Australia’s Cairns Convention Centre has recently unveiled its new expansion, which according to a press release sets a new benchmark for international and domestic conferences and events. The Queensland Government in Australia has invested $176 million in refurbishing and expanding the city’s international convention centre. This investment aims to leverage the lucrative international business events sector and the region’s natural beauty.
The expansion includes a “state-of-the-art facility” offering additional meeting, banquet, and exhibition space. This comes with a large exhibition area, a 450-seat theater-style plenary lecture space that can be divided into two, multiple meeting rooms, a 500-capacity banquet space, an outdoor terrace, and a spacious lobby. One of the standout features is the Trinity Room and Terrace level, which offers breathtaking views over Trinity Inlet. The expansion project also encompasses a large Porte Cochere adorned with native tropical flora that can also serve as a function space.
The centre is equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment, contemporary interiors, and systems to ensure seamless event delivery. Janet Hamilton, the general manager of the Cairns Convention Centre, emphasizes the incorporation of Cairns’ natural environment into the centre’s design, with floor-to-ceiling windows providing a backdrop of the lush tropical rainforest.
This expansion project was led by Cox Architecture Director Richard Coulson and is noteworthy for its blend of sophistication, modern technology, and the relaxed lifestyle that characterizes Cairns. It stands out as a unique addition among convention centres worldwide, offering a generous and flexible space while retaining an intimate atmosphere. This design ethos reflects the essence of Tropical North Queensland as a destination.