The Eden Welcome Centre has reached completion, with DCWC providing quantity surveying services for the project.
As The Port of Eden becomes an increasingly popular cruise destination, the Eden Welcome Centre will be a new facility to greet hundreds of thousands of tourists yearly.
Celebrating the town’s main industries of fishing, forestry, and tourism, the building is a two-level form, clad in timber with an external veranda and covered area that references the local timber industry and alludes to the vibrant and varied patterns of maritime flag semaphores.
The building form and detailing references the robust wharf side buildings of the fishing industry, emblematic of Eden’s traditional architecture. The design of the building reflects its maritime connections and recognises and celebrates local industry, with its structure and cladding made from Indigenous hardwoods.
The ground floor will house the Eden Visitor Information Centre, along with a covered area for market stalls and public amenities. The first floor will house offices, along with meeting rooms, kitchen, and amenities.
The building also features artwork, stories, and heritage interpretation throughout, as a tribute to the region as it celebrates maritime history, Aboriginal history and storytelling, wildlife, and the region's key industries.
The stunning centre designed by Cox Architecture and constructed by local company Rankin Builders is officially open and ready for revived cruise operations.