QPRC has released the concept design and business case for the new Queanbeyan Civic and Cultural Precinct for public consultation.
The Precinct will be located on the site of the former Council administration building at 257 Crawford St. This will free up a number of Council-owned properties for potential redevelopment and a significant step in revitalising our city centre.. Council is the major land holder in the CBD and that land is not being used to its full potential. The CBD Transformation Strategy focuses on attracting more workers and residents into our CBD to stimulate commercial and social activity. This development is the catalyst for that to start happening and has the potential to attract an additional 160 workers into the CBD.
You may recall that Council sought community feedback in 2017 on a proposed Head Office and Smart Hub adjacent to The Q within the Lowe St car park. Following community input, Council elected not to proceed with construction on that site and instead chose to demolish the former administration building and progress the construction of the civic and cultural precinct on that site.
The concept design on exhibition includes:
– two towers (three and five levels above ground and mezzanine, connected to the Bicentennial Hall)
– 6500m2 public realm
– 1450m2 community space
– 2050m2 commercial space
– 4000m2 council administration, including shopfront and public library space
– 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
The concept designs and business case are on public exhibition until 29 November 2019 and can be viewed at the Queanbeyan Library, Council’s customer service centres or online here
Submissions can be made online, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered to any of our customer service centres.
If you would like more information, come along to our drop-in information session on Wednesday 20 November 2019 between 12-2pm near the site at 257 Crawford St, or to our Community Meeting on Tuesday 26 November at the Council Chambers, 253 Crawford St between 6-8pm.