Coffs Harbour Cultural and Civic Space Project Update February 2020

Outcomes of Thursday 13th February 2020 Coffs Harbour City Council meeting:

At Thursday night's Council meeting four reports were put forward regarding the Cultural and Civic Space project. These reports and their outcomes are as follows:

Acceptance of the tender of Turner and Townsend Thinc Pty Ltd for Project Management Services – passed.Acceptance of the tender of Altus Group Cost Management Pty Ltd for Cost Management Consultant Services – passed.

Acceptance of the tender of BVN Architecture Pty Ltd for Head Design Consultant services – passed.

Approval of Development Application No. 0199/20 for Demolition (of existing buildings) at 23 Gordon Street (Lot 20, Section 6, DP 758258), 25 Gordon Street (Lot B, DP 346105) and 27-31 Gordon Street (Lot 123, DP 749233), Coffs Harbour – passed.

You can review the minutes of the 13th February Council meeting here

What does this mean?

The positions of Head Design Consultant and the design team, external Project Manager and Cost Manager are an essential part of the detailed design process which develops the precise detail of the building structure, design, layout and fit out.The approval of the demolition Development Application for 23-31 Gordon Street allows the existing buildings to be removed, preparing the site for construction.

The Project Manager’s role is to manage the key project consultants (including the architect and their design team, the cost manager and the builder). The PM aims to deliver the project within Council’s approved budget and time frames.

The Head Design Consultant’s role has two main parts:

As the project’s architect, create and implement architectural and interior design for the new building, keeping to Council approved budget and time-frames; and

Manage their design team (including engineers, sustainability consultant, landscape architect and others) and incorporate the builder’s input in their role as design consultant.

The Cost Manager’s role is to continuously monitor and manage the project’s finances and provide feedback to Council so that decisions can be made regarding project costs.The Cultural and Civic Space project team are excited to have this team on board, and are looking forward to working with them to deliver the building.


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