If you’re looking for a service that used to be located in the building at the corner of Stockyards and Louise Streets, most services are now located at the Broad St Depot, except for Community Services (old Blue Care building on Alice St and Economic Development (Cunnamulla Fella Visitor Centre).
In mid 2018 after a third-party engineering inspection it was determined that the original Civic Centre building was structurally unsafe due to the foundations shifting and resulting in the building not being safe for use any longer.
Council staff were moved out of the building and initial community feedback was facilitated by ELIA Architecture in August 2018 in order to create the first concept plans. The community and council staff presented some great ideas to ELIA, with as much as possible taken into consideration for the concept. Council approved the final concept design at the November 2018 Council meeting, and the demolition of the existing building at the January 2019 Council meeting.
The tender for the demolition of the Civic Centre building was awarded in July 2019 with demolition works to follow.
ELIA Architecture will be visiting again in August 2019 for the next round of consultation that will include Council, staff and the community.
Paroo Shire Council is very fortunate to have received funding from the Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program (LGGSP) to the value of $5.312 million for the construction of the CCEC from the Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs.
Planning is currently underway for this project, so be sure to check this page for updates when they become available.