Media releases

24 Apr 2014Cairns to shine under global tourism spotlight

The Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) is the southern hemisphere's largest tourism industry gathering and plays and sets the tone for global marketing of Australia's regions for the next 12 months.

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23 Apr 2014Panels paint a portrait of Cairns war history

Cairns' war history has been presented in a series of interpretive panels installed adjacent to the Cairns Cenotaph on the Esplanade in time for Anzac Day.

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16 Apr 2014Inspiration sought for seaside art spectacle

From a giant cupcake to a shark swimming through the Esplanade lawn, the Esplanart exhibitions always challenges and entertains.

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14 Apr 2014Free green waste disposal, 14 to 16 April 2014

Residents can dump their green waste from Cyclone Ita for free at waste transfer stations throughout Cairns from today through until close of business Wednesday 16 April 2014. Council will NOT be conducting a free kerbside pick-up of waste and residents are advised not to place green waste on the kerbsides as this can become a dengue breeding risk.

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14 Apr 2014Students to benefit from Brinsmead-Redlynch pathway

Plans for a new pathway connecting Brinsmead through to Redlynch Valley and providing safe access for children cycling to two schools have been released for public comment. The 5km pathway is the next implementation stage in the Cairns Cycling and Walking Strategy and is jointly funded under the Active Cairns initiative by Council and the Queensland Government.

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13 Apr 2014Free green waste disposal for Sunday 13 April 2014

All Cairns Regional Council waste transfer stations, with the exception of Babinda, will be open from 10am today (Sunday 13 April 2014). Green waste will be able to be disposed of at no charge at any of the waste transfer stations for today only.

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12 Apr 2014Gale-force winds - residents should shelter in place

Gale-force winds up to 100kmh are possible for Cairns and district this afternoon (issued noon, 12 April 2014). Further storm surge is also possible. Shelter in place and prepare homes for minor flooding, heavy rain and strong winds.

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11 Apr 2014Change to public shelter arrangements

LDMG has made the decision to close the storm tide cyclone shelter at the Edmonton Leisure Centre. Occupants currently within the facility will be transferred to the Redlynch State College (issued 20:30, 11 April 2014).

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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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