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
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
Collins Avenue - bridge replacement
Bridge replacement works will be underway from Monday 5 September 2016. The section of Collins Avenue at Saltwater Creek will be closed for an estimated six months. More
Mann Street Cycleway
A new cycleway along Mann Street will provide a safer, dedicated alternative to the busy Mulgrave Road. 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 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
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: 17 May 2016