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🤔🦀❓Is this the culprit who caused the water main break at the Esplanade this morning? The suspect was found hiding at the scene by our maintenance crew. He was however soon cleared of all charges and released. While repair works are underway, the actual cause of the water main break is yet to be determined.
Visitors to the Cairns Esplanade were treated to an unexpected water feature this morning. At about 5.30 this morning a main pipe along the Esplanade, at the end of Aplin Street, ruptured sending a spray of water into the air. Water supply, although disrupted, has now been restored to all businesses and residents in the area. Council crews are on site with repairs expected to be completed by the end of the day.
Due to a change in weather conditions the Great Australian Bites - Australia Day on the Esplanade event tomorrow will be moved from the Esplanade lawns to inside The Pier Cairns shopping centre. The Australia Day Beach BBQ event at Yorkeys Knob will go ahead as planned at this stage.
Your favourite local restaurants from The Pier Cairns in conjunction with Taste Paradise will be selling bite size tasting plates featuring local ingredients this Sunday for Great Australian Bites - Australia Day on the Esplanade. Participating restaurants include Waterbar, Piato, Coffee Bean Estate, The Backyard, Tha Fish and Ochre Restaurant. See you at the Esplanade! #australiadayqld #greataustralianbites
The winners are in! Cairns region’s 2020 Citizen of the Year has been working in some of the more unspoken and taboo areas of women’s health and safety to improve lives in Cairns. Yolonde Entsch was recognised for her dedication to empowering disadvantaged women in Cairns, Doomadgee and Papua New Guinea in a ceremony at the Pullman Cairns International today (24 January). Young Citizen of the Year, Daniel Rosendale, has been recognised for his work helping disadvantaged youth, as a role model for Indigenous youths, and for his distinguished sporting accomplishments. Also presented with awards today were Volunteer of the Year, Colin Lawson; Cultural Award recipient, Shaun Edwards; Junior Cultural Award recipient, Abi Muir; Sportsperson of the Year recipients, Mark and Nicola Miller; Junior Sportsperson of the Year was the Aus Crocs white water rafting team; and a lifetime achievement award recipient Wayne Trimble. Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you for everything you do in our community. You can find out more about our winners in the full media release on our website. https://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/australia-day-awards-2020
Meet the artists performing at our Great Australian Bites - Australia Day on the Esplanade event this Sunday. Musicians include Stone Alley, Hard2Miss, Bobby Maguire, and Left Unsupervised, plus performances by CADCAI Lions and MINJIL Indigenous dancers. You can find all the event details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/462722147744817/ #australiadayqld #greataustralianbites
⚠️ All patrolled beaches (Ellis to Holloways) have been closed due to the presence of Irukandji jelly fish. It is likely they will remain closed for the rest on the week due to the forecast weather conditions.
More hazard mitigation works are necessary on the RED ARROW walking track. The western part of the loop will be closed on Monday, 20 January, to remove dead and dying tree branches. Work will start at 7am and are expected to be completed by midday. During this time the western arc of the Red Arrow loop will be closed. The eastern side (airport side) of the Red Arrow will remain open.
The RED ARROW walking track will be partially closed tomorrow morning (16 January). Hazard mitigation works (removal or dead and dying tree branches) on the eastern side of the Red Arrow loop will start at 7am and are expected to be completed by midday. During this time the eastern arc of the Red Arrow loop (airport side) will be closed. The western arc, which will be accessible via the entrance behind the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre building, will remain open.
⚠️ Temporary closures of Crystal Cascades and Nature Play this Wednesday, January 15. CRYSTAL CASCADES We will be undertaking maintenance works on a water main at Crystal Cascades on Wednesday 15 January. Due to these works there will be no access to Crystal Cascades from 6am to 6pm on the day. NATURE PLAY The playground at the Centenary Lakes precinct of the Botanic Gardens will be closed for maintenance works between 6am and 11am on Wednesday.
42 cats and kittens have ended up at the pound since the start of the year - including 20 surrendered from a single property. Cats can produce hundreds of unwanted kittens over their lifetime. Council, local vets and the Animal Welfare League (AWL) have therefore joined forces to offer discounted cat desexing to concession card holders: $55 male cat $65 female cat $50 second female cat Check if you are eligible and receive your discount desexing voucher by contacting the AWL on 07 5509 9044. This offer is for residents of Cairns Regional Council while funding lasts.
Have Your Say on Council's Flying-fox Relocation Management Plan. The plan outlines steps Council wishes to take to relocate the Cairns City Flying-fox colony from the CBD to a more suitable location. Read the plan and have your say on Council's website: https://bit.ly/2sOy7U5 Consultation closes at 5pm on January 31.