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

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

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

Aumuller Street upgrade

Council is upgrading Aumuller Street between Gatton Street and Mulgrave Road. 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

Moongate, Tai Chi lawn and ornamental boulders (artist impression)
Zhanjiang Friendship Garden

The Chinese-themed friendship garden within the Cairns Botanic Gardens includes 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

Draft Cairns Region Planning Scheme

Cairns Regional Council has commenced preparations of a new planning scheme for the Cairns region. More

Machans Beach seawall reconstruction

Reconstruction works of the Machans Beach seawall are underway. More

Moody Creek flood mitigation works

Council is undertaking significant flood mitigation works in Kanimbla and along Moody Creek, between Moignard and Moody sts, Manoora. 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
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

Major Projects
Walker Rd sporting & recreation precinct

The first stage of works on the Walker Road Sporting and Recreation Precinct are due to start in August 2015. More

Alley Park Sporting Precinct Master Plan

Stage 1 of the Alley Park Sporting Precinct Master Plan will be undertaken in 2016. More

Last updated: 16 April 2015