In the coming cruising season the Cairns Port Authority and Queensland Government expect over 50 cruise liners to visit Cairns. Reportedly each vessel helps inject over one million dollars into the local economy.
To cater for the increase in tourist boats the Queensland Government is financing the refurbishment of the historical wharf precinct to provide a modern air conditioned cruise terminal. Leda in conjunction with Hutchinson Builders (the builder) is supplying and installing high security protection road blockers and bollard systems to the vehicular access points.
As the security protection will normally only be required when vessels are in port it was important for Leda to provide the consultants for the project with details and recommendations on equipment best suited for in the harsh environmental conditions of the site.