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We connect you to people and projects in our diverse region.

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.

Building on our strengths

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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Cairns Airport Flies High with Clean Energy Partnership

Cairns Airport Flies High with Clean Energy Partnership

03 March 2024 Joint statement from Cairns Airport, CleanCo Queensland & Advance CairnsA new landmark agreement has Cairns Airport firmly on the path to becoming carbon-neutral by next year, a status which would make it among the first in Australasia. Cairns...

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