|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.