Planning and Environment Department

Kelly Reaston is Council's General Manager of Planning and Environment
General Manager, Ms Kelly Reaston

Responsible for:

  • major events attraction
  • town planning including assessing planning and engineering applications for development
  • strategic land use planning and regional planning
  • environmental and sustainability planning and policy
  • building regulation and certification
  • property services including community leases and land tenure
  • environmental protection, public and environmental health
  • mosquito and vector control
  • cemeteries
  • Local Laws
  • regulated parking
  • animal management
  • CCTV and City Safety
Regulatory Services branch

Manager, Mr Graham Boyd

Responsible for:

  • Regulated parking and CBD compliance including footpath dining, touting, advertising and camping activities
  • Local Laws and Animal Management, including abandoned vehicles, overgrown allotments, dog attacks, lost dogs, and management of the pound
  • Permit compliance, including Local Laws permits and health approvals, and manages Council's Vector Control Program
  • Planning, building and engineering compliance, such as building, operational works, planning and engineering approvals
  • Council’s CCTV and City Safe program
Strategic Planning and Approvals branch

Manager, Mr Peter Boyd

Responsible for:

  • Strategic Land Use Planning (preparation of master plans, local plans and the Cairns Planning Scheme)
  • Sustainability programs and strategies (biodiversity, climate change, Greenhouse mitigation, State of Environment reporting, building design guides)
  • Compliance with relevant State legislation, Local Laws, and the Cairns Planning Scheme
  • Assessments of all building and planning applications, and monitoring compliance with relevant approvals.
    Issuing of licensing and permits
  • Major and regional events attraction
  • Property services
  • Cemeteries
Last updated: 30 July 2018