Queanbeyan Civic and Cultural Precinct

  • Project typeCapital Works
  • Project valueApproximately $74 million
  • Project scheduleDue for completion late 2022
  • Contractor nameADCO Constructions Pty Ltd
Artist impression of Queanbeyan Civic and Cultural Precinct

At its meeting on 10 March 2021, Council accepted a recommendation to appoint ADCO Constructions to finalise the design and construct the Queanbeyan Civic and Cultural Precinct.

The redevelopment of 257 Crawford Street, Council’s old administration building is an essential component of Council’s CBD Transformation Strategy.  Council staff are currently housed in 11 buildings across the CBD.

The concept design includes:

  • two towers (3 and 5 levels above ground and mezzanine
  • connections to Bicentennial Hall and improved access to The Q theatre
  • ~ 6500m2 public realm
  • ~ 1450m2 community space
  • 2050m2 commercial space.
  • 4000m2 council administration, including shopfront vi. public library space (+ integrating service desk and staff areas into head office)
  • meeting rooms and break-out spaces (for receptions and conference)
  • space for government offices (sold as strata)
  • lettable commercial space (available initially for rental return, then for future growth)
  • gallery connecting office building to Bicentennial Hall and Q Theatre
  • ~100 car-space office and public basement parking
  • rooftop garden 

Council will take out a loan for the project, which will be paid for by merger savings, lease income and review of services. Council decided not to consider a special rate variation to service the debt for the head office.

Timeline

2018

  • Internal Demolition - completed October 2018

2019

  • External Demolition - completed in June 2019

2019-2020

  • Concept Designs - prepared by Cox Architecture Pty Ltd
  • Community Consultation on concept designs and business case - October/November 2019 - completed December 2019
  • Development Approvals - lodged January 2020 - approved November 2020

2021-2022

  • Contract awarded to Adco Constructions Pty Ltd - March 2021
  • Construction

Location

257 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan 2620  View Map

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