Public consultation on a potential Cairns South State Development Area

Closed 25 Aug 2017

Opened 11 Jul 2017


The Coordinator-General invites you to have your say on the potential Cairns South State Development Area (SDA), including its boundary.

The potential Cairns South SDA is located:

  • south of Cairns and north of Gordonvale at Wrights Creek
  • from the Bruce Highway in the west to Mackey Creek in the east
  • from Frances Road in the north to Hall Road in the south.

In identifying this area, the Coordinator-General is looking at economic development opportunities, physical and environmental constraints, environmental and community impacts, and infrastructure requirements.

An initial concept for how the potential SDA may develop includes areas identified for intermodal/freight related industry, regionally significant industry, agriculture and areas for environmental management.

Further information about the potential Cairns South SDA is included in the Potential Cairns South SDA Overview - July 2017 and the Potential Cairns South SDA fact sheet attached below.

How to make a submission

You can make a submission using one of the following methods:

              The Coordinator-General
              C/- State Development Areas Division
              PO Box 15517, City East Qld 4002

A submission must meet the following criteria:

  • be made to the Coordinator-General in writing or electronically
  • be received on or before the last day of the consultation period
  • state the name of each person who made the submission
  • clearly state the matters that you are concerned about or interested in
  • provide any factual information that you have relied on, and the source of this information
  • suggest measures you consider would be appropriate to inform a decision about the potential Cairns South SDA.

Feedback is invited until Friday, 25 August 2017.



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