15 December, 2021
WORK IS SET TO START ON DEMOLISHING THE ESPLANADE BUILDING
Demolition of the carpark and office building at 51 The Esplanade (located next to the former Mulgrave Shire Officers) is expected to start in January 2022.
Council today endorsed the $1.3 million project as part of the Cairns Gallery Precinct development, which will connect three heritage listed buildings – the existing Cairns Art Gallery, the refurbished Cairns Court House and the former Mulgrave Shire Council Chambers – into art spaces.
Council has received $10 million as part of the Federal Government’s Regional Recovery Partnerships Program to progress the Cairns Gallery Precinct, which include works to refurbish the former Mulgrave Shire Council Chambers and further concept development and detailed design for a proposed new gallery.