Community invited to take a look at concept designs for the next stage of the Wollondilly Cultural Precinct
Posted on: 18.10.2022
The Wollondilly Cultural Precinct has reached another major milestone with community members invited to take a look at the concept designs for Stage 2 of the project, including the new Village Green, Library and Government Services Building.
A few months ago, Wollondilly Shire Council asked the community for feedback to help understand how they would like to use the Village Green, Library and Government Services Building and what these spaces could look like.
This valuable feedback has helped to shape the concept designs that have been developed, and Council is now inviting residents and businesses to take a look and provide any further feedback they may have on the designs which aim to bring the Picton Town Centre to life.
Mayor Matt Gould said, “I look forward to continuing the conversation with the community to make sure we are creating a public space that will support a diverse range of community, cultural and civic activities.”
“We’ve made great progress with Stage 1, with the newly refurbished Shire Hall already in use, the construction of the Children’s Services Building nearing completion, and the tender awarded for the Performing Arts Centre.”
“This next stage will provide beautiful spaces where people can gather, and will strengthen the role of the Precinct as the community, civic, cultural and economic heart of Wollondilly.”
“The design pays homage to our past as well as bringing us into the 21st century, with the inclusion of modern, sustainable features.”
“I’m very pleased that the community’s views have been taken on board in developing these concepts, with the architects creating designs that enhance Picton’s heritage.”
“Importantly the concepts appear to strike the right balance, envisioning a new Government Services Building that’s as small as possible in stature, but maximises internal spaces so our staff can effectively serve our growing community, for community uses, as well as office rental to generate funding to pay for the building.”
“This is a critical project to set Wollondilly up for the future and I know all of Council look forward to hearing from the community on the concept designs.”
The concept designs are a high-level representation of proposed works and buildings and spaces for the area. It indicates the location, size and scale; relationship between buildings and spaces, and the general ‘look and feel’ of the area.
The designs are now ready to be viewed on Your Say Wollondilly