Cairns has declared itself open to new businesses and further investment as the city gears up for hosting the G20 Finance Ministers' Meeting later this year.
Member for Cairns and Assistant Minister for Tourism Gavin King said the G20 meeting would not only exhibit what Far North Queensland has to offer, but would also act as a platform for showcasing the city's attractiveness.
Describing it as a "once in a lifetime opportunity", he said the event will cast a spotlight over Cairns and now was the time to take advantage.
"Cairns and Far North Queensland are home to not only natural beauty, but areas where businesses and investors can and should set up shop," he commented.
"Cairns is open for business, and we will be taking that to the G20 Finance Ministers' Meeting in September."
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This may be particularly relevant for the upcoming the G20 summit, with Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Jack Dempsey claiming the event could be an important boost for the regional economy.
"We promised at the election to build a four-pillar economy for Queenslanders and G20 provides a significant opportunity to drive each of those areas, particularly tourism and business investment," he explained.
Mr Dempsey said the Newman government had prioritised investment in major regional centres such as Cairns, as they are an essential part of building a more balanced state.
The summit will be taking place in September and the Queensland Police Service has dedicated 700 additional officers for deployment to strengthen security measures in anticipation of the event.
While extra officers are being used, Assistant Commissioner Katarina Carroll said there is unlikely to be any significant disruptions.