- Last updated:
- 23 Oct 2019
The development application for Sunshine Coast Council’s new City Hall building has been approved, providing a further catalyst for development in the Maroochydore City Centre. Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) – which is an agency of the Queensland Government - announced the approval on 23 October, 2019.
This is an exciting time in the history of the Sunshine Coast. The new Maroochydore City Centre will be the centre of Sunshine Coast’s economic and social activity.
The City Centre will be an example of innovation and technological advancement across the region.
Sunshine Coast City Hall will be developed in the Maroochydore City Centre.
City Hall will also be a major catalyst for the development of adjoining sites within the City Centre and will play a significant role in activating the area.
Mayor Mark Jamieson unveiled the proposed design concepts on 31 May 2019.
The initial building guidelines endorsed by council for the City Hall are:
- Approximately 9,400m² Gross Floor Area of building
- 10 levels and rooftop
- Approximately 156 car parking spaces
- 5 star National Australian Built Environment Rating System rating target
- 5 star Green Star rating target
- Regional A grade commercial building
- Complementary commercial/retail uses
The concept design
The Sunshine Coast City Hall will be a landmark building. A building that will invoke pride in our community.
The building design will represent our people, our culture, and our natural elements. The design will represent our success as one of the fastest growing and most progressive regions in Australia. It will also reflect council’s healthy, smart, creative vision.
The design is inspired by the beauty of the Sunshine Coast - our deep connection to the hinterland, our mountain ranges and our coastal plains.
The design of City Hall will attract residents and visitors to come to the City Centre and enjoy all it has to offer.
The design will provide residents and visitors a clear view of the council chambers, providing transparency to the community of governance in action.
The City Hall will be bordered by the laneways of the City Centre and First Avenue. These laneways will offer possible dining and other retail opportunities. These areas will include public art and tell the Sunshine Coast’s cultural heritage story. The landscaped avenues will link First Avenue through to the Urban Square.
A key vision for the City Hall is the achievement of highly sustainable outcomes. The design is set to deliver a building that will have a 5 Star Green Star rating. The Green Building Council recognises this rating as ‘Australian Best Practice’.
The current development timeline is:
- May 2019 – Concept design endorsement by council
- June 2019 – Development application submitted to EDQ
- July 2019 – Detailed design commence
- September 2019 – EDQ approval
- October to December 2019 – Construction tender process
- Mid 2020 – Construction to commence
- July 2022 – Council to occupy City Hall
Finding out more
Over the coming months we will have much more to tell you as the detailed design phase starts and as the Sunshine Coast City Hall development begins.
For more information or to ask a question, please contact council.