ROUND 2 2013 – 2014 REGIONAL ARTS DEVELOPMENT FUND The Cairns Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a joint Queensland Government and Cairns Regional Council partnership which provides one-off, short term, project based financial assistance to support: ·         Arts and Cultural activities that demonstrate a professional standard of work contributing to the vitality and diversity […]

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Cairns Council to sign off on Walker Road Sporting Precinct this week!

Council, through its Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan 2010-2015, is committed to undertake a staged implementation of the Edmonton Sports Precinct Plan (Walker Road) including a Master Plan. The first stage of precinct development has been completed with the recent opening of the $14.6 million Edmonton Leisure Centre. The next stage involves responding to the […]

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Rob Pyne Condemns Cairns Council Giveaway of Waterfront Land!

Cairns Regional Councillor for Division 3, Rob Pyne, has publicly condemned a proposal that will see Council hand back to the state government land previously slated for the Cairns Entertainment Precinct.  In an almost comedic scenario, on Wednesday, Cairns Council will vote on plans for a $94 million Performing Arts Centre in Cairns, despite the […]

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Forest Gardens Hills Saved! Lets not go back to inappropriate development of Unity!!!

Cairns Councillor Rob Pyne, has welcomed a transfer of ownership of some South Cairns hill slopes from a private owner to Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) under an agreement with Council. Cr. Pyne said, “The transfer of 85 hectares of land at the foothills is just fantastic! It showed great vision by the […]

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Mike ‘Locco’ O’Loughlin Swaps Microphone for Door-knocker!

Cairns radio stalwart Mike “Locco” O’Loughlin has put down the microphone to run as an independent candidate for Division 5 in the Cairns Regional Council elections. Locco–a familiar voice to many local radio listeners–said: “after countless heated discussions on local issues with friends and family it was a case of ‘put up, or shut up’, […]

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