The RTI Act requires Council to publish a list of information on its website that is routinely available to residents, known as a 'publications scheme.' The information in the publication scheme is grouped into seven classes:
About Us - (who we are and what we do). Agency information, location and contacts, constitutional and legal governance and historical information.
- About Cairns Regional Council
- About the Cairns region
- Contact Council
- Mayor, Councillors and Divisions
- Making a complaint
Our Services - (the services we offer). A description of the services offered by the agency, including advice and guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and media releases.
Our Finances - (what we spend and how we spend it). Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts.
Our Priorities - (What our priorities are and how we are doing). Strategy and performance information, plans assessments, inspections and reviews.
- Corporate plan
- Major projects
- Community information
- Economic development
- Environment and sustainability
- Facilities and recreation
Our Decisions - (how we make decisions). Policy proposals and decisions, decision making processes, internal criteria and procedures and consultations.
- Council meetings, minutes and committees
- Community engagement and public consultation
- Petition guidelines
Our Policies - (our policies & procedures). Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities.
Our Lists - (lists & registers). Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the agency.
The Publication Scheme provides for administrative release of documents, a list of documents is available here. Although most documents are freely available there may be charges incurred for some information.