Cairns (Regional Council) - QLD

Recent rain leads to a lifting of water restrictio

Recent rain leads to a lifting of water restrictio

Recent rain leads to a lifting of water restrictions Published: 26 May 2020 Cairns Regional Council has today lifted its Level 2 water restrictions, following recent rainfall in the Lake Morris catchment.More than 150mm of rain since 18 May has brought the dam water level to over 93.3 per cent capacity.Water usage has also dropped to just under 50 megalitres a day, below the average annual use of 60-70 megalitres a day, and well below the peak of almost 90 megalitres per day recorded in November 2019.While the dam did not spill over this wet season, Mayor Bob Manning said Cairns has received significantly more rain in April and May this year (187mm), than the same period in 2019 (99mm).“Given the recent rainfall, current water consumption and the Bureau of Meteorology prediction of a wetter than average dry season, it’s appropriate to lift restrictions at this time” Cr Manning said.“I would like to thank everyone for their efforts in conserving water and urge residents to continue to be mindful of their usage.”Permanent water conservation measures remain in place year-round, using an “odds and evens” system as follows: Odd-numbered houses permitted to use sprinklers on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between the hours of 5am - 9am and 5pm - 9pm.Even-numbered houses permitted to use sprinklers on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday between the hours of 5am - 9am and 5pm - 9pm.No sprinkler use permitted on Monday.Hand-held hoses with a trigger nozzle, watering cans and buckets can be used at any time.
Cairns Regional Council
26 May 2020
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Council offers interest-free rates repayment plans

Council offers interest-free rates repayment plans

Council offers interest-free rates repayment plans Published: 20 May 2020 Ratepayers are reminded that the three-month extension on rates repayments ends on 27 May.People who are having difficulties …
Cairns Regional Council
20 May 2020
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Free green waste disposal from this weekend

Free green waste disposal from this weekend

Free green waste disposal from this weekend Published: 20 May 2020 Clean up the yard and take advantage of Council’s second free green waste disposal of the year from this weekend.Council has doubled…
Cairns Regional Council
20 May 2020
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Reopening of libraries proves popular

Reopening of libraries proves popular

More than 1100 visitors, 2500 items borrowed and 4800 returned – the reopening of Cairns Libraries on the weekend proved extremely popular.All eight Cairns Libraries branches opened for the first time…
Cairns Regional Council
19 May 2020
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Council to reopen public barbecues

Public barbecues across the city will be reopened this weekend following advice from Queensland Heal More
Cairns Regional Council
15 May 2020
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Look out … it’s a new lookout

Views of the Cairns city have never looked better with the upgrade of the popular Lake Morris Road l More
Cairns Regional Council
15 May 2020
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Libraries open as restrictions are rolled back

Libraries, playgrounds and some public pools will reopen this weekend as coronavirus restrictions ar More
Cairns Regional Council
15 May 2020
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Repayment plans to help financial impacted ratepay

Ratepayers who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic are being More
Cairns Regional Council
13 May 2020
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Report highlights economic impacts of coronavirus

The Cairns economy is expected to take a $1 billion hit this year with nine out of 10 business impac More
Cairns Regional Council
13 May 2020
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