Meetings & committees

Ordinary meetings

Ordinary meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month (unless an alternative date has been advertised) and are chaired by the Mayor.  Download the Meeting schedule ( PDF, 0.1 MB ) for May to December 2016.

Committee meetings

Council operates six Standing Committees which meet on a monthly schedule. Download the Meeting schedule ( PDF, 0.1 MB ) for May to December 2016.

Committee meetings are held monthly and start at 9am. The Planning and Environment Committee meeting is held on the second Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise advertised). The other Committee meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise advertised), starting with Water and Waste, followed by Infrastructure Services, Governance, then Cultural Services and Sport and Community Services. Each meeting follows on immediately from the last.

* Note: The Committee structure changed on 11 May 2016. The Cultural Services Committee and Sports and Community Services Committees were established, replacing the former Community Services Committee. The Planning and Economic Committee name was changed to the Planning and Environment Committee, and the Infrastructure Committee was re-named the Infrastructure Services Committee.

Meetings open to public

Meetings are open to the public unless a Closed session is declared.

The Table of Contents for all Council and Committee meetings will be published on Council's website on the Friday afternoon before the next meeting. All reports to be considered at the meeting shall be published in full on Monday afternoon prior to the meeting. Reports listed to be considered in the Closed session of the meeting are not released to the public.


Council invites submissions from groups or individuals wishing to make a formal deputation to Council.  Deputation dates are advertised here.

Deputations will be held on Wednesday 27 April 2016 and request forms must be lodged by midday Thursday 21 April 2016. Download the Deputation Request Form ( PDF, 0.76 MB ).

Special meetings

Special meetings may be held at different times. In accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act, two days written notice must be given to all Councillors of the date, time and object of the meeting.  All Councillors are required to attend special meetings.

Archived agendas and minutes

The archive contains agendas and minutes for Cairns Regional Council's Ordinary, Committee and Special meetings.

Note: The Planning and Economic Committee was established on 13 March 2013.  Minutes and agendas for the former Planning and Sustainability Committee and Economic Development Committee can be found in the Archive.

Advisory Committees

A number of Advisory Committees operate to provide advice and recommendations to Council.

For download

Last updated: 19 May 2016