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.
Cairns Performing Arts Centre
Council is committed to providing an affordable and appropriately-located performing arts centre. Council has received the Feasibility Study on the location, potential development options and preliminary costings of a new performing arts centre for Cairns. More
City Centre Alive
City Centre Alive projects aim to bring new life into the Cairns city heart. The next project, Shields Street Heart, will further transform the CBD with quality tropical urban design, making our streets a place where people want to be, that enables great street life and supports and promotes our local business. 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
Wi-Fi CCTV Network
Council is integrating a dedicated, secure Wi-Fi CCTV Network into the existing CCTV Network infrastructure. The project will upgrade existing cameras and add five additional cameras in identified hot spot areas in and around the Cairns CBD. 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
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
Last updated: 16 April 2015