News: Newsletters

March 2024

March 2024

From the CEO From continuing to press for investment into Cairns’ hospital and health service to much-needed expansion of our General Aviation Precinct, we continue our follow-up actions in the wake of our delegation to Queensland Parliament.  Undertaken in...

January 2024

January 2024

From the CEO Few of us would have predicted this start to 2024 as the region emerges from the widespread and devasting flooding following ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper. Many of you have been hit directly through impacts on your business, property, or your home as well as...

November 2023

November 2023

From the CEO With our eyes firmly fixed on the 2024-25 State Budget submission deadline, much of our focus was on communicating and harnessing support for our General Aviation priority, calling for a total $63 million investment to unlock potential in the sector. This...

October 2023

October 2023

From the CEO With the recent news of international passenger arrivals back to 93% of pre-covid numbers – constrained only by capacity - it was timely to celebrate national wins for Cairns Airport and Skytek with members. We learned of the significant potential of the...

September 2023

September 2023

From the CEO From the halls of power in Canberra to the shores of historic Cooktown, the past few weeks have been an exercise in contrasts – and a reflection of the diversity of the Far North region Advance Cairns represents. We kicked off with a deep dive into how...

August 2023

August 2023

From the CEO From working to re-establish relationships with key Asian airline partners to doing a deep dive into the region’s renewable energy sector, to realising a major health advocacy initiative, August has been an incredibly productive month for Advance Cairns....

July 2023

July 2023

From the CEO It’s hard to believe we are now into the back end of 2023, a year in which has seen the region move well and truly beyond the ravages of covid. While covid hit and hit hard, the past three years have also underpinned the resilience of the economy as it...

June 2023

June 2023

From the CEOFrom taking a deep dive into what Federal and State budgets mean for the Far North, to welcoming milestone inaugural flights from Tokyo, to investments in the Cairns Health and Innovation Precinct, to calls for you to have a say on critical water supply...

March 2023

March 2023

From the CEOWe've had a productive and varied four weeks which have taken us to Brisbane for meetings at State Parliament, attending the opening of a major milestone for Cairns' export market development, and welcoming a senior Defence industry leader to the region....

February 2023 Newsletter

February 2023 Newsletter

From the CEOWe are delighted to welcome Cairns Regional Council to Advance Cairns as a Platinum member, further cementing our collaboration on key initiatives to advance the city and the wider region. This important move follows a close partnership with Council on...

January 2023 Newsletter

January 2023 Newsletter

From the CEOIt’s been a cracking start to the year with many of our members in the thick of business activities reporting a prevailing sense of making up for lost time. We are looking forward to our first major event of the year tomorrow, with an economic outlook...

December 2022 Newsletter

December 2022 Newsletter

From the CEOThe final quarter of the post-COVID recovery year has been jam-packed with highlights including high-level government engagement in Brisbane and Canberra to meet state and federal government officials, the launch of our innovation series and an exclusive...