Cairns businesses to build new army watercraft

Two Far North Queensland businesses will build seven new watercrafts as part of the Morrison Government’s commitment to strengthening the Australian Army’s amphibious capability. The vessels, which will be built in Cairns, will assist Army amphibious operations and support systems. Tropical Reef Shipyards and BME NQ will manufacture the 7.5 metre vessels, and provide spares…

Grants now open to modernise Aussie manufacturing

Local manufacturers in Cairns and Far North Queensland with shovel-ready projects to increase their productivity and grow jobs are being encouraged to apply for a Manufacturing Modernisation Fund) grant. Businesses will be able to apply for between $100,000 and $1 million to invest in new technology, as the Morrison Government continues to support the post-COVID-19…

Justin Parer

Mr ENTSCH: It gives me pleasure to pay tribute to Cairns businessman Justin Parer, managing director of BSE Maritime Solutions. Mr Parer’s name has been synonymous with Cairns’ marine industry for more than two decades now. Justin built BSE Maritime Solutions up to be one of our city’s biggest shipyards and a maritime maintenance powerhouse.…