As part of the Towards 2050 Shaping Cairns project, we are looking for 350 residents from all walks of life to play an active role in helping Council shape our predicted growth in a positive way.

Panel members will learn about the present and future growth challenges facing our community, as well as the different ways these challenges might be met. Your input will help us protect and embrace all the things that make Cairns special.

You don't need any special skills or knowledge to take part, just an interest in shaping our city. We want Cairns residents from all walks of life and all cultural backgrounds. You just need to be a Cairns resident aged over 16 and be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Members will be chosen by an independent non-profit organisation that specialises in recruiting and selecting people to take part in these kind of panels. Council is not involved in the selection of panel members.

If you're reading this and you meet the basic eligiblity criteria, then YOU are the right person to take part!

Register online or phone 1800 979 787 (free call) by 11:59pm on Sunday 18 June 2023.

Register your interest for the Community Panel