Cairns Regional Council
Cairns Multicultural Community Facility Needs Assessment
Cairns is home to a growing and increasingly diverse community. The region contains people who originate from 102 different countries, a growing proportion of which are arriving from non-English speaking backgrounds. The region’s cultural melting pot contains some cultural groups which have lived in the region for multiple generations, while there are other, newer migrant groups establishing themselves.
For some time, there has been an ongoing conversation between Cairns Regional Council and its multicultural community about the need for a dedicated multicultural facility – a place where the community can meet and connect, practice their culture and keep their traditions alive.
Cred Consulting and Ethos Urban provided an independent assessment to determine the need for such a dedicated community space and provide advice regarding the appropriate location, functional requirements, and potential delivery models.