The catalyst for the transformation of the Queanbeyan CBD – the Queanbeyan Civic and Cultural Precinct (QCCP) – has moved a step closer to reality with the Southern Regional Planning Panel having now approved the development application.
“This is a significant milestone for this project and one that I am very pleased to see occur,” Queanbeyan-Palerang Mayor, Cr Tim Overall said.
“The QCCP has been subject to extensive planning and community engagement and will have a lasting impact on the Queanbeyan CBD.”
The QCCP will be constructed on the site of the former Council administration building at 257 Crawford Street and into the Lowe Street car park. The development will have a strong focus on community and cultural purposes, with more than 40% of the precinct comprising community spaces, gallery linkages to The Q and Bicentennial Hall, new basement parking and public domain. The QCCP includes a head office for Council staff, the library, conference meeting rooms, and lettable space for NSW Government agencies, commercial offices and a smart hub.
The QCCP will act as the catalyst for further redevelopment in the Queanbeyan CBD, with a number of Council-owned properties along Rutledge Street to be sold for future mixed-use developments. Council expects that these properties will be offered for sale in early 2021.
Council called tenders for the final design and construction of the QCCP in early November and expects to award the tender in early 2021, with construction to commence soon after.