Construction of Rockhampton’s new Art Gallery
- Project typeMajor Project
- Project value$31.5 million
- Project scheduleOctober 2021
- Contractor nameWoollam Constructions
The new art gallery, officially named the Rockhampton Museum of Art, will be a three-storey structure with around 4700m2 gross floor area and is being constructed on 212 and 214 Quay Street and the back section of 220 Quay Street for a delivery dock.
The new Gallery will make the region’s significant and notable collection more accessible to the community through expanded gallery spaces, provide opportunities to show touring exhibitions, and offer spaces for education and community engagement. In short, the new Gallery will reinvigorate the local economy and provide a tourist drawcard for visitors from interstate and beyond.
Planning for the redevelopment of the Rockhampton Art Gallery has been in play for a number of years and is supported by feasibility analysis that shows economic, cultural and community benefits for Rockhampton, the Central Queensland region, and the state.
The project will deliver a cutting-edge Cultural Precinct for Central Queensland, activating economic transformation and population growth. It will also be an Australian first in the sector; being intentionally designed with both architectural and operating features offering unique access benefits for Australia’s aging population. This socially inclusive, professionally educational, and digitally entrepreneurial gallery is a catalyst for the Rockhampton CBD revitalisation.
Through funding by the Queensland Government Council has appointed a collaborative team of Conrad Gargett Architects, Clare Design and Brian Hooper Architect to develop the design of the new Rockhampton Art Gallery and help to transform the CBD.
Funding: The Rockhampton Museum of Art construction is jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government in association with Rockhampton Regional Council.
212-214 Quay Street, Rockhampton City 4700 View Map