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BE HEARD AND HAVE AN INFLUENCE TO HELP GROW CAIRNS AND TNQ As an Advance Cairns member you will help us drive government support for catalytic projects and vital policy change, using your voice to shape the region and secure a prosperous economy for TNQ.

www.advancecairns.com

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PROSPER

IN AUSTRALIA’S MOST GLOBAL REGIONAL CITY

OUTCOMES WITH VISION Advance Cairns is the peak independent non-government advocacy and economic development organisation for Tropical North Queensland. Business-funded, outcome-driven and with a long-term vision. We connect you to people and projects in our thriving region.

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contents Welcome 5 About us 6 Meet the team 7 Highlights of 2019 8 Advocacy in action 10 Infrastructure priorities 12 Policy priorities 14 Economic development 16 Visioning 18 What lies ahead 19 Member events 20 Have your say 22

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TRENT TWOMEY

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delivering outcomes MANY YEARS OF PERSISTENT ADVOCACY EFFORTS IN PURSUIT OF GREATER GOVERNMENT INVESTMENT IN THIS REGION ARE NOW BEARING FRUIT. As our front cover of the Year in Review highlights, 2019 will be remembered as a turning point for a number of catalytic government-backed infrastructure projects with works accelerating on the following: • $127m Cairns Shipping Development Project • $104m Stage 4 of the Cairns Southern Access Corridor (Kate to Aumuller upgrade) • $176m refurbishment and expansion of Cairns Convention Centre • $152m Smithfield Bypass • $120m sealing of the Hann Highway • $481m duplication of the Bruce Highway from Edmonton to Gordonvale • $24m upgrading Cairns’ three slipways • $10m export distribution hub at Cairns airport As well as these, the Federal and State Governments have committed $350m to upgrade the Captain Cook Highway to Smithfield (planning kicks off in 2020), $190m for the next stage of the Peninsula Development Road and $62m towards sealing gravel sections of the Gulf Savannah Way. On the policy front, the year ended on a high with legislation passing Federal Parliament to remove onerous GST requirements on foreign-owned superyachts wishing to charter in Australia. The superyacht victory has been championed by Advance Cairns since 2011, with our efforts undertaken in close collaboration with the Super Yacht Group Great Barrier Reef and Superyacht Australia. The economic benefits will flow quickly from the superyacht legislative change – with several thousand jobs forecast to be created in the next few years. Similarly, the new larger cruise liners (up to 300m) that are able to berth in Trinity Inlet courtesy of the Cairns Shipping Development Project will bring thousands more much-needed tourists directly into the CBD.

Advance Cairns has played an active role in advocating for the commitments outlined but we are far from resting on our laurels. In August 2019 we released an updated list of advocacy priorities entitled Pathway to Prosperity, developed over six months in alliance with sister organisations Tourism Tropical North Queensland and the Cairns Chamber of Commerce and a team of more than 25 business and industry leaders including the Advance Cairns Advisory Council. This manifesto across eight infrastructure and eight policy areas seeks government support in vital areas such as health, water security, roads, marine maintenance, education, arts and sport. It forms the centerpiece of advocacy efforts for the next several years, beginning in February 2020 with a highprofile 50-strong delegation entitled Cairns TNQ Convoy to Capital Q, a precursor to the April State Budget and subsequent October election. Another highlight for Advance Cairns in the past year has been the extensive work as the lead agency in a $270,000 agricultural supply chain study designed to help boost exports, principally through the Cairns airport (final report due for release May/June 2020). The year also saw us successfully launch two new member categories (Community and Premier), both of which are almost fully subscribed, as well as a re-write of our Constitution and Advisory Council Charter. Importantly we ended the year with membership topping 100 for the first time in the organisation’s 18-year history. Thank you for investing in our efforts to help ensure a prosperous future. Put simply, without this significant financial backing from the corporate sector Advance Cairns would not be able to undertake the work it does on behalf of tropical north Queensland.

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OUR DIRECTORS

TRACEY GROVES Director CCO Cairns Airport TRENT TWOMEY Chair Pharmacist and Partner Alive Pharmacy Warehouse CHRIS BOLAND Director CEO Ports North

ANDY TAYLOR Director Director Prime Constructions

PROFESSOR SANDRA HARDING Director Vice Chancellor and President James Cook University

SEAN ADAMS Director Managing Director CSF Industries

JODIE DUIGNAN-GEORGE Director Associate Vice Chancellor CQUniversity

MICHAEL DELANEY Deputy Chair Partner BDO Cairns

meet the team

MELISSA NIELSEN Director Partner Miller Harris Lawyers

about us 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 a-political leadership and create a unified voice for the region. To deliver on this vision we’ve adopted a three-year strategic framework that guided our focus in 2019. The framework is built on our four key pillars. 06 A D V A N C E C A I R N S . C O M


LIFE MEMBER ACTION STATIONS

RICHARD IRELAND Inaugural Advance Cairns Life member

OUR PATRONS

GEORGE CHAPMAN AO Advance Cairns Patron NICK TROMPF CEO

OUR STAFF TAYLOR MOY Executive Assistant Business Operations

WENDY HUGHES Policy and Economic Development Manager

OUR KEY PILLARS REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEMBERS AND ORGANISATION VISIONING FOR THE FUTURE ADVOCACY

LT. GEN. JOHN GREY AC Ret’d Advance Cairns Patron

CLIVE SKARROTT AM Advance Cairns Patron

OUR FRAMEWORK

YEAR 1 Building on the foundations

2018

YEAR 2 Investing and expanding

2019

YEAR 3 Driving a new regional vision

2020

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2019 events & briefings 24 JAN

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health roundtable

31 JAN

The Hon. David Littleproud, Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management roundtable

14 FEB

Members Federal Budget launch

27 JUN

State Budget reply with Deb Frecklington, Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Liberal National Party

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In 2019, Advance Cairns hosted 19 member briefings and events. These events varied from sector-specific Ministerial roundtables with targeted invitations to more generic events open to all Advance Cairns members and guests. The highlight of the year saw Advance Cairns launch the 8+8 priorities – Pathway to Prosperity which form the centrepiece of advocacy in the lead up to 2020 Federal & State budgets. The year’s events featured high-calibre speakers and experts in their fields delivering influential and focused discussions. Our events continue to enable our members to make connections and create partnerships to drive prosperity for the region.

25 FEB

Advance Cairns 8+8 Advocacy Priorities review session

08 AUG

8+8 Pathway to Prosperity – advocacy priorities launch

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The Hon. Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education roundtable

28 OCT

The Hon. Dr Steven Miles, Minister for Health and Ambulance Services roundtable


ACTION STATIONS

09 APR

Federal Budget post analysis for members

31 OCT

Advance Cairns AGM & end of year members cocktail function

03 JUN

NAB Chairman’s lunch

13 NOV Invest Cairns magazine launch

18 JUN

State Budget Luncheon with the Hon. Jackie Trad, Qld Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships

26 NOV

Northern Australia Alliance Function at Parliament House, Canberra

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INFRASTRUCTURE PRIORITIES

• Cairns University Hospital 1 Innovation Precinct • Cairns Ring Road • National Highway A1 • Dams and Water Security • Cairns Marine Precinct • Education and Research Sector • Arts, Culture & Sport • Gulf Savannah Way

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POLICY PRIORITIES

• Superyacht Chartering • Cairns University Hospital • Cairns City Deal • Pacific Engagement Strategy • Population and Migration Strategy • Land Use and Agriculture • Strategic Energy Sector Framework • Aviation Route Development

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advocacy in action The primary focus of Advance Cairns is advocating for the region. We work collaboratively with our members, strategic partners and key stakeholder groups such as Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (FNQROC), sister organisations such as the Cairns Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) to identify the catalysts needed to deliver a self-sustaining, resilient and prosperous TNQ economy. Continuing our advocacy work, throughout the year the Chairman and CEO made numerous visits to Canberra and Brisbane to meet with State and Federal politicians and government officials.

In August 2019, Advance Cairns unveiled the region’s new advocacy priority list developed during an extensive review process with key stakeholders. The Pathway to Prosperity comprises of eight major infrastructure and eight key policy priority areas which will form the centrepiece of advocacy in the lead up to the 2020 Federal and State budgets and the Queensland election in October 2020. Through Pathway to Prosperity we’re pursuing regional investments worth more than $2.5 billion, with opportunity to capitalise on infrastructure and policy projects that will redefine the region.


HANN HIGHWAY FULLY FUNDED 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 tremdous outcome for the Far North and North West Queensland in itself, and once the Road is fully sealed we will see economic and social benefits that we have for so long been advocating for. DARYL BUCKINGHAM, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER FLINDERS SHIRE COUNCIL

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CAIRNS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL INNOVATION PRECINCT

KEY HIGHLIGHT: $60 million confirmed for stage 1. A new Research, Education and Innovation (REI) Centre plus expansion of services at Cairns Hospital will be a key element in the transition of Cairns Hospital to University status. On 21 January 2019, the Centre received an initial $60 million bi-partisan commitment from the Prime Minister and then Opposition Leader. A further $90 million is now sought from the State Government to secure land for the facility and progress the project to design and construction phase, as well as $60 million to fit-out an additional 80 beds in Cairns Hospital.

CAIRNS RING ROAD

KEY HIGHLIGHT: Federal investment of $287.2 million has been committed for stage 1 (Captain Cook Highway upgrades) which has been matched by State investment of $71.8 million. A combined State and Federal investment of $359 million has been indicated in the Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program for Cairns Ring Road Stage 1. An initial investment of $12.5 million has been committed by the State over 3 years for detailed planning for the Cairns Western Arterial Road, however the remaining $353 million is yet to be confirmed. Formal confirmation of the National Highway A1 extension from Cairns CBD to Smithfield remains pending.

DAMS AND WATER SECURITY

KEY HIGHLIGHT: The Queensland Government, through Building Queensland, released a detailed business case showing costs for a 74,000ML stand-alone dam at $1.068 billion. To cater for growing demand for water, four significant water supply and infrastructure projects are considered essential enablers for the region: Nullinga Dam, Lakeland Irrigation Area Project, Gilbert River Irrigation Scheme and Tablelands Irrigation Project. The Nullinga Dam project will require shared State and Federal investment of $854 million. The State Government announced it would ‘protect’ the land but would investigate alternative solutions such as the North Johnstone River diversion scheme $7 million is now being sought to progress the full business case for the scheme. Federal Government investment of $7.2 million is also being sought to progress the Tablelands Irrigation Project.

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priorities GULF SAVANNAH WAY

KEY HIGHLIGHT: Federal investment of $50 million was allocated in 2019 through the Roads of Strategic Importance program. In recognising the need to seal the Gulf Savannah Way, in 2019 the Federal Government committed $50 million to road upgrades through the Roads of Strategic Importance – next priorities initiative. However, an additional $136 million is needed to complete the project. In addition, large sections of the Savannah Way have a Regional road designation, meaning formal declaration as State-controlled road is now required to ensure this funding is matched by the Queensland Government under the 80:20 Commonwealth State Roads funding model.

CAIRNS MARINE PRECINCT

KEY HIGHLIGHT: $300 million to construct new facilities at HMAS Cairns, with works to commence early 2023 and be completed by 2025. In November 2019, the Maritime Systems Division announced Cairns as one of three Regional Maintenance Centres for the Australian Navy, with the other two locations being Perth and Darwin. Federal commitment is now sought to secure the long term, continuous maintenance and sustainment programs in Cairns for OPVs to complement existing maintenance contracts. In addition, to ensure that infrastructure meets the future needs of Defence and industry, $125 million in Federal investment is sought for Stages 2 and 3 of the Cairns Marine Precinct upgrade.

EDUCATION AND RESEARCH SECTOR

KEY HIGHLIGHT: While the sector has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in infrastructure in recent years, a number of additional projects are flagged for investment. Tropical North Queensland has a dynamic and vibrant education sector that includes two universities, six TAFE campuses, 35 secondary schools, and a number of private language and business schools. However, the region faces a skills shortage in areas related to health, allied health, aviation and a number of other STEAM professions. To address regional skill gaps four key projects have been identified: $35 million for Queensland’s first Comprehensive University High School, $45 million for stages 2 and 3 of CQUniversity’s Asia Pacific Aviation Hub, $50 million for a permanent new CQUniversity campus in the Cairns CBD, and $26.7 million recurrent for 80 extra Commonwealth Supported Places for JCU’s School of Dentistry and Medicine.

ARTS, CULTURE AND SPORT

KEY HIGHLIGHT: The Cairns region has seen recent investment in arts and cultural facilities such as the Cairns Performing Arts Centre (CPAC) and the Centre of Contemporary Arts (CoCA), and plays host to events of international significance. The continued growth of arts, sport and culture requires additional investment. To achieve this, three key projects have been identified: (1) Cairns Gallery Precinct development ($39.8 million); (2) Cairns Showground, Sporting and Community Precinct redevelopment ($40 million); and (3) International sports destination market assessment and business case ($1 million).

NATIONAL HIGHWAY A1

KEY HIGHLIGHT: Through FNQROC, the region has formally requested $21 million in funding to update the Kuranda Range Road business case. While unprecedented State and Federal funding has been allocated for Bruce Highway upgrades between Cairns and Townsville in the five years to 2019, to maintain and grow the region’s competitiveness a number of catalytic projects are still needed for the National Highway A1 road network. These include a strategic transport plan to deliver a more efficient link between Cairns and Townsville, and a significant upgrade of Kuranda Range Road. In the short-term, Kuranda Range Road requires a $21 million Federal and State Government investment to undertake a Strategic Assessment of Service Requirements, preliminary evaluation and business case.

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SUPERYACHT CHARTERING

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KEY HIGHLIGHT: A Special Recreational Vessels Bill was passed by the Senate on 5 December 2019 allowing foreign owned superyachts to charter in Australia via temporary licenses. While the change in policy will unlock an estimated 11,800 jobs and $1.64 billion in revenue to the Australian economy, a sunset clause attached to the Bill will see the temporary licensing option expire on 30 June 2021. Allowing foreign flagged superyachts to charter in Australia beyond 2021 requires a revision of The Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Act 2012 or an extension of the current Special Recreational Vessel laws. The inability for foreign flagged superyachts to charter in Australia has historically been the single biggest inhibitor to growth in the Australian superyacht industry.

CAIRNS AVIATION ROUTE DEVELOPMENT

KEY HIGHLIGHT: An international flight to Cairns is a $200 million per annum export business. Cairns Airport is the nation’s seventh busiest in terms of combined international and domestic passenger movements, but lacks sufficient international airline capacity. Currently, more than 80% of international visitors through Cairns Airport travel on domestic flights, however the number of international visitors to Cairns is constrained by the available domestic capacity. To unlock this growth, Cairns Airport is targeting four new priority routes: one each from the Middle East and Southeast Asia (to serve Europe); one from China, and one from North America. The establishment of an ongoing and flexible $50 million state-wide Attracting Tourism Fund that is focussed on regional Australia is needed to assist regional airports with airline attraction.

CAIRNS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

KEY HIGHLIGHT: In 2019 the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service received an unprecedented operating budget of $1 billion. In 2019 the State Government also announced $70 million to upgrade the Mental Health Unit, $2.8 million to build a second catheterisation laboratory and $4 million for a vascular surgery theatre. To successfully transition Cairns Hospital to Cairns University Hospital, a recurrent increase in Level 6 services funding is required. In addition, $10 million is sought for a detailed business case to support implementation of the CHHHS master plan over the next 20 years.

STRATEGIC ENERGY SECTOR FRAMEWORK

KEY HIGHLIGHT: Despite policy instability over the last decade, there have been major new investments in the region in wind, solar, biomass and hydro-power electricity generation. As more stable State and Federal energy policy frameworks emerge, to achieve energy security and affordability while also transitioning to reduced carbon emissions, TNQ will require a regionwide strategic investment framework and bilateral Government support. Shared investment of approximately $1.5 million (based on 50:50 contributions) is being sought from the State and Federal Governments to develop the TNQ Energy Sector Investment Framework.

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CAIRNS CITY DEAL

KEY HIGHLIGHT: In 2019 Cairns Regional Council, State Member for Cairns Michael Healy and Federal Member for Leichhardt the Hon. Warren Entsch endorsed a proposed City Deal for Cairns. To position Cairns as an economic powerhouse in northern Australia, a City Deal is required to fast track catalytic investments. City Deals are a mechanism to bring together the three levels of government, the community and private enterprise to create place-based partnerships, delivering on the opportunities and challenges in Australia’s cities. The Queensland and Federal Governments are now required to join Cairns Regional Council in signing a Statement of Intent to formalise the deal and establish a set of catalytic priorities for the region.

POPULATION AND MIGRATION STRATEGY

KEY HIGHLIGHT: In December 2018 population became a standing agenda item for the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), placing it firmly on the national policy agenda. In delivering a new approach to population planning, the State Treasurers and the Australian Local Government Association have been tasked with developing a national framework through a bottomup approach to population policy development. In support of this objective, a new Commonwealth Centre for Population was launched. Development of a Cairns Region Population and Migration Strategy supports the objectives of the new Centre and requires shared State and Federal Government investment of approximately $1.5 million.

PACIFIC ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY

KEY HIGHLIGHT: Prime Minister Scott Morrison stated in January 2019 that “Cairns [is] a Pacific capital of Australia, a tropical capital of Australia. Cairns is very important to our engagement with the Pacific.” Cairns has the structures and relationships in place to administer the Commonwealth’s Pacific Stepup program from Northern Australia. As such, Cairns is Australia’s natural home for administering the national Pacific step-up program, providing the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s new Office of the Pacific with close direct air and sea access to Pacific nations, enabling stronger partnerships for economic growth, regional security and free trade. In addition to working to secure an Office of the Pacific presence in Cairns, a $1.5 million Federal Government investment is being sought to develop a comprehensive strategy that identifies and maximises initiatives that position Cairns as the Pacific capital of Australia.

LAND USE AND AGRICULTURE

KEY HIGHLIGHT: The Murray-Darling Basin is in the grip of its worst ever drought, emphasising the increased importance of agricultural development in the water-rich tropics. To reduce the uncertainty facing investors in agricultural development, it is proposed that a framework for prioritised Strategic Agricultural Development Areas be developed across TNQ. Productive agricultural land is an irreplaceable asset for current and future generations and must be effectively identified, managed and preserved through improved land use planning and project assessment frameworks. While land ownership in Australia is governed by common and statutory laws, in the context of northern Queensland a lack of strategic planning and land tenure complexities have frustrated new investment. It is proposed that Strategic Agricultural Development Areas be prioritised and established, complimented by the creation of an Office of the Coordinator General in far northern Queensland.

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regional economic development In addition to advocacy, Advance Cairns has strong focus on regional economic development and in 2019 was actively involved in a number of catalytic projects alongside industry stakeholders.

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$24M SLIPWAYS UPGRADE 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 the 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

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visioning PIVOTAL NEW PROJECTS LAUNCHED IN 2019 WHICH WILL BE CENTRAL TO A VIBRANT FUTURE INCLUDE:

Pacific engagement strategy which aims to build stronger relationship with our Pacific neighbours and drive delivery of Australia’s Pacific Step up program in a strategic, co-ordinated way through Cairns. 018 A D V A N C E C A I R N S . C O M

Population and migration strategy to provide the framework to attract people to Tropical North Queensland and encourage people to stay long-term. Policy that supports population migration to the regions can aid in balancing Australia’s population growth trends.


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what lies ahead Our advocacy work will pivot around the 8+8 priorities for the region as outlined in Pathway to Prosperity. The region’s biggest advocacy initiative scheduled for February 2020 is Cairns TNQ Convoy to Capital Q, modelled on the highlysuccessful Convoy to Canberra (October 2018) which was key to attracting unprecedented Federal Budget funding.

Cairns TNQ Convoy to Capital Q 18-19 FEB 2020

Queensland State Budget 28 APRIL 2020

Queensland State Election 31 OCT 2020

Federal Budget 12 MAY 2020

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member events

From roundtable discussions, breakfasts, to evening cocktail functions, our range of events and briefings provide a platform for our members and their guests to network with peers, influence industry discussion and steer growth and advocacy for the region.

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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 Mitigation Committee and Membership & Events Sub-Committee. Thank you to the following members who are actively engaged in building a stronger future for TNQ.

Thank you to the following members who are actively engaged in building a stronger future PATRONS Clive Skarott AM Advance Cairns Patron George Chapman AO Advance Cairns Patron Lt. Gen. John Grey AC (Ret’d) Advance Cairns Patron

Tracey Groves Director CCO Cairns Airport Jodie Duignan-George Director Associate Vice Chancellor CQUniversity Melissa Nielsen Director Partner Miller Harris Lawyers

LIFE MEMBERS Richard Ireland (Inaugural Life Member) Ireland’s Motor Group

Sean Adams Director Managing Director CSF Industries

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Trent Twomey Chair Pharmacist and Partner Alive Pharmacy Warehouse

ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS Trent Twomey (Advance Cairns Chairman) Alive Pharmacy Warehouse

Michael Delaney Deputy Chair Partner BDO Cairns Chris Boland Director CEO Ports North Professor Sandra Harding Director Vice Chancellor and President James Cook University Andy Taylor Director Director Prime Constructions

Michael Delaney (Advance Cairns Deputy Chair) BDO Tracey Groves (Advance Cairns Director) Cairns Airport Chris Boland (Advance Cairns Director) Ports North

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Prof Sandra Harding (Advance Cairns Director) James Cook University Andy Taylor (Advance Cairns Director) Prime Constructions Melissa Nielsen (Advance Cairns Director and Chair of the Finance and Risk Mitigation Committee) Miller Harris Lawyers Jodie Duignan-George (Advance Cairns Director) CQUniversity Sean Adams (Advance Cairns Director) CSF Industries Mark Olsen (Observer) TTNQ Nick Loukas (Observer) Cairns Chamber of Commerce Patricia O’Neill (Observer) Cairns Chamber of Commerce David Kempton (Observer) RDA FNQ&TS

Wendy Morris The Morris Family Janet Hamilton Cairns Convention Centre Andy Reeves Cairns Post Colin MacKinnon Brilliant Technologies David Kirchner Brazier Motti Ross Moller LJ Hooker Edge Hill Christopher Zilm Cairns State High School Steven Davies The Wallace Family Paul Woodhouse Grant Broadcasters Clive Skarott AM (Observer) Advance Cairns Patron Lt. Gen. John Grey AC (Observer) Advance Cairns Patron

George Chapman AO Advance Cairns Patron Richard Ireland Ireland’s Motor Group FINANCE & RISK MITIGATION COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Melissa Nielsen Advance Cairns Director and Committee Chair Miller Harris Lawyers

Trent Twomey Advance Cairns Chairman Alive Pharmacy Group Michael Delaney Advance Cairns Deputy Chair BDO David Kirchner Brazier Motti MEMBERSHIP AND EVENTS SUB-COMMITTEE MEMBERS Paul Woodhouse Committee Chair Grant Broadcasters Jeff Schrale ANZ Sharon Dawson Dawsons Engineering


THANK YOU TO OUR MEMBERS Our Platinum, Executive, Premier and General members make a significant contribution to our work and we are sincerely grateful for their continued support in 2019.

PLATINUM MEMBERS

EXECUTIVE MEMBERS

PREMIER MEMBERS

GENERAL MEMBERS AAB Equipment Aboriginal Carbon Foundation Access Community Housing Company AFL Cairns Air Freight Handling Services Anglicare North Queensland Aurecon Australasia ANZ Babinda Electrics BDO Bendigo Bank Big Cat Green Island Brazier Motti Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service Cairns Penny Savings & Loans Cairns Private – Ramsay Health Cairns Show Association Cairns State High School Cairns Wholesale Paint Calanna Pharmacy CaPTA Group Catholic Education Cairns Diocese CBRE Chapman Group Cock & Bull Colliers International (Cairns) CPB Contractors

Crystalbrook Collection Dawsons Engineering Destination Cairns Marketing EMBECA Energy Queensland Entrada Travel Group Experience Co. FGF Developments Findex Cairns Flinders Shire Council Fowler’s Group GHD Grant Broadcasters Grant Thornton Haz-Elec Industries HEH Civil Herron Todd White Hilton Hotel Holding Redlich Jacobs Group Joe Vella Insurance Brokers Kleinhardt KUR-World LDI Constructions LJ Hooker Edge Hill MAC Farms McDonald’s MacDonnells Law

Miller Harris Lawyers My Pathway Nightowl Convenience Northern Pride Rugby League Pacifica Chartered Accountants Peters Bosel Lawyers Piccones Quicksilver Group Reef Casino Reef and Rainforest Research Centre (RRRC) SBJ Joint Ventures Shangri-la Hotel Star 102.7 & 4CA TBS Partner Services Telstra Business Centre Ten Years Younger Home Care and CareLynx Terrain NRM The Morris Family The Wallace Family TNQ Hydraulics Trinity Anglican School Veris Westpac Williams Graham Carman (WGC)

Member list current as at December 2019

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Cairns – Australia’s most global regional city Bernard Salt, April 5, 2019 Future Cairns

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Action Stations - 2019 Advance Cairns Year in Review  

Many years of persistent advocacy efforts in pursuit of greater Government investment in this region are now bearing fruit. As the front cov...

Action Stations - 2019 Advance Cairns Year in Review  

Many years of persistent advocacy efforts in pursuit of greater Government investment in this region are now bearing fruit. As the front cov...