Tradelinked in new Funding Deal with Cairns Regional Council

July 28th, 2023

New deal to help Cairns do business with nearest international neighbours


Published: 26th July 2023. (Note: information was correct at date of publication but may have since been changed or superseded.)

Cairns businesses will get more opportunities to do business in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific under a new five-year deal.

Council will enter into an agreement with Tradelinked Cairns Incorporated to develop markets, provide educational opportunities, and enhance mining engagement in the region.

The strategic location of Cairns as a gateway to the Asia-Pacific region positions it as a natural hub for trade and investment.

The new agreement is consistent with State and Federal governments where strengthening diplomatic and trade relationships in the Pacific are a priority.

It also follows last week’s Federal Government announcement of $5.5 million to support PNG’s pathway to having a team in Australia’s National Rugby League competition.

Tradelinked successfully delivered three projects funded by Council’s Industry and Economic Development Fund (IEDF) since 2019.

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