Media releases

11 Apr 2014Evacuation Alert update: RED and ORANGE zones - shelters open for use AS LAST RESORT

The Cairns Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) advises that people living in RED and ORANGE storm tide inundation zones should evacuate now (issued 16:00, 11 April 2014).Residents who can stay with friends or family in higher places should do so. AS A LAST RESORT those who have no alternative accommodation are advised they can travel to one of the public Storm Tide Cyclone Shelters at Edmonton or Redlynch.

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11 Apr 2014Evacuation alert: RED and ORANGE zones, evacuate now

The Cairns Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) advises that people living in RED and ORANGDE storm tide inundation zones should evacuate now.Residents who can stay with friends or family in higher places should do so. AS A LAST RESORT those who have no alternative accommodation are advised they can travel to one of the following Storm Tide Cyclone Shelters:-       Edmonton Leisure Centre on Walker Road, Edmonton-       Redlynch State College shelter building, Jungara Road, Redlynch

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11 Apr 2014Self-evacuation advised – RED and ORANGE zone

Self-evacuation advised for RED and ORANGE storm tide inundation zones (issued 13:15, 11 April 2014). Residents in affected zones should stay with friends or family in higher areas if possible. NO public shelters are open.

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11 Apr 2014Prepare for STC Ita – advice for residents

Cairns Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) advises that all residents of the Cairns region should continue making preparations for the possible arrival of Severe Tropical Cyclone Ita.

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09 Apr 2014Cairns Region on cyclone watch

A Cyclone WATCH has been issued for the Cairns region by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) this afternoon, 9 April 2014.

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07 Apr 2014Disaster prep for the whole family

Preparing for a cyclone or other natural disaster might seem daunting for families with young children.To make this task a little easier, Council has partnered with Reuse and Recycle Cairns to present a family workshop to help parents and children to plan for a natural disaster.

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05 Apr 2014Shop now to get lucky on Lake St

A major competition with a prize pool of $80,000 has been launched by Cairns Regional Council in a bid to support city traders while work is underway to re-develop Lake Street.

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03 Apr 2014Never too young to discover garden wonders

The "Little Taccas" program, named after the tropical plant Tacca integrifolia, will kick off next month to give young children an appreciation for nature and gardening.

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02 Apr 2014Awards celebrate cultural diversity

Nominations are now open for two Cairns Cultural Diversity Awards that will be presented during Cultural Diversity Week (formerly Peace Week) celebrations from 20-28 September.

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01 Apr 2014Interest sought for car park partnership

Cairns Regional Council has called for Expressions of Interest from potential commercial partners for the construction of a multi-storey car park in the Cairns CBD.

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