CLIA report

CAIRNS POST extract 18/10/18 TREASURE SHIPS BRING CAIRNS $152M BOOST. A new report has revealed the staggering effect the cruise ship industry has on the Far North economy. According to Economic Impact Assessment of Cruise tourism in Australia 2017-18 - released by the Cruise Lines International Association Australasia and the Australian Cruise Association - Cairns is the fourth most popular cruising destination in the country, behind Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

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Cairns Post 18 Oct 18: CRUISE SHIPPING INJECTS BIG DOLLARS INTO FAR NORTH'S ECONOMY: $170 m CASH SPLASH

 

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QLD Budget snubs Cairns Shipping Development Project

QLD Budget snubs Cairns Shipping Development Project

The Queensland Government has effectively 'kicked the can down the road' on the Cairns Shipping Development Project.

It does not have any funding in the 2018-19 budget, because the Federal Government has not approved the project.  

Any reference to the project in the budget papers is scant and found on pages 113 & 118 of the document. Click on the image to review it. 

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Indeed the summation of the budget for Far North Queensland overlooks the project. Click on the image to review it.  

We must hold our State and Federal members accountable, as every year the project is delayed, our regional economy suffers lost earnings. 

Here is a list of people that can be emailed to lodge your views:

Hon. Warren Entsch,  MP for Leichhardt: Warren.Entsch.MP@aph.gov.au

Hon. Josh Frydenberg Minister for Environment: Josh.Frydenberg.MP@aph.gov.au

 

Hon. Jackie Trad, Treasurer of Queensland: treasurer@ministerial.qld.gov.au

Hon. Mark Bailey, Minster for Ports: mainroads@ministerial.qld.gov.au

Chief of Staff to Hon. Mark Bailey, Minster for Ports: Tam.VanAlphen@ministerial.qld.gov.au

 

Hon. Micheal Healy MP for Cairns: Cairns@parliament.qld.gov.au

Hon. Curtis Pitt MP for Mulgrave: mulgrave@parliament.qld.gov.au

Hon Craig Crawford for Barron River: Barron.River@parliament.qld.gov.au

 

Please don't delay or hold back, especially the Federal members.  

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Cairns Port Supports New North QLD State

North Queenslanders who support Cairns port and all our ports, here is the presentation given by Cairns Port Development Inc. on Queensland day 6th June 2018. Clearly our port is about cash for Brisbane, not jobs for Cairns & region.

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Port project delayed and now wrapped with tourism hub.

Cairns Post extract May 26, 2018. Trifecta to lure tourism investor.

It is reported that the State government is 'wrapping' the Global Tourism Hub proposal up with the $120m Cairns Shipping Development Project & the Convention Centre expansion. The shipping project and Convention Centre will be subject to this years budget deliberations!!!!!!!! Forget about the fact that they were election promises.

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No final approval announced

Extract Cairns Post 8th May 2018: No final approval announced yet by the Queensland Government & Federal Government for the Cairns Shipping Development Project. Meanwhile Ports North loses the home-porting of Pacific Eden and now Pacific Aria.

The Queensland Government Coordinator General approved the project 28 Feb 2018. Building Queensland must approve the business case submitted by Ports North. 10 weeks has passed and we still wait for the announcement that the Commonwealth Department of Environment has approved the project against the EPBC Act.

 

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Anger as ship cancels visit

Anger as ship cancels visit

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People power

People power can stop Governments stifling Cairns Port and improve the shipping channel, wharves and port land. This video explains the latest example of potential interference in port functions. Some assurances have been given but the 'proof is in the pudding'.  



This year we understand 19 cruise ships anchored at sea, off Yorkey's Knob because they couldn't enter the Cairns shipping channel.

Next year there will be 35 ships anchoring at sea, off Yorkey's Knob, with passengers subjected to potentially harsh transfer conditions and the possibility of no shore transfers due to bad weather.

We understand 31 of these ships are Mega class that could safely berth in Cairns Port, generating enormous income potential BUT this is prohibited as the Cairns Shipping Development Project has been excessively delayed and burdened with costs.

The Queensland Government and Ports North must be true to their responsibilities in protecting the future growth of the port for the city of Cairns.


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The Queensland Government are at it again!

The Queensland Government are at it again!
Remember the great community debate about "Val's Volcano" and the proposed placement of community facilities in the Working Port Buffer Zone.

They are at it again.  This time, they are wanting to put the extension of the Convention Centre into the same area with the same potential impacts on the port trade, estimated at over $600 million a year and underpinning close to 1000 direct jobs.

Major shipping operations are potentially impacted.
Seaswift Manager, Fred White, is objecting. Click here to read the media release. 
Cummings Economics is estimating the value of trade, economic activity and jobs potentially threatened. Click here to read the paper.

There are other opportunities to expand the Convention Centre rather than going onto the Working Port Buffer Zone.

The situation again emphasises the need for a sound long-term positive plan for Cairns Seaport.

Yours faithfully,

Ron Crew OAM,
President.


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Calls for protection of portside land

Media release by Cairns Regional Council

 

 

Calls for protection of portside land

16 November 2017

Cairns Mayor Bob Manning has joined with one of the region’s largest marine operations in calling for vital waterfront land to be protected from development associated with the planned expansion of the Cairns Convention Centre.

Cr Manning said while the expansion project is of critical importance to the region, he would seek assurances from the State Government and Ports North that strategic port land would remain intact.

“Concerns have been raised that the expansion of the Convention Centre may encroach on to waterfront land currently used as a cargo area for the port,” Cr Manning said.

“The Convention Centre expansion is vitally important for the people of Cairns, but it must be done in a way that doesn’t impede other long-term economic planning for our city,” Cr Manning said.

Fred White, Managing Director of Sea Swift, said any intrusion into the Cairns Port area, south of Wharf Street, would negatively impact on future working port operations.

“To lose this land would erode opportunities to grow the coastal sea trade into and out of the port and would be a blow to any port expansion plans,” he said.

“While expansion to the north and east would allow for the welcomed growth of the Convention Centre, any extension to the south would pose a commercial risk to all marine-based operations in the Port of Cairns,” Mr White said.

Mr White said he held specific concern for an area of portside land that is currently used by Sea Swift for loading of essential service cargo and growing cruise ship providoring services.

Mayor Manning said he would seek clarity around the Queensland Government’s plans for expansion of the Cairns Convention Centre.

“Cairns Regional Council has engaged with the State Government on options for the Convention Centre to expand north or east from the current configuration,” Cr Manning said. “If there is any inclination to deviate from these plans, then this will not be well received by port users and the business community in general.

“The population of Cairns is forecast to double in the next thirty years. It would be short sighted to the extreme to limit the future growth of the seaport.”

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