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Mount Peter Cairns Real Estate

Mount Peter Cairns is a vibrant new suburb offering plenty of amenities, attractions and opportunities for families and professionals alike. Discover the numerous benefits of living in this exciting neighbourhood!

Mt. Peter is a growing suburb that provides the perfect balance of modern convenience, family-friendly living, and natural beauty. From shopping and dining to outdoor activities and schools, this vibrant neighborhood has everything you need and more!

Mount Peter Cairns History

In 1904, Peter Petersen discovered gold on his property. His family managed to mine the gold and keep it secret until 1915. However, by 1932 there were 40 people mining the gold field. The last mine to close was the Talisman Mine in 1985.

Mount Peter Cairns
Mount Peter Cairns

Mount Peter Masterplan

In 2008, the Cairns Regional Council and the State Government committed to the
development of a strong planning framework for Mount Peter, based on a shared Vision and in collaboration with the community, industry and all levels of government.

Up to 50,000 people will live at the site over the next 20 to 30 years. This is about half of the predicted population growth for FNQ.

Mount Peter Cairns things to do

Mt. Peter is a great place to live if you love the outdoors. The suburb boasts plenty of green parks and natural areas, perfect for getting out and enjoying some fresh air.

At these parks, you’ll find sports courts, trails, playgrounds, and picnic spots – making it easy to find something to do with family and friends! In addition to the local parks, there are also numerous recreational activities.

Mount Peter Cairns
Mount Peter Cairns

Mount Peter Map

Mt Peter Estate

The area known as Mt Peter Estate was the first residential development in Mount Peter.

Mt Peter Estate
Mt Peter Estate

Mount Peter Cairns Schools

Mount Peter is conveniently located for prospective retailers, restaurants, and other amenities. In the future the area is sure to offer numerous dining options, retail stores, coffee shops and more.

The suburb will include some of the largest schools in the region, making it easy for parents to drop off and pick up their children quickly and easily. The first school in the suburb is Mackillop Catholic College. So if you’re looking for convenience, Mount Peter will have everything you need at your fingertips!

Mackillop Catholic College
Mackillop Catholic College

A safe community for families

One of the major advantages of living in Mount Peter is a secure environment. With excellent supervision from dedicated local police and community services, families are able to live without concern for their safety or property.

These same support systems also provide a secure network of resources, including access to quality healthcare, education centres, child care and other family-oriented services.


Local Government

Mount Peter Cairns lies within the Local Government Municipality of Cairns Regional Council. Moreover the town is located in Division 1 and the local representative on Council is Cr Brett Moller.

Mulgrave State Electorate

The town is located in the state Electorate of Mulgrave in the Queensland Parliament. Indeed, this electorate was first created in 1950 for the election held that year.

However, this century the area has had only two MPs. Firstly Warren Pitt (1998 to 2009) and then his son Curtis Pitt (2009 to 2022).

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