Sunshine Coast City Hall
  • Last updated:
  • 20 Nov 2022

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Located in the heart of the Maroochydore City Centre, the development of the new Sunshine Coast City Hall building is truly taking shape. A building that has been planned with great care to create an environment that is stimulating, welcoming and accessible to our community.

Scheduled to be completed in late 2022, this project is a catalyst for investment in the Maroochydore City Centre Development. The development agreement with Walker Corporation is one very significant example of the value that is being achieved for the ratepayers from Council’s commitment to this building.

With 10-stories, approximately 12,000m² of floor space a 156-space car park and 96 bicycle spaces, the new City Hall building will represent our people, our culture, and our natural elements.

City Hall was designed to reflect the Sunshine Coast’s vision of being Australia’s most sustainable region healthy, smart and creative. This commitment is visible in three key design aspects: modern, functional and sustainable.

Behind the design process

The City Hall building concept design is the result of multiple consultative efforts, including a visioning workshop with key stakeholders to establish and guide the design elements of the building.

Designed by Cottee Parker Architects with sustainability at its core design response, the new building includes features that will reduce environmental impact and embrace the Sunshine Coast climate.

The building is intended to fit seamlessly into its built and natural environment and distinguishes itself as a landmark building in the new City Centre.

The building is inspired by the forms and colours of the unique Sunshine Coast Glass House Mountains. The mountain and water themes flow from the exterior inwards to deliver a holistic and integrated experiential journey for residents, visitors and staff.

The design will provide a clear view of council chambers located on level 1, providing transparency to the community of governance in action.

View the concept design interactive image.

A sustainable building

The City Hall building is designed to achieve the following accreditation targets:

  • 5 star National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) target – To obtain the 5 star rating, the building efficiency will be evaluated across four elements; energy, water, waste and indoor environment.
  • 5 star Green Star Design and As Built – accreditation already achieved. This accreditation encourages industry to create buildings that are not just green but healthy, liveable, productive, resilient and sustainable. To obtain this rating, the sustainability outcomes from the design and construction of the new City Hall building had to meet the selection criteria.
  • Regional PCA “A” premium grade commercial – to obtain this accreditation the new City Hall building will require a 5 star NABERS and 5 star Green Star rating.
  • Compliant with National Construction Code (NCC) 2019.

The building will also integrate renewable energy generation through solar power, sustainable design principles and smart building solutions.

This landmark building will:

  • deliver innovative workplaces
  • be a benchmark for future commercial development, both locally and regionally
  • feature local and Australian designers and suppliers.

Planned project timeline

Steps completed

 Concept design endorsement by council 
 May 2019 
 Development application submitted by EDQ
 June 2019
 Detailed design commence
 July 2019
 EDQ approval
 September 2019
 Construction tender process 
 October to December 2019
 Construction to commence
 August 2020
 Procurement (fit-out design)
 July to September 2021
 Procurement (audio visual fit-out)
  December to March 2022

Steps in progress

 Procurement (furniture supply and installation)
 March to April 2022 
 Construction 
 August 2020 to late 2022

Next steps*

Opening Late 2022
*Weather, site conditions and industry supply chains permitting

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