Member Prospectus 2022

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THE COMMITTEE FOR TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND


FAST FACTS

CAIRNS CITY HAS GROWN AN AVERAGE OF

CAIRNS CITY POPULATION

REGIONAL POPULATION

168,853 281,094

1.12%

EACH YEAR OVER THE PAST DECADE

CAIRNS IS THE FOURTH LARGEST REGIONAL CITY IN QUEENSLAND AND THE ELEVENTH LARGEST IN AUSTRALIA

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ocated in the heart of Tropical North Queensland, Cairns is the hub of a diverse and innovative economy and offers a quality of life appreciated by a consistently growing population. Uniquely located between two World Heritage-listed sites – the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest – the region is more than simply a worldclass tourist destination. It is fast becoming known for its tropical expertise in health, agriculture, maritime, marine science, construction, and education. The region is well connected to the rest of Australia with direct airline links to major capital cities as well as a growing number of key international routes from the Tropical North. The past decade has seen a considerable diversification in the workforce with health and allied industries emerging strongly as the largest employing sector and predicted to account for up to one in three new jobs over the next five years. Education & training has also enjoyed significant growth, along with construction.

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TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND BOASTS A

TOP 3 GROWTH SECTORS 2016/172020/21 An analysis of jobs held by the TNQ Regional workforce in 2020/2021 shows the five largest sectors were:

$17.03B

GROSS REGIONAL PRODUCT

+37.2% WHOLESALE TRADE +30.4% HEALTH CARE & SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

+25.4% CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT BY INDUSTRY SECTOR INDUSTRY

$M

20/21%

Construction

3,870.9

12.3

3,116.0

9.9

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Manufacturing

2,737.8

8.7

Health Care and Social Assistance

2,580.0

8.2

Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services

2,377.7

7.6

19,394 (14.6%)

Transport, Postal and Warehousing

2,161.0

6.9

ACCOMMODATION & FOOD SERVICES

Public Administration and Safety

1,839.8

5.8

Accommodation and Food Services

1,686.3

5.4

HEALTH CARE & SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

13,505 (10.1%) CONSTRUCTION

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

1,439.7

4.6

Mining

1,339.3

4.3

12,508 (9.4%)

Education and Training

1,338.1

4.3

Retail Trade

1,296.6

4.1

RETAIL TRADE

Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services

1,200.8

3.8

Financial and Insurance Services

1,003.9

3.2

12,380 (9.3%) EDUCATION AND TRAINING

11,312 (8.5%) These five industries accounted for 69,099 people, or 52% of the total TNQ Regional workforce.

Administrative and Support Services

934.2

3.0

Wholesale Trade

916.7

2.9

Other Services

908.2

2.9

Arts and Recreation Services

462.4

1.5

Information Media and Telecommunications Total Industries

244.0

0.8

31,453.4

100.0

Source: Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils, Economic and Community Profiles (.id - the population experts), Australian Bureau of Statistics Regional Population Growth


BE HEARD Now more than ever Cairns needs strong voices to guide our region back to prosperity. Be part of the solution and have your voice heard by joining the region’s peak advocacy body.

JOIN TODAY Advance Cairns is the peak independent non-government advocacy and

economic development organisation for Tropical North Queensland. Businessfunded, outcome-driven and with a long-term vision. Join today and play your part in reimagining, revitalising and building a more resilient TNQ economy.

Advance Cairns acknowledges our fellow business organisations Tourism Tropical North Queensland and Cairns Chamber of Commerce for their support of the Cairns TNQ Convoy to Capital Q, 18-19 February 2020.

For more information www.advancecairns.com 4/16 Minnie St, Cairns QLD 4870 Phone (61 7) 4080 2900

4/16 MINNIE STREET, CAIRNS, QLD, 4780, PHONE: (61 7) 4080 2900 P R O S P E C T U S A D VA N C E C A I R N S

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MEET THE TEAM

OUR TEAM Taylor Moy, Government Relations Manager

OUR DIRECTORS

Sheridan Ireland, Marketing and Communications

Trish Travers, Executive Assistant Business Operations

PATRONS Nick Trompf, Chairman

Michael Delaney, Director & Deputy Chair Consultant, BDO Cairns

Richard Barker, Director & Deputy Chair CEO, Cairns Airport

Clive Skarott AM Patron

George Chapman AO Patron (left)

Lt. Gen John Grey AC (Ret’d) Patron (right)

Trent Twomey, Director Pharmacist and partner, Alive Pharmacy Warehouse

Chris Boland, Director CEO, Ports North

Jodie Duignan-George, Director Associate Vice Chancellor, CQUniversity

LIFE MEMBERS

Richard Ireland OAM Inaugural Life Member

Russell Beer Life Member

Professor Simon Biggs, Director Vice Chancellor and President, James Cook University

Phil Growden, Director GM Queensland, Austal

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Sharon Dawson, Director CEO, Dawsons Group

The late Keith De Lacy AM Life Member


Torres Strait Island Torres

ABOUT US

TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND

Northern Peninsula Mapoon

Weipa Napranum

Lockhart River

Aurukun

Pompuraaw

Cook

Kowanyama

Hope Vale Wujal Wujal

Mornington

Douglas Carpenteria

Mareeba

CAIRNS

Yarrabah

Doomadgee

Burke

Croydon

Tablelands Cassowary Coast Etheridge

Advance Cairns is the peak independent non-government Advocacy and Economic Development Organisation for Tropical North Queensland (TNQ). We are a-political and work beyond election cycles to deliver a stronger, more prosperous future for the Tropical North Queensland region. The Advance Cairns region covers 26 local government areas including Cairns Regional Council, Aurukun Shire, and the Gulf of Carpentaria. It serves an estimated population of more than 280,000 people. Advance Cairns operates on a membership-based model. Our members are socially responsible businesses that have committed to securing a legacy of prosperity for the region. Under this model and as a collective voice, members have the

opportunity to actively influence the strategic direction of Advance Cairns and ultimately the future of TNQ. We are also a proud member of the Committee for Cities & Regions Network and secretariat for the Northern Australia Alliance. These influential networks bring together independent and like-minded committees across Australia and New Zealand to advance issues of national significance around population growth, economic development, and social cohesion.

Hinchinbrook

Advance Cairns has been a great partner for JCU over many years. They are well connected and respected by key industry and government stakeholders and the advocacy work that they undertake on behalf of the whole region is invaluable. Most recently, Advance Cairns played a crucial role in successfully securing funding for the Cairns University Hospital. - DR DAVID CRAIG, DIRECTOR, CAIRNS CAMPUS, JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY

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OUR REGIONAL PRIORITIES A

dvocating for the region is the primary focus of Advance Cairns. In setting the advocacy agenda, we work collaboratively with our members and strategic partners to identify the catalysts needed to deliver a selfsustaining, 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, both Federal and State.

INFRASTRUCTURE PRIORITIES Priority: Cairns Marine Precinct Highlight: $300-$400M Federal/State funding to build Common User Facility; $24M Federal funding slipways; $155M HMAS Cairns; $28M State funding new wharves. Priority: Cairns University Hospital Redevelopment Highlight: $14M State funding business case evaluation; substantive State funding for subsequent hospital upgrades.

POLICY PRIORITIES Priority: Regional Health Planning Highlight: $6M Federal funding palliative care hospice; $10.5M State recurrent operational funding; Federal/ State (50:50) funding chronic condition care facility; 80 extra CSPs JCU Medical School. Priority: TNQ Tourism Recovery Fund Highlight: $40M Federal funding destination marketing, cruise shipping, domestic and international airline partner support.

Priority: Education & Research Highlight: $50M Federal funding new CQUniversity CBD campus; $11.2M Federal funding Great Barrier Reef International Marine College; 80 additional CSPs JCU Medical School.

Priority: Future Growth - Cairns 2050 Highlight: $8M joint State and Federal funding for a Strategic Integrated Urban Development and Transport Plan.

Priority: Cairns Airport - Rebuilding Aviation Highlight: $10M Federal funding infrastructure upgrade Cairns Airport; $20M joint funding aviation attraction.

Priority: Enhancing Urban Landscapes - Rainforest to Reef Highlight: $29.4M Federal Government commitment to implement Enhancing Urban Landscapes initiative.

Priority: Food & Water Security Highlight: State and Federal Governments facilitate DAs Lakeland Irrigation Area Project; $215M joint Cairns Water Security - Stage 1 project; $2M Federal funding Etheridge Shire Irrigation Project; $7M from NWIDF business case North Johnstone River diversion scheme.

Priority: Pacific Engagement Highlight: Operational headquarters in Cairns for DFAT Office of the Pacific; Cairns designated Australia’s northern hub for Step-Up to the Pacific.

Priority: Coastal Roads Highlight: Federal funding $527M Cairns Ring Road; State funding $132M Cairns Ring Road; strategic transport plan linking Cairns-Townsville. Priority: Tablelands Access Highlight: Extend National Highway A1 from Smithfield to Mareeba; $89M State funding for works on Kuranda Range Road, including $50M road upgrades to improve safety and reliability. Priority: Inland Roads Highlight: $398M Federal funding over 10 years Gulf Savannah Way; $25M Federal funding to complete upgrade Kennedy Developmental Road.

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Priority: Specialist Boat Building and Supply Chain Resilience Highlight: Cairns be recognised by Federal Government as a high priority alternative for specialist boat building; State and Federal Governments commit to working with Sea Swift to ensure their vessel upgrades occur in Cairns. Priority: Franchise Reform Highlight: Broaden automotive franchisee protections to cover all motor vehicle categories; extend some or all of these protections to other franchisee categories. Priority: Land Use & Agriculture Highlight: State establish Strategic Agricultural Development Areas; State create Office of Co-ordinator General in Cairns.


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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 Chair Nick Trompf on 07 4080 2900 or admin@advancecairns.com to enquire about membership.

CURRENT MEMBER BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR

INFORMATION MEDIA & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES

MANUFACTURING & CONSTRUCTION

RENTAL, HIRING & REAL ESTATE

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION & SUPPORT SERVICES

EDUCATION & TRAINING

MINING & RESOURCES

TOURISM, RECREATION, ACCOMMODATION & FOOD SERVICES

HEALTH CARE & SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY & FISHING TRANSPORT, POSTAL & WAREHOUSING RETAIL & WHOLESALE TRADE

FINANCIAL & INSURANCE SERVICES

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GET INVOLVED

Advance Cairns members are socially responsible businesses that 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 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 Cairns Chamber of Commerce, RDA Tropical North, Superyachts Great Barrier Reef, Tourism Tropical North Queensland and local government. 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.


MEMBERSHIP LEVELS PLATINUM $54,350*

EXECUTIVE $26,400*

PREMIER $12,800*

• Limited to 4 members

• Limited to 8 members

• Limited to 12 members

• Eligible for Board position

• Eligible for Board nomination

• Eligible for Board nomination

• Includes Advisory Council membership

• Eligible for Advisory Council nominations

• Drive regional strategy

• Contribute to regional strategy

• Includes Advisory Council membership • Drive regional strategy • Access signature events with senior politicians • Profiled at one membership event per annum (option to present) • Invitations to private meetings with senior politicians and officials • Invitations to member events • Pull-up banner / logo recognition on all communications and at all events • Invitations to join delegations and trade missions • Participation in key parliamentary visits • Receive all communications • Use of Advance Cairns member logo • Opportunity to host an Advance Cairns networking event (additional cost) • Opportunity to host ‘member to member’ roundtables • Opportunity to be a key industry spokesperson / industry expert on relevant media issues • Eligible to present to relevant national / international investors and government

• Access signature events with senior politicians • Profiled at one membership event per annum (option to present) • Invitations to private meetings with senior politicians and officials • Invitations to member events • Invitations to join delegations and trade missions • Participation in key parliamentary visits • Receive all communications • Use of Advance Cairns member logo • Opportunity to host an Advance Cairns networking event (additional cost) • Opportunity to host ‘member to member’ roundtables

• Invitations to private meetings with senior politicians and officials • Invitations to member events • Invitations to join delegations and trade missions • Receive all communications

GENERAL $4,600*

• Eligible for Board nomination

COMMUNITY $1,850*

• Limited to 10 members

• Eligible for Advisory Council nominations • Invitations to member events • Invitations to join delegations and trade missions • Receive all communications • Use of Advance Cairns member logo

• Invitations to member events • Receive all communications • Use of Advance Cairns member logo Community Membership reserved for not-for-profit, community groups and social enterprises.

• Opportunity to host ‘member to member’ roundtables • Voting rights at the AGM

• Use of Advance Cairns member logo • Opportunity to host an Advance Cairns networking event (additional cost) • Opportunity to host ‘member to member’ roundtables • Opportunity to be a key industry spokesperson / industry expert on relevant media issues • Voting rights at the AGM

• Opportunity to be a key industry spokesperson / industry expert on relevant media issues • Eligible to present to relevant national / international investors and government • Voting rights at the AGM

• Opportunity to promote business to the Advance Cairns member database • Voting rights at the AGM

*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 thoughtprovoking 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, Audit & Risk Mitigation Committee; and Membership & Events SubCommittee. 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 OAM Ireland’s Motor Group Russell Beer MacDonnells Law The late Keith De Lacy AM Former QLD Treasurer

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chris Boland, Director CEO, Ports North

Joel Gordon Crystalbrook Collection

Jodie Duignan-George, Director Associate Vice Chancellor, CQUniversity

Eva Grabner Elite Executive

Professor Simon Biggs, Director Vice Chancellor and President, James Cook University Phil Growden, Director GM Queensland, Austal Sharon Dawson, Director CEO, Dawsons Group

ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS

Nick Trompf, Chair

Nick Trompf, Council Chair Advance Cairns Chair

Michael Delaney, Director and Deputy Chair Consultant, BDO Cairns

Richard Barker, Director and Deputy Chair Cairns Airport

Richard Barker, Director and Deputy Chair CEO, Cairns Airport

Chris Boland, Director Ports North

Trent Twomey, Director and Past Chair Pharmacist and Partner, Alive Pharmacy Warehouse

Phil Growden, Director Austal Prof Simon Biggs, Director James Cook University

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Trent Twomey (Observer) Advance Cairns Director Alive Pharmacy

Richard Ireland OAM Ireland’s Motor Group

George Chapman AO (Observer) Advance Cairns Patron

Colin MacKinnon Brilliant Technologies

Ken Chapman (Observer) TTNQ Chair

James Mort MiHaven Jo Pyne TAFE Queensland

Lt. Gen. John Grey AC Ret’d (Observer) Advance Cairns Patron

Elisha-Vi Raso NAB

Sonja Johnson (Observer) RDA Tropical North

Andy Reeves Cairns Post

David Kempton (Observer) RDA Tropical North

Andrew Wagner Tropical Reef Shipyard Michael Delaney (Observer) Advance Cairns Deputy Chairman BDO Jodie Duignan-George (Observer) Advance Cairns Director CQUniversity

Clive Skarott AM (Observer) Advance Cairns Patron Enver Selita (Observer) Cairns Chamber of Commerce Patricia O’Neill (Observer) Cairns Chamber of Commerce

Mark Olsen (Observer) TTNQ

FINANCE, AUDIT & RISK MITIGATION COMMITTEE MEMBERS Nick Trompf Advance Cairns Chairman Michael Delaney Advance Cairns Deputy Chairman and Committee Chair BDO Sean Walsh Miller Harris Lawyers

MEMBERSHIP AND EVENTS SUB-COMMITTEE MEMBERS Leah Horstmann Committee Chair Tropic Now Elisha-Vi Raso NAB Jeff Schrale ANZ

Call Chair Nick Trompf on 07 4080 2900 or email admin@advancecairns.com


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

PLATINUM MEMBERS

EXECUTIVE MEMBERS PREMIER MEMBERS

GENERAL MEMBERS* AAB Equipment Access Community Housing AFL Cairns Air Freight Handling Services Anglicare North Queensland ANZ Aurecon Australasia Babinda Electrics BDO Big Cat Green Island Brazier Motti Cairns & Hinterland Hospital & Health Service Cairns Aviation Skills Centre Cairns Bank Cairns Convention Centre Cairns Private - Ramsay Health Cairns State High School Cairns Wholesale Paint CaPTA Group Catholic Education Cairns Diocese CBRE Chapman Group Conus Business Consultants CPB Contractors Crystalbrook Collection CSF Industries Dawsons Engineering

Destination Cairns Marketing Elite Executive EMBECA Energy Queensland Entrada Travel Group Experience Co. FNQ Hospital Foundation FGF Developments Flinders Shire Council Fowler’s Group GHD Grant Thornton Harvey Norman Haz-Elec Industries Pty Ltd HEH Civil Pty Ltd Herron Todd White (Cairns) Pty Ltd Hilton Hotel Holding Redlich Joe Vella Insurance Brokers MAC Farms Pty Ltd MacDonnells Law Maxitool McDonald’s Family Restaurant Media HQ & Social Alley MiHaven Miller Harris Lawyers Mission Consulting Solutions nbn Co

Pacifica Chartered Accountants Peters Bosel Lawyers Piccones Power & Data Support Services PVW Partners Queensland X-Ray Rattle & Hum Reef Hotel Casino Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Ltd SBJ Joint Venture Pty Ltd Shangri-La Hotel Skill360 Star 102.7 & 4CA Tablelands Regional Council Tallangalook Shorthorns Telstra Business Centre Ten Years Younger / CareLynx Terrain Natural Resource Management The Benson Hotel The Chambers The Wallace Family Trinity Anglican School Tropic Group Ventia Australia Watpac Construction Westpac WGC Lawyers Pty Ltd *Member list current as at June 2022. P R O S P E C T U S A D VA N C E C A I R N S

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Photo credit: Ports North

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

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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