Media releases

23 Oct 2014Be water-wise to conserve supplies

As the days become longer, the extended dry season is starting to take its toll on Cairns' water supplies.

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22 Oct 2014Tobruk Pool contract awarded

Work is set to start within weeks on the redevelopment of the Tobruk Memorial Pool, with the major construction contract awarded today.

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22 Oct 2014Local projects benefit from arts grants

Projects in the Cairns region will benefit from nearly $68,000 in grant funding as part of one of the State's most active arts programs, Mayor Bob Manning announced today.

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22 Oct 2014Don't get "red carded" - register your dog

Owners of unregistered dogs are urged to get their pooches on the books to avoid a "red card", as Council embarks on an audit of the region's pets. From 10 November Council officers will be inspecting properties to locate the possibly thousands of unregistered dogs in the Cairns region, with non-compliant owners facing a $227 fine.

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21 Oct 2014Dump green waste for free

The annual pre-cyclone season free green waste disposal will be available to residents of the Cairns region from 1 November.

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20 Oct 2014Appeal to spread some Christmas cheer

The Mayor's Christmas Cheer Appeal will once again bring a little joy into the lives of local families doing it tough this festive season.

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20 Oct 2014A Very Cairns Christmas on the cards

The festive season is fast approaching and local youngsters are invited to put pencil to paper to illustrate what they love about Christmas in Cairns.

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20 Oct 2014New right-turn lane to improve CBD traffic flow

Work starts today to remove the disused toilet block on Spence Street, making way for a long-awaited right-turn lane for traffic entering Lake Street.

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17 Oct 2014Cairns stands out in disaster resilience

Cairns Regional Council has been recognised for its initiatives to educate the community about disaster preparedness at last night's Get Ready Queensland Resilient Australia Awards.

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17 Oct 2014Interactive workshop full of cool ideas

Anyone interested in sustainable house design is invited to a free workshop based on Council's recently published Cool Homes Guide.

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