Rumour, (confirmed by two separate sources to CCO) has it that, to meet ‘cost constraints’, the lovely folks at BVN Architecture have been sent back to the drawing board on the CCS design.
From Citizens Voice – Facebook page
Apparently, the request is for ceilings to be lowered in public spaces such as the library and the art gallery .
Our understanding is that detailed plans nearing approximately 75% completion saw the estimated cost at that point blow out by approximately $10m and the order from Council was to reduce it by $5m if possible.
What ? You haven’t heard about this?
So when Council’s Heart of Coffs website is showing all those lovely artist impressions of the new building, (shown here) – be aware that the pictures don’t show the shrunken version that they’re now apparently working on.
Depending on the change of design, there may be a need to re-submit the DA. And once, the DA is re-submitted – well , you know the drill.
Let Rob Stokes know what your objections are.
Just imagine, all those beautiful public spaces being reduced.
But what abut the Mayors office?
Published by Citizens Voice Facebook page – 11.00 p.m. Wednesday 9 December 2020.
CCO: Editor’s note – we were aware of this as largely reported above as of Tuesday 8 December – we have added information about the cost blow out amount.