As part of the Towards 2050 Shaping Cairns project, we are forming a Community Panel for 350 Cairns residents to play an active role in helping Council shape our predicted growth in a positive way and help us protect and embrace all the things that make Cairns special.

Between 8 May and 18 June 2023, we invited nominations from all interested Cairns residents aged over 16 and who are an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

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. The Panel members will be involved in various engagement activities including face-to-face, online surveys and meetings.

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.

Registrations have now closed. Thank you to everyone who nominated.

If you nominated, we will contact you in the coming weeks to advise if you have been chosen as a Towards 2050 Community Panel member.

Registration for the Community Panel is now closed