Drains & waterways
Council invests around $7 million every year on maintaining the region's network of over 260 drains and waterways.
In the central area of Cairns alone, Council maintains:
- 20,000m of culverts
- 58,000m of open drains
- 168,500m of pipes
- 3800m of waterways
- 136 pollutant traps
Council commissions the development of Drainage Management Plans to assist with sustainable asset management of drainage infrastructure, recommendations for improving immunity to flood waters and addressing water quality.
For information regarding these plans, contact Council on 1300 69 22 47 or email us.
Review historical flooding and storm tide surge information. Contact Council for an individual property assessment. Note: these maps are not fit for insurance eligibility determination purposes, nor are they suitable for the purpose of self-assessment as to whether a home on the property is immune to flooding. More