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May 2022 Newsletter

May 2022 Newsletter

From the CEO Well, it seems like we have been in election mode forever, but it will soon be time for everyone to have their say. We have been working hard to make sure there are plenty of big campaign promises coming our way from both sides of politics. There has been...

April 2022 Newsletter

April 2022 Newsletter

From the CEO What a month it has been, and with Federal Election campaigns now in full swing it is only going to become busier. The biggest announcement of course was the $107.5M commitment from both the ALP and the LNP for the Cairns Water Security Project – Stage 1....

March 2022 Newsletter

March 2022 Newsletter

From the CEO Earlier this month I travelled down to Brisbane armed with our newly released State Budget submission to meet with several high-ranking State and Shadow Ministers and advisors.  With the State Budget looming in June it is imperative that we have our needs...

Mixed bag in Federal Budget

Mixed bag in Federal Budget

Far North Queensland has missed out on several mega-projects but did secure other important commitments in last night’s Federal Budget.  Extra funding to address doctor shortages, further upgrades to key highways, support to revive international tourism and Defence...

Strength and Diversity in TNQ

Strength and Diversity in TNQ

Critical demand on the region’s health services and an urgent bed shortage at Cairns Hospital headline vital requests in Advance Cairns’ State Budget submission released today. The submission highlights ever-increasing pressure on the local health sector, with Cairns...

February 2022 Newsletter

February 2022 Newsletter

From the CEO The year has continued to run at full speed, and we have now released our Federal Budget Submission 2022-23 which is included in this newsletter. In the three months between now and the federal election, we look forward to gaining bi-partisan support for...

Renewal, Resilience and Sustainability

Renewal, Resilience and Sustainability

Advance Cairns today released its Federal Budget submission in pursuit of almost $1.5B in infrastructure investment. The submission is headlined by unprecedented spending on the Cairns seaport (including its Navy base) and a series of the region’s most vital roads,...

January 2022 Newsletter

January 2022 Newsletter

From the CEO The year has started off with a bang, with several high-profile visits and significant announcements for our region. Advance Cairns hosted the Hon. Peter Dutton for lunch during his visit to announce a huge $70 million Navy contract for NORSTA Marine,...

December 2021 Newsletter

December 2021 Newsletter

From the CEO Well, the date has finally passed when the lock out of our southern markets has ended. Our region is to be congratulated on the high vaccination rate that has allowed our region to finally open up to domestic travellers. We will now be entering the phase...

November 2021 Newsletter

November 2021 Newsletter

From the Chairman This week Advance Cairns launched our updated list of regional advocacy priorities – and we were immediately given a huge shot in the arm with a $50m pre-election commitment to build a new university campus in the city.Advance Cairns has been...

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