Cairns Esplanade erosion protection works

  • Suburb: Cairns city
  • Work period (anticipated): 13/05/2019 to 21/06/2019
  • Description: Cairns Esplanade foreshore erosion works
  • Likely impacts: Noise; Dust; Property Access
  • Location: Cairns Esplanade foreshore, opposite Aplin St
  • Status: Closed

Erosion protection works will be underway on the Cairns Esplanade foreshore from late May until June 2019.

This work will involve the removal of deteriorated sandbags from underneath the boardwalk opposite the Aplin Street intersection.

During this time there will be restricted public access around the worksite area and pedestrian detours will be in place.

Thank you for your patience during the works program.

For further information, contact Council via email to

Our Cairns Coast Survey

Residents of the Cairns region are also being invited to share their views and what they value about the coastal environment as part of the “Our Cairns Coast” project. The project will deliver a strategic approach to managing future coastal changes relating to erosion, storm tide inundation and sea level rise throughout the next 80 years. The online survey will remain open until 30 June 2019.

Last updated: 15 August 2019