Property data now just a click away

Published: 10 Jul 2018

Property owners, intending home buyers and developers can now access general town planning information on any property in the Cairns region in the palm of their hands.

Cairns Regional Council’s new Property Report online tool provides quick and easy access to existing approvals, zoning, land sizes, building height restrictions, flood mapping and other key information free of charge.

“Whether you want to know what you can do with a property you own or intend to buy, or are in the development business, the Property Report tool makes access to information easy and convenient,” Mayor Bob Manning said.

The new web-based tool automatically collates planning scheme information about a property into a user-friendly PDF report format for easy saving, sharing and printing.

A user simply enters a property address to generate a report containing the property details and all applicable layers of the Planning Scheme, together with links to any development approvals over the property, interactive maps and other state government mapping systems.

The report allows users to quickly understand the general provisions that apply to a particular property under the CairnsPlan 2016 planning scheme, such as height and zoning.

The Property Report tool can be used on desktop computers, as well as handheld devices to provide convenient access while on the move.

“You could inspect a house and immediately look up all of the information about that property to be better informed throughout the process,” Cr Manning said.

The new online tool was developed by Pitney Bowes with funding under Round 1 of the Queensland Government’s Innovation and Improvement Fund to assist councils’ transition to the State’s new planning system.

The Property Report is available to use via Council’s website at

Please note that this resource is for information purposes only and does not replace the need for formal land searches when purchasing or developing a property.

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Last updated: 10 July 2018