Cairns Chinese

Culture & Heritage Centre

cultural heritage centre drawings
cultural heritage centre drawings
cultural heritage centre drawings
cultural heritage centre drawings

The Cairns and District Chinese Association Inc (CADCAI) has reached an historic milestone.

In 2025 CADCAI will start  building Queensland’s first  Chinese Culture and Heritage Centre (CCCHC) in Greenslopes Street, Cairns. Located opposite Centenary Lakes and the Chinese Friendship Gardens. the CCCHC will be a vibrant community centre to celebrate and share the region’s Chinese history, heritage and culture.

The CCCHC will engage the community in  cultural enrichment activities such as performance and  festivals and provide climate-controlled exhibition space to showcase the nationally significant Cairns Lit Sung Goong Temple artefacts, and other heritage objects collected in Far North Queensland.

The commitee has engaged award-winning TPG Architects to design the new centre and manage its construction.

Estimated cost of Stage 1:  $2,700,000

CADCAI to date has raised $1,280,000 towards the project and is also seeking funding from the Australian and Queensland Government to construct the Centre.

CADCAI continues to raise funds towards the Centre.

To raise the addtional funding required  CADCAI is launching a fundraising campaign with a target of $200,000 by December 2024.

This will fund any short fall in construction and fit out costs for Stage 1 and ensure the successful establishment of the Centre.

 Stage 2  includes a future teahouse, undercover events area and  Chinese-landscaped gardens.

For more information regarding this project please contact



Donations over $2 are tax-deductible.

Thank you for your support of CADCAI’s long-standing goal to have the CCCHC  to showcase North Queensland’s unique Chinese history, objects, performances and stories.

Please share our request for financial assistance with family and friends. 

Photo Credit: Neil Mitchell Brierly 1945, Cairns Victory Parade, Grafton St,  Cairns 

Cairns & District Chinese Association Inc

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