Council has developed a Planning Scheme for the City of Cairns called CairnsPlan.
The consolidated CairnsPlan was adopted by Cairns Regional Council on 25 February 2009, and commenced on 1 March 2009. It includes all amendments gazetted to 25 February 2009. Amendments since this date can be found separately on the Scheme amendments page.
Note: The flood inundation overlay mapping contained in the CairnsPlan has been produced for planning purposes only and is not fit for insurance eligibility determination purposes or to determine the extent of flood inundation. More detailed information on flood mapping and data can be found at Council's flood maps and data webpage.
CairnsPlan Table of Contents (45.6 KB)
Consolidated CairnsPlan 2009 Chapter 9 Contents.
Introduction (150.9 KB)
Consolidated CairnsPlan 2009 Chapter 9 - Intro.
Desired Environmental Outcomes (1.0 MB)
Consolidated CairnsPlan 2009 Chapter 2 - Desired Environmental Outcomes.
Maps and Overlays, Assessment Tables and other information specific to each of the 12 districts in the CairnsPlan.
Planning for Districts (1.4 MB)
Consolidated CairnsPlan 2009 Chapter 3 Planning for Districts.
Codes (118.4 KB)
4.1 - 4.4 Consolidated CairnsPlan 2009 - Codes.
Planning Area Codes (392.9 KB)
4.5 Consolidated CairnsPlan 2009 - Planning Area Codes.
Overlay Codes (750.4 KB)
4.6 Consolidated CairnsPlan 2009 - Overlay Codes.
Land Use Codes (698.0 KB)
4.7 Consolidated CairnsPlan 2009 - Land Use Codes.
General Codes (748.0 KB)
4.8 Consolidated CairnsPlan 2009 - General Codes.
Definitions (414.5 KB)
Consolidated CairnsPlan 2009 Chapter 5 Definitions.