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This vast and economically diverse region takes in reef and rainforest – the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area – and draws millions of domestic and international tourists each year. Cairns, with its international airport, port, and two university campuses is the main centre of Far North Queensland. The proximity to booming South East Asian economies and the western Pacific positions Cairns as a key service centre for Northern Australia, South East Asia and the Pacific. Far North Queensland contains abundant fertile agricultural land and mineral wealth, positioning the region for a strong and diverse economic future.

We are creating jobs and strengthening the economy in this region through a range of activities including:

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Project Area
Cairns Shipping Development Office of the Coordinator-General
KUR-World Integrated Eco-Resort Office of the Coordinator-General
Kidston Project Office of the Coordinator-General
South of the Embley Office of the Coordinator-General
Amrun Office of the Coordinator-General
The Aurukun Bauxite Project Major Projects and Property
Kowanyama Mechanical Workshop upgrade Building our Regions
Pormpuraaw Water Upgrades Project Building our Regions
Aurukun Sewer Upgrade Building our Regions
Critical Sewer Upgrades - Weipa Building our Regions
Evans Landing Boat Ramp Car Park—Stage 2 Building our Regions
Rocky Point Fireflow Upgrades Building our Regions
Weipa Water and Sewerage Upgrades Building our Regions
Outdoor Extension to the Napranum PCYC Building Building our Regions
Mapoon Fitness Centre Building our Regions
Lockhart River Water Park Building our Regions
Cooktown Airport Aviation Park Building our Regions
Enabling Aged Care in Mossman Far North Queensland Building our Regions
Port Douglas Water Supply Reservoir Building our Regions
Kuranda Suburban Water Security Project Building our Regions
Mareeba Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade—Treatment Plant Works Building our Regions
Tate River Crossing Upgrade Building our Regions
Collins Avenue Bridge Renewal Building our Regions
Herberton Water Supply Upgrade Building our Regions
Ravenshoe Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade Building our Regions
Mission Beach Aquatic Facility Building our Regions
Forsayth Water Treatment Plant Building our Regions
New Water Reservoir—Georgetown Building our Regions
Weigh Bridge Facility - Horn Island Quarry Building our Regions
Horn Island WWII Trail Restoration Building our Regions
Pormpuraaw Land and Sea Management Base Building our Regions
Lockhart River Fibre Optic Project Building our Regions
Croydon Caravan Park Infrastructure Expansion Building our Regions
Yarrabah Sewage Pump Stations Upgrade Building our Regions
Yarrabah Waste Transfer Station Building our Regions
Aurukun Bulk Fuel Storage Facility Building our Regions
Earlville Trunk Sewer Network Improvement Building our Regions
Tully Landfill Remediation Capping – Stage 2 Building our Regions
Wheatleys Hill Water Reserve Building our Regions
Coen Landfill Leachate Infrastructure Upgrade Building our Regions
Port Douglas Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade Building our Regions
Hope Vale Fibre Optic Project Building our Regions
Lockhart River Airport Terminal Building our Regions
Mapoon Machinery Shelter Upgrade Building our Regions
Kenneally Road Sewer Upgrade Building our Regions
Horn Island Airport Boundary Fence Building our Regions
Mogor Well Pump Station Upgrade Building our Regions
Yarrabah CCTV Security Project Building our Regions
Reeves Creek Water Main Upgrade Building our Regions
Bamaga Industrial Subdivision Building our Regions

Services and support for local business

Our Far North Queensland Regional Office is committed to helping local businesses identify project opportunities and building their tendering and supply chain capability, so they can be competitive when tendering for work associated with regional projects.

Local content activities in Far North Queensland include workshops, mentoring services and industry briefings supporting businesses at all stages of project supply chains, including sub-contracting and supplier arrangements.

These activities demonstrate our ongoing commitment to ensuring local businesses are provided with full, fair and reasonable opportunities to participate in government and non-government projects across Queensland.

They are part of how we are delivering on the Queensland Government's vision to strengthen the economy, create jobs and grow the region.

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Register for alerts regarding current and upcoming regional project opportunities for contractors, subcontractors and suppliers via the links below:

Contact us

Main office (Cairns)

Ground Floor, Cairns Port Authority Building, Cnr Grafton and Hartley Streets, Cairns
PO Box 2358, Cairns Qld 4870
07 4037 3209
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