What Does Advance Cairns Do?
Advance Cairns is the peak regional advocacy and economic development organisation for Tropical North Queensland.
The TNQREP outlines a twenty year economic vision for our region. It is the first document of its kind and embraces a truly expansive regional geographic footprint. The TNQREP has secured multi-tiered government support, and has genuine lasting commitment from the region’s key economic drivers who have taken responsibility for delivering the actions ascribed to their organisations.
Skills Formation Strategy
The Far North Queensland (FNQ) Skills Formation Strategy (SFS) has been established as a direct result of the recognition by industry and government agencies that the growth in the resources sector has the potential to draw skilled labour from across the region, resulting in labour and skills shortages across industry sectors.
5 Regional Priorities
Advance Cairns role is to advocate on behalf of the region for projects that create growth, investment and development within the region. We are currently focusing on 5 key regional priorities, find out what they are here.
Our members have a voice in directing the future of the TNQ region & with their contributions help us to secure sustainable prosperity for generations to come. Click here to see our current Members.
Business Enterprise Centre (BEC)
The BEC offers expert advice to small business in our region. Our specialist Business Advisors help improve business performance across all business functions including planning, finance, lending, marketing and bookkeeping. Find out more about the BEC
NBN Switchover Information Sessions
NBN Switchover Information Sessions There is now only one month until the first parts of... read more
Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia - Policy Briefing
30th March 2014 - Room A3-2, JCU Campus The Australian Parliament’s Northern Australia Committee... read more
Australasian Cluster Conference
16-17 April 2015 Linking clusters Globally: the heightened role of clusters in global value... read more
Youth Unemployment Rate Down
Labour data shows a declining unemployment rate at 7.9% on an annual average basis, ranking the... read more
About Advance Cairns
Advance Cairns is the peak regional economic development and advocacy organisation for Tropical North Queensland. We facilitate connections between private enterprise, industry, community and government agencies to improve the lives of people living within our region.
Our vision is to create a self-sustaining, resilient and prosperous Tropical North Queensland community. We deliver on this by advocating on behalf of the region for projects that create growth, investment and development within the region. You can find out more about our current regional priorities here.
Advance Cairns is a membership based organisation. Our members have a voice in directing the future of the TNQ region & with their contributions help us to secure sustainable prosperity for generations to come. If you are interested in becoming a member of Advance Cairns click here.