Stage 3 of the development of the Rufous St precinct comprises a new Peregian Beach Community House and a landscaped Greenspace.
Kane Constructions has secured the tender to complete this $3.03 million dollar stage with work set to begin in March. It’s hoped to have the project completed by mid-November 2021.
The new community house design has been developed in conjunction with Bark Design Architects, the Peregian Beach Community House Association and other stakeholders.
Plans include a new Community House with an increased number of hire / meeting rooms complemented by a greenspace of 4000m2 of sculptured gardens, a play area, winding footpaths and grassed areas.
The Australian Government through the Building Better Regions fund, and the State Government, through its Maturing the Infrastructure Pipeline Program, both helped fund the project.
A new carpark has been constructed adjacent to the new Community House alongside Di Hurst oval. This new carpark is now open for public use.
Once all of Stage 3 is constructed, a total of $10.2M of Council, State and Federal funding will have been invested into the project.
In 2014 Noosa Council purchased the old Peregian Bowls Club site to combine with existing community spaces and create a Rufous Street Community Precinct. Council plans to progressively develop the site in stages.
Stage 1 2014-2016
Purchase of site, demolition of buildings, site preparation works and Rufous Street Community Precinct Master Plan finalised
Stage 2 2017-18
Design and construction of Rufous Street, the Digital Hub and carpark complete.
Stage 3 2019-2022
Council received additional funding from the Federal and State Governments to complete Stage 3 of the Rufous Street Masterplan. Works on Stage 3 commenced in 2019. The total project value is $5.2M.