The $60 million redevelopment of Queensland’s leading shopping destination, Cairns Central, is making significant headway with two stages of the Myer fit-out complete and works underway on the Spence Street parking ramp.

There are several key retail tenancies that will join Woolworths in the new Food Hall, expected to open later this year, with Woolworths to open in early 2021. These include local bakery, Rise & Bake, Hong Kong BBQ and yum cha dining experience, Hong Kong Street, Japanese dining experience, Hero Sushi, fresh food grocer, butcher and deli, Excel Fresh, Asian grocer, Hanaromart and bottle shop, BWS. The centre’s existing Priceline will relocate to the Food Hall.

Queensland Treasurer and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning, Cameron Dick said, “I commend Cairns Central and Lendlease for investing in Far North Queensland. It’s great to see this $60 million redevelopment project keeping people in jobs and helping to create future jobs in retail.

“Our government is doing everything it can to support businesses through this pandemic, so this additional private investment to support jobs and the local community is very welcome.”

Lendlease regional general manager for asset management, Lachlan Dyson added: “We’re well on the way to delivering our vision for the redevelopment to give customers exceptional shopping experiences that reflect Cairns’ vibrant and diverse community.

“We’re thrilled to have such a diverse range of new retailers joining the centre to provide our customers with more food choices. Customers can also look forward to a new parking system which will be implemented in the coming months.”

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