Visitors Centre – Kuranda

Tourism is the life blood of Kuranda. The creation of a prominent and recognisable tourist information centre has long been the aspiration of the local community. Completed in August 2015, Kuranda village now has a new facility befitting the importance of this industry to the immediate region.  

The site for the Kuranda Visitor Information Centre was agreed upon after extensive consultation with the local community.  Located in a corner of Centenary Park on the edge of the footpaths to Coondoo and Therwine Streets, the building occupies a small yet prominent site within the civic heart of the village.

The building geometry reflects the pedestrian movements in and around site and seeks to provide a high level of transparency from the street into to the building and beyond to the park.  The roof is a generous canopy with large overhangs affording shade and cover to both building and pedestrians. The scale of the building is articulated by the simple roof line, with height on the street corner for visibility by visitors, diminishing to a lower edge adjacent the park to help anchor the building.

Address Kuranda, Queensland
Client Mareeba Shire Council
Completed 2014

Consultant Team
Structural
CMG Consulting Engineers
Civil
CMG Consulting Engineers
Mechanical WSP Group
Electrical WSP Group
Hydraulic MRP Consultants
Building Certification Mareeba Shire Council