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Site chosen for new Cairns studio

Site chosen for new Cairns studio

A location has been confirmed for Screen Queensland’s new production facility in Far North Queensland, with the studio to be built on a 6,500 square metre building site just outside the Cairns CBD.

Construction will commence early next year on the facility at the corner of Spence and Fearnley Streets, which is set to house a sound stage and support facilities, including production offices, construction, wardrobe, and hair and makeup departments, along with an events space and permanent creative tenancy opportunities.

The $6.8 million studio forms part of the Queensland Government’s plan to grow the screen industry in Far North Queensland, having appointed Speaker of the Queensland Parliament and Member for Musgrave, Curtis Pitt, as Fnq Screen Champion earlier this year.

Pitt said he was pleased to see the project reach the next stage.

“After months of planning, stakeholder roundtables, and industry consultation, led by Screen Queensland and working with Cq University,

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