The Cairns region has experienced sustained population growth over the past 10 years, with an average annual growth rate of 1.6%, driving development in the region.

The development industry directly employs close to 7,000 jobs in the region with over 8,000 jobs indirectly supported, and is the region’s sixth largest employer.

The branch is committed to advocating on behalf of members, so that our issues are front and centre in the minds of policy makers, as they plan for the future of our growing region.

Our branch works with local authorities, Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (FNQROC) and service providers to progress and resolve the issues facing our members.

We work hard to build relationships with key industry stakeholders to the point that we are regularly invited by various organisations and agencies to attend industry specific briefings, workshops and forums.

Through our regular events we provide members with access to expert information as well as an opportunity to network with local industry professionals.

Branch Committee

Nathan Lee Long (Branch President) Jacobs
Elisha-Vi Raso TCM Rentals Sales Strata
Adam Gowlett Kenfrost
Gavin Allwood Brazier Motti
James McPeake McPeake Town Planning
Jake Gries Aurecon
Keith Savage Savage Architecture
Patrick Clifton RPS
Jeaninne Kidd National Australia Bank


NATIONAL: UDIA End of Year Update

UDIA National President, Col Dutton, has taken the opportunity to reflect on policy and advocacy nationally and on some of the major advocacy outcomes UDIA has achieved for members in 2023.

Local Events

Cairns Navigating a Changing Climate

May 29, 2024 Cairns

Join us on 29 May as we address the increasing impact of extreme weather on communities in Far North Queensland.

Event details


Alix Pearce

Jimmy Scott

Ben Aston


Cairns Branch