Construction of the Queenscliffe Hub is now one step closer, with the appointment of a principal consultant to oversee the design of the project.
Minister for Bellarine Lisa Neville welcomed the appointment of Kerstin Thompson Architects, who will take the lead in helping transform this important part of Queenscliff’s city centre.
Kerstin Thompson Architects is an award-winning architectural firm highly regarded for designing inviting and modern community spaces, while respecting heritage architecture and the surrounding environment.
The Queenscliffe Hub project includes the redevelopment of the Queenscliffe Historical Museum, integrating the new structure with the Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre and the Queenscliff Library, consolidating these three key sites into one integrated centre.
The buildings have strong historical connections to the town, with the library first opened in 1888, and are vital centres for both locals and visitors. The Queenscliffe Hub project will complement their historical connection to the town, while ensuring they retain their own unique features.
The $5.75 million project has been funded by the Andrews Labor Government through the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund, Community Support Fund and the Living Libraries Program and will be overseen by Ms Neville as Chair of the Project Steering Committee.
Additional funding has been provided from the Federal Government and the Borough of Queenscliffe.
Extensive community consultation is now underway and will continue throughout the life of the project. The Queenscliffe Hub is expected to be completed by 2021.