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Cairns Regional Council

Apr 28, 2021
Council turns up heat on $215m water project

Council turns up heat on $215m water project

Cairns Regional Council is pushing a $215 million plan to tap into the Mulgrave River to meet the city’s water needs as a matter of top priority. It is seeking State and Federal backing for the Cairns Water Security – Stage 1 project to address increased demand, which is projected to exceed existing capacity by… ...

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Apr 17, 2021
Federal cash kicks along Cairns gallery vision

Federal cash kicks along Cairns gallery vision

The Federal Government will invest $10 million towards the Cairns Gallery Precinct project, allowing the local council to set the next phase in motion. The project will include the design of a new Indigenous Art Gallery as well as transforming and connecting three heritage-listed buildings – the Cairns Art Gallery, the Old Court House and… ...

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Feb 01, 2021
Council fast-tracks Cairns infrastructure projects

Council fast-tracks Cairns infrastructure projects

Cairns Regional Council will fast-track 14 projects worth more than $5.6 million as part of a Commonwealth Government funding program designed to stimulate additional infrastructure construction. The projects include a $1.5 million upgrade to intersections at Rabaul and Periwinkle streets in Trinity Beach, more than $1.36 million of improvements to Tanks 3, 4 and 5… ...

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Oct 02, 2020
FNQ upgrades on the way  with $2.4m renewal funding

FNQ upgrades on the way with $2.4m renewal funding

Four projects across Leichhardt will receive a share of more than $290 million in Australian Government funding under Round 5 of the Bridges Renewal Program and Round 7 of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the timing couldn’t be better to see funding flow to deliver better… ...

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Sep 24, 2020
Council looks to fast-track Mount Peter water project

Council looks to fast-track Mount Peter water project

Cairns Regional Council has applied for a $15 million interest-free loan to bring forward construction of water infrastructure to service new lots in the fast-growing Mount Peter area. Construction of a water reservoir for Mount Peter was planned to start in the 2023-24 financial year. But the surge in demand for residential land in the… ...

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Jul 22, 2020
Council shares soaring vision for key precinct

Council shares soaring vision for key precinct

Cairns Regional Council has released two new 3D flythroughs to provide a glimpse of what the upgraded Cairns Esplanade Dining Precinct will look like. Construction is about to start on the $28 million project, which was fast-tracked in May during the COVID-19 slump to limit the disruption to traders and maximise the city’s appeal once… ...

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Jul 09, 2020
Cairns COVID works funding to support 70 jobs

Cairns COVID works funding to support 70 jobs

Fogarty Park in Cairns will soon have all-weather options for markets and other events after the council secured funding for a new turf surface and upgraded drainage It’s one of 11 projects in the region to share $7.42 million in funding through the State Government’s $200 million COVID Works for Queensland program. Cairns Regional Council… ...

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Jul 08, 2020
Contract awarded for Cairns footbridge project

Contract awarded for Cairns footbridge project

Construction of the $6 million Barr Creek Bridge to connect Machans Beach and Holloways Beach is set to get underway later this year.  Cairns Regional Council said the bridge would provide a shared pathway between the two beach communities as part of the Northern Beaches Leisure Trail that will connect Palm Cove to the Cairns… ...

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Jul 01, 2020
Cairns to spend record amount on capital works

Cairns to spend record amount on capital works

A record $181 million capital works program headlines Cairns Regional Council’s 2020-21 Budget. Mayor Bob Manning said the record $181 million capital works program, part of a $312 million Budget, would provide a needed stimulus boost to the local economy and ensure the council continued to deliver services to a level expected by the community…. ...

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