Street sweeping removes broken glass and other debris from roads and cycleways, and helps prevent waste entering our waterways and the Great Barrier Reef.
Council has a small fleet of specialised street sweeping trucks which clean our sealed roads to the kerb and channel on a 15 week cycle with the following exceptions:
- Central Business District serviced daily (including pedestrian areas);
- Special events (for example, the area surrounding the showgrounds is swept prior to the Cairns Show, Cairns Esplanade is swept prior to Anzac Day etc).
For logistical reasons, sweeping of suburban streets within the region is divided into three ‘districts’:
- Central; and
Excluding weather events and mechanical breakdowns, this sweeping program has been successfully delivered on schedule for the last three years.
High-profile and high-usage areas are swept as follows:
|South - weekly sweeps|
Babinda CBD, Babinda school frontages, Bellenden Ker, Babinda Boulders Car Park, Deeral, Edmonton CBD, Gordonvale CBD, Mirriwinni, Sugarworld
|Central - weekly sweeps|
Collins Avenue, Lake Street
|South - fortnightly sweeps|
Kern St industrial area, Supply Rd industrial area, Swallow Rd industrial area
|North - monthly sweeps|
Cattana Wetlands Car Park, Clifton Beach Esplanade, Crystal Cascades Car Park, Holloways Beach Esplanade, Kewarra Beach Esplanade, Machans Beach Esplanade, Palm Cove Esplanade, Trinity Beach Esplanade, Yorkeys Knob Esplanade
Streets are swept in the following suburb sequence:
|Machans Beach, Holloways Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Smithfield, Trinity Park, Trinity Beach, Kewarra Beach, Clifton Beach, Palm Cove, Buchans Point, Caravonica, Lake Placid, Barron, Barron Gorge, Kamerunga, Redlynch, Stratford, Aeroglen|
Whitfield, Kanimbla, Edge Hill, Manoora, Mooroobool, Manunda, Westcourt, Parramatta Park, Bungalow, Portsmith, Cairns North, Earlville, Woree, Bayview Heights, Freshwater, Brinsmead
Gordonvale, Edmonton, Bentley Park, Mt Sheridan, White Rock
To report street sweeping issues
Call Council on 1300 69 22 47 or make an online customer request.