Construction Cash Eat, drink or shop for your chance to win!

Construction Cash
Eat, drink or shop for your chance to win!

Support shops and restaurants while we create the exciting new Dining Precinct on the Esplanade.

The new and exciting Esplanade Dining Precinct and Stage 3 of the Shields Street Heart project is really starting to take shape as Cairns Regional Council roll out the $28 million project. Construction was fast-tracked in May 2020 to limit the disruption to traders and maximise the city’s appeal once tourists return.

But traders on the frontline of the construction area need your help while the works are carried out. Cairns Regional Council have launched the Construction Cash campaign to encourage residents to eat, drink or shop at any of the participating businesses in the area and win a share of the $15,000 prize pool.

Construction Cash competition

The competition is simple – for every $10 spent when you eat, drink or shop at participating businesses (see list in Terms and Conditions), you get a ticket in the weekly prize draw. $1000 must be won each week, with two draws of $500 conducted every Friday!

The promotion runs from until May 7, 2021. Enter each week to be part of the weekly draw. Tickets are not carried over from previous weeks.

Residents from the Cairns, Mareeba, Tablelands, Cassowary Coast, Douglas and Yarrabah local government areas are eligible to enter.

About the Esplanade Dining Precinct major project

The Esplanade Dining Precinct project will deliver a new and engaging feel for patrons, with new contemporary awnings that offer better weather protection, an extended dining area, a modified and gently curving road alignment, inviting vertical gardens and grassed mounds, and extra footpaths to improve pedestrian connectivity.

The retention of one-way traffic along the Esplanade will allow for safer pedestrian movements and will also reduce unwanted noise. The design of the road and footpath will also allow the precinct to be easily transformed into a pedestrian-only space for major public events.

Also part of the project is the completion of the Shields Street Heart project, with the section between Abbott Street and the Esplanade being the final stage. This will involve the closure of traffic to turn left into the Esplanade from Shields St to increase the pedestrian safety and friendliness of the area.

Cairns Regional Council will also be undertaking significant footpath works on Aplin Street (from the Esplanade to Abbott St) so businesses along this section have been included in the Construction Cash promotion. For more info on our beautiful city go online