Delivering an inspiring, modern and flexible performing arts facility
‘The project has been an outstanding success that has been completed on time and on budget. I thank all the council’s staff and contractors that delivered this terrific community facility for all to enjoy.’ Cr Mark Byatt, Wodonga Mayor.
Wodonga Council wanted to create a community asset to replace the aging Wodonga Civic Centre, which had been built in 1971. Thinc was engaged as project manager to help deliver an inspiring, modern and flexible performing arts facility for local residents to enjoy. Thinc’s role included:
- Advising on the most appropriate and effective procurement methods
- Managing the design team throughout the entire project
- Managing the tendering process and the appointment of the contractor
- Acting as the contract superintendent
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Our team utilised its expertise in stakeholder management to ensure all the needs of the numerous and varied stakeholders involved were met within the project parameters. Crucially, Turner & Townsend Thinc also helped to create viability by managing the development of the concept design and cost plan, which were pivotal in obtaining funding from the Federal Government’s Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program.
The Cube Wodonga was completed in August 2012 and is situated in Wodonga’s central business district. It has the capacity to host diverse events and deliver a range of exciting programs, including touring bands and theatre shows, local community performances, film screenings, conferences and much more.
The flexible venue is unique to North East Victoria as it can be tailored to suit almost any event or show. It has a large auditorium that can open up to the courtyard outside or can be divided to make a smaller, more intimate auditorium for smaller meetings or gatherings. It also has automated retractable seating, which means the venue can be set-up in theatre style or flat floor mode (for live concerts). Roundtables can also be brought in for conferences or receptions.
Wodonga Council set out to create an asset that could be enjoyed by all. This commitment is clearly demonstrated in the building’s community lounge, which is accessible to all and has ports for recharging motorised wheelchairs/scooters, lounge chairs and a microwave. A café and bar also operates out of the venue.
Turner & Townsend Thinc is proud to have been instrumental in the delivery of The Cube Wodonga, a major project of key significance for the arts scene and the broader community.
For more information, please contact:
James Coffey – firstname.lastname@example.org / 03 9654 6799