Tropical Urbanism: Cairns masterplan presses ahead

  • Date published : 03 December 2018
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TCL has been working with Cairns Regional Council, Total Project Architects, CA Architects and Prowse Landscape Architecture to prepare a master plan for Cairns City Centre and Esplanade. The master plan provides a vision for the city as a liveable, beautiful and vibrant public realm and identifies key projects to achieve this vision. These projects, which reflect comments and ideas from the local community, include:

  • The Esplanade Dining Precinct, envisioned as one of Australia’s best al fresco dining destinations, linked to the Esplanade and the city’s spectacular waterfront views
  • A renewal of the Esplanade Parklands, the city’s urban waterfront, with key facilities introduced to activate or enhance the parklands
  • Upgrades to the city’s streetscapes, to form a green, connected, pedestrian-focused urban environment
  • Cairns Gallery Precinct, the city’s new cultural hub
  • Florence Street, a green, tropical boulevard that acts as a pedestrian spine, linking several of the city’s new cultural anchors to form a cultural precinct

The master plan will be finalised and released in early 2019.