The site of our Spinal Life Healthy Living Centre in Cairns is a hive of activity, as the project starts to take shape.
The $12 million Centre will bring specialist services closer to home for people with spinal cord damage and related physical disabilities across Far North Queensland, including accessible accommodation, allied health, a rehabilitation gym, hydrotherapy pool, community café and more.
The project is made possible with funding from the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, which provides grants for projects that will create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities.
The Centre is being built on the corner of Smith and Lake Streets by local builders Keir QLD, who share our vision for this innovative project.
Construction update – April 2019
The ground floor blockwork has now been completed and the concrete poured for the first floor.
Scaffolding has been in place as construction continues for the first floor, with plumbing installed in this area.
On the ground floor, the Centre will include therapy rooms to access specialist allied health services including occupational therapy and physiotherapy, a rehabilitation gym, indoor hydrotherapy pool, community café and accessible meeting spaces.
On the first floor, the Centre features seven fully accessible, purpose-built transitional and holiday accommodation units.
To read more about the Healthy Living Centre, click here.
Attend our Gala Dinner and show your support
We’re hosting the Bringing ‘More’ Next Door Cairns Gala Dinner, proudly supported by Cairns Taxis, to raise funds towards the completion of the Healthy Living Centre.
To find out more about the Gala Dinner, which will be held on Friday 10 May at the Riley Hotel on The Esplanade, click here.