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Outcomes with vision

Advance Cairns is the peak independent, apolitical advocacy and economic development organisation for Tropical North Queensland.

We are business funded and outcome driven, and we have a long-term vision for growth across the region.

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Tropical North Queensland is highly regarded because of its location, infrastructure, and world-class facilities and attractions.

As a developed region in the tropics, we have the technology, health, education, and social structures within a politically stable environment to capitalise upon our natural environment and our global location.

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Advance Cairns welcomes water security boost

Advance Cairns welcomes water security boost

Advance Cairns, the leading independent economic development and advocacy organisation for Far North Queensland, today welcomed the funding announced for the Cairns Water Security Stage 1 project, with an additional $87.5 million allocated in the 2024-25 State Budget....

Advance Cairns reacts to Federal Budget: slim-pickings for region

Advance Cairns reacts to Federal Budget: slim-pickings for region

Failure to fund Cairns Water Security risks deepening cost-of-living pressures for city’s ratepayers. Advance Cairns today said while the 2024-2025 Federal Budget was big on national initiatives, it was short on specific commitments to Cairns and Far North Queensland....

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