Cairns News Report – 18th May 2019

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Welcome to this weeks edition of my Cairns News Report, a complimentary ‘week in review’ of all the pertinent news stories on what’s happening around Cairns.

The news was heavily dominated by election material, so not much to report on. A few of the top news stories over the last week included:

  • A new $1 million tourism campaign encouraging Aussies to escape the cold winter in southern regions and holiday in the Far North as well as Townsville and the Whitsundays has been launched;
  • A grand vision for a lifestyle precinct on the former Paradise Palms golf course has been revealed in a $330m masterplan; and
  • There is a mood of optimism as Singapore Airlines flags it will consider taking on freight services to Asia after Cathay Pacific stops its Hong Kong flights in October.

If you missed any of the top Cairns news stories from last week, here they all are in full below. Just click the title to read the full story.

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Aquarium to get Reef Funding Under Labor, Cairns Post e­-Paper – The Cairns Post ­ – 13 May 2019

Labor leader Bill Shorten, who visited the aquarium on Friday, said under their $250,000 investment, the Reef education display would be a valuable resource to teach people about the health of the natural wonder, climate change, and coral bleaching.

Winter Tourism Push, Cairns Post e­-Paper – The Cairns Post ­ – 14 May 2019

A new $1 million tourism campaign encouraging Aussies to escape the cold winter in southern regions and holiday in the Far North as well as Townsville and the Whitsundays has been launched. More than 45 holiday packages are on offer through the campaign in Townsville, Tropical North Queensland and the Whitsundays to show domestic travellers that, despite floods earlier this year, the three regions were operating as normal.

Both Sides Set Sights on Tourism, Cairns Post e­-Paper – The Cairns Post ­ – 14 May 2019

Regional tourism and a push to get overseas visitors out of the capital cities and into the more unexplored destinations is the focus of both major parties this election. Despite this, Liberal and Labor have gone down different paths.

Waterslide, Shops, Trails and Green Space in Golf Course Redevelopment, Cairns Post e­-Paper – The Cairns Post ­ – 15 May 2019

A grand vision for a lifestyle precinct on the former Paradise Palms golf course has been revealed in a $330m masterplan to the Cairns Post with its own water park, shopping village and wildlife sanctuary. LONG-AWAITED details for the controversial redevelopment of the Paradise Palms golf course show a leafy community with its own water park, shopping village and wildlife sanctuary.

Reef Image Makeover, Cairns Post e­-Paper – The Cairns Post ­ – 15 May 2019

QUEENSLAND’S tourism boss has revealed plans for a new global campaign, which he hoped would “recalibrate and reset” the image of the Great Barrier Reef. Tourism and Events Queensland chairman Brett Godfrey said he met Cairns industry leaders yesterday and discussed the major campaign, which would be launched within weeks and was designed to counter negative messaging around the Reef’s health.

Advanced Hoist Gives Slipway Lift in Service, Cairns Post e­-Paper – The Cairns Post ­ – 16 May 2019

International delegates believe a new $20 million mobile boat hoist in Cairns will give the superyacht sector in the Far North a big boost. Florida superyacht captain Michael Schueler, in Cairns for an industry delegation this week, said the new infrastructure would keep plenty of superyachts in the Far North.

Our Singapore Swing, Cairns Post e­-Paper – The Cairns Post ­ – 16 May 2019

There is a mood of optimism as Singapore Airlines flags it will consider taking on freight services to Asia after Cathay Pacific stops its Hong Kong flights in October. About 20 representatives of major local airfreight exporters, State Government and other stakeholders had discussions with Singapore Airlines officials in a meeting organised by Cairns Regional Council’s economic development team yesterday.

State Focus on Kuranda Range Road, Cairns Post e­-Paper – The Cairns Post ­ – 18 May 2019

The Government will run a $1.25 million microscope over the Kuranda Range road to find out which safety upgrades to prioritise on the notorious stretch of bitumen. Barron River MP craig Crawford said the Transport and Main roads planning project from july would look at the roads between Cairn and the Atherton Tableland.

Mt Sheridan street tops the rankings, Cairns Post e­-Paper – The Cairns Post ­ – 18 May 2019

According to realestate.com.au data, the mother of four has nabbed a home on the most popular street for rentals in Cairns. Orpheus CI, tucked behind Mt Sheridan Plaza, came in at number one on a list of the top 20 most in-demand street for the city’s rentals.

 

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