Cairns News Report – 5th January 2019

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Happy New Year and welcome to the first edition of my Cairns News Report for 2019, where I’ve profiled the top news stories from the last few weeks.

A few of the top stories included:

  • Plans for a six-star 300-room resort, 1700 apartments and a retirement village at Half Moon Bay, Trinity Park;
  • Larger Cruise ships are expected to start docking at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal by August, with the State Govt finally approving a business case for the dredging of Trinity Inlet shipping channel; and
  • This year is shaping up to be another period of growth for the Far North on the back of a prosperous 2018. Have a read of eight changes making a difference in the Far North in 2019.

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Channel Changer, Cairns Post e-Paper – The Cairns Post  – 17 Dec 2018

LARGER cruise ships are expected to start docking at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal by August, with the State Government finally approving a business case for the dredging of Trinity Inlet shipping channel. The Cairns Shipping Development Project has officially been signed off by the government, following federal environmental approval granted to the $127 million project last month.

Cairns’ Ship is Coming in, Cairns Post e-Paper – The Cairns Post  – 18 Dec 2018

WHEN the expected 300m floating city-like cruise ships dock in Cairns next year, business will follow down the gangway. Wharf One cafe owner Will Nevil is well placed – at Trinity Wharf – to see the follow on effects of cruise ship visits to Cairns. He expects the high-end luxury liners to help fill the coffers in the city’s economy by feeding the support services that attend their arrivals.

Hub to forge industry ties, Cairns Post e-Paper – The Cairns Post  – 19 Dec 2018

SMALL businesses have welcomed a $10 million shot in the arm of the region’s manufacturing sector. A multimillion-dollar manufacturing hub is expected to support the manufacturing needs of a number of industries in a collective facility. Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the hub would provide a place for local businesses to receive expert advice and support around how they could expand.

Concern for ferry plan, Cairns Post e-Paper – The Cairns Post  – 24 Dec 2018

A $7 MILLION piece of infrastructure that is designed to help provide a crucial sea link between Cairns and Yarrabah has been branded “useless” by a ferry operator. Yarrabah’s new jetty under construction by the Queensland Government is going to sit in ankle-deep water which is too shallow for commercial operators, according to Dindarr Pty Ltd.

Casino says dredging good for bottom line, Cairns Post e-Paper – The Cairns Post  – 28 Dec 2018

THE dredging of Cairns’ shipping channel is hoped to turn the fortunes of the Reef Hotel Casino around in 2019 following an expected slow start to the year. The Reef Casino Trust has posted an estimated distributable profit of $10 million for 2018 – an 11.5 per cent decrease on the previous year.

Apply Within, Cairns Post e-Paper – The Cairns Post  – 28 Dec 2018

ENGINEERING and hospitality are considered two of the most sought-after employment sectors in the Far North next year. With infrastructure projects being a major focus for the region in 2019, finding qualified engineers for many local engineering and construction firms is proving difficult.

Growing Forward, Cairns Post e-Paper – The Cairns Post  – 01 Jan 2019

THIS year is shaping up to be another period of growth for the Far North on the back of a prosperous 2018. A host of big dollar projects are set to keep the region’s economy humming along nicely, including the long-awaited $127 million Trinity Inlet dredging project, the completion of the second and third of the Crystalbrook Collection hotels.

Half Moon on the Rise, Cairns Post e-Paper – The Cairns Post  – 02 Jan 2019

PROGRESS on the Global Tourism Hub in Cairns will help determine the fate of a large new resort complex proposed for the city’s northern beaches. The Gasparin Group has unveiled plans for a mixed tourist and residential project, called Half Moon Bay Cairns, between Yorkeys Knob and Trinity Park.

Jobs to power region, Cairns Post e-Paper – The Cairns Post  – 02 Jan 2019

THE world-first Cape York Battery Power Plant project will be powering up in the next 12 months and will soon be on the hunt for all kinds of industry professionals. The $150 million investment in Far North Queensland, by Sydney-based Company Lyon Group, will generate local jobs in what the company describes as “an exciting, emerging energy industry”.

Resort plan raises unease, Cairns Post e-Paper – The Cairns Post  – 04 Jan 2019

TRINITY Park resident Baden Le Sueur loves nothing more than setting up his hammock and having the beach overlooking Half Moon Bay almost to himself.

Punctuality ranking places airport on cloud nine, Cairns Post e-Paper – The Cairns Post  – 05 Jan 2019

Leased its Punctuality League winners list for 2019 and the numbers could not be better for Cairns Airport. It was named the most punctual airport in Australia and New Zealand last year, with a whopping 83.7 per cent of flights running on time.

China drop not raining on parade, Cairns Post e-Paper – The Cairns Post  – 05 Jan 2019

nese and Japanese visitor numbers, it’s unbelievable,” he said. “I’m at Palm Cove picking up seven Chinese people now. Ms Close said the industry was primed to capitalise on the start of Chinese New Year next month.

Council begins work on Courthouse Hotel, Cairns Post e-Paper – The Cairns Post  – 05 Jan 2019

DANIEL BATEMAN to the state-approved removal of items containing asbestos within the nearly 100-year-old building’s roof cavity, as well as the removal of some of the non-heritage additions installed by the previous owner.

Council begins work on Courthouse Hotel, Cairns Post e-Paper – The Cairns Post  – 05 Jan 2019

CAIRNS Regional Councillors are jostling for key road projects in their patch to get a bite os a $7.3 million funding injection from the federal Government. Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch announced $25.9 million in roads to recovery funds would be shared across 16 local governments in Far North Queensland, with cairns getting a $7.3 million slice of the pie.

 

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