Council News

Building, planning & infrastructure

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Building services

Information about building applications, certification and inspections, driveways, easements, fences, swimming pools and spas, building plans and more. More...

Development Assessment

Planning

This information will help you to understand the development application process and learn how to prepare a development application, or where and how to lodge it. More...

engineering

Engineering

The development engineering section is primarily concerned with processing applications for development approvals for civil works and earthworks both on private property and public lands. More...

FNQROC

FNQROC

The Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (FNQROC) comprises member councils from Ingham north to Cooktown and west to Etheridge. More...

Master planning

Master plans

Council undertakes master planning to ensure the Cairns region retains its unique character while allowing for continued growth and development. More...

Planning schemes

Planning Schemes

The existing planning schemes for the former Cairns City and Douglas Shire Councils remain in force. A new Cairns Region Planning Scheme is being developed. More...

Property & Land Information

Property and land information

There are a number of council searches available in the Cairns Regional Council area which may be beneficial to prospective land and property owners. More...

Strategic Land Use

Strategic land use planning

Strategic Planning puts in place long term strategies and plans to ensure Cairns retains its enviable lifestyle and unique character, while also allowing for continued growth and development. More...

Master planning

Drains and waterways

Council manages a large stormwater and drainage network of pits, pipes, open channels and natural waterways. Everyone has a role to play in keeping pollutants out of the stormwater system to protect our rivers, creeks and oceans. More...

Public works

Roads and public works

Councils plan, construct and maintain roads, drains, parks, cycleways, facilities and other public infrastructure. More...