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:
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.
- Regional projects forum
- Tendering for business workshops
- Capability statement workshops
- Mentoring for growth
- Cairns and surrounds major projects pipeline ( 9.86 MB)
- Business and Industry Portal
Register for alerts regarding current and upcoming regional project opportunities for contractors, subcontractors and suppliers via the links below:
- Queensland Government QTenders
- Industry Capability Network Portal
- Queensland Contracts Directory
- Building and Asset Services eTender System
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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