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Cairns Committee meeting update

The recent committee meeting was an opportunity to discuss the headworks discount incentive scheme and the Cairns South State Development Area (SDA).

The committee discussed the current market and recent discussions on council’s Infrastructure Charges arrangements and unanimously supported pushing for industry assistance. Branch President Adam Gowlett has already written to Council and will be meeting with them soon for further discussions.

The medium to long term effect of the Cairns SDA was also discussed, and the general consensus was that the SDA would be good for local development, providing concerns raised in the Institute’s recent submission were addressed.

The FNQROC Review was also considered briefly and it was decided that the committee members will provide feedback in the next meeting.

The next committee meeting will take place in October.

We encourage our members to voice their feedback. For questions, comments, or concerns email