Major projects

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 major projects. Details of projects currently open for public feedback can be found on the Have Your Say webpage.

Cairns Performing Arts Centre

In early 2018, Cairns will have a new, purpose-built performance theatre. With a footprint of 4200m2, the Cairns Performing Arts Centre will be a state-of-the-art venue delivering a higher standard of productions and entertainment than previously seen in Cairns. More

Munro Martin Parklands

Munro Martin park is about to be transformed into a lush tropical parklands with an outdoor performance space. More

Alley Park Sporting Precinct Master Plan

Stage 1 of the Alley Park Sporting Precinct Master Plan is underway. 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

Logomeir Road extension

Work is due to start in June 2016 on the first stage of a major new road project in Edmonton. More

New access from Redlynch Connector Rd

A new access road will be built from Redlynch Connector Road to the Redlynch Community Sports Complex. 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

The Precinct

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

Major Projects
Walker Rd sporting & recreation precinct

Stage Two of the Walker Road Sporting and Recreation Precinct will be underway this year. More

Collins Avenue - bridge replacement

The Collins Avenue bridge will be replaced in 2016. More

Aquis Resort
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

Mann Street Cycleway

A new cycleway along Mann Street will provide a safer, dedicated alternative to the busy Mulgrave Road. More

Last updated: 17 May 2016