The proposal aims to increase the current public gathering space by 33 per cent, with provision for cultural activities such as public art and performance space as well as areas for leisure. This will be achieved by allowing traffic to travel along Lake Street with a 10km/h speed limit and relocating the bus transit centre, thus opening up Shields Street area into an open public space. In turn Shields Street will be converted into a pedestrian thoroughfare linking the Esplanade and Cairns Central Shopping Centre. Also, there will be a substantial cleaning up of the CBD.
Another serious issue was raised by Far North Accommodation division chairman Peter Blackburn who believed that this cleaning up of the CBD was long overdue. The Queensland Hotels Association member told the meeting that most tourists feel unsafe when waiting for a bus at the bus transit centre at night. If the plan to revitalise the centre of the city were to go ahead, travellers will be more inclined to visit as well.
Suggestions to help clean up the city centre from Mr. Blackburn included:
* Cleaning the footpath or to replace the paving bricks at the intersection of Shields and Lake Street.
* Encouraging the mounting of attractive displays in empty shop windows by property owners.
* Improving lighting conditions of the area.
In anticipation of the likely increase of tourists due to these improvements, and to support the tourism infrastructure of the city, Cairns Affordable Car Rentals had been adding new cars to their fleet to meet this demand. And for added convenience, they now also offer a secure 24 hours pickup and drop off system for these new visitors that is easy, straightforward and safely located under a new undercover pickup and drop off area. And To facilitate the planning of these tourists' visit to tropical North Queensland, the new quote and book system on the Cairns Affordable Car Rental website makes it easy to book a car with them. This booking system is clearly set out, and easy to understand, and is very fast and convenient for visitors to the newly restored City of Cairns to organise their transportation. The offer of 10% discount off any day trips booked through the website rounds off their preparations for this exciting tourism and community initiative.
ABOUT CAIRNS AFFORDABLE CAR RENTALS
A company owned by a local family, Cairns Affordable Car Rentals is a car hire company that strives to give their clients first-class customer service, convenient rental and value for money. As a member of the community of Cairns with great local expertise, Cairns Affordable Car Rentals will help make every holiday a perfect getaway.
Louis Van Den Elst
Cairns Affordable Car Rentals
+61 (0)7 4053 1016
410 Sheridan St
Cairns North QLD 4870, Australia