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.

Picture of the Boulders creek
Babinda Boulders improvement works

New bridges, viewing platforms and all-abilities water access are being created at Babinda Boulders, under the Works for Queensland program. More

Cairns Performing Arts Centre

In emid 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

Centenary Lakes Nature Play

A new nature-based playground has been created at Centenary Lakes, funded under the Works for Queensland program. More

Artist's impression: tropical arbours and streetscaping along Florence Street
Florence Street Link

Council is preparing a preliminary concept design for the revitalisation of Florence Street. Detailed design will follow consultation. More

Ivan Evans walking track
Ivan Evans Walking Track – Stage 2

The Bayview Heights rainforest walking track will be redesigned and upgraded to a Class 3 walking track under the Works for Queensland program. More

Lake Street Carpark Building Upgrade

A multi-million dollar refurbishment will be undertaken on the Lake Street carpark building. More

Logomeir Road extension

Stage Two works are underway on a major new road project in Edmonton. More

New multi-sport pitch to be built at the Northern Esplanade Sporting Precinct
Northern Esplanade Activities Precinct

The $1.34 million Northern Esplanade Activities Precinct will include four full-size beach volleyball courts, a warm-up court and a hard surface court suitable for basketball plus a range of other sports. 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

W4Q infrastructure renewal works

$10 million of suburban infrastructure enhancements will be delivered under the Works for Queensland program. More

Walker Rd sporting & recreation precinct

Delivery of the Walker Road Sporting and Recreation Precinct Master Plan is nearing completion. More

Red Arrow walking track
Yellow and Red Arrow walking tracks

A new 2.4km Yellow Arrow trail will be created, along with upgrades to the popular Red Arrow track, under the Works for Queensland program. More

Yorkeys Knob foreshore improvements

$2 million worth of foreshore improvement works at Yorkeys Knob is being fast-tracked under the Works for Queensland program. More

Hospital precinct car parking changes

Council is creating 350 new car parking spaces in the busy hospital precinct and changing time limits to create a better mix of short, medium and long-term parking More

Last updated: 29 April 2017