The Cairns Shipping Development Project went through three (3) rounds of public consultation. These consultation periods were September to October 2012, April to June 2015 and July to August 2017.
Some submissions were made directly to the Coordinator General and were assessed as part of the final report on the environmental impact statement. These submissions were considered part of the application process submitted to Council. The Planning Act 2016 requires that the assessment manager (Cairns Regional Council) advise any properly made submitter of its decision.