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Resources and assistance

Australian Building Codes Board

ABCB has developed a suite of guidance materials to assist with northern Australia climate-responsive designs.

Arid Lands Environment Centre Call 08 8952 2497

ALEC is a strong and trusted voice for the conservation and responsible
management of the land, water and natural resources of central Australia.

This guide describes the tropical style that is the desired design direction for the city of Cairns.

Design for climate Your Home

The 40% of household energy used for heating and cooling to achieve thermal comfort can be
cut to almost zero in new housing through sound climate-responsive design.

Free home designs Your Home

Design For Place offers sustainable, energy-efficient housing designs—free to download.
The architect-designed suite of plans are a significant resource for anyone planning a new home.

Tropical building design Cairns Regional Council. Call 1300 69 22 47

Emergency contacts for states and territories

  • Life-threatening emergencies. Call 000
  • SES help in flood and storm emergencies. Call 13 25 00
  • Australian Government emergency information. Call 180 2266
  • ABC Emergency 

Tsunami

For warning information (all states, territories and offshore territories). Call 1300 878 6264.

Tropical cyclones

Advice is broadcast by local radio and TV. More information is listed below.

NSW Government

Resilience NSW

Bureau of Meteorology warning service. Call 1300 659 210 

Northern Territory Government

Emergency and safety

Cyclones. Call 132 500

Bureau of Meteorology warning service. Call 1300 659 210

Queensland Government

Get ready for extreme weather

Cyclones

Bureau of Meteorology warning service. Call 1300 659 210

Government of Western Australia 

News and events Emergency information. Call 13 33 37

Cyclones

Bureau of Meteorology warning service. Call 1300 659 210