Media releases

19 Nov 2014New route to ease Redlynch traffic

Barriers were removed this morning as Shaws Access Road was opened a year ahead of schedule, providing an alternative road for residents of Cairns' highest growth suburb.

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17 Nov 2014Barron flood history at your fingertips

A project to document the memoirs of residents affected by flooding of the Barron River can now be accessed in full at Smithfield Library.

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14 Nov 2014Don't be left dry by wading pool fence laws

Wading pools are a great way to keep cool in the hotter months but there are strict Queensland Government safety regulations – including pool fencing – that owners need to be aware of before making a purchase.

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13 Nov 2014Aussie music icon to ring in New Year

Renowned singer-songwriter Mark Seymour will headline the annual Cairns Esplanade New Year's Eve concert, presented by Cairns Regional Council.

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13 Nov 2014Pitch your idea to win tailored business support

Local entrepreneurs will step into the spotlight to pitch their original ideas at  Ideas After Dark – presented as part of Council's TNQ20 Business Excellence and Tropical Innovation Awards program.

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13 Nov 2014Gordonvale history preserved in park

The stories and the history behind Gordonvale's water tower have been preserved for future generations at the new-look Norman Park.

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11 Nov 2014Do you recycle right?

This week is National Recycling Week and Cairns Regional Council is inviting residents to learn more about the recycling process.

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10 Nov 2014Petersen Park plan open for feedback

Edmonton's Petersen Park is the next sporting precinct to receive an upgrade, with plans to create additional playing fields and facilities.

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07 Nov 2014Local contractors to benefit from pool project

Cairns Regional Council has been assured that more than $6 million will be injected directly into the local construction industry as part of the redevelopment of the Tobruk Memorial Pool.

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06 Nov 2014Be wise about water use

Shorter showers, full dishwashers and wise water use in the garden can go a long way in reducing the strain on water supplies, as dry weather continues to grip the Cairns region.

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