This page presents a selection of Council's financial and planning documents.
Annual reports of Cairns Regional Council can be viewed on the Annual Reports page.
Council's Operational Plans are produced on a financial year basis and contain the annual budget and capital works program. Operational Plan content is based on direction provided by the Corporate Plan. Relevant documents can be viewed on the Operational Plans page.
Budget Snapshot 2016-2017 (1.5 MB)
A two-page snapshot of Council's 2016-2017 Budget. Council's fourth consecutive balanced Budget features total operating expenditure and total operating revenue of $287 million, and a record Capital Works program of $178.5 million.
Community financial report 2016-2017 (395.2 KB)
The Community Financial Report contains budgeted financial statements, estimated costs of commercial business units, long-term financial forecast and Code of Competitive Conduct Statement for 2016-17.
Budgets - previous years
2012-13 Annual Budget & Financial Plan (563.2 KB)
Council’s budgeted financial position and performance for the 2012/13 financial year.
2013-14 Budget report and statements (3.9 MB)
Budget documents including financial statements, rating and charges summary, capital works and policies for reserves, dividends, investment, debt, revenue and bank guarantees.
2014-15 Budget report and statements (548.6 KB)
Budget 2014-2015 documents including financial statements, rating and charges summary, code of competitive conduct statement, and policies for debt, investment, reserves, dividends, bank guarantee and concealed water leaks.
2014-15 Budget Snapshot (2.5 MB)
Cairns Regional Council's 2014-2015 Budget is a balanced Budget, with total operating expenditure and total operating revenue of $276.8 million. Net rates and utility charges account for 84.4% of revenue. The 2014-2015 Budget features a $121.6 million Capital Works Program.
2015-16 Budget report and statements (451.9 KB)
Council's 2015-2016 budget is a balanced budget with total operating expenditure and total operating revenue of $283 million. This document includes financial statements, rating and charges summary, code of competitive conduct statement, and applicable policies.
2015-16 Budget snapshot (448.8 KB)
Snapshot of Council's 2015-2016 balanced budget providing summary details of expenditure on major projects, sport and recreation, community areas, transport and drainage, community support, waste and water services.
2015-16 Estimated Activity Statement - Detail (35.9 KB)
Estimated Community Service Obligations and Activity Statements for Cairns Regional Council Type 3 business activities of which the Code of Competitive Conduct applies for the 2015-16 financial year.
Corporate Plan 2013-2018 (3.6 MB)
Council's Corporate Plan will guide operations from 2013 to 2018. The plan has been developed with a clear focus on shaping the future of Cairns to provide the optimum social, economic and cultural benefits for residents. It provides clear objectives that can be incorporated into all areas of Council’s operations.
Policies - financial and planning
Community Engagement General Policy (58.2 KB)
The intent of this policy is to broadly define Council’s approach to the engagement of our community. It has application across the full range of policy, program and service issues encountered by local government.
Community Grant General Policy (92.7 KB)
This policy guides delivery of Council’s Community Grant Program which provides financial and in-kind assistance to community based groups and organisations that enrich the diversity of cultural, social, sport and economic development opportunities available to the residents and businesses located in the Cairns region.
Debt Policy for the 2016/2017 financial year General Policy (28.9 KB)
To provide Council with a debt management strategy based on sound financial management guidelines.
Investment General Policy 2016/2017 (44.6 KB)
To outline Cairns Regional Council’s investment policy and guidelines regarding the investment of cash holdings with an objective of maximising earnings whilst minimising risk to ensure the security of Council funds.
Procurement General Policy (60.0 KB)
This document sets out Cairns Regional Council’s policy for the acquisition of goods and services and adherence to the “sound contracting principles” as stipulated in the Local Government Act 2009
Revenue Policy for the 2016/2017 financial year General Policy (32.2 KB)
To set out the principles used by Council in 2016/17 for the levying of rates and charges; granting concessions for rates and charges; recovering overdue rates and charges and the establishment of cost-recovery methods (fees)