Planning and Environment Department

Kelly Reaston is Council's General Manager of Planning and Environment
General Manager, Ms Kelly Reaston

Responsible for: town planning including assessing planning and engineering applications for development, strategic land use planning, regional planning, and environmental and sustainability planning; building regulation and certification; environmental protection; public and environmental health; mosquito and vector control; cemeteries; Local Laws; regulated parking; and animal management.

Regulatory Services branch

Manager, Mr Graham Boyd

Responsible for regulating:

  • Regulated parking and CBD compliance including footpath dining, touting, advertising and camping activities
  • Local Laws and Animal Management, including abandoned vehicles, overgrown allotments, dog attacks, lost dogs, and management of the pound
  • Permit compliance, including Local Laws permits and health approvals, and manages Council's cemeteries and the Vector Control Program
  • Planning, building and engineering compliance, such as building, operational works, planning and engineering approvals
Strategic Planning and Approvals branch

Manager, Mr Peter Boyd

Responsible for:

  • Strategic Land Use Planning (preparation of master plans, local plans and the Cairns Planning Scheme)
  • Sustainability programs and strategies (Biodiversity, Climate Change, Greenhouse Mitigation, State of Environment reporting, Building Design Guides)
  • Compliance with relevant State legislation, Local Laws, and the Cairns Planning Scheme
  • Assessments of all building and planning applications, and monitoring compliance with relevant approvals.
  • Issuing of licensing and permits
Last updated: 14 September 2017