Architecture photography of the Atherton Disaster Co-ordination Centre - Atherton, Oct / Nov 2019.

DISASTER CENTRE WINS ARCHITECTURE AWARD

The Express

May 17, 2020

The Atherton Community Education and Disaster Coordination Centre (CEDCC) has recently been honoured by the Australian Institute of Architects’ with it winning an award. […]

The centre won the Regional Project of the year award and was acknowledged for a regional commendation for Commercial Architecture, making it through the preliminary selections and now able to be judged at the State Architecture Awards.

Architecture photography of the Atherton Disaster Co-ordination Centre - Atherton, Oct / Nov 2019.

2020 QUEENSLAND REGIONAL ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

Australian Institute of Architects

May, 2020

The Australian Institute of Architects Awards program offers an opportunity for public and peer recognition of the innovative work of our Queensland architects.

The program also provides the Institute with a valuable mechanism to promote architects and architecture within Queensland, across Australia and internationally.

Architecture photography of the Atherton Disaster Co-ordination Centre - Atherton, Oct / Nov 2019.

CAIRNS BUILDINGS TAKE TOP AWARDS

Cairns Post

May 9, 2020

FIVE Far North Queensland buildings have been recognised in the top Australian regional architectural industry awards.

The award winners in the Australian Institute of Architects’ Regional Architecture Awards include a new home, community education and disaster co-ordination centre, Cairns-based research laboratory and a Catholic college.

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The Community Education and Disaster Coordination Centre is a new multi-functional facility for the Atherton Tablelands. The building is a robust and recognisable form that sits comfortably within the local built fabric. High internal volumes, soft colours, meticulous detailing, and connection to the outside through a high level of transparency create a sense of comfort and delight throughout.

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THE Tablelands Regional Council held an official tour last Thursday of their Community Education and Disaster Coordination Centre.

The state-of-the-art facility is in place just in time for the beginning of the cyclone season, and aims to coordinate the response required when a disaster occurs within the region.

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New disaster coordination headquarters has opened in Atherton just in time for cyclone season.

The centre will also be used as a training ground so crews are better prepared for emergency situations.

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DISASTER COORDINATION CENTRE OFFICIALLY OPENS

Queensland Government

October 31, 2019

…In Atherton to officially open the centre, Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the region’s residents were now better prepared for disasters and emergencies.

“Communities in this region will be even more resilient and better equipped to face natural disasters, and it proves what can happen when local and state governments work in partnership,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“This state-of-the-art complex ensures the Tablelands Regional Council and emergency services officials have a fit-for-purpose facility to coordinate operations in response to emergencies.”

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A DAY IN THE LIFE  

Tropic Magazine, Issue 18

June-July, 2019

Juggling early morning exercise with a two-year old son – or both at the same time – is all part of a typically busy day for Alanna Coburn from Coburn Architecture.

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Residential aged care in the Torres Strait has taken a major step forward with the official opening today of a new, purpose-built building at Blue Care Star of the Sea Elders Village on Thursday Island.

Up to 38 senior Indigenous people will receive specialist, culturally appropriate care in the new, air-conditioned building.

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UnitingCare Chair, Nigel Alexander and Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch were joined by residents, employees and community members on Thursday Island to officially open the $24.83M redevelopment of the Star of the Sea Elders Village.

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BLUE CARE OPENS REDEVELOPED HOMEFIELD FACILITY

bluecare.org.au

November 30, 2018

Residents and employees at Blue Care Homefield Mackay have two reasons to celebrate today following the official opening of a newly refurbished facility and the opening of a new Wellness Centre.

The Mackay facility has received a complete refurbishment of rooms and ensuites, significant upgrades to gardens, common areas, extension to the Memory Support Unit and the construction of a new Wellness Centre. UnitingCare Chief Executive Officer Craig Barke said Blue Care was excited to commemorate the significant milestone which demonstrates its commitment to ensure Queenslanders receive the highest quality of care.

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The Queensland Government will chip in $1.6 million towards the construction of a new Atherton community centre.

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RESPONSE CENTRE DESIGN RELEASED

The Cairns Post

May 29, 2018

A new community education, training and disaster co-ordination centre on the Tablelands is one step closer to construction…

Work on the new facility will start early in the new financial year and should be completed by June 2019.

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Tablelands Regional Council has released the artist’s impression for the Community Education, Training and Disaster Coordination Centre to be built on Vernon Street.

“Once built, the facility will provide a space for community groups and government agencies to conduct natural disaster resilience and preparation training, and will be the base of operations for the Local Disaster Management Group,” said Mayor Joe Paronella.

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CST A STEP CLOSER TO NEW CENTRE

 

November 1, 2017

Community Services Tablelands (CST) is a step closer to establishing a new community centre in Atherton With the State Government providing $250,000 towards the planning process.

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TRC has welcomed the State Government’s announcement that it has approved grant funding of almost $2.8 million for construction of a new, state-of-the-art disaster co-ordination centre in Atherton.

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DESIGNING WOMEN

Oasis Magazine

August 01, 2017

Have you ever admired the space and the view at Bluewater, relaxed in the outdoor spaces at Wharf 1 or Munro Martin Parklands, moved seamlessly through the Cairns Base Hospital, or appreciated the design of the new classroom of library at your child’s school? […] If you have noticed these spaces and

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REFURBISHMENT OF STAR OF THE SEA BEGINS

www.bluecare.org.au

Jun 17, 2016

Blue Care Star of the Sea Elders Village, Australia’s most northern aged care home, will undergo a $25 million refurbishment and upgrade.

Blue Care’s Executive Director, Robyn Batten, said the not-for-profit organisation has been working with residents and the community on Thursday Island to design new facilities of which they can be proud.

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PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

Australian Institute of Architects Queensland Chapter

May 6, 2016

2016 Queensland Architecture Awards, Far North Queensland People’s Choice Award

Awarded to Coburn Architecture for The Bluewater

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“Stage two of the $22 million redevelopment is complete and we are on track to complete the entire redevelopment by June this year,” Mr Mitchell said.

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WHERE THE FOREST MEETS THE SEA

QHA Review

November 1, 2015

The Northern Beaches Communities of Cairns now have their own hotel with a stunning drinking and dining offering and reef-to-rainforest views to match

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DOWN TO THE COOL BLUE WATER

Cairns Life

October 1, 2015

It’s a truly cool venue in all senses of the word

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Central Queensland University already wants to expand its Cairns campus, which could have another two floors built on to it.

The university opened its doors for the first time yesterday at its $15 million inner-city campus at Cairns Square, on the corner of Abbott and Shields streets.

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Cairns indigenous tourism experience, Tjapukai, yesterday opened its doors fresh from a $13 million redevelopment carrying a new theme “Tjapukai – where Australia begins”, with Sir Peter acting as witness to what he described as a “rebirth” of a place he said was “telling indigenous stories as they should be told” for domestic and international tourists alike.

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Conferences are now being held at the $12 million Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park as more of its redevelopment is completed.

The new Bundarra Cassowary Egg Theatre at Caravonica will host the first event next month, followed by the Canopy Breezeway later in the year.

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CRANE MOVES ON TO HOSPITAL SITE FOR $16M EXPANSION

The Cairns Post

February 12, 2015

WET weather hasn’t hampered the start of Cairns Private Hospital’s $16 million expansion, as the first crane moves on to the site today.

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HOSPITAL SET FOR $16M EXPANSION

The Cairns Post

November 29,2014

Health services in the Far North will receive a much-needed injection with a $16 million expansion of Cairns Private Hospital.

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BLUEWATER’S CENTREPIECE

The Cairns Post

July 02, 2014

A new $10 million hotel is the centrepiece of the next stages of the $250 million Bluewater masterplanned community on the Northern Beaches…“We have great plans for this venue that will include bar and restaurant facilities with alfresco dining, beer garden and a spacious deck overlooking the marina,”…