Natural resource management

Council works with local authorities to actively manage the land, pests, risk of fire and wildlife. 

Land management

Our aim is to protect, enhance and restore natural areas while maintaining the biodiversity values of our unique tropical environment. 

We run a native plant nursery to supply revegetation and restoration activities at areas including Cattana Wetlands and Cairns Central Swamp, for Reef Rescue and River Improvement Trust projects and Tropical Tree Day. The nursery is not open to the public. 

Cairns Regional Council supports all landcare groups, community groups, schools and individual landowners that are engaging in genuine revegetation projects.

Pest management

We actively manage weeds and feral animals on our land. 

Fire management

Council's hazard reduction burn program is designed to reduce the number of wildfires, provide protection for urban areas and conserve forest habitats. It is carried out in cooperation with the Cairns and District Fire Management Committee, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Environment and Resource Management and the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service.