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Arup came to Australia in 1963 to undertake the structural design of the Sydney Opera House and we now work from seven offices across four key areas of influence: cities, connectivity, health, resources. Our desire to shape a better world ensures our clients receive smart design ideas with a social purpose, which will have a positive influence for current and future generations. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history of our region, and Arup's Indigenous Employment Strategy articulates our actions to broaden employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians into, and within, the firm.

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Arup's Cairns office was officially opened in 1993 and has grown from a small team providing project management services to a diverse group providing structural, civil, water, sustainability and project management services to a diverse range of clients in the region.

Landmark projects for the office can be found throughout North Queensland - the Mamu Rainforest Canopy Walkway, the Northern Territory and Papua New Guinea.

Arup's team in Cairns is committed to finding sustainable solutions to the challenges posed by the tropics - extreme weather, the impact of tourism, and the ability of the built environment to coexist with the natural environment.

Robert Donnan

Office 2, Level 10
15 Lake Street
Cairns, Qld, 4870
cairns@arup.com + 61 (0) 7 4032 6000 Cairns, local time - 10:49 PM View on Google maps