Cairns Regional Council master planning undertakes long term strategies and plans to ensure the Cairns, Port Douglas and Mossman region retains its enviable lifestyle and unique character, while also allowing for continued growth and development.
The City Centre master plan will bring together and integrate previous studies and recommendations. Public transport, traffic, parking, technology, streetscape, arts and cultural activities will be some of the issues to be considered in the master plan process.
Following amalgamation of the Councils in 2008, the Daintree Precinct Working Group was formed by Council to address a number of long standing operational issues relating to the Precinct, the Ferry and tourist operations. As a result the preparation of The Daintree River Gateway Master Plan commenced.
Following Council resolution in August 2009 to undertake an Amendment to the Planning Scheme for the Former City of Cairns (CairnsPlan) the Edmonton Town Centre Amendment 2009 No.1 is now with the State Government for the first State agency review.
The Port Douglas Master Plan provides strategic direction for the gradual transformation of the Port Douglas waterfront.
Following consideration of the range of issues raised in submissions on the Smithfield Town Centre Amendment, Council has resolved to not proceed with the amendment.