Cairns Local Economy

Cairns and the region is highly regarded because of its location, infrastructure and world class facilities and attractions.

It is Australia’s northern gateway to Asia and beyond, and a major service provider into Northern Australia.

As a developed city in the tropics Cairns have the technology, health, education and social structures with advanced technology, health, education and social structures.

Cairns and the region population are estimated to grow by more than 90,000 by 2026, accompanied by major infrastructure development.

There is clear sense of growth and prosperity in the Cairns economy, including tourism, construction, health, agriculture and marine industries.

The economic outlook for the region is diversifying as the growing population expands into untapped markets, creating new opportunities within many sectors.

Cairns International Airport handles over 130,000 aircraft each year and has strengthened its position as one of the best in the country. With the goal of establishing Cairns as an aviation maintenance hub for the Asia Pacific region, its future growth will be assured.

The region’s abundant water resources continue to enhance the region’s production of tropical fruits, dairy, beef, sugar and seafood.


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