Oct 26, 2018

Businesses invited to register for Cairns tourism project

Businesses invited to register for Cairns tourism project

The State Government has opened a register for Queensland businesses interested in working on the proposed Tropical North Global Tourism Hub in Cairns.

“It’s early days but we want to make sure that we put local workers and businesses first when it comes to delivering a Global Tourism Hub in Cairns,” Member for Cairns Michael Healy said.

“Businesses interested in having their details profiled to would-be Tropical North GTH developers are urged to consider this early invitation.”

Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said if the project went ahead, the Tropical North GTH would need a wide range of goods and services requiring workers with a broad spectrum of expertise – from design and construction to legal and Indigenous support.

“Now is the time for potential contractors to put up their hand for the opportunity to help deliver a Global Tourism Hub in Cairns,” she said.

“We want to make the most of the proposed Cairns Global Tourism Hub for taxpayers.

“That’s why it’s important for local businesses to register their expertise which will be presented to the project’s shortlisted proponents.”

The government is currently assessing expressions of interest from shortlisted local, national and international proponents received last month (September).

Interested parties are asked to complete the online form and their information will be forwarded to the TNGTH proponents for consideration.

Make your submission via: ditid.qld.gov.au/tourism/special-projects/global-tourism-hubs/tropical-north/local-and-indigenous-business-register

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