All End Credits Film Club members and supporters will have an opportunity to help us secure a dedicated cinema space in the new Cairns Entertainment Centre by taking part in the community consultation below.
Our vision is of a small cinema, solely for film and digital media, and a projection box that could also project to a screen in an outside amphitheatre space through a hatch in the wall, giving Cairns a permanent non-commercial indoor/outdoor cinema space.
“Talk to us”
say Cairns Entertainment Precinct Planners
The Cairns Entertainment Precinct will take a giant step forward on Tuesday (3 May 2011) when members of the public get to tell designers what, as a community, they’d like to see incorporated in the masterplanning stage of the project.
During two community consultation sessions, architects Cox Rayner, Cairns-based CA Architects and other key consultants, will encourage people to share their ideas in face-to-face discussions.
“This will be a listening exercise for the design teams because key stakeholders such as business operators and members of the public will be asked to tell us what the community wants considered in this stage of the Cairns Entertainment Precinct roll out,” Mayor Val Schier said.
“The consultation sessions are not about unveiling a final design. More importantly, they are being held to invite the community to actively reveal their ideas in this early phase of the project’s development.”
The Mayor said it was invaluable for the design of such an Australian icon that interested members of the general public, industry groups, and ultimate users (be they audience members or potential performers and their families) be invited to have input this way.
“Whilst we have wonderfully creative specialists working on the Precinct, this is how much we and they value the community’s ideas too,” Cr Schier said. " In many cases on Tuesday, members of the public will get to talk one-on-one with the design teams, and we would encourage that enormously.”
Tuesday’s community consultation will be the first of a number of similar forums planned for each architectural design stage of the Cairns Entertainment Precinct.
Date: Tuesday 3 May 2011
Location: Civic Reception Rooms
Cairns Regional Council
119 Spence Street Cairns
Times: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm; or
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Now is the time for us to get our wishes and desires for this new community facility on record and hopefully secure a permanent, dedicated venue for arthouse, alternative and non-commercial film in Cairns.
Brynn Mathews - Secretary
End Credits Film Club
PO Box 2663
Cairns QLD 4870