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

Ranjit Singh (Branch President) Holding Redlich Cairns
Gavin Allwood Brazier Motti
Dennis Garget RPS Australia East
Adam Gowlett Kenfrost (1987)
Mike Jackson Brookfield Residential Properties
Nathan Lee Long Jacobs
James McPeake McPeake Town Planning
Paul Pommer Aurecon
Elisha-Vi Raso National Australia Bank
Kelly Roberts TCM Rentals Sales Strata
Keith Savage Savage Architecture


UDIA Queensland Branch Presidents 2021-2023

New branch committees ready to go

UDIA Queensland State President Warwick Bible has announced the details of the Institute’s regional Branch Committees for 2021-23. Take a look at who's representing you in your region.

Local Events

Meet the Council

May 13, 2021 Cairns

Join us on May 13 for an exclusive update from Cairns Regional Council.

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Cairns Walking Tour

June 17, 2021 Cairns

Join us on May 13 for an exclusive update from Cairns Regional Council.

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Cairns Market Outlook

August 4, 2021 Cairns

Join us on August 4 to find out what’s happening in the Cairns Market.

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Robert Sobyra


Cairns Branch