Amended CairnsPlan 2016 (V3) to commence 26 October 2021

The amended CairnsPlan 2016 (V3) has been formally adopted by Cairns Regional Council, with a commencement date of 26 October 2021. The Amended CairnsPlan incorporates the outcomes of the Freshwater and Stratford Town Planning Survey (2019) and effects updates to various aspects of the CairnsPlan. Notable amendments include the following: Increased levels of assessment for […]

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 […]