|Location:||Florence Street, Cairns, Queensland|
|Client:||Cairns Aquarium and Reef Research Centre Pty Ltd|
|Status:||Completed August, 2017|
|Sector:||Sports and tourism|
|Service:||Design and Construct Services|
The Cairns Aquarium and Marine Research Centre is a multi-million-dollar tourism infrastructure project built in central Cairns. FKG Group was appointed as the design and construct contractor for the privately funded project which comprised a 16m high, three level, 7,500m² attraction.
Design of the Aquarium incorporated an acrylic tunnel through the main reef tank, an elevated viewing platform to a 10m deep reef tank, a freshwater ‘river monsters’ tank and a number of reef and freshwater stream exhibits. The largest viewing panel in the building is 7m high by 7m wide and made of curved acrylic.
The Cairns Aquarium provides a world class venue for viewing and interacting with plants, animals, and habitats found only in Australia’s wet tropics; a region which borders two World Heritage listed environments, the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef.
Tjapukai Cultural Centre
Cairns Western Arterial Road, Caravonica, Queensland
The FKG Group undertook renovation works at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, an exceptional cultural facility dedicated to promoting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cul...
Mossman Gorge Visitor Centre
Gorge Road, Mossman Gorge, Queensland
The FKG Group was contracted by the Indigenous Land Council to redevelop a two-hectare former sugar cane field into a new Visitors and Training Centre. Located adjacent to the Moss...
Cairns Performing Arts Centre
Florence Street, Cairns, Queensland
The FKG Group was contracted by Cairns Regional Council for the construction of the new Cairns Performing Arts Centre. Replacing the existing Civic Theatre, the scope of work inc...