Completed major projects

The Nature Play space incorporates creative play elements like these ropes to climb.
Centenary Lakes Nature Play

Experience a playground with a difference! The Nature Play space encourages children to interact with nature, to explore and learn about their surroundings. More

Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef artwork on the Cairns Esplanade
Citizens Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef artwork

The iconic Citizens Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef public artwork was unveiled on the Cairns Esplanade on 31 August 2017. More

School of Arts building renewal

More than a century after its construction, Cairns’ School of Arts building has been restored to its original beauty. The $8.69 million redevelopment took twelve months and was completed in March 2017. More

Collins Avenue - bridge replacement

The new $4.28 million, two-lane Collins Avenue Bridge was opened to traffic in March 2017. More

Martyn St netball complex
Martyn Street Reserve netball complex

The expanded Martyn Street Reserve netball complex was officially opened on 11 November 2016 following a $3.86 million investment in the sport. More

Munro Martin Parklands

The $10 million Munro Martin Parklands was officially opened on 19 August 2016. The redeveloped park features lush landscaping, history trail, open air plaza and outdoor entertainment amphitheatre. More

Tobruk Memorial Pool re-development

The redeveloped Tobruk Memorial Pool was officially opened on 14 May 2016. The $23.7 million project delivered a FINA-accredited competition pool, two 25m heated pools, a FlowRider and toddler splash pool. More

Carved granite dogs at the entrance to the Pavilion are representative of the ancient dog sculptures unique to Zhanjiang.
Zhanjiang Friendship Garden

The Chinese-themed Friendship Garden in the Cairns Botanic Gardens precinct was opened on 21 November 2015. It celebrates the Sister Cities relationship between Cairns and the Chinese city of Zhanjiang. More

Aumuller St upgrade
Aumuller Street upgrade

The major upgrade of Aumuller Street from Gatton Street to Mulgrave Road (including the Aumuller/Gatton intersection) reached practical completion on 14 October 2015. More

Pathway inside conservatory
Botanic Gardens conservatory

Council's purpose-built conservatory in the Flecker Botanic Gardens was officially opened on 4 September 2015. It houses palms, bromeliads, cycads, aquatic plants, orchids, carnivorous plants and more. More

Machans Beach seawall reconstruction

The $16.8 million Machans Beach seawall reconstruction project was officially opened on 15 August 2015. More

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McLean Street / Short Street upgrade

Major road improvement works will occur in McLean St and Short Street, Cairns North. More

Shields Street Heart Stages 1 & 2

Council has created a new pedestrian oasis in the Cairns CBD, completing work on the Shields Street Heart Stage 1 in July 2016 and Stage 2 in March 2017. More

Mann Street Cycleway

A new cycleway along Mann Street provides a safer, dedicated alternative to the busy Mulgrave Road. More

New access from Redlynch Connector Rd

A new access road has been built from Redlynch Connector Road to the Redlynch Community Sports Complex. 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 has provided 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

Ivan Evans walking track
Ivan Evans Walking Track – Stage 2

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

Red Arrow walking track
Yellow and Red Arrow walking tracks

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

Picture of the Boulders creek
Babinda Boulders improvement works

New bridges, viewing platforms and all-abilities water access have been created at Babinda Boulders, 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

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

Lake Street Carpark Building Upgrade

A multi-million dollar refurbishment of the Lake Street carpark building has been undertaken. More

Last updated: 17 May 2016