The Ulverstone Cultural Precinct Project takes an important step forward on its exciting journey to create a vibrant community, cultural and science hub.
In May, Council presented the preliminary schematic design which considered the elements from previous engagement activities that provided Council with a very clear picture about what the community were looking for in this precinct.
ARTAS Architects has prepared the optimum design for the development of this vibrant facility based on the draft Schematic Design feedback from community and key stakeholders.
The revised design has been presented to Council who approved it at their July meeting. Next the design will be submitted for Development Application. This design will be available for public comment for two weeks during this statutory period, with feedback closing on Monday 19 August 2019.
Formerly known as the Ulverstone History Precinct Project, in January 2019 the Council commissioned ARTAS Architects to commence the Schematic Design for the development of a vibrant community and cultural hub.
This multi-faceted community facility will house the Visitor Information Centre, History Museum with its research library as well as the new Science Centre and planetarium. It will also include art gallery spaces, café and special purpose workshop areas suitable for woodcraft and other activities.
The Ulverstone Cultural Precinct aims to be a tourist destination offering a range of visitor experiences for local, regional, intrastate and interstate/international visitors.
Additionally, the Ulverstone Cultural Precinct will have an education focus combining both arts and culture and science and technology. The new public spaces will also provide an engaging community space for people to visit and recreate.
The project will continue to provide progress updates as it moves through final design and the construction phase.
HISTORICAL BUILDINGS LOCATED AT THE ULVERSTONE HISTORY MUSEUM
The Ulverstone History Museum will be undertaking some changes as it becomes part of the Ulverstone Cultural Precinct.
To enable the development of the new building and surrounding landscape, five of the external buildings that have been placed on the site over the years are required to be moved.
Whilst the Council initially considered the opportunity to move these historic buildings of local significance to new regional sites around the Central Coast, it was decided to retain the buildings in Council’s care.
Thanks goes to those community members and groups who expressed interest in these buildings and their efforts in offering a new regional location for these buildings.
A new location will be identified for all five buildings and they will moved to their new home prior to start of the construction activities on the Ribey Street site.
WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THE ULVERSTONE HISTORY MUSEUM?
The Ulverstone History Museum and research library will be temporarily relocated during the redevelopment of the site at a location to be announced.
Museum staff and volunteers have undertaken an audit of the Museum’s collection, which will be stored during the project development, however the research library will remain open.
With the move being planned for 2019, the Museum is unable to accept any new donations.
Collection items have accumulated through donation or are on loan. Museum representatives have contacted owners of items on loan and examined collection items as part of the re-imagining of the Museum and how to best represent the many stories that create the rich history of the Central Coast region.
A project newsletter containing details about the project and consultation activities is available for download below:UCP Newsletter
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