More people will study and work in Cairns with the Morrison Government funding stage two of the Cairns Innovation Centre at James Cook University (JCU).
The $10 million in funding delivers on a promise made by the Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, during the 2016 election.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Centre will further diversify the Cairns economy.
“It will boost exports and attract innovators from around the world to the city of Cairns. It will create more jobs and opportunities,” said the Prime Minister.