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Learn about social enterprise and get a taste of how to develop a business on 29 July 2015 More
A guided tour taking in over 12 Stories of the lives and deaths of people buried in the cemetery More
Delve into the Indigenous cultures of Tropical North Queensland. More
Explore the works, styles and inspirations of 21 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander artists from Far North Queensland More
Fuller Park – new plans open for feedback
Mayor welcomes dredging comments
New approach to flying fox management
Breaking ground on sporting precincts
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Find out more about the grants on offer through our Go Clubs initiative.
What's happening in Cairns this week? Check out our online What's On Calendar. And don't forget to submit your community not-for-profit event for free publication. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/whats-on/whats-on
There is still time to have your say on the proposed amendments to the new Cairns Region Planning Scheme, including changes to building height limits and the introduction of a tropical urbanism policy. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/major-projects/cairns-region-planning-scheme
Have you tried out the Brinsmead-Redlynch cycleway yet? It's a scenic ride suitable for all the family. Check out the video for a sneak peak. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WaTurvkGOk&feature=youtu.be
What a fantastic evening with The Magic Flute in Fogarty Park last night! Were you there? What did you think? Big cheers to everyone involved in such a great event, especially with the late-notice venue change. As they say, the show must go on!
Consultation on the Fuller Park Master Plan closes in a week. But there's still time to have your say. An info session will be held at Hambledon House next Wednesday (29th) from 6pm for anyone who'd like to find out more about the plans. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/have-say/open/fuller-park
The program for Seniors Week 2015 is out! Featuring loads of events and activities for active seniors. Hard copies are available from Council's customer service centres and Cairns Libraries branches. Tickets for the Garden Tea Party and Seniors Week Lunch are available from next Wednesday. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/140624/Seniors-Week-Program-2015.PDF
We're counting down to the 2016 RACQ NQ Games in Cairns, it's 11 months to go - 24-26 June. Vice Chairperson of the NQ Sports Foundation Cr Jessie Richardson brought the games torch to town and it was great to have RACQ's Darren McTaggart and Cairns’ NQ Sports Foundation Wingate Properties Bursary nominees Theo Watson and Mikaela Bretz on hand to mark the occasion.
Work is due to start on the Walker Rd Sporting Precinct by the end of next week. And the masterplan is finished for the Thomson Rd sports precinct. It's all systems go for sport on the southside! http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/sporting-precincts
Free opera in the park! Opera Australia's performance of The Magic Flute has been shifted to Fogarty Park as a FREE community performance. This wonderful FREE outdoor event is for all to enjoy, the show is rated G and suitable for all the family. This is an alcohol- free event but audience members are welcome to bring a blanket and picnic dinner. We're delighted that Opera Australia’s Artistic Director, Lyndon Terracini, will fly to Cairns to join the audience at the performance of The Magic Flute tomorrow evening. Thursday 23 July @ 7.30pm, Fogarty Park, Cairns Esplanade Don't miss this opportunity to see Australia’s national opera company, accompanied by the Cairns Young Voices children's choir!
A new approach to flying fox management has been developed and was endorsed by the Community Services Committee this morning. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/flying-fox-management
We've had to temporarily close the Cairns Civic Theatre while some remediation works take place inside the building. Unfortunately, we've had to cancel some upcoming shows but we're doing our best to reschedule. The good news is the performance of The Magic Flute that was planned for this Thursday is now a free, outdoor event! http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/civic-closed
The free movie night for Brinsmead has been given a new date! Join us on Saturday 1 August for Big Hero 6 on the big, outdoor screen :)
Our offices are closed today for the Show holiday. But we're still on deck in the Fred Moule Pavilion if you want to pop in and say hi. You could even go in the draw to win an iPad! Enjoy your day :)
In the Forest Gardens area? Pop on down to the Duck Pond for a free jumping castle and sausage sizzle and check out the great work that's been done in the area.
What is tropical urbanism? How can it be incorporated into city developments? Find out more about this proposed design element on our website, or drop into our stall in the Fred Moule Pavilion at The Cairns Show http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/major-projects/cairns-region-planning-scheme/tropical-urbanism
Look who joined us today at the The Cairns Show...go Cairns Taipans and thanks for the snakes!
A reminder to pet owners that there will be fireworks tonight at the Cairns Show. The sound of fireworks can be very scary for our furry friends. Please make sure your four-legged family members are safe and secure.
A bit chilly this morning? The Cairns Show will warm things up! Come and say hi - we're hanging out in the Fred Moule Pavilion with loads of giveaways including the chance to win an iPad.
Would you like to win an iPad? Come and see us in the Fred Moule Pavilion at the Cairns Show, July 15-17. Sign up to our Living In Cairns newsletter for a chance to win!
What's in the bag? Find out when you visit our Council booth at The Cairns Show. We've been busy filling our showbags to the brim!
Join us this Thursday for take 2!
Is your Cairns Libraries card lost or damaged? Take advantage of the card amnesty happening throughout July. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/library-cards
The new box office is now open!