Watching for Jobs at the Cairns Global Tourism Hub Project

Watching for Jobs at the Cairns Global Tourism Hub Project

In the ‘Watching for jobs …….’ series we are going to be running over Australian Mining and Construction projects all over the country. In each post we will include an Overview of the project, a Location Profile, the Companies involved, the Occupations required, the skills / qualifications that will help you to get your foot in the door and the Enterprise Bargaining Agreements. This will help you to stay in the loop and know how to skill up where needed. The aim is to help you get yourself into the best position to land a start on the major sites and projects around Australia.

About the Cairns Global Tourism Hub Project

We are really early to the game for this one, construction isn’t expected to start until 2020, but if you live in North Queensland it’s one you’ll want to keep your eye on. We will update this article as the project progresses.

Quick Facts:

  • Owner – Queensland Government – Special Projects Unit, Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games
  • Located in the Cairns, Cityport precinct.
  • Project scope approx – $1 billion
  • Project is currently in the ‘Expressions of Interest process for the delivery of the project’ phase.
  • Proposed projects includes:
    • Entertainment, recreational and cultural facilities;
    • Luxury hotels;
    • Resorts, including casinos and gaming facilities;
    • Apartments;
    • Arcades, pools, salons, gyms and other recreational facilities;
    • Meeting and conference facilities;
    • Tourist attractions – such as maritime museums and aquariums;
    • Theatre and convention facilities;
    • Cinemas;
    • Boutique retail;
    • Restaurants and bars.
  • Expression of Interest close September 2018, shortlist announced end of 2018, preferred proponents announced 2019, and construction expected to start mid to end 2020.


Occupations Potentially Required for the Cairns Global Tourism Hub Project

A construction job like this will usually require:

  • Electrical Trades
  • Mechanical Trades
  • Metal Trades
  • Building Trades
  • Plumbers
  • Air Conditioning / Refrigeration Techs
  • Steelfixers/Concretors/Formworkers
  • Crane Operators
  • Scaffolders
  • Riggers
  • Doggers
  • Labourer / Trades Assistant
  • Peggy’s /Cleaning Staff
  • Health & Safety
  • Supervisors


Qualifications that may help you get a foot in at the Cairns Global Tourism Hub Project


Companies / Organisations Involved with the Cairns Global Tourism Hub Project

Note – It is only early days for the Cairns Global Tourism Hub Project.  As the project progresses through the stages we will make updates to this post. You can keep up to date in the meantime via the Queensland Government webpage.

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Cairns Global Tourism Hub Project Enterprise Bargaining Agreements

An Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) is a collective industrial agreement between either an employer and a trade union acting on behalf of employees or an employer and employees acting for themselves.

We are yet to find any EBA’s for this project. As we find any EBA’s they will be added to this article.


Disclaimer: Cribhut provides this information with the best intentions, but purely as a guide.  Like most things in life, there are no guarantees.  Your lively hood is your own responsibility and even if following the above recommendations, it is still up to you to do your own research, to be patient, persistent and put in the hard work.

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