Plans for bigger and better Cairns Convention Centre revealed

Monica Gameng   |   August 7, 2019

The $176 million Cairns Convention Centre expansion in Queensland has been revealed to be much bigger and better than what was expected. In addition, the project will be able to generate up to 570 jobs.

“We only get one chance to do this so we’re going to do it right,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

New artist impressions of the expansion has been released and it features a new tropical-themed entrance as well as a Sky Terrace that will have gorgeous views of Trinity Inlet.

gfx-CCC-3Source: Queensland Government

This expansion will enable the Cairns Convention Centre to cater to multiple functions by providing more event and exhibition spaces.

The expansion will deliver:

  • A new entryway
  • Space for 30 exhibitors’ booths
  • Three meeting rooms with a total floor space of 420-SQM
  • A flat floor space for 450 people
  • A rooftop banqueting space for 410 people

gfx-CCC-2Source: Queensland Government

“The Convention Centre is an engine room for the Cairns economy and as far as I am concerned the bigger the engine the better.

“It will also compliment the Global Tourism Hub to further generate more for our region,” Member for Cairns Michael Healy said.

Between May and October 2020, the Convention Centre is going to be closed for construction. The bigger and better Cairns Convention Centre is anticipated to open its doors in 2022.

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Source: Queensland Government; Cairns Post; Tropic Now

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