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Cairns, let's continue the good work we’ve started together

Re-join as a member of the Institute in 2018 to continue the good work we’ve started together!

As we approach the end of 2017, it’s opportune to reflect on what we’ve achieved together. You told us what was important to the local development industry. We took that feedback and kept it front of mind when we advocated to government, undertook research, and planned informative branch events. 

We also know each region faces different opportunities and challenges. The Cairns Branch is working hard to voice member feedback on local industry matters, and we are pleased to share a few highlights from 2017:

  • We ensured the voices of Cairns Branch Members were heard in our responses to pivotal matters like the Cairns South State Development Area (SDA) and Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils Development Manual
  • We reviewed the Cairns Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP), strongly advocated for a Headworks (Infrastructure Charges) Incentive Scheme, and extended support for the Cairns Shipping Development Project
  • We provided input into the draft Queensland Building Plan, the Urban Design Referral Trigger, and the Queensland Housing Code
  • Our Research Foundation reports, Planning PulseRegional Radar, and Census fact sheets were delivered straight to your inbox, sharing the latest market and consumer analysis for Cairns
  • We hosted five events including a deliberation on the key aspects of the State Infrastructure Plan (SIP) and investment in Cairns, a regional market update, and another discussing flexible housing choices for Cairns’ ageing population. 

For questions about your 2018 membership, please contact our membership team.