Council is committed to providing and improving core services and community infrastructure. The current significant projects listed below are aimed at preserving and improving our way of life.
Council often engages the community on projects. Details of projects currently open for public feedback can be found on the Have Your Say webpage.
The Precinct project involves the construction of the performing arts theatre complex (Cairns Performing Arts Centre) and the transformation of Munro Martin Park into a tropical parkland with an outdoor performance space (Munro Martin Parklands). More
Botanic Gardens conservatory
Council is constructing a new purpose-built conservatory in the Flecker Botanic Gardens to showcase many of the Cairns Botanic Gardens' most spectacular plant species. More
Cairns Northern Cycleway
The Northern Cycleway project will see the existing cycleway along Aeroglen Drive (Whitfield Street intersection) extended to Lower Freshwater Road in Freshwater. More
Chinese Friendship Garden
A new Chinese-themed garden within the Cairns Botanic Gardens will include a lakeside pavilion and viewing platform, a pergola and a traditional Chinese "moon gate". More
City Centre Alive: Shields Street Heart
City Centre Alive projects are bringing new life to the Cairns city heart. The Shields Street Heart component will transform this busy spine through unique tropical design. More
School of Arts building renewal
The original Cairns School of Arts was built in 1907, and is one of the oldest buildings in the city. Now, after almost 30 years and a number of alterations, extensions and refurbishments, the building is at a stage where a complete renovation is required. More
Tobruk Memorial Pool re-development
A multi-million dollar staged redevelopment of the aging Tobruk Memorial Pool is underway. Once complete, the Tobruk Memorial Pool will be one of the preeminent aquatic sport and leisure facilities in regional Australia. More
Aquis Resort proposal
Aquis Resort at the Great Barrier Reef Pty Ltd has proposed to redevelop 343ha of rural land into a large scale integrated tourism resort near Yorkey's Knob.
The proposal has been accepted as a Coordinated Project by the Queensland Office of the Coordinator-General, Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning. More
Last updated: 16 April 2015