In June 2018, the council selected Warren and Mahoney/Boffa Miskell to deliver a masterplan. They came up with four masterplan options that we have sought community feedback on.
Each of the options put a high priority on people and public space. This was based on feedback from some key stakeholders and those who attended a public meeting in July.
All options look to use some of the existing buildings in the area, including the Great Lake Centre and library, and strengthen the green open spaces and the connections with one another to create new public areas for the community to enjoy.
The options all include a new museum and a building for council's administration functions.
In all options, car parking will not be compromised and will be merged into the landscape design and located as clusters within the site and on the bounding roads.
Cultural Precinct Project masterplan options
Here is the matrix assessment the master planners used to look at the pros and cons of each of the four options.
Survey and feedback
Thank you for all the feedback received. A copy of all survey responses can be found here along with a document that summarises the key principles and points raised.
Key principles and points raised
What happens next?
Once we receive feedback from the community the Council will consider the information and decide on the next steps. The master planners will then be asked to advance the design of the preferred option. We will consult with the community again on all potential sites for the council's administration functions, and the potential costs, in a more formal way before a final decision is made. That is likely to take place early next year.
Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions.pdf
Phase one feedback and insights
Videos and interviews