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Gympie Civic & Cultural Precinct Master Plan

Gympie, Queensland

 

This master plan is conceived to create a new heart of Gympie, a city 170 kilometres north of Brisbane with a rich legacy of historic buildings. One of these is the Town Hall which now, unfortunately, sits isolated by roads in the city centre. The concept closes roads and a roundabout to link the Town Hall with an existing civic precinct and park. A new library is carved into the topography, opening out to gathering and outdoor performance space previously occupied by road.

Along from the library, a new Council administration centre flanks a tiered amphitheatre leading up to high level parkland, An existing civic centre is further along is retained but proposed to be refurbished to open up its edges, and lastly a new art gallery proposed to anchor parkland forming a sculpture park.

The proposition is awaiting Council consideration but, if approved, will breathe new life into the centre of Gympie as a civic and cultural heart as well as linking the city’s historic Mary Street and ‘Rattler’ railway station, an outstanding heritage building.

Traditional Owners and ongoing custodians of the land

the Gubbi Gubbi people

Client

Gympie Regional Council