Located in Albury’s Cultural Precinct, the proposed redevelopment (subject to State and Federal funding) would establish an innovative, iconic and inspiring venue, taking advantage of Albury’s strategic location between Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. The redevelopment would significantly expand and enhance the existing venue, built in 1972 and last upgraded in 1993, which has become limited in its ability to meet the needs of the modern convention market.
This project has been in planning for several years, with community engagement having previously been undertaken during the feasibility study which resulted in a preferred design and set of guiding principles being endorsed by council.
Key features of the concept design include:
- Expansion of the Convention Wing to cater for large-scale business, conference and tourism events.
- Doubling conference seating capacity to 2000 patrons and increased exhibition space.
- Improved connection to QEII, MAMA, the LibraryMuseum and Retro Lane Café (Cultural Precinct).
- Development of a formal plaza and meeting place at the venue’s entrance to better facilitate larger conferences/concurrent events.
Architectural design firms Peddle Thorpe and Furlong & Kain were commissioned to develop the concept designs which we are excited to share with you.
What happens next?
The project team will review feedback from this consultation and incorporate it into future design considerations to ensure we have a venue that meets the needs of the community.
A development application will be submitted and placed on public exhibition in the future. This will further provide an opportunity for the community to provide feedback on this redevelopment.
Further progression of this project is subject to State and/or Federal funding.
More information is available below.