Achievements in Cairns: Two years since the election

Achievements for Cairns

Two years ago in Cairns, youth crime was out of control, ambulance ramping and waiting lists dogged the hospital and the economy was in the doldrums. Now, the latest statistics show crime is being reduced, the hospital is meeting national

Posted in Cairns News

Cairns Projects: Gavin’s progress report


PROJECT LIST 1) Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine 2) Lake St-CBD upgrade 3) New SES headquarters 4) Homes with Books 5) Reducing elective surgery wait times and opening extra mental health beds 6) Recruitment of extra specialists to Cairns Hospital

Posted in Cairns News, Health and Hospital, Jobs and the Economy, Law and Order, Schools and Community

Gavin’s address to the Cairns Chamber to focus on the next wave of growth

Transforming the local economy by focusing on the “Fantastic Five”, ditching the rivalry with Townsville and a shift from attracting investment to attracting “bright minds” will be among the topics covered in a keynote address by Member for Cairns Gavin

Posted in Jobs and the Economy

‘Thank You’ lunch for Cyclone Ita workers


Gavin joined the team at Cairns Convention Centre to host a ‘thank you’ lunch for volunteers, officers and workers involved in the preparations and recovery efforts during Cyclone Ita on Monday, April 14.  

Posted in Cairns News

Gavin’s latest news: E-Newsletter #3

  STRONGER ECONOMY. BETTER HEALTH SYSTEM. SAFER CITY. A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR CAIRNS. Aquis plan to double in size Project moves ahead: The LNP Government has short-listed the Aquis project as one of six regional proposals seeking a new casino

Posted in Cairns News

Aquis reveals $8 billion proposal

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Aquis has unveiled its latest plans to build an integrated resort development at Yorkey’s Knob north of Cairns. The $8 billion, 10 year plan is currently being assessed as part of the LNP Government’s casino licensing process. This is the

Posted in Jobs and the Economy

Gavin to give keynote address at Cairns Chamber of Commerce lunch on April 22


April Monthly Business Luncheon Cairns: Becoming The World’s Most Liveable Tropical City 22 April 2014 Monthly Luncheon In Gavin King MP’s inaugural speech to the Queensland Parliament in May 2012, he said: “For too long Cairns has been viewed, both

Posted in Cairns News

Two years of red tape reduction benefits business in Cairns


Queenslanders are marking two years of better business, with the Queensland Government’s red tape reduction program continuing to empower local industry and communities. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the latest report card on red tape reduction showed the Government was on

Posted in Jobs and the Economy

Gavin’s speech to parliament: progress made on three key local issues

Gavin’s speech to the parliament on progress being made in Cairns on the three key issues of crime, the hospital and the economy. Delivered to the Queensland Parliament on April 2, 2014: In my inaugural speech just over two years

Posted in Cairns News

Action Plan released to progress ideas generated at the Cairns Small Business Summit


Member for Cairns Gavin King has praised local small business for their ideas, debate and discussion at the inaugural Cairns Small Business Summit. Mr King said the Cairns Small Business Action Plan contained 12 items, with a Working Group established to progress

Posted in Jobs and the Economy

Cairns a key part of Government’s ‘Safe Night Out Strategy’


Drunk or drug affected people in Cairns’ party precinct who start fights or break the law will face firmer penalties under the Safe Night Out Strategy released by the State LNP Government yesterday. Cairns has been named a ‘Safe Night

Posted in Law and Order
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