Local Laws govern most of Council's roles and responsibilities including parking, swimming pools, advertising signage, animal control, outdoor dining, overgrown allotments, pests and weeds, and nuisances such as noise and dust.
Following a review of Local Laws, in 2012 Council introduced six new Local Laws and Subordinate Local Laws to replace most of the laws of the former Cairns City Council and Douglas Shire Council. The existing Local Laws for advertising and outdoor dining continue.
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.
Continuing Local Laws
This local law regulates soliciting of business on roads and regulates the use of roads for the conduct of business.
This local law regulates and manages advertisements, signs and associated structures that are visible from a road or other public place.
This local law policy provides detailed information and is to be read with Local Law No. 28 (Control of Advertising).
This subordinate local law supports Local Law No. 59 (Commercial Use of Roads) 2002.
Local Laws and Subordinate Laws 1-6
This law provides a legal and procedural framework for administering, implementing and enforcing Council's local laws, subordinate local laws and specified regulatory powers under legislation. It also provides for miscellaneous administrative matters.
This subordinate local law supplements Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2011.
This local law regulates and manages the keeping and control of animals in the Cairns Regional Council area.
This subordinate local law supplements Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011.
List and maps showing public areas within Cairns Regional Council local government area where animals are prohibited.
List and maps showing dog off-leash areas within Cairns Regional Council local government area.
This local law protects the environment and public health, safety and amenity within the Cairns Regional Council area.
This subordinate local law supplements Local Law No. 3 (Community and Environment Management) 2011.
This Schedule provides a list of declared pests, plants and animals.
This local law protects the health and safety of persons using local government controlled land, facilities, infrastructure and roads; and preserves features of the natural and built environment and other aspects of the amenity of Council's controlled land, facilities, infrastructure and roads.
This subordinate local law supplements Local Law No.4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2011.
Register of parks, drainage reserves and natural areas relevant to Local Law No 4 and Subordinate Local Law No 4.
This local law provides for traffic areas and off-street regulated parking areas; loading zones for commercial vehicles; and infringement notice penalties for minor traffic offences within the Cairns Regional Council area.
This subordinate local law supplements Local Law No. 5 (Parking) 2011.
This local law enhances the public safety and convenience of bathing reserves within the Cairns Regional Council area, through orderly management and regulation of activities within these reserves.
This subordinate local law supplements Local Law No. 6 (Bathing Reserves) 2010.