Building, planning & business

Land Searches
Building services

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

Business
Business regulations

Council regulates many business activities including food and dining, accommodation, personal services, advertising, commercial filming and busking. More

Lagoon and CBD
Business and economic development

Live. Visit. Do business. Cairns and the Tropical Far North provides plenty of advantages for local, national and international businesses and investors. More

Overhead sketch
Development applications

Development Applications can be lodged online through Council's DA Online self-service. You can lodge and pay for Development Applications at any time; DA Online is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your convenience. 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

Property & Land Information
Land record & planning searches

There are a number of searches available to prospective land and property owners, including the land record search. More

Planning schemes
Planning Schemes

CairnsPlan 2016 commenced on 1 March 2016. The superseded planning schemes are also available. More

Last updated: 25 March 2015