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Free mulch, 14-17 Dec

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Free mulch offer, 14-17 December

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CQUniversity Cairns Taipans vs New Zealand Breakers

Round 9 game at Cairns Convention Centre. More

Sunday Bat Chats December January School Holidays

Informal guided tours of the City Library Spectacled Flying-fox colony. More

Moving Picture Night - Peter Rabbit

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Sandbags available ahead of possible heavy rain

Sandbags available ahead of possible heavy rain
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Outdoor event cancelled – Saturday 15 December

Outdoor event cancelled – Saturday 15 December
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Hampers packed with Christmas cheer

Hampers packed with Christmas cheer
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Expression swing installed at Brinsmead park

Expression swing installed at Brinsmead park
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⚠️ Sugarworld and Tobruk Memorial Pool will be closed tomorrow, due to the expected bad weather.
⚠️ Buy Back Shop closed this Saturday ⚠️ The Buy Back Shop at Portsmith Transfer Station will be closed this Saturday due to the wild weather we are expecting this weekend.
⚠️ Free sandbags will be available to Cairns residents from tomorrow morning, Friday 14 December, to assist with preparations ahead of possible heavy rainfall in the coming days. 📍 Portsmith Transfer Station 8.30 am to 5.15pm 📍 Smithfield Transfer Station 7am to 5.15pm 📍 Gordonvale Transfer Station 8.30am to 5.15pm 📍 Babinda Transfer Station 8:30am-4:45pm (closed weekends) Scoops for filling will be provided. Sandbags are for residential use only and will be available until supplies run out. Limits will apply per person.
The free community event in Munro Martin Parklands this Saturday has sadly been cancelled due to expected weather conditions associated with Cyclone Owen. 😭😭
Dress rehearsals are happening! Here’s a little sneak peak of the Cairns Choral Society’s offering for Saturday night’s gala opening of CPAC. You can tune in to watch the opening night live on Facebook (and don’t forget to buy your tickets to Wicked to see the rest of the show!)
Free Mulch Offer 14 - 17 December All the details at: https://bit.ly/2C4SCxw
Have you noticed the tropical Christmas decorations around Shields Street? This is how they came to life…
⛔ Yellow Arrow Track Closed ⛔ The track has been closed and will remain closed until Tuesday, 11 December, 3pm, as we are working on removing hazards caused by the recent winds and heavy rainfall.
If you’re venturing out on to the roads this morning, please be aware of fallen trees and powerlines in some areas. For info on power outages, road conditions and to view flood cameras, see the Cairns Disaster Dashboard: www.disaster.cairns.qld.gov.au
**CAROLS CANCELLED** Due to the deteriorating weather conditions, we've had to make the tough decision to cancel tonight's Carols by Candlelight at Fogarty Park. We are very sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
The fireworks and lightning storm season is upon us. Fireworks, lightning and thunder can scare dogs and increases the risk of animals escaping. In case your dog does manage to escape, please ensure he is wearing a Council tag or a name tag with a contact phone number. Fireworks displays are planned for: December 9, 8:30pm, at Esplanade December 31, 9pm and midnight, at Esplanade
While we love this rain, it has caused us to cancel today’s concert 🙁 Fingers crossed 🤞 for better weather tomorrow.
The following beaches are currently closed: ⚠️Palm Cove (presence of Irukandji jellyfish) ⚠️Ellis Beach, Clifton Beach, Kewarra Beach (potential Irukandji risk)