The CairnsPlan 2016 was introduced by Cairns Regional Council on the 24th of February and it commenced on the 1st of March 2016. The new planning scheme was formed to set a clear direction for future development and sustainable growth.

The CairnsPlan 2016 was formed in conjunction with the community to create a balanced plan that encourages growth while maintaining the qualities and characteristics that make the Cairns Region unique.

It is made up of two key components including the document itself and the maps associated with it.

For further information:

http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/building-planning-business/planning-schemes/cairnsplan2016