Aug 06, 2020

Cairns businesses seek a path out of the pandemic

Cairns businesses seek a path out of the pandemic

Cairns business is maintaining pressure on the State Government to deliver an economic recovery plan.

The priority is to keep local businesses open and the chamber of commerce is asking for some consistency.

A path forward was now critical to keep local businesses open, executive officer Laura Rodgers said.

“CCIQ (our State Chamber) has been asking for a plan and we will be keeping the pressure on, as it’s crucial to provide business with certainty and clarity on the plan,” Ms Rodgers said.

“The chamber has provided the Government with a plan to revive and rebuild our economy and now is the time to see that actioned further.”

Economic recovery was dependent on businesses being supported to enable them to operate and keep people in jobs, Ms Rodgers said. 

“We understand the decision to close Queensland’s borders to NSW and the ACT has been made based on health advice.  

“This will have an impact on business, especially for those who rely on interstate travellers, and we know how tough conditions are and continue to be for those sectors.

“We will continue advocating for additional stimulus and support they so desperately need in these tumultuous times.”