The Cairns Regional Council area encompasses more than 1,687 km2 of land on a narrow coastal strip between the Great Diving Range and the Coral Sea. It extends from the Eubenangee Swamp in the south to the Macalister Range near Ellis Beach in the north. Cairns is home to more than 158,000 people, hosts an additional 26,000 visitors per night, and is one of Australia’s most multicultural cities. Cairns Regional Council is the responsible owner and operator of Copperlode Falls Dam (Lake Morris), which is situated in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. It is fed by streams of high conservation value and is the main source of water supply for Cairns, holding more than 38,400ML.