The development application for the Queanbeyan Civic and Cultural Precinct (QCCP) has been lodged and is on notification until 17 March. The QCCP will be located on the site of the former Council administration building at 257 Crawford Street and extend in to the Lowe Car Park.
The QCCP will be a focal point of the Queanbeyan CBD, freeing up a number of Council-owned properties for potential redevelopment. The QCCP has a strong focus on community and cultural purposes, with more than 40% of the precinct comprising community spaces, linkages to The Q, public domain and breakout spaces attached to the Bicentennial Hall. The QCCP includes a head office for Council staff, the library, as well as commercial lettable space and space for NSW Government offices.
The development is estimated to cost $74m and will be funded by a combination of low-interest debt, asset sales, grants and developer contributions.
The development application will be independently determined by the Southern Joint Regional Planning Panel.
Council is also seeking tenders for the detailed design of the QCCP. Tender documents for architectural and interior design, building services engineering, and civil and structural engineering scopes of work are available at www.tenderlink.com/qprc.
The development of the detailed design will allow for any conditions that may be imposed from the development approval.
Subject to approval Council will seek expressions of interest later in the year for the construction of the QCCP.
The development application and related documents are publicly available online and at Council’s Queanbeyan customer service centre. Submissions are open until 17 March. Visit www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/track-DAs and follow the link.