Council to proceed with detailed design of Civic Centre project
March 22, 2012
Shoalhaven City Council has moved to proceed with detailed design for the redevelopment of the Ulladulla Civic Centre, Library and Tourist Information Centre.
A number of additions were made to the original concept plans after project architect, Brewster Hjorth met with the Project Steering Panel on Friday 2 March.
Some of these additions included –
• A permanent bar adjacent to the cloak room.
• The provision of four accessible toilets on the auditorium level.
• A demountable stage extension with a new storage area below the existing the stage.
With the additional items, Council has agreed to increase the project budget to $10 million and consider this as part of the 2012/13 budget development process.
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green said he was very excited to see the Civic Centre project progressing to the detailed design process saying the redevelopment project will provide untold benefit for residents in the south of the city.
“After extensive consultation and engagement with both members of the Project Steering Panel and Ulladulla residents I’m extremely pleased to see this project at a stage where we can progress with the detailed design,” said Clr Green.
“The redeveloped facility will provide long term benefits for the Ulladulla region making it extremely important that Council consulted with the community to ensure we provided the most sought after and desired aspects of the project.
“I would like to thank the local residents for their input and hard work into getting this project to this stage.”
“I now look forward to seeing the detailed design plans for the redeveloped Civic Centre and pushing forward with this extremely exciting project.”
A development application for the project will be submitted in the near future allowing residents an additional opportunity to comment on the detailed design through the development assessment process.