Cairns Convention Centre Expansion (CCCE)

Contact Details

Jatin Patel
Procurement Engineering Specialist
+61 7 3364 0670

  Locations: QLD Australia
  Project Value: $176 million
  Project Status: Detailed Design

Project Details

The Cairns Convention Centre is currently at capacity, due to a combination of population growth, increased tourism and demand for the number and increasing size of trade shows. The Cairns Convention Centre Expansion Project (CCCE) has been proposed to meet the need of the growing venue demand in Cairns to host multiple trade shows and conventions.

The Department of Housing and Public Works (DHPW) is the project principal/client and Lendlease Building has been appointed as the Managing Contractor of the CCCE project which includes detailed design and construction responsibility.  


The CCCE project will comprise the following scope of work:

Essential Works

These comprise of essential maintenance works including roof sheeting replacement, replacement of major mechanical plant, upgrade of electrical services, audio-visual installation replacement and DDA upgrade works.

Refurbishment Works

These include the refurbishment of front of house public spaces, patron amenities, food and beverage facilities and back of house operational areas.

Expansion Works

This includes the provision of 10,500m2 of new facilities at the Wharf Street end of the Centre including a 450-seat flat floor plenary space, 3 meeting rooms, exhibition space, banquet facility and associated patron facilities and operational spaces that will enable concurrent conventions to occur with-in the centre.


Construction works on the CCCE project are now underway. Main works package procurement will be commencing from March 2020 thru to early 2021.

Essential and Refurbishment works shall predominantly be undertaken during a centre wide shutdown period from July 2020 to February 2021.

The Expansion works commenced in July 2020 and is scheduled to conclude early 2022.


Lendlease encourages local industry interested in supplying to the project to register an expression of interest (EOI) through the ICN Gateway webpage. Information on specific supply opportunities will be communicated on the ICN Gateway project page from the 23 January 2020, with industry able to register its interest against them for a period of no less than 2 weeks thereafter.

Please ensure that:

  • Your company profile on the ICN Gateway is complete, up-to-date and accurate including electing to be notified via e-mail of supply opportunities.
  • You register your interest as a full or partial scope supplier (where applicable), and
  • You respond to all project and work package-specific questions.

It is important that businesses submitting an EOI are aware that their submission does not guarantee that they will progress further in the procurement process. Only companies that can demonstrate capability and capacity in accordance with CCCE project requirements will be invited to pre-qualify for specific opportunities.

Businesses which demonstrate local benefits and demonstrate ability to meet other qualification criteria will be highly regarded.


The following Queensland Government policies are applicable to this project:


An industry briefing session is scheduled as per the attached flyer in the Project Documents section below.


Lendlease encourage local industry to contact the ICN Queensland in the first instance to seek assistance with the EOI process.

The Lendlease project team can be emailed at:


Work Packages

To edit or submit an expression of interest, select the icon next to the package you are interested in.
Note: The closing date/s for expressions of interest shown below are subject to change.


Metalwork23 Jan 202030 Nov 2020 
Sundry metalwork, including bollards
Civil Works - Completion23 Jan 202001 Dec 202023 Apr 2020
Minor Roadworks, Kerb Alignments, Kerbs, Line marking and Pavements
Landscaping Hard and Soft and Irrigation23 Jan 202001 Dec 202023 Apr 2020
including street furniture, water features, irrigation, bollards in landscaping pavements, etc
Ceilings Partitions Doors and Hardware 

Full scope has been awarded to:

Hufcor Pty Limited

Unit 15/140 Wecker Rd,
Mansfield QLD 4122
John Walter

North West Commercial Industries QLD

14 Spence Street,
Cairns QLD 4870
Julian Stewart
(07) 4080 7383

- Internal plasterboard and glazed partitions, ceilings, doors, frames, door hardware & sundry hardware
- Include supply and install of Amenities fitments - toilet roll holders, soap dispensers, grab rails, hand dryers etc.
- Temporary Hoardings to Refurbishment, and demolition of minor non-structural items in refurbishment.
Electrical Services and ICT Structured Cabling 

Full scope has been awarded to:

IPTel Solutions PTY LTD

4/7 Camford Streeet
Qld 4064
Nick Martin

Stowe Australia Pty Ltd

23 Hi-Tech Court,
Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113
Ross Stubbings
07 3423 6777

- Electrical Detailed Design & Construction. Inclusive of all electrical scope and installation and commissioning
- Includes Temporary Electrical
Fire Protection Services 

Full scope has been awarded to:

Endfire Engineering Services Pty Ltd

14 Atticus Street,
Woree QLD 4868
Nick Kosanovic

- Detection, Alarm/EWIS, Sprinklers, VESDA.
- New fire panel in relocated location
Glazed and Stainless Steel Balustrades Metal handrails 

Full scope has been awarded to:

Interglaze Pty Ltd

2/1 Atticus Street,
QLD 4870
Jye Bin Awel
07 4054 3417

Potential amendments to existing timber handrail. DDA compliance upgrades to handrails

Full scope has been awarded to:

Cooke & Dowsett Pty Ltd

4/525 Lytton Road,
Morningside QLD 4170
Justin Pitts
07 3899 3519

- Hydraulic Detailed Design & Construction. Inclusive of all hydraulics scope.
- Includes Temporary Hydraulics
- Supply of Sanitary Hardware
Mechanical Services 

Full scope has been awarded to:

Pritchard Pacific Pty Ltd

6 Curban St,
Brisbane QLD 4119
Paul Davies
07 3219 0133

Value Added Construction Pty Ltd

15 Johnson Street,
Stratford QLD 4870
Tim Flanigan

Veolia Energy & Technical Services Pty Ltd

30 Technology Drive,
Augustine Heights Qld 4300
Neil Heidon
07 3413 3637

- Mechanical Services Detailed Design & Construction. Inclusive of all mechanical scope and installation and commissioning of novated disaggregated procurement items.
- All Mechanical Electrical, including MSSB's
- Temporary Ventilation strategies during refurbishment works
Security Access System and CCTV 

Full scope has been awarded to:

Sciban Electronic Security Pty Ltd

17-19 Winkworth Street,
Cairns QLD 4870
Brett Sciban
07 4051 0667

Security Access System/ Intercom/ CCTV
All Trades General Expression Interest 

Full scope has been awarded to:

Bama Projects Pty Ltd

101 Hartley St,
Cairns City QLD 4870
Jason Grady
07 4035 5459

You can find details of successful businesses for minor work packages under project documents section (above) on this page (List of subcontractors for Minor work packages-PDF).

General expressions of interest for any opportunities not listed as a work package and/or submission of interest for closed work packages

Full scope has been awarded to:

Posh Lifestyle

Unit 1/6 Danbulan Street,
Qld 4879
Contact Person: Maggie Furnell

Removal, Storage and Reinstatement
AV System 

Full scope has been awarded to:

Fredon Technology Pty Ltd

7 Welch Street,
Underwood QLD 4117
David Millar

Detailed design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of replacement and new AV systems
Furniture Installation 

Full scope has been awarded to:

Maxwood Technology Australia Limited

5/9 Apollo Street,
Warriewood NSW 2012
Michael Donnelly
02 8407 9538

Partial scope of this work package is awarded to above business

Installation of Novated FFE
General Equipment Hire 

Full scope has been awarded to:

Ausco Modular Pty Ltd

87 Buchan St
Portsmith QLD 4870
Darren Brooks

Hire of Sundry Equipment to the site required to support construction activities (limited to equipment supplied by Managing Contractor)
General Waste - Rubbish Removal 

Full scope has been awarded to:

Suez Recycling & Recovery (Regional Queensland)

Cnr Lyons Street & Ray Jones Dr,
Cairns QLD 4870
Jason Hocking
07 4245 8407

- Bin hire and emptying. Procure on Schedule of Rates.
- Excludes demolition waste

Full scope has been awarded to:

Keller Pty Ltd

43 Holt Street,
Eagle Farm QLD 4009
Michael Gray
07 3292 3333

Design and construct piling solution
Roof replacement 

Full scope has been awarded to:

Matz Roofing Pty Ltd

36 Punari Street,
Currajong QLD 4812
Matthew Newman
07 4728 5361

Roof sheeting replacement including all sundries to approximately 50% of existing roof

Full scope has been awarded to:

Cava Scaffold Solutions Pty Ltd

184-188 Vickers Street,
North Condon Qld 4815
Rick Lowe

- Roof replacement scaffold
- Chiller and Cooling Tower Replacement Scaffold
- Hall 1 & Hall 2 Scaffold
- Temporary access and perimeter edge protection to structure, voids, stairs and lift shafts, scaffold loading bays. Temporary egress gantries
Signage Internal and External 

Full scope has been awarded to:

Status Signs Pty Ltd

58 Comport St,
Portsmith QLD 4870
Jodie Munro
07 4035 5120

Partial scope of this work package is awarded to above business

replacement and new signage
Temporary Fencing 

Full scope has been awarded to:

TFH Hire Services Pty Limited (Cairns Branch)

Contact Person:
Matt & Kellie Linklater


Temporary Fencing to the site
Blockwork23 Jan 202028 Feb 202023 Apr 2020
refurb re-point / clean existing blockwork, blockwork to expansion
Carpet and Vinyl Supply and Install23 Jan 202016 Feb 202023 Apr 2020
including vinyl supply and floor preparations, sundries, edge strips, stair nosing's etc.
Commercial Kitchen23 Jan 202016 Feb 202023 Apr 2020
- Upgrades to existing main kitchen and services.
- New serveries to Expansion
Curtains and Blinds23 Jan 202016 Feb 202023 Apr 2020
Curtains & Blinds to expansion & refurbishment
Joinery23 Jan 202021 Feb 202023 Apr 2020
-Toilet Partitions
- Toilet vanities and mirrors
- New veneer wall panelling
- Replacement fabric wall panelling to Hall 1
- New banquet seating
- New built in joinery units to Admin and other areas
- Joinery to expansion
Painting23 Jan 202016 Feb 202023 Apr 2020
- Repair, patch and painting to plasterboard walls, ceilings, soffits, doors and frames. Includes for providing access for all internal surfaces.
- Strip, sand and limewash existing veneer panels
Precast Concrete23 Jan 202023 Apr 202023 Apr 2020
Precast Concrete to Expansion
Stone Finishes - Supply and Install23 Jan 202016 Feb 202023 Apr 2020
Supply & Install of Stone Finishes
Structural Steel23 Jan 202016 Feb 202023 Apr 2020
- Operable wall additional steel, penetration lintels / strengthing. Full scope TBA.
- Expansion roof, facade mullions, girts & mullions, screen framing, catwalks
- Node X-Ray's and reporting
Tiling Supply and Lay23 Jan 202016 Feb 202023 Apr 2020
Amenities and kitchen wall and floor tiling, levelling screed, exp joints. Include wet area waterproofing, Tiling to Expansion
Detailed Excavation Concrete Place and Finish23 Jan 202024 Apr 202024 Apr 2020
Pile trimming, Detailed excavation, Concrete Place and Finish
Post Tensioning23 Jan 202030 Apr 202030 Apr 2020
D&C - may include for all PT and reinforcing to new slabs and possible de-scoping of reinforcing design to slabs from Arcadis.
Sunscreens Fins and louvres23 Jan 202015 May 202015 May 2020
GRC or similar blades to Expansion
Building Management system23 Jan 202028 Feb 2020 
- Replacement of existing BMS System.
- New BMS to Expansion
Civil Works23 Jan 202028 Feb 2020 
Site clearing including expansion areas hard and soft landscape, Bulk excavation, Piling platform and hardstands. Trunk Sewer & Stormwater, Dewatering
Concrete Place23 Jan 202024 Apr 2020 
Concrete placement
Concrete Pumping23 Jan 202024 Apr 2020 
Supply of Concrete Pumps
Concrete Supply23 Jan 202024 Apr 2020 
Supply of Concrete & Testing
Demolition23 Jan 202016 Feb 2020 
- Amenities, kitchen area and other internal demolition scope (note, internal non structural demo may be by ceilings and partitions TBC), Operable Walls, Carpet and Vinyl removal. Floor box penetrations
- Loading dock structures
- Roof and porte cochere removal. Cladding removal.
Facade - cladding23 Jan 202015 May 2020 
Cladding (CFC or similar) to expansion
Facade - Glazing23 Jan 202015 May 2020 
Supply and install IGU's and pre glazed face panels (External)
Final Clean23 Jan 202016 Feb 2020 
Final Clean to all areas
Formwork23 Jan 202008 May 2020 
Supply and install formwork to expasnion to all vertical and horizontal concrete structure elements
Metal Deck Roofing Wall Cladding Supply and Erect23 Jan 202017 Aug 2020 
Expansion new roof
Mobile Craneage23 Jan 202016 Feb 2020 
Areas not covered by tower cranes, heavy lifts. Mobile crane for roofing replacement to be under roofing.
Reinforcement Supply23 Jan 202030 Apr 2020 
Supply of Reinforcement
Reinforcing Fixing23 Jan 202030 Apr 2020 
Installation of Reinforcement
Roller Shutters23 Jan 202016 Feb 2020 
associated with serveries and ticketing counters
Survey and setting out23 Jan 202016 Feb 2020 
Survey, locate and mark existing services, full setout scope (early works and main works), As-built Survey
Tactile indicators supply and install23 Jan 202016 Feb 2020 
Tactile indicator repairs and additions, new tactile
Terrazzo Flooring23 Jan 202028 Feb 2020 
Strip and re-seal existing Terrazzo
Timelapse Camera23 Jan 202028 Feb 2020 
Supply, Installation and Maintenance of Timelapse Camera
Tower Cranes and Hoists23 Jan 202016 Feb 2020 
- Design of structural supports, erect, hire and dismantle of tower crane and hoists, Labour hire rates for crane driver and dogmen
- Hire and placement of loading platforms
Traffic Control23 Jan 202028 Feb 2020 
Traffic Control Services to the site
Vertical and Horizontal Transportation23 Jan 202016 Feb 2020 
Supply and install lifts and escalators
Waterproofing and Epoxy Flooring23 Jan 202016 Feb 2020 
Sundry BoH epoxy floor finishes, Lift and escalator pits and other substructure waterproofing.
Water Storage Tank23 Jan 202015 Jul 2020 
Fire water storage tank
Workstations23 Jan 202016 Feb 2020 
Supply and install