Work starts on Peregian Beach Community House
Civil works for the Rufous St Community House at Peregian Beach are underway for the construction of the $3 million facility.
Contractor Kane Constructions has earmarked a completion date of late this year for the multi-use facility.
Noosa Mayor Clare Stewart said the legacy project would be a valuable addition to the Peregian Beach community and is part of over a $10 million investment into the Rufous Street precinct.
“It will be a facility that many different groups across the shire will enjoy and also help foster connections within the community,” she said.
Cr Stewart and Federal Member for Wide Bay and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Llew O'Brien today inspected the progress of civil works.
Mr O’Brien said the Coalition Government committed $2,550,179 towards Stage 3 of the Rufous Street Masterplan through the Building Better Regions Fund.
“The Rufous Street Community House is a landmark project that will provide world-class facilities to meet the needs of its growing community,” Mr O’Brien said.
“This vibrant space will build on Noosa’s reputation as a centre for innovation, creativity and technology, attracting new businesses and diversifying the local economy.
“It will also have an immediate benefit to employment, by involving approximately 300 staff throughout the supply and construction process, with a large number of workers expected to be local residents."
Kane Constructions Regional Manager Mark Grimsey said workers are excited to be part of such a significant piece of community infrastructure.
“We really enjoy delivering quality buildings that have such a strong connection to the community,” he said.
The new community house design has been developed in conjunction with Bark Design Architects, the Peregian Beach Community House Association and other stakeholders.
Association President John Hare said excitement is building.
"The facility will provide greater flexibility in meeting the demand for hiring space and we hope it will become a central focus of Peregian Beach," he said.
Rufous Street stage three comprises a Community House with an increased number of hire/meeting rooms complemented by a greenspace of 400m2, with sculptured gardens, a play area, winding footpaths and grassed areas.
Cr Stewart said once the Community House is completed, work would then start on the expansion of the Peregian Digital Hub into the existing Community House facility.
"The Digital Hub growth has been fantastic and this expansion and further activation of the site provides more opportunities to foster the digital economy in Noosa," she said.
"The project is delivering local jobs for a local landmark facility.
"It's so exciting for our shire and another clear example of what we can achieve in collaboration with the community and the Australian Government," Cr Stewart said.
For further information, contact Ken Furdek 0448807068
WORK BEGINS ON NEW COMMUNITY HOUSE!
Work begins on the new community house!
Residents will have noticed some activity around the Rufous Street precinct. Fencing has been erected around the construction site and demountables moved into position.
We are now entering the construction phase with anticipated completion by the end of 2021. Civil works will take place in March and April (considerable truck activity, excavators, etc) with construction from April to July. Fit out will take place from July through to October.
Key stakeholders met with the newly appointed construction company, Kane Construction, on Monday 8 March.
Photo: John Hare (President, PBCH), Matthew Cheng (Project Manager, Kane Construction) and Jamie McKinless (Site Manager, Kane Construction).
Some of the key issues discussed at the meeting included:
• All Kane contractor parking will be on site within Kane Compounds
• Community Updates will be posted by Kane Construction on a Community Noticeboard – this should be erected this week
• In addition, Noosa Council project updates will be posted on the PBCH website
Construction Noise & Working Hours
• No works shall be undertaken outside the Council approved hours of operation.
• Mon- Friday 7:00am-6:00pm
• Saturday- 7:00am-4:00pm
• Vehicle speeds on any unsealed areas at site shall not exceed 10 km/hr.
• Dust suppression and watering down will be adopted during excavation works as required.
• Spoil stockpiles will be protected with hessian and silt fences at base of stockpiles.
• Rock and rumble grids to capture mud at entry/exit points.
Erosion and Sediment Control
• Silt fences, on site swales for water diversion, silt socks to pits.
• Treat water on site before discharging into stormwater.
All Incidents to be reported to Kane Management and or applicable external Authorities/Contacts:
• Site Manager -0412 897 896 – Jamie McKinless
• Project Manager-0401 819 503 – Matt Cheng
• Contract Administrator-0412 504 593 – Chris Robinson
• Health and Safety Rep – 0428502076 – Graham Thorton
• Kane Head Office- 07 5443 9678
If you have any general queries or enquiries, contact Tania in the office in the first instance and we will endeavour to answer your questions.
We are all very excited that the project is underway!
8 March 2021
WORK BEGIN ON THE NEW PEREGIAN BEACH COMMUNITY HOUSE !!
Construction is set to begin on the new Peregian Beach Community House . The new design features more hire and meeting rooms, allowing greater flexibility in meeting community demand for hiring space. Surrounding it will be a vast greenspace with sculptured gardens a playground, winding footpaths and grassed area for the community to enjoy.
Once the new Community HOuse operating, the existing Community House will be refurbished into an extension of the Peregian Digital Hub.
Congratulations to Kane Constructions (QLD) who were awarded the contract at Council meeting this week.
Latest update from Noosa Council on the New Community House !