Council's 2015-2016 budget is a balanced budget with total operating expenditure and total operating revenue of $283 million. The budget features a $142.7 million capital works program and expenditure of $228 million on materials and services (including support for tourism marketing, major events and economic development). 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
Living in Cairns (Residents Guide)
Council has produced a handy guide to living, working and playing in Cairns. You can view an e-book version of the Living in Cairns publication online or download the Living in Cairns guide booklet ( PDF, 3 MB ). Hard copies are available from Council's Customer Service Centre in Cairns and at all Cairns Library branches. You may also request a hard copy by phoning Council on (07) 4044 3044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Contracts valued at $200,000 or more
In compliance with section 237 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, Council publishes details of all contracts valued $200,000 or more - see Related Documents at right for the latest list. 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. Extensive community consultation and engagement was conducted throughout the region. More than 2500 pieces of public feedback - received through workshops, online surveys and forums, postcards, letters and other forms - helped shape the plan.
In 2012, the Queensland Government amended the Local Government Act and repealed the requirement for a community plan. Whilst it is no longer a statutory document, Council's community plan continues to serves as a reference point for information on the community's values and aspirations.