Local laws & policies
Local Laws govern most of the roles and responsibilities of Cairns Regional Council. Activities covered include parking, swimming pools, advertising signage, animal control, outdoor dining, overgrown allotments, pests and weeds, and nuisances such as noise and dust.
A Review of Local Laws has been conducted in consultation with the community. On 14 December 2011, Council resolved to make six new Local Laws and Subordinate Local Laws which replaced the majority of the Local Laws of the former Cairns City and Douglas Shire Councils. These new Local Laws and Subordinate Local Laws commenced on 1 January 2012. Council further resolved to continue the existing Local Laws which regulate advertising and outdoor dining and apply them to the whole of the Cairns region from 30 December 2011.
- View the consolidated Local Laws and Subordinate Local Laws in Related Documents at right.
- View each of the six new Local Laws and Subordinate Local Laws in Related Documents at right.
The Queensland Department of Local Government and Planning's online Local Laws Database is the reference source for all Local Laws and Subordinate Local Laws.
Policies are instruments which give direction to processes as ratified by Council. Further policies will be added to this section on ratification by Council.
Planning Scheme Policies
Planning Scheme Policies support the implementation of the CairnsPlan and the Douglas Shire Planning Scheme.