Local Government Infrastructure Plan

Council has prepared a Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) which was adopted by Council on 28 June 2017 and commenced on 1 July 2017.


  • integrates infrastructure planning with the land use planning identified in Council’s planning scheme – CairnsPlan 2016 v1.1;
  • provides transparency regarding Council’s intentions for the provision of trunk infrastructure for the Region;
  • enables Council  to estimate the cost of infrastructure provision to assist its long term financial planning;
  • ensures that trunk infrastructure is planned and provided in an efficient and orderly manner; and
  • provides a basis for the imposition of conditions about infrastructure on development approvals upon development.

The LGIP identifies trunk infrastructure plans for the following five networks that provide essential services for development:

  • water supply;
  • wastewater;
  • stormwater;
  • transport;
  • public parks and land for community facilities.
Council’s LGIP can be found below:

If you would like any further information please contact Council at planningscheme@cairns.qld.gov.au or telephone 07 4044 3044.

Last updated: 11 July 2017