Treasurer Curtis Pitt speaks in Cairns. Picture: JUSTIN BRIERTY
Treasurer Curtis Pitt speaks in Cairns. Picture: JUSTIN BRIERTY

Queensland election could be held any time: Treasurer

TREASURER Curtis Pitt says an election could be held any time as he and his fellow Cabinet Ministers "governed from Cairns" for the second day today.

"We are going to be due for an election any time between now and early next year," Mr Pitt said as he denied two economic announcements made this morning were proof one was looming.

"We're not going to stop the business of government and getting on with the job.

"That's what this government that has been all about.

"We want people to know what our plans are, what we stand for which is in stark contrast to the Opposition."

He, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and State Development Minister Anthony Lynham announced a new state development area for Cairns south and gave an update on the Cairns Port expansion which will allow larger cruise ships to dock at the port once complete.

Ms Palaszczuk said the announcements would mean more jobs for the region.

The Premier will front a town hall meeting in Cairns tonight which is expected to be dominated by her government's support of the Adani coal mine.

But when asked if the Adani mine could negatively impact on Labor's chances of winning back two seats in the far north - Cairns and Cook - she responded: "no, not at all".