This page presents a selection of Council's financial and planning documents.
Annual reports of Cairns Regional Council can be viewed on the Annual Reports page.
Council's Operational Plans are produced on a financial year basis and contain the annual budget and capital works program. Operational Plan content is based on direction provided by the Corporate Plan. Relevant documents can be viewed on the Operational Plans page.
Budgets - previous years
2012-13 Annual Budget & Financial Plan (563.2 KB)
Council’s budgeted financial position and performance for the 2012/13 financial year.
2013-14 Budget report and statements (3.9 MB)
Budget documents including financial statements, rating and charges summary, capital works and policies for reserves, dividends, investment, debt, revenue and bank guarantees.
2014-15 Budget report and statements (548.6 KB)
Budget 2014-2015 documents including financial statements, rating and charges summary, code of competitive conduct statement, and policies for debt, investment, reserves, dividends, bank guarantee and concealed water leaks.
2014-15 Budget Snapshot (2.5 MB)
Cairns Regional Council's 2014-2015 Budget is a balanced Budget, with total operating expenditure and total operating revenue of $276.8 million. Net rates and utility charges account for 84.4% of revenue. The 2014-2015 Budget features a $121.6 million Capital Works Program.
2015-16 Budget report and statements (451.9 KB)
Council's 2015-2016 budget is a balanced budget with total operating expenditure and total operating revenue of $283 million. This document includes financial statements, rating and charges summary, code of competitive conduct statement, and applicable policies.
2015-16 Budget snapshot (448.8 KB)
Snapshot of Council's 2015-2016 balanced budget providing summary details of expenditure on major projects, sport and recreation, community areas, transport and drainage, community support, waste and water services.
2015-16 Estimated Activity Statement - Detail (35.9 KB)
Estimated Community Service Obligations and Activity Statements for Cairns Regional Council Type 3 business activities of which the Code of Competitive Conduct applies for the 2015-16 financial year.
2016-17 Budget community financial report (395.2 KB)
The Community Financial Report contains budgeted financial statements, estimated costs of commercial business units, long-term financial forecast and Code of Competitive Conduct Statement for 2016-17.
2016-17 Budget Snapshot (1.5 MB)
A two-page snapshot of Council's 2016-2017 Budget. Council's fourth consecutive balanced Budget features total operating expenditure and total operating revenue of $287 million, and a record Capital Works program of $178.5 million.
2017-18 Budget Financial Statements and Community Financial Report (363.6 KB)
2017-18 Budget Financial Statements and Community Financial Report, including estimated costs of commercial business units, long term financial forecast and Code of Competitive Conduct Statement.
2017-18 Budget snapshot (5.2 MB)
Council’s $294 million balanced Budget for 2017-18 is focused on creating a highly liveable city. It features a $169 million capital works program investment in lifestyle-enhancing recreational, sporting and cultural facilities, as well as critical infrastructure, roads, safety and city amenity.
2018-19 Budget Financial Statements and Community Financial Report (1.0 MB)
2018-19 Budget Financial Statements and Community Financial Report, including estimated costs of commercial business units, long term financial forecast, Code of Competitive Conduct Statement, revenue policy and revenue statement.
2018-19 Budget snapshot (740.0 KB)
Cairns Regional Council's 2018-2019 Budget was handed down at a Special (Budget) Meeting on Monday 25 June 2018. It features total operating expenditure and total operating revenue of $301 million, and delivers a modest 1.7 per cent general rates increase, in line with CPI.
2019-20 Budget Financial Statements and Community Financial Report (918.4 KB)
2019-20 Budget Financial Statements and Community Financial Report, including estimated costs of commercial business units, long term financial forecast, Code of Competitive Conduct Statement, Revenue Policy and Revenue Statement.
2019-20 Budget snapshot (856.8 KB)
Summary and highlights of Cairns Regional Council's 2019-2020 Budget.
Corporate Plan 2017-2022 (1.5 MB)
Council's Corporate Plan 2017-2022 provides direction for Council to achieve a sustainable future for the region.
Policies - financial and planning
Community Engagement General Policy (48.0 KB)
The intent of this policy is to broadly define Council’s approach to the engagement of our community. It has application across the full range of policy, program and service issues encountered by local government.
Community Grant General Policy (448.1 KB)
This policy guides delivery of Council’s Community Grant Program which provides financial and in-kind assistance to community based groups and organisations that enrich the diversity of cultural, social, sport and economic development opportunities available to the residents and businesses located in the Cairns region.
Debt General Policy (170.3 KB)
To provide Council with a debt management strategy based on sound financial management guidelines.
Investment General Policy (49.3 KB)
To outline Cairns Regional Council’s investment policy and guidelines regarding the investment of cash holdings with an objective of maximising earnings whilst minimising risk to ensure the security of Council funds.
Procurement General Policy (339.9 KB)
This document sets out Cairns Regional Council’s policy for the acquisition of goods and services and adherence to the “sound contracting principles” as stipulated in the Local Government Act 2009
Revenue General Policy (393.8 KB)
Principles used by Council for levying rates and charges; granting concessions for rates and charges; recovering overdue rates and charges; establishing cost-recovery methods (fees); and infrastructure charges for new development.