Community comes through with big ideas for our new Civic Precinct

Monday, 29 July 2019

Between March and June, we ran an open engagement calling for big ideas to help shape the future of our new Civic Precinct and central office at 137 Mercer Street.

Through an interactive online map, site walking tours and workshops with key stakeholders, we received hundreds of ideas, suggestions and aspirations for the precinct and its surrounding area.

Among the suggestions were calls for an active public space, meaningful representation of our local Aboriginal culture and heritage, strong connections to City Hall, Johnstone Park and the Railway Station, and a focus on sustainability in design and access for people of all abilities.

We heard that our community wants a precinct that is a place of welcome to the city, with a design that celebrates and validates our UNESCO City of Design designation and embraces our Clever and Creative 30-year vision. 

The results from this engagement will help us to pick a preferred partner to deliver the precinct in August and will inform the design of our preferred partner as they engage further with our community.

Read the full report and view a summary infographic or visit our Civic Precinct page.

Page last updated: Tuesday, 30 July 2019