Cairns Court House Revitalisation

The Court House Art Gallery, established in the historic Cairns Court House, opened its doors in February 2021 and is set to host an exciting series of art events and exhibitions each year. wildPLAN undertook the role of Assessment Manager for and on behalf of Cairns Regional Council in the assessment of the development application […]

Cairns Regional Council adopts COVID-19 Investment

Cairns Regional Council has recently adopted the ‘COVID-19 Response Investment Incentive Policy’, effective 12 August 2020 to 30 June 2022. The policy seeks to stimulate small-scale development within the Cairns Region, to the benefit of local development and construction industries and the economy at large. The Policy provides a waiver of up to 100% of […]

Queensland Government grants automatic extension

The Queensland Minister for Infrastructure and Planning, the Hon. Cameron Dick MP, has issued an extension to the currency period of Queensland development approvals. The extension forms part of the suite of relief measures deployed by the Government (facilitated by the ’emergency event declaration’) in seeking to minimise the impacts of COVID-19 on the development […]

Master Planning in Remote Indigenous Communities

Urbi Winsome Terry of wildPLAN presented at the 2019 ‘Stimulating Growth in Small Centres: NQ Experiences’ Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) Conference, hosted by the Tropical North Queensland chapter of PIA. Urbi’s presentation discussed the notions of growth in the context of planning within remote indigenous communities. Her particular focus was the examination of the […]

Why The Pineapple?

They say that if you have to explain a joke, then it’s just not funny. That is, unless you’re caught holding a pineapple, wearing a suit, on a beach in Cairns, in which case the ludicrousness of the situation becomes its own comedy. But, there’s just something decidedly Queensland about pineapples(there’s even a well-known heritage […]

The story behind the logo

Henry David Thoreau was a naturalist and philosopher who, in one of his most famous lectures, “The Wild”, reflects on the innate “wildness” of society and in turn its critical dependence on the “wild”.  That is, despite the urbanisation of society, there is always a “wild” or untamed element to society and that as a […]