MINISTER AND MAYOR MEET WITH DESTINATION QUEENSCLIFF DESIGN TEAM

Following the appointment of award-winning firm Hassell Ltd to manage consultancy design services for Council’s Destination Queenscliff project, Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville MP and Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor Cr Susan Salter met with Mark Haycox and Alix Smith of Hassell Ltd at the Queenscliff Lighthouse Reserve today.

Hassell Ltd is a renowned and highly respected firm that has completed significant design works for both public and private sector projects. Its expression of interest for the consultancy design phase of the Destination Queenscliff project demonstrated that Hassel Ltd has the relevant experience and resources to deliver the project objectives.

“Having listened to, and acted on, community concerns as they related  to the protection of Shortlands Bluff, I now welcome the appointment of Hassel Architects and  look forward to this important project getting underway as soon as  possible, Ms Neville said.

“Hassell Ltd has been involved with a range of prize-winning design projects, locally and internationally, and brings a wealth of experience in exciting, forward-thinking design to our Destination Queenscliff project,” said Cr Salter.

“Having listened to, and acted on, community concerns as they related  to the protection of Shortlands Bluff I now welcome the appointment of Hassel Architects and  look forward to this important project getting underway as soon as  possible, Ms Neville said.

The project is jointly funded by State and Federal Government grants and contributions from Council. In September 2017, Minister Neville confirmed that the State Government’s Regional Jobs and Infrastructure fund would contribute $2.69 million towards the project, in addition to $3.489 million from the Federal Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund announced in September 2016.

Destination Queenscliff project works at the Queenscliff Lighthouse Reserve will consist of public open space improvements including a new kiosk / café, public toilets and information centre, landscaping, paths and ship viewing platforms, and an upgrade of the existing Ocean View car park.

The eco-cabins originally planned for the Queenscliff Lighthouse Reserve will now be located in the nearby recreation reserve.