Move Your Job to Cairns

So you’re obviously thinking about it (otherwise you wouldn’t be on a search engine looking for us) and we’re glad that you are because now we can show you a little bit of love from Cairns.

And if you’re already thinking about it it’s because you want a simpler life that gives you the freedom, and the financial ability, to actually enjoy your life.

Plenty of self-help books are out there to tell us that it’s all about work/life balance but the best advice we can give you to achieve this is to …. Move Your Job To Cairns.

Weather

Nine months of perfect weather!

Water

Put a tinny or jetski in the water in about 15 minutes

Camping

Davies Creek camping in 45 minutes

Nature

We pick our mangoes from street trees.

$1.2 Billion Support Package To Benefit The North

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by Cairns Local News Today the Federal Government will announce a raft of measures designed to bolster the Far North’s...
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$1.2 Billion Support Package To Benefit The North

QLD Symphony Orchestra’s Innisfail and Cairns Tour

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by Cairns Local News Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) is hitting the road once more! As part of a packed tour...
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QLD Symphony Orchestra’s Innisfail and Cairns Tour

Recycled glass used in FNQ road works

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by Cairns Local News A compelling example of recycling’s circular economy at work in our state has been displayed with...
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Recycled glass used in FNQ road works

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$1.2 Billion Support Package To Benefit The North

by Cairns Local News Today the Federal Government will announce a raft of measures designed to bolster the Far North’s...

by Cairns Local News

Today the Federal Government will announce a raft of measures designed to bolster the Far North’s economy post-JobKeeper.

The measures are specifically tailored to assist the norths tourism and hospitality industries.

The key points expected to be announced today include:
• From April 1 – July 31, nearly 800,000 half price flight tickets to 13 regions including Cairns
• Business loans up to $5m over 10 years with a 24-month repayment holiday – eligible to businesses that have graduated off JobKeeper between January 4 and March 28
• Financial assistance to aviation workers, (ground handlers) to cover costs related to mandatory training, certification and accreditation.
• International freight assistance, ensuring flights to export Australian goods to overseas markets
• One-off grants to assist travel agents and tour arrangement service providers stay viable.
• Assistance to aquariums and zoos to maintain animal populations
• Assistance to both Qantas and Virgin to retain up to 8600 employees in their international operations up until October 31 when airlines can expect to resume international flights

The $1.2bn package is expected to be announced this morning however media overnight are reporting on details.

Cairns will benefit greatly from this announcement. With the approach of the norths peak domestic season, the additional flight seats will lift local tourism and hospitality operators and provide greater security for workers.

It is anticipated up to 46,000 discounted fares could be offered each week between April 1 and July 31.

The discounted fare are only applicable to interstate tourists, flying to Cairns, the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Whitsundays and Hamilton Island in Queensland, along with Alice Springs, Devonport, Burnie, Broome, Avalon, Merimbula and Kangaroo Island elsewhere.

The Prime Minister Scott Morrison was reported over night as saying, “This is our ticket to recovery — half-price airfares to get Australians travelling and supporting tourism operators, businesses, travel agents and airlines who continue to do it tough through COVID-19 while our international borders remain closed.”

“That means more jobs and investment for the tourism and aviation sectors as Australia heads towards winning our fight against COVID-19 and the restrictions that have hurt so many businesses.

“Our tourism businesses don’t want to rely on government support forever.”

THE DESTINATIONS:

Tropical North Queensland:
Cairns from Melbourne, Sydney and Darwin

Whitsundays and Mackay Region:
Sydney to Proserpine and Hamilton Island

Gold Coast:
Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Avalon

Sunshine Coast
Maroochydore from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide

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QLD Symphony Orchestra’s Innisfail and Cairns Tour

by Cairns Local News Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) is hitting the road once more! As part of a packed tour...

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Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) is hitting the road once more!

As part of a packed tour the QSO’s Connect Ensemble will tour regional Queensland including performances in Innisfail and Cairns at the end of March.

QSO Chief Executive Craig Whitehead said it was a joy to be able to tour once again, and a priority of the Orchestra to reach as many Queenslanders as possible with music.

“We have missed our music lovers in Far North Queensland and so our 13-piece QSO Connect Ensemble is delighted to present four concerts and instrumental workshops in Innisfail and Cairns during the last week of March – from 24 to 27,” he said.

“QSO is committed to delivering live, professional music performances and experiences to regional, remote and very remote communities in Queensland, and now that we are able, we are on the road and enjoying every moment. We are truly delighted to return to these communities, where we have not been since 2017 and 2018 respectively.

“In more good news, communities in the Atherton Tablelands, Tully and Mossman will have the opportunity to be involved, with subsidies provided to enable students in these regions to experience workshops in Innisfail and Cairns.

Woodwind, brass and percussion musicians will present workshops in Innisfail to students from Innisfail and Tully on 24 March before joining with them in a lunch hour concert at the Innisfail Shire Hall. Students will have the opportunity to be mentored by professional musicians then sit side-by-side in a performance of audience favourites including Pirates of the Caribbean.

Mr Whitehead said the next day, students from Cairns and District high schools would have the opportunity to take part in workshops with QSO musicians. “The district has a high level of instrumental students, who will benefit from tutoring on tone and techniques by our professional musicians.”

On Friday 26 March the QSO Connect Ensemble will present a school concert at the Tanks Theatre at 11.30am. This interactive concert presents a great introduction to the instruments and sounds of the orchestra for primary students.

At 7.30pm, QSO Connect presents ‘Bolero and Beyond’ in the same venue. Featuring original works by Australian composers and arrangements of classical favourites, the 90-minute concert includes Ravel’s Bolero and excerpts from Bizet’s Carmen in a relaxed format with music introduced and explained by QSO musicians.

On Saturday 27 March QSO string musicians will join with local artist Kaweyova and her band to perform three songs, newly arranged by local musicianRubina Kimiia to feature the sounds of the stringed instruments with Kaweyova’s vocals. This free concert in the beautiful new outdoor Court House venue will also present the QSO Strings in a solo bracket.

Queensland Symphony Orchestra is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. Visit qso.com.au to book or for further information.
Tickets are available through at www.tanksartscentre.com


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Recycled glass used in FNQ road works

by Cairns Local News A compelling example of recycling’s circular economy at work in our state has been displayed with...

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A compelling example of recycling’s circular economy at work in our state has been displayed with a road project in North Queensland incorporating recycled glass as a substitute for sand.

In a first for a state-controlled road in Queensland, the demonstration project undertaken by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), involved using recycled crushed glass (aggregate) as an alternative to natural or manufactured sand for use in asphalt.

The recycled glass had been collected from bottles returned through the Containers for Change refund deposit scheme in the Cairns area.

TMR is actively finding ways to use recycled crushed glass as a substitute for sand or aggregate in road materials.

Using recycled materials has the potential to deliver benefits such as cost savings, reducing landfill, protecting the environment and our lifestyle, supporting a circular economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The works on a 1.2 kilometre section of Millaa Millaa – Malanda Road were carried out by Pioneer North Queensland (PNQ) as part of the TMR reseal program. The works incorporated recycled glass produced from over a million bottles which created more than 200 tons of crushed glass.

On this project asphalt manufactured with five percent recycled glass was incorporated into the top layer with underlying repairs completed using asphalt manufactured with 10 percent recycled glass.

Ken Noye is the chief executive of Container Exchange, the not for profit organisation that administers the Containers for Change scheme in Queensland.

The scheme has been running for two years with more than 3 billion containers exchanged for refund and kept out of landfill or the environment.

Mr Noye said developing markets for recycled materials was an important focus in growing the circular economy in the state.

Using recycled glass products in the actual area they are collected also has added environmental impacts through the reduction of transport emissions.

“The Containers for Change scheme has ambitious targets and we have already exchanged three billion containers which has injected $300 million into the community and produced a 54 per cent decrease in beverage container litter in the environment,” said Mr Noye.

“A vital function of this scheme is to generate economic activity for Queensland.

“Some recycled materials have ready-made markets, while others such as glass need to be developed.

“This project demonstrates a way to apply a sustainable recycled material by utilising it in the construction of roads.

“It is a viable and beneficial alternative to using natural or manufactured sand.

“There are also positive sustainability impacts in this project because the recycled product was sourced from glass collected locally through the Containers for Change scheme.

“This forgoes the need to transport the glass to another destination for recycling and saves the emissions that transport would create.

“This also reduces truck movements and traffic, which adds to the other benefits of the project including a reduction in landfill and the saving of the need to quarry a precious natural resource.”

The laying of the new section of road took three weeks to complete.

For more information on Containers for Change, see https://www.containersforchange.com.au/

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Water Is The New Gold

We understand that it gets a bit hotter up here, but that’s only for three months a year. The rest of the year is amazing, like literally nine months of perfect weather. Just think of it this way, if you live elsewhere you’ll have central heating running for a few months of the year – we have aircon. Same, same but different. But nine months of perfection. It’s worth it!

And we embrace the wet season. It’s sexy, it’s green, it’s joyous and there’s nothing better than being surrounded by a whole city that loves to jump in puddles. And from a global perspective we all know that water is the new gold. The world will be searching for water supplies and we’ve got it.

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Mainie

Yes – fashion brands made in Cairns can go global. Surrounded by the oldest culture on earth, Cairns is one of the first places in Australia to be linked to the NBN’s Business Zone…another reason why you should move your job and your business to Cairns. Plus, you can actually afford our real estate. Well done on your global success Mainie

Kristy Vallely

She’s funky, she’s sassy, and she helps millions of women across the world. A big hello from Kristy Vallely, one of Cairns legally classified ‘locals’.

Alex Loughton

A big Cairns welcome from Alex Loughton, Australian sporting legend.

Hayley Gillespie

A big cheery welcome from Hayley Gillespie, creative genius and one of life’s precious gems.

Baz

Hello from Baz!!! Rugby star, Survivor contestant (he failed at making fires) and all round top bloke.

Tammy Baker

Cairns ambassador Tammy Barker has done it all (Hollywood stunt woman, international sports commentator, wedding celebrant). She’s one of our many treasures!

Our Team

Roos Family
Roos Family

David, Katherine, Hudson and Amelia.
The love of a family is life’s greatest blessings.

Wet Tropics Plumbing Team
Wet Tropics Plumbing Team

I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot. Together we can do great things.

Roos Family

David, Katherine, Hudson and Amelia.
The love of a family is life’s greatest blessings.

Wet Tropics Plumbing Team

I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot. Together we can do great things.

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