The 2016-2017 Budget is Cairns Regional Council's fourth consecutive balanced Budget. It features total operating expenditure and total operating revenue of $287 million, and a record Capital Works program of $178.5 million. For the third year in a row, the Budget delivers a modest 1.5 per cent rates increase for the majority of ratepayers. More
Council is required to make relevant financial and planning documents available to the public. These documents include annual budget, general purpose financial statement, revenue statement, annual report, financial plans, operational plan, corporate plan, community grants policy, procurement policy and community engagement plan. More
Contracts valued at $200,000 or more
In compliance with section 237 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, Council publishes a monthly listing of all contracts valued $200,000 or more ( PDF, 0.03 MB ). Information documented includes:
- The person with whom Council has entered into the contract.
- The value of the contract.
- The purpose of the contract
The community plan was developed during 2010-2011 as a requirement of the Local Government Act at that time. More than 2500 pieces of public feedback - received through workshops, online surveys and forums, postcards, letters and other forms - helped shape the plan. The plan is no longer a State Government requirement.
Living in Cairns (Residents Guide)
Council has produced a handy guide to living, working and playing in Cairns.
- view an e-book version of the Living in Cairns publication online or
- download the Living in Cairns guide booklet ( PDF, 4.83 MB ).
Hard copies are available on request from Council's Customer Service Centre in Cairns and at Cairns Library branches. You may also request a hard copy by phoning Council on (07) 4044 3044 or emailing email@example.com.
Guide for international students
Cairns welcomes international students from all over the world. Council's Guide to Studying and Living in Cairns provides potential students with practical information about moving to and living in Cairns. (The PDF version is located in the 'For download' section at the bottom of the page.)