Draft Cairns Region Planning Scheme

Submission responses

Council has now considered all matters raised in the submissions following the completion of statutory public consultation in 2014 (27 October to 10 December) and additional public consultation in 2015 (13 July to 25 August).

Submission Response Report has been prepared, summarising comments raised in submissions and providing a response on how Council has dealt with each submission. This report was presented to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 23 September 2015.

If you lodged a submission, you should have recently received a letter or email from Council providing you with your unique submission reference number which can be used to identify your submission and Council's response.

How to find your response

  • Open the Submission Response Report Part A or Part B (as indicated in your email or letter).
  • For PC, press Ctrl-F (ie, hold down the control key on your keyboard and press 'F')
  • For Mac, press Command-F (ie, hold down the command key and press 'F')
  • A search field should appear on your screen. Enter your unique submission reference number provided in Council’s letter or email and click Find. This will take you to a summary of your submission and Council's response.

If you experience any issues downloading the Submission Response Report and/or finding your submission response, please telephone Council's Planning team on 4044 3542.

Background to the draft scheme

The draft Cairns Region Planning Scheme documents and maps (current at 15 October 2014) can be accessed below. Note: These documents and maps do not reflect any of the changes made in response to submissions, and will not be updated further until the draft Cairns Region Planning Scheme is adopted.

To keep up-to-date on the progress of the draft Cairns Region Planning Scheme, please subscribe to Council's Planning Scheme eNewsletter.  

For enquiries, phone us on (07) 4044 3044 or email planningscheme@cairns.qld.gov.au.

Last updated: 23 September 2015