Publications & reports
Official Council publications will be made available here upon public release.
Council publishes e-newsletters on various topics. Find out more and subscribe on our newsletter page.
Financial and planning documents
The financial and planning documents web page provides information about and links to Council's annual reports, budgets, corporate plans, financial plans and policies, and operational plans.
New Residents' Guide
Council has produced a handy guide to living, working and playing in the Cairns region. You can view an e-book version of the New Residents' Guide online. Hard copies are available from Council's Customer Service Centres in Cairns and Mossman, at all Cairns Library branches and at many local real estate agents in the Cairns area. You may also request a hard copy by phoning Council on (07) 4044 3044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contracts valued at $100,000 or more
In compliance with section 186 of the Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulations 2010, Council is obliged to publish details of all contracts valued $100,000 or more. Information to be documented includes:
- The person/company with whom Council has entered into the contract.
- The value of the contract.
- The purpose of the contract.
The list of latest contracts valued over $100,000 can be found in the Related Documents area at right.
The community plan was developed during 2010-2011 as a requirement of the Local Government Act at that time. Extensive community consultation and engagement was conducted throughout the region. More than 2500 pieces of public feedback - received through workshops, online surveys and forums, postcards, letters and other forms - helped shape the plan.
In 2012, the Queensland Government amended the Local Government Act and repealed the requirement for a community plan. Whilst it is no longer a statutory document, Council's community plan continues to serves as a reference point for information on the community's values and aspirations.