Council seeks views on Civic CentrePosted Sunday 22 February 2015
Opportunities for New Community Spaces and Facilities
Last year, Council engaged architectural consultants HBO+EMTB to consider the capability of the Mosman Civic Centre site to provide the services and facilities required to meet the community’s needs now and in the future. Overall, it was found that improvements could be made to building efficiency and capacity, parking availability and activation of public domain space to better meet Council’s requirements and the community’s expectations.
Council has a vision for the future of the Civic Centre site to build new facilities that would:
- Provide new community facilities such as a contemporary high quality library, purpose-built art gallery, multi-purpose community spaces for youth and seniors, customer friendly and efficient administration offices and Council Chambers
- Provide significantly increased public parking (an additional 200 car parking spaces) with at grade parking replaced by underground parking for better utilisation of the site
- Activate and beautify public domain spaces, such as improvements to Mosman Square and the Village Green, pedestrian links, and maintaining the vista to Mosman Park and Allan Border Oval
Any development would be financially positive with the cost to be funded by some residential/retail development on the site. All development would comply with current planning controls for building height and bulk, that is, height 15 metres (5 storeys) and floor space ratio of 3:1.
Council is at the first stage of this project – seeking community feedback on its vision for the site – and we’d like to know what you think.
Closing date: 25 March 2015