Friday, November 6, 2009

Sustainable Transport or concrete jungle?

On Nov 5 the Cairns Post revealed the 10 lane highway "solution" for Cairns.

This is what the CAST 100 strong public meeting in March this year were universally opposed to!!

The Cairns Post has labelled it "future shock". It does look like shock and awe on the natural environment. It also represents the coal and oil dinosaurs trying to continue in the old ways.

They also say that the "work will take decades" - the perfect non-solution to a climate crisis.

Have your say! Online at the Cairns Post:
Or attend one of the local consultation meetings.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Join us at the Festival Cairns Parade on August 22nd

Public Transport is a Climate Solution
Do the Locomotion

For decades Cairns and hinterland residents have been calling for improvements in public transport and trying to improve active transport, such as cycling, around our city. The existing rail infrastructure is not being used. SunBus services are not sufficient. We deserve better!

On August 22nd we are taking part in the Cairns Festival parade to highlight our issues and we hope that you will join us. The theme of our contingent is “Public Transport is a Climate Solution”.

We aim to highlight the Cairns community support for sustainable transport (active transport – bikes and walking and public transport – rail and bus powered by renewable energy) to tackle the large contribution that transport makes (more than 30%) to greenhouse gas emissions in FNQ. We also don’t want to see Rail Freight services and depots sold off in the current QLD government fire sale of state assets.

So contact Cairns Action for Sustainable Transport (CAST) and join us at the parade. Phone Jonathan CAST 0418773287 or Sarah at CAFNEC 403 21746 or reply to this email. Of just turn up and bring your friends and family.

Walking contingents like ours join the parade queue at Minnie Street at 5.30pm SHARP. Bring your bikes (decorate them with white, purple and/or orange streamers). Wear a white shirt or t-shirt and denim jeans, shorts or skirt.

Parade Route
The parade will start from the Corner of Minnie St and the Esplanade (Across from the Tennis Courts). The parade will travel 1km along the esplanade (shorter route than last year). Finish at Fogarty Park.

Friday, May 29, 2009

World Environment Day June 2009

World Environment Day Action

Join the people’s movement for a safe climate FRIDAY JUNE 12, 7.30am

Real targets now. Protect our reef. Green Jobs. Renewable energy. Light rail for Cairns. Not Rudd’s carbon scheme sham. Wear Red for a climate emergency.

ON BIKES— Meet 7.30am on bikes outside WOW, cnr Mulgrave Rd
& McCoombe St, and ride to Federal MP Jim Turnour’s office.
ON FOOT— Meet from 7.30am at Jim Turnour’s office, cnr Shields & Grafton Sts, to help us build Cairns’ first light rail station.

8-8.30am RALLY outside Turnour’s office

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Next CAST Meeting July 14

Our next CAST meeting is Tuesday July 14 Venue TBA

Monday, January 19, 2009

Rail for Cairns Public Meeting

CAST organised a succesful Public Meeting about using and expanding our existing rail infrastructure for better public transport on Wednesday, 18th March, at Rydges Tradewinds. Around 100 people attended the event which was moderated by Kier Shorey and included Q&A with state election candidates.

Tuesday April 14, 7pm at the function room of the Cape York Hotel, cnr Bunda and Spence Sts. For more info, phone: 0418 773 287