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Sunny Tuesday, Unsettled Rest Of The Week

first_imgHigh pressure will build in for Tuesday allowing a pleasant Tuesday. After that, clouds will dominate the weather picture.For Tuesday, plenty of sunshine but it will be cooler as a light onshore flow will develop keeping temperatures in the 50s.Forecast Highs For Tuesday.Don’t get used to the sunshine. As an unsettled pattern will be setting up for the remainder of the week. A cold front will approach on Wednesday, however, moisture is limited so the threat of a shower will remain low. Winds will be out of the southeast keeping temperatures in the upper 50s.Satellite Forecast shows a good deal of clouds across much of the Northeast. (Courtesy: tropicaltidbits.com)The frontal system will get hung up over our area on Thursday and warmer and more humid air flows in. There is the threat of a shower or t’storm. Temperatures will reach the 60s along the coast with 70s inland.Forecast Highs For Thursday.A low pressure system will move through early Friday with the threat of some showers or even a t’storm. It will remain on the mild side as winds turn westerly keeping temperatures in the 70s.Low pressure moves through the area trigger showers/t’storm for Friday. (Courtesy: tropicaltidbits.com)The first half of the weekend is looking like the better half. High pressure will briefly build in ahead of the next storm system which would arrive on Sunday. It will be dry & cooler on Saturday with highs around 60. A cool rain expected for Sunday with highs in the 50s.last_img read more

Port of Cairns upgrades move ahead

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.A The Cairns Shipping Development Project has now been declared a significant project by Queensland’s Coordinator-General with the Trinity Inlet proposal now subject to a rigorous environmental assessment.If approved, the project proposed by Ports North will enable megaliners to access the shipping channels, resulting in what Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney  believes will be significant benefits to the local community and the Queensland economy.“This would be a real boost for Cairns tourism and highlights this government’s commitment to grow the four pillars of our economy,” Mr Seeney said.“The project is expected to require a workforce of 215 people during its one year construction period.”Upgrades proposed by Ports North include; the widening and deepening of the existing shipping channel and cruise shipping swing basin and the expansion of the existing Dredge Material Placement Area or provision of a new area.Mr Seeney called for the community to provide input to the draft terms of reference and stressed that the timeliness of Commonwealth approvals are critical to the success of the project. “The project involves dredging and spoil disposal and therefore the cooperation and timely responses from relevant Commonwealth agencies will be very important to complement our own streamlined approval approaches,” Mr Seeney said. Carnival Australia CEO Ann Sherry AO has welcomed the announcement.“The Government’s declaration puts Cairns and the far north on track to achieve the economic benefits of cruise ship visits to the region and its many visitor attractions,” Ms Sherry said. Citing infrastructure gaps as the main deterrent to cruising’s continued growth in Australia, Ms Sherry sees the upgrade as a sign of the Queensland Government’s recognition of the vital importance of infrastructure to support growth in the tourism industry, local business and employment. “This is the strongest signal to date that the Government wants this vital project to proceed and for it to be completed as soon as possible in line with tourism as one of the four pillars of the state’s economy,” Ms Sherry said.“Carnival Australia looks forward to working with the Queensland Government and the Federal Government to ensure progress in the Port of Cairns upgrade for the benefit of tourism in Far North Queensland.”last_img read more