What do you think of the Cairns city centre?

This consultation has now closed and we are reviewing all feedback.
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  • Description: We want to get to the bottom of why you come to the Cairns city centre or what's keeping you away.
  • Status: Closed
  • Consultation period: 9:00am 07/10/2019 to 11:59pm 27/10/2019

Residents and visitors were invited to complete an online survey to provide valuable insight for an independent review into the Cairns CBD.

Council has commissioned Urbis to undertake the review as part of a broad range of initiatives to ensure the heart of the city remains a vibrant precinct with the right mix of shopping and recreational activities.

The anonymous survey seeks to get to the bottom of why you do or not visit the Cairns city centre; what's working and what isn't.

The review is part of a range of CBD initiatives Council is pursuing including:

  • An independent review on the CBD's current commercial offerings and guidance by experts on worldwide trends
  • Reinstating free parking after 2pm on Saturdays and all day Sundays
  • The Sunday on Shields entertainment program
  • Reinvigorating Council's Urban Spaces program to give small start-up businesses the opportunity to trial trading in the CBD
  • Reinstating a CBD Place Manager to be a key liaison between traders and Council
  • A review of lighting and safety in Shields Street
  • An overall review of security services in the CBD, outlining future opportunities and advancements in security technologies, and
  • A review of wayfinding signage.
Last updated: 08 November 2019