Media releases

23 Jun 2014Sewer upgrades meet growing demand

Continuation of major upgrades to the sewer network will ensure improved functionality well into the future, as part of a $121.6 million capital works program to be delivered by Cairns Regional Council.

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23 Jun 2014$121.6 million capital works program in 2014-2015 Budget

The revitalisation of Cairns' city centre will continue in 2014-15 as part of a $121.6 million capital works program.

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23 Jun 2014Rebate to assist with leakage costs

A new water leakage rebate policy has been adopted with the 2014-15 Budget, essentially providing an insurance scheme for all residential ratepayers.

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23 Jun 2014New sports fields for growing communities

More than $2 million will be spent in 2014-15 to start the process to turn vacant land at Edmonton into new sporting infrastructure, as part of a $121.6 million capital works budget.

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23 Jun 2014Two years of gains reduce rates pain

A focus on financial efficiency during the past two years has allowed Cairns Regional Council to hand down its smallest rate increase in six years.  The 2014-15 Budget includes the modest general rate rise of 1.5 per cent, which equates to an increase of $12.30 on the yearly residential minimum rate and $12.68 on rural and commercial properties.

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20 Jun 2014$60,000 in RADF grants awarded

More than $60,000 in grants were today presented to 13 local projects in the latest round of Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grants.

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20 Jun 2014Pre-G20 conference to explore future of tropical economies

The rise of the world's tropical economies will be the focus of the international Future of Tropical Economies conference hosted in Cairns in the lead-up to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in September.

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16 Jun 2014Sustainable Living Expo shifts to The Pier

Persistent wet weather has resulted in a venue shift for next weekend's Sustainable Living Expo.

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13 Jun 2014Dragon tale breathes fire into expo

Cairns Regional Council's Sustainable Living Expo is just over a week away and the Tropical Arts Theatre Group is putting the finishing touches on its very special contribution.

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10 Jun 2014Cocoa growers taste test TNQ20 Awards

With just days remaining to nominate a business for the inaugural TNQ20 Business Excellence and Tropical Innovation Awards, the response has surpassed all expectations.

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