The 'Heavenly Bodies' street parade tonight has been rescheduled until next Friday as the heavens have obviously dumped enough rain on our parade to postpone it.
The Carnivale committee met first thing this morning with Cairns Regional Council and Police and the decision was made jointly as a direct result of the organisational impact and infrastructure requirements of such a large community event.
Carnivale general manager Ken Dobbs said the huge amount of resources needed to mount the parade successfully were already urgently required to be deployed elsewhere.
"With this extreme weather event, obviously our S.E.S. are being engaged and also many of the council resources which are usually involved in the parade are being required to deal with flash flooding and roads at the moment.
"The decision to postpone the parade until next Friday is the best way forward to bring the community a safe and comfortable event, and we trust that as many as possible of our floats will be able to join in in a weeks time" he said.
Mr Dobbs said the scheduled Four Mile Beach Day would proceed tomorrow as planned.
"Main Roads Department have been in touch with us this morning, some debris has been cleared at Yule Point and the road to Port Douglas is open," he said.
Organisers of the Bullride Spectacular at Daintree Station said their event would proceed as planned tomorrow night, with gates opening at 4pm, a helicopter lolly drop at 5pm and a grand opening spectacle at 6pm.
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