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Cairns - Australia’s most global regional city BERNARD SALT, APRIL 5, 2019 FUTURE CAIRNS

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MEMBERSHIP PROSPECTUS 2019-2020 PROSPECTUS ADVANCE CAIRNS

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FAST FACTS

CAIRNS CITY IS ESTIMATED TO HAVE GROWN BY

CAIRNS CITY POPULATION

REGIONAL POPULATION

165,525 278,080 CAIRNS IS THE FIFTH LARGEST REGIONAL CITY IN QUEENSLAND AND THE NINTH LARGEST IN AUSTRALIA (ON A POPULATION BASIS)

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s Australia’s most global regional city, Cairns is a prosperous, growing and investment-ready regional centre located in the heart of Tropical North Queensland. Strategically located between two World Heritage listed sites – the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest – the region is more than simply a world class tourist destination, it is fast becoming known for its tropical expertise in health, agriculture, marine science, engineering, construction and education. The region is well connected to the rest of Australia and through direct airline links to 8 countries, has competitive market access to significant global markets. With easy access to the Pacific via Cairns International Airport and the Port of Cairns, and with road and rail links to major Australian cities, the region has unrivalled connectivity to northern Australia.

TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND BOASTS A

$15.5B

TOURISM & HOSPITALITY

GROSS REGIONAL PRODUCT

2 MILLION DOMESTIC VISITORS 863,000 INTERNATIONAL VISITORS 130,000+ AIRCRAFT MOVEMENTS ANNUALLY

$3.4B

ANNUAL EXPENDITURE

OUTPUT BY INDUSTRY SECTOR An analysis of jobs held by theTNQ Regional workforce in 2016 shows the five largest sectors were: HEALTH CARE & SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

15,108 (13%) RETAIL TRADE

11,681 (10.1%) ACCOMMODATION & FOOD SERVICES

11,072 (9.5%) EDUCATION & TRAINING

10,164 (8.8%) CONSTRUCTION

8,968 (7.7%) These five industries accounted for 56,993 people, or 49.1% of the total TNQ Regional workforce. 02 A D V A N C E C A I R N S . C O M

IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS

INDUSTRY $M 17/18% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

2,773.9

Mining

1,057.8 3.7

Manufacturing

2,848.6 9.9

Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services

1,205.1

Construction

3,200.0 11.1

Wholesale Trade

9.6

4.2

797.7

2.8

Retail Trade

1,341.9

4.7

Accommodation and Food Services

1,386.0

4.8

Transport, Postal and Warehousing

2,111.8

7.3

322.0

1.1

Information Media and Telecommunications Financial and Insurance Services

850.3

3.0

Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services

2,748.0

9.6

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

1,331.6

4.6

Administrative and Support Services

1,097.0

3.8

Public Administration and Safety

1,823.9

6.3

Education and Training

1,019.6

3.5

Health Care and Social Assistance

1,727.6

6.0

377.2

1.3

Arts and Recreation Services Other Services Total Industries

753.8

2.6

28,773.6

100.0


CONVOY DELIVERS $658M

A united business community led by Advance Cairns was pivotal in securing these massive federal funding commitments - with the power of the 50-strong Cairns TNQ Convoy to Canberra delegation the key catalyst. Member for Leichhardt, the Hon Warren Entsch MP

The Cairns TNQ Convoy to Canberra has secured unprecedented federal funding commitments for Tropical North Queensland. Thanks to our partners Tourism Tropical North Queensland and Cairns Chamber of Commerce for joining us in a united voice.

$287m

Captain Cook Highway upgrade

$190m

Peninsula Development Road Stage 2

$60m Cairns University Hospital Stage 1

BECOME A MEMBER TODAY Advance Cairns acknowledges the fellow business organisations Tourism Tropical North Queensland and Cairns Chamber of Commerce for their support of the Cairns TNQ Convoy to Canberra.

$50m Gulf Savannah Way road sealing

$50m

Hann Highway sealing final stage

$21m

Mossman Mill Daintree Bio Precinct

Advance Cairns is the peak independent non-government advocacy and economic development organisation for Tropical North Queensland. Business-funded, outcomedriven and a long-term vision. Join today so your business contributes to revitalising the region.

For more information www.advancecairns.com ADVANCE CAIRNS 4/16 MINNIE STREET, CAIRNS . PHONE: 4080 2900

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MEET THE TEAM

OUR TEAM

OUR DIRECTORS

Nick Trompf, CEO (above)

Michael Delaney, Deputy Chairman Partner, BDO Cairns

Trent Twomey, Chairman Pharmacist and partner, Alive Pharmacy Warehouse

Wendy Hughes, Policy & Economic Development Manager Taylor Moy, EA Business Operations

PATRONS/ LIFE MEMBERS Clive Skarrott AM Patron

Professor Sandra Harding, Director Sean Adams, Director Vice Chancellor and President, Managing Director, CSF James Cook University Industries

Chris Boland, Director and Chair of the Finance and Risk Management Committee CEO, Ports North

George Chapman AO Patron

Lt. Gen John Grey AC (Ret’d) Patron

Mark Hope, Director CFO, Cairns Airport

Andy Taylor, Director Director, Prime Construction Group

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Melissa Nielsen, Director Partner, Miller Harris Lawyers

Jodie Duignan-George, Director Associate Vice Chancellor, CQUniversity

Richard Ireland Inaugural Life Member


Torres Strait Island Region Torres Shire

ABOUT US

TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND

Northern Peninsula Region Mapoon Shire Napranum Shire Lockhart River Shire

Aurukun Shire

Pompuraaw Shire

Cook Shire

Kowanyama Shire

Hope Vale Shire Wujal Wujal Shire

Mornington Shire

Douglas Shire Carpenteria Shire

Mareeba Shire

Burke Shire Croydon Shire

Mt Isa City

Cloncurry Shire

McKinlay Shire

Etheridge Shire

Richmond Shire

Flinders Shire

Advance Cairns is the peak independent non-government advocacy and economic development organisation for Tropical North Queensland (TNQ). We work with a long-term vision to create a resilient and prosperous TNQ, provide apolitical leadership and create a unified voice for the region. Taking in 26 local government areas, our region extends from Cardwell to the Torres Strait, and from the Northern Territory border to the Coral Sea. Nearly two-thirds of the region’s population live within the Cairns Regional Council statistical area and while tourism is the region’s major export industry, growth industries such as agribusiness, health, education and professional

services are working to build a resilient tropical economy. Across the region, urban areas cater for residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, entertainment and tourist land uses. Rural land is largely used for agriculture, particularly sugar cane farming, tropical fruits and vegetables, coffee, cattle grazing, timber production, mining and fishing.

CAIRNS REGION

Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire

Tablelands Region

Cassowary Coast Region Hinchinbrook Shire

Charters Towers Region

TOWNSVILLE CITY

Advance Cairns understands the importance and value of the largest community precinct in Cairns. Our membership with Advance Cairns has formed an exciting partnership as The Cairns Show Association embarks on the implementation of our Masterplan. - CARMEN FERREIRA,

SECRETARY MANAGER, CAIRNS SHOW ASSOCIATION AND CAIRNS AGRICULTURAL, PASTORAL AND MINING ASSOCIATION

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OUR REGIONAL PRIORITIES A

dvocating for the region is the primary focus of Advance Cairns. In leading the advocacy agenda, we work collaboratively with our members and strategic partners to identify the catalysts needed to deliver a self-sustaining, resilient and prosperous TNQ economy. The resulting regional priorities fall into one of two categories - infrastructure or policy priorities – and form the basis of our agenda in engaging with politicians and government officials at Federal, State, and local levels.

INFRASTRUCTURE PRIORITIES

Priority: Highlight:

Cairns Convention Centre $176 million expansion and refurbishment confirmed with detailed business case well underway.

Priority: Highlight:

Cairns Shipping Development Project $120 million dredging of the Cairns Port (Trinity Inlet) underway.

Priority: Highlight:

Cairns Ring Road $152 million confirmed for the Smithfield bypass (work underway) and $287.2 million confirmed for the Captain Cook Highway upgrade (Cairns CBD to Smithfield).

Priority: Highlight:

Nullinga Dam Detailed business case nearing completion.

Priority: Highlight:

Gulf Savannah Way $50 million confirmed for phase 1 in sealing the Western Queensland section of the national highway.

Priority: Highlight:

HMAS Cairns (Defence) $380 million to upgrade facilities confirmed, with a further $300 million to be spent on base redevelopment in the late 2020s.

Priority: Cairns Marine Maintenance Precinct Highlight: Cairns Marine Precinct named an asset of national strategic importance and $100 million now being sought to increase precinct capacity. Priority: Highlight:

JCU Cairns Enterprise Bundle $60 million confirmed to establish the Cairns Tropical Enterprise Centre (CTEC), part of the proposed CHHHS Research, Education and Innovation Centre (Cairns University Hospital).

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POLICY PRIORITIES Priority: Highlight:

International Aviation Route Development $48.6 million State funding secured with additional funding now being sought to aid in attracting new airlines to the region.

Priority: Highlight:

Superyacht Chartering Revisions to the Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Act 2012 are being sought to allow foreign flagged superyachts to charter in Australia.

Priority: Highlight:

Cairns Hospital – Level 6 (Tertiary) Options to secure land for the proposed CHHHS Research, Education and Innovation Centre are being investigated.

Priority: Highlight:

Uniform Electricity Tariffs State Government continues to push for policy reform; a new Advance Cairns regional policy is in development.


GET INVOLVED

Advance Cairns members are socially responsible businesses who have committed to securing a legacy of prosperity for the region. Through your membership, you will join these leaders in demonstrating a commitment to move beyond talk and into action. How you engage is ultimately up to you.

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As a member of Advance Cairns, you can engage with our activities and build your connections with executive business leaders – and grow the profile of your organisation across the region. Throughout the year, we host a number of events exclusively for members which feature high profile speakers and guests and which can provide you with access to senior politicians and executive leaders of top tier Australian companies.

Each of our advocacy priorities are reviewed annually in collaboration with member representatives and with key regional partners such as the Cairns Chamber of Commerce, Regional Development Australia, Superyachts Great Barrier Reef and Tourism Tropical North Queensland. Have your say in these reviews by engaging with our Board members, Advisory Council members and Executive team throughout the year. You can also nominate to sit on our member committees and Board of Directors. A range of members also get to directly influence policy at a political level by participating in major advocacy initiatives and ministerial round-tables.

Through your membership, you will help us drive government support for catalytic projects and vital policy change, using your voice to shape the region to secure a prosperous economy for TNQ.

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OUR MEMBERS ARE BUSINESS INNOVATORS FROM ACROSS THE REGION Our membership base is made up of a diverse range of leading business, academic and not-for-profit organisations from across TNQ. Each member organisation nominates their senior executive(s) to act as their Advance Cairns representative, and these members form the core of our business network. Advance Cairns ensures members are well connected and well informed on economic, business and public policy issues that impact on the prosperity of the region. Contact CEO Nick Trompf on 07 4080 2900 or ceo@advancecairns.com to enquire about membership.

CURRENT MEMBER BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR TOURISM

AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHING TRANSPORT, POSTAL AND WAREHOUSING CONSTRUCTION

RETAIL TRADE EDUCATION AND TRAINING RENTING, HIRING AND REAL ESTATE

ELECTRICITY, GAS, WATER & WASTE

HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

PUBLIC INFORMATION AND SAFETY

INFORMATION, MEDIA AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL

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MANUFACTURING OTHER


MEMBERSHIP LEVELS PLATINUM $53,000*

EXECUTIVE

PREMIER

GENERAL

$25,750*

$12,500*

$4,500*

COMMUNITY $1,800*

• Limited to 10 members • Invitations to member events • Receive all communications • Use of Advance Cairns member logo

*Membership rates are inclusive of GST

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CREATING A BETTER FUTURE GET INVOLVED AND HAVE YOUR SAY To create a better future for the region, Advance Cairns uses thought leadership, vision, strategy, engagement and influence to unlock economic potential and create a resilient and prosperous TNQ. Make the most of your membership and have your say in shaping the region’s future by joining one of our member-driven working groups. Opportunities include our Advisory Council, Finance & Risk Management Committee and Membership & Events Sub-Committee.

Thank you to the following members who are actively engaged in building a stronger future for TNQ. PATRONS Clive Skarott AM Advance Cairns Patron George Chapman AO Advance Cairns Patron Lt. Gen. John Grey AC (Ret’d) Advance Cairns Patron LIFE MEMBERS Richard Ireland Ireland’s Motor Group BOARD OF DIRECTORS Trent Twomey Chairman Pharmacist and Partner, Alive Pharmacy Warehouse Michael Delaney Deputy Chairman Partner, BDO Cairns Chris Boland Director and Chair of the Finance and Risk Management Committee CEO, Ports North

Professor Sandra Harding Director Vice Chancellor and President, James Cook University Mark Hope Director CFO, Cairns Airport Jodie Duignan-George Director Associate Vice Chancellor, CQUniversity Melissa Nielsen Director Partner, Miller Harris Lawyers Sean Adams Director Managing Director, CSF Industries Andy Taylor Director Prime Construction Group

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ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS Trent Twomey Advance Cairns Chairman Alive Pharmacy Warehouse Michael Delaney Advance Cairns Deputy Chairman BDO Chris Boland Advance Cairns Director Ports North Prof Sandra Harding Advance Cairns Director James Cook University Mark Hope Advance Cairns Director Cairns Airport Jodie Duignan-George Advance Cairns Director CQUniversity Melissa Nielsen Advance Cairns Director Miller Harris Lawyers Sean Adams Advance Cairns Director Cairns Steel Fabricators

Andy Taylor Advance Cairns Director Prime Construction Group Andy Reeves Cairns Post Christopher Zilm Cairns State High School Colin MacKinnon Brilliant Technology David Kirchner Brazier Motti Paul Woodhouse Grant Broadcasters Ross Moller LJ Hooker Edge Hill Janet Hamilton Cairns Convention Centre Steven Davies The Wallace Family Richard Ireland Ireland’s Motor Group Wendy Morris The Morris Family

Clive Skarott AM (Observer) Advance Cairns Patron

Melissa Nielsen Advance Cairns Director Miller Harris Lawyers

David Kempton (Observer) RDA FNQ&TS

David Kirchner Brazier Motti

Lt. Gen. John Grey AC Ret’d (Observer) Advance Cairns Patron Nick Loukas (Observer) Cairns Chamber of Commerce Pip Close (Observer) TTNQ FINANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS Chris Boland Advance Cairns Director and Committee Chair Ports North

Michael Delaney (Observer) Advance Cairns Deputy Chair BDO MEMBERSHIP AND EVENTS SUB-COMMITTEE MEMBERS Paul Woodhouse Committee Chair Grant Broadcasters Jeff Schrale ANZ Sharon Dawson Dawsons Engineering

Trent Twomey Advance Cairns Chairman Alive Pharmacy Warehouse

call CEO Nick Trompf on 07 4080 2900 or email ceo@advancecairns.com


OUR PLATINUM, EXECUTIVE AND GENERAL MEMBERS MAKE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO OUR WORK AND WE ARE SINCERELY GRATEFUL FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT.

PLATINUM MEMBERS

EXECUTIVE MEMBERS

GENERAL MEMBERS* AAB Equipment AFL Cairns Air Freight Handling Services Alive Pharmacy Warehouse Aurecon Australasia Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) Babinda Electrics Big Cat Green Island Brazier Motti Brilliant Technology BSE Cairns Slipways Cairns & Hinterland Health Cairns Penny Savings & Loans Cairns Private - Ramsay Health Cairns Show Association Cairns State High School Cairns Wholesale Paint Calanna Pharmacy CaPTA Group Catholic Education Services Cairns CBRE Chapman Group Cock & Bull Colliers International (Cairns) CPB Contractors CQ University

Dawsons Engineering Destination Cairns Marketing EMBECA Energy Queensland FGF Developments Findex Cairns Flanagan Consulting Flinders Shire Council Fowler’s Group Grant Thornton Halpin Partners Accountants Haz-Elec Industries Pty Ltd HEH Civil Pty Ltd Herron Todd White (Cairns) Pty Ltd Hilton Hotel Holding Redlich Jacobs Group Joe Vella Insurance Brokers Kleinhardt Kur-World LDI Constructions LJ Hooker Edge Hill Mac Farms Pty Ltd MacDonnells Law McDonalds Family Restaurant Miller Harris Lawyers My Pathway

NAB Business Qld Nightowl Convenience Norship Pasma Electrical Peters Bosel Lawyers Piccone’s Plaster Metal Cladding (P.M.C) Quicksilver Connections Raymond Plumbing Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Ltd Reef Magic Cruises Riley Resort SBJ Joint Venture Pty Ltd Shangri-la Hotel Star 102.7 & 4CA TAFE North Queensland Taylor Byrne Pty Ltd (Cairns) Telstra Business Centre Ten Years Younger / CareLynx The Morris Family The Reef Casino The Wallace Family TNQ Hydraulics Trinity Anglican School Tropical Reef Shipyard Westpac WGC Lawyers Pty Ltd *Member list current as at May 2019. PROSPECTUS ADVANCE CAIRNS

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Cairns needs a strong advocacy group. We elected to throw our support behind Advance Cairns because they are across the regional issues, they maintain important stakeholder relationships and they get the importance of a healthy diversified regional economy. Ultimately it needs to be about marked change and the Cairns Marine Precinct is just one of many examples where we have achieved that with Advance Cairns. OLAV GROOT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, NORSHIP

Council is fully aware that you and your team have spent many hours advocating for this outcome with both State and Federal Ministers and parliamentarians. This is a tremendous outcome for the Far North and North West Queensland in itself, and once the Road is fully sealed we will see the economic and social benefits that we have for so long been advocating for. DARYL BUCKINGHAM, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, FLINDERS SHIRE COUNCIL

4/16 Minnie Street, Cairns, QLD, 4780, Australia Phone: (61 7) 4080 2900 Email: admin@advancecairns.com Postal: PO Box 3065, Cairns, QLD, 4870, Australia

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Advance Cairns members are socially responsible businesses who have committed to securing a legacy of prosperity for the region. Through you...

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Advance Cairns members are socially responsible businesses who have committed to securing a legacy of prosperity for the region. Through you...