The Queanbeyan Civic and Cultural Precinct (QCCP) project is an essential component of the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council CBD Transformation Strategy, seeking the rejuvenation of the CBD and stimulating activity in the area by attracting people and workers to the heart of Queanbeyan.
DCWC is providing Quantity Surveying services for the project from inception to completion.
The new Precinct is located on the site of the former Council administration building at 257 Crawford St, with the main intention of bringing together Council staff who are currently housed across 11 buildings throughout the CBD.
The project scope includes:
• two towers (3 and 5 levels above ground and mezzanine)
• connections to Bicentennial Hall and improved access to The Q theatre
• approximately 6500m2 public realm
• approximately 1450m2 community space
• approximately 2350 m2 commercial space part leased to NSW Government
• approximately 4000m2 council administration, including shopfront, public library space (integrating service desk and staff areas into head office)
• meeting rooms and break-out spaces (for receptions and conference)
• lettable commercial space (available initially for rental return, then for future QPRC growth)
• gallery connecting office building to Bicentennial Hall and Q Theatre
• approximately 100 car-space office and public basement parking
• rooftop garden
As a major cultural and civic precinct located on Ngambri land, the sod turning and smoking ceremony was hosted by Mayor Cr Tim Overall, CEO Peter Tegart, and local elder Dr. Aunty Matilda House, marking the commencement of construction for this exciting project.
The QCCP has been subject to extensive planning and community engagement and will have a lasting impact on the Queanbeyan CBD.
Construction has commenced and is due to completion in 2023.
Image: Indicative render of The Queanbeyan Civic and Cultural Precinct - Cox Architecture.