Strategic land use planning
The Cairns Style Design Guide has been developed to encourage builders and developers to embrace a "Cairns Style" that will enhance the tropical feel and charm of our city when designing new structures.
Two decades after the Daintree became a rallying point for the conservation movement, the work continues to ensure it remains a special part of the world.
Under the Queensland Heritage Act, places are listed in the Cairns Regional Council Local Heritage Register. There are currently no places identified in Council's Local Heritage Register.
The CairnsPlan currently designates a number of character precincts and local heritage places across the City and surrounding suburbs.
Council has undertaken local heritage studies to identify, assess and document places of local heritage significance within the region.
Cairns Regional Council recently proposed to establish a Vegetation Preservation Area under Section 12 of Local Law No.56 (Vegetation Management) over all land within the Settlement Areas North of the Daintree River Locality as identified within the Planning Scheme for the Douglas Shire 2006.