations Nursery Team Member https://bit.ly/2zNKsrh
⛔ Road closures for Cairns Remembrance Day Service & Victory Tea 📅 Sunday 11 November 🕔 5am to noon - Cairns Esplanade roadway closed between Aplin St and Florence St 🕔 5am to noon - Florence St closed between Esplanade and Abbot St
⛔ Esplanade Night-Time Closure Extended⛔ 🕙 10pm - 6am, until Friday, 16 November During these times the Esplanade will be closed to traffic between Shields and Aplin Streets for water main replacement works.
Free sand bags giveaway to get you prepped for wet season. Starts this Saturday. 👉https://bit.ly/2PuSY84
🔥🔥🔥 A controlled hazard reduction burn is planned at Buchans Point today from 8.30am - 3pm. Smoke may be noticable in the area during this time. The burn will reduce the fuel and the risk of wildfire in the area.
This Sunday Cairns will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, the historic agreement that led to the end of the First World War. Remembrance Day Service and Victory Tea event details: https://bit.ly/2JHfIwt
Level 1 Water Restriction will apply from 9am, Saturday, 3 November. Sprinkler use times: 💧 Odd-numbered properties 6-8am and 6-8pm Tues, Thur, Sat 💧 Even-numbered properties 6-8am and 6-8pm Wed, Fri, Sun 🚫 NO SPRINKLER USE ON MONDAY 💧 Hand-held watering any time
The all new MY CAIRNS app is now available for iOS (https://apple.co/2zfoZXL) and Android (https://bit.ly/2yJCmQz)! 🎉 Find more Events Includes all events from Tanks Arts Centre, Munro Martin Parklands, Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Cairns Libraries, all Ticketlink events as well as community events. Also features event reminders so you don't miss your favourite events. ♻️ Bin night reminders Personalised reminders for general waste and recycling bin collections. 💬 Report a problem to Council Snap and send straight from your phone. Done! 🎈 Find things to do Find markets, playgrounds, skate parks, sports grounds, walking tracks, parks & gardens, public art and much more. 📡 Find free Wi-Fi See all free Council Wi-Fi spots on one interactive map. ⚠️ Get important alerts and notifications