Cairns and District AssociatioInc plans to build a Chinese Cultural and Heritage Centre in Cairns to promote Chinese arts, language, and history in Far North Queensland. The Centre will provide a permanent home for the valuable Lit Sung Goong Temple collection and other historical artefacts. The facility will be dedicated to the early Chinese settlers who pioneered the development of Cairns from 1876, and provide a platform to share culture, personal histories and stories of Chinese families in the region.

The Centre will be the focal point for contemporary and traditional Chinese arts and culture and a meeting place for the wider community to engage in cultural activities and the celebration of festivals. The facility will attract touring artists, researchers and exhibitions from overseas and Australia, enriching the region’s cultural opportunities and strengthening our cultural links.  

Plans for the Centre provide for museum and exhibition space conservation workspace, resource centre, administration,  function hall, commercial kitchen and shop and landscaped Chinese gardens.   CADCAI recently gained development approval within in the Cultural Precinct of Edgehill.

CADCAI has recently identified a fundraising target of $4.5 million dollars.  

This bold and exciting community project needs your support. CADCAI invites you or your organisation to be part of this major step forward in Far North Queensland’s cultural life 

In doing so, you will help reinstate the missing link to our region’s Chinese history permanent facility that enables CADCAI to preserve and share contemporary and longstanding Chinese culture and heritage. 

For more information on the project, to offer assistance, please email

The North  Queensland Chinese Cultural and Heritage Fund established in 2009 enables CADCAI to accept tax deductible donations. All donations gratefully accepted. To make a tax deductible donation, please make cheques payable to:– Far North Queensland Chinese Cultural & Heritage Fund BSB: 034167 Account: 357787 or simply donate on-line using our secure PayPal facility.  Please note: Until we can organise automated receipts, please ensure  sure you  notify CADCAI by email,  referencing  your donation, name,  address and date. 

Donations over $2 are tax-deductible. Thank you for your support. 


Cairns & District Chinese
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