CairnsPlan 2016

As the Cairns region's planning scheme, CairnsPlan 2016 sets a clear direction for future development and sustainable growth.

CairnsPlan 2016 has been prepared by Council is a balance plan that encourages growth while maintaining the qualities and characteristics that make the Cairns region special.

Current version

The CairnsPlan 2016 version 1.1 is the current version of the planning scheme which was adopted by Cairns Regional Council on 28 June 2017 and is effective on and from 1 July 2017.

The CairnsPlan 2016 Version 1.1 is made up of two key components: the document itself, and the associated maps. The maps are available as PDF maps or can be viewed using the interactive mapping.

Amendments

Planning scheme amendments are required from time to time to keep the CairnsPlan 2016 up to date and operating effectively.  

Each time an amendment is adopted, a superseded planning scheme is created.

Provide feedback on the CairnsPlan 2016

Cairns Regional Council is committed to continuously improving the CairnsPlan 2016 and ensuring it stays up to date through an ongoing program of amendments. As part of this program, we would like to hear your feedback on the CairnsPlan 2016 and your suggestions for improvements.

  • To provide feedback, please complete the online feedback form. Once submitted, you will receive an email confirming that your feedback has been received.

You will be advised when amendments are available for review and comment. Please note that undertaking amendments to the CairnsPlan 2016 involves research, consultation and review from both Council and the State Government and this process can take more than 6 months.

If you have any enquiries about the amendments process, please contact planningscheme@cairns.qld.gov.au

More information

For enquiries, phone us on (07) 4044 3044 or email townplanner@cairns.qld.gov.au.  You can also sign up for our e-newsletter to stay up-to-date with planning scheme matters.

Last updated: 10 July 2017