Cairns, a city of 170,000 people situated in the Far North of Queensland, services a vast geographic region of North Eastern Australia. With a current population of 260,000, growing at 2% over the past decade, Cairns population is expected to surpass 250,000 by 2035. The city will be servicing a regional population of 500,000.

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Enterprise North, an Incorporated Association established by its members to deliver economic advocacy and to act in an “enabling” role. Providing apolitical regional leadership and focus, while actively pursuing collaboration with the region's peak bodies. In conclusion, to foster positive outcomes for the region.

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Joining the collective efforts of our region's organisations, individuals and agencies. Similarly dedicated to a financially and socially sustainable growth and development agenda for the City and the northern regional communities by becoming a member of Enterprise North.

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Since 1993

An agenda for sustainable growth

“Enterprise North ... has a strong voice, a large network of contacts and an exemplary vision...” Coral K Partners

As a Cairns organisation focused on development and advocacy, we will need to be nimble enough to respond to the various challenges faced by the region, as they present themselves.

In order to do this we believe we must focus on sustainable population growth, encouraging governments at all levels to participate and partner up to this objective. Consistent population growth supported by appropriate levels of planning and the necessary investment in infrastructure will be necessary.

Our focus will be to the North, East and West, bridging geopolitical divides in line with our core principle of flexibility. In other words, our agenda may change from time to time. However the emphasis on the key economic pillars around which we believe our City and regional economies will grow, shall remain relatively constant.



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