Will the project include public toilets?
Yes. The Queenscliffe Hub will contain accessible and modern toilets inside the building, accessible seven days a week whenever the building is open. During late evening events, such as for the Low Light Festival, temporary exterior toilets may be placed on site. Council is also investigating adding an additional public toilet elsewhere on Hesse Street.
Where can toilets be accessed during construction?
Toilets can be accessed 24 hours a day in Princess Park opposite the intersection of Gellibrand and Stokes streets.
Is the heritage façade of the Library being retained?
Yes. The heritage façade will remain a prominent feature of Hesse Street, and has greatly influenced the design of the new building.
Is Field Park staying where it is?
Yes. Field Park will remain in its current location, though the layout of the park will be adjusted to accommodate the new building.
What's happening with the trees on site?
Both feature trees out the front of the museum and the large fig tree at the rear will be retained as part of the design. Pruning works will be occurring to keep these trees healthy and protected during construction work. You can review a pruning plan for the trees here(PDF, 1MB).
Is there parking on site?
Parking is available at the rear of the building. Bike parking will also be made available on site for cyclists.
How is the project being managed?
The Project Control Group includes members from each of the tenant organisations, Council, Regional Development Victoria and a community representative. The Project Steering Committee contains representatives from the above organisations, as well as additional community representatives and representation from the Victorian Government. The PSC is chaired by Minister Lisa Neville. Project management is completed by Cerno Management.