The Cairns City Centre is constantly evolving as a result of population and tourism growth, commercial development. The goal of this City Centre Master Plan is to guide the city's ongoing evolution as a vibrant, livable space for a broad range of community members and their values.
Cairns Regional Council has identified three initial focus areas for the new City Centre Master Plan including a renewed Esplanade Parklands, an Esplanade Dining Precinct and a new Gallery Precinct. With this plan, Cairns wants to be recognised as a green tropical region that values its natural assets, but with greater economic diversity.
To encourage community engagement with the City Centre Master Plan, Cairns Regional Council is using an Ideas Wall to create an open space for discussion. The ideas wall allows community members to post their comments along with photos and respond to others using discussions. The Ideas Wall will enable Council to create a plan that will meet the needs of as many community members as possible.