Proposed planning scheme major amendments

  • Description: Council invites public submissions on proposed major amendments to the CairnsPlan 2016 planning scheme and associated Planning Scheme Policies.
  • Status: Open
  • Consultation period: 9:00am 17/11/2020 to 11:59pm 31/01/2021

On 11 November 2020, Council resolved to undertake public consultation on a proposed major amendment to the CairnsPlan 2016 planning scheme and associated amendments to its Planning Scheme Policies.

The purpose of the proposed CairnsPlan 2016 Major Amendment is to:

  • address feedback from the community and development industry;
  • improve the efficiency of the scheme;
  • remove unnecessary triggers for development applications;
  • update the planning scheme mapping;
  • ensure the planning scheme is contemporary and complies with the requirements of the Planning Act 2016; and
  • reflect the outcomes of the Freshwater and Stratford Town Planning Survey 2019.

Have your say

Anyone can make a written submission about any aspect of the proposed amendments from 17 November 2020 until midnight on 31 January 2021.

  • Read more about making a submission, including how to lodge a submission and what to include in your submission.

Talk to a planner sessions (1, 2, 3 & 7 December)

Council is hosting 30 minute 'Talk to a Planner' sessions at various locations across the region in December 2020.  If you would like to discuss the proposed amendments with a Council planner, you can book a session for a group of up to 4 people at one of the locations below.

Last updated: 19 November 2020