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To start off our discussions I couldn't find a hotter topic than the planned Cairns Cultural Centre.

Controversy rages!

It is fitting that our first guest writer was none other than Cairns Regional Council Mayor, Val Schier.

Val felt passionately about the need for a cultural centre of which we may all be proud and invited your opinion.

However, now (2013), following local government elections, a new mayor, Bob Manning, has been elected with very different ideas. He still seems to be exploring the idea of a cultural centre for Cairns, albeit much reduced in size and function - and on a different site!



Do you feel it is a waste of money and a white elephant or do you consider that perhaps Cairns has come of age and can hold its own, culturally, with other cities? Or are we still stuck in a cultural cringe mentality?

Let's hear what you think!

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