Cairns Entertainment Precinct

The Cairns Entertainment Precinct was planned to be a World class regional Performing Arts Precinct including Lyric Theatre, Rehearsal space and secondary theatre, external performing spaces, and a regional museum within an existing heritage listed industrial building.

A key element of the design process was a significant public consultation process where we met with targeted stakeholders and held open public workshops which helped to gain significant public support in a volatile political landscape.

The design phases proceeded on time and achieved budget targets, however the facility has not yet been constructed due to external factors. It had been conceived as a project that would revitalise the city’s waterfront, boost local employment, promote international cultural tourism and provide community arts organisations with facilities for arts development and performance. The architecture of the design was developed from a firmly rooted cultural understanding of the region, and a desire to create an internationally significant place.

  • Date :  2010
  • Responsible Staff:Carlo Amerio, Gisela Jung, Stuart Withrington, Damien Ingram
  • Reference: Name: Linda Cardew
    Position: now at Douglas Shire Council
    Phone / email: 0459 027 825
  • Construction Cost: $140m

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