The Vision for the pedestrianisation of the Palm Cove waterfront was published in 1992

Palm Cove Vision – The Way Forward

Palm Cove is a uniquely intimate beachside village in Tropical North Queensland Australia. We are tucked in between two wilderness World Heritage areas being The Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforests.  So much natural beauty yet we are only 30 minutes from Cairns International Airport.

Up until now, development along the one kilometre waterfront at Palm Cove has generally respected the nature focussed essence of our location. It’s why we live here and it’s why travellers from all over the world, who love nature in particular, choose Palm Cove as a favoured destination.

However that could change. Local businesses and residents are fighting a Development Application, currently before Cairns Regional Council, for an overly intense development on a 2 hectare critical site adjoining the Palm Cove beachfront.

The architect who designed most of the distinctive resorts and apartments along the waterfront, as well as the contoured and paved Palm Cove beachfront esplanade, as we know it today, described the Development Application as “… flying in the face of everything that Palm Cove is and should be.

Palm Cove Vision seeks to encourage and promote development concepts and plans that protect and enhance the reasons that residents, investors and travellers choose Palm Cove.  Subscribe to Palm Cove Vision if you wish to stay updated.