Transformation of the Civic Centre building to the new Civic and Community Enterprise Centre (CCEC)
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 to Bourke Industries Pty Ltd in July 2019 with demolition works commencing on Monday 9 September 2019. Demolition works were completed over a two week period, and now the site is ready for the new building. Demolition information sheet distributed to residents prior to the demolition works.
ELIA Architecture visited again on Thursday 5 September 2019 for the next round of consultation that included Council, staff and the community. Feedback included the placement of services within the building, visual elements, and building features like natural light and access technologies.
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.
(CCEC) Community Consultation Meeting
The second round of community consultation for the new building was held on Thursday 5 September. We sincerely thank those who attended for your valuable input and feedback.
Feedback is still welcome at any time, if you have any feedback or ideas for the project please submit via the online form below: