Whitsunday Regional Council will be proceeding with the demolition of the damaged Proserpine Entertainment Centre from mid-February 2020.
The building was extensively damaged during Cyclone Debbie and the rebuild is proudly funded by the Australian Government through the Community Development Grants and Queensland Reconstruction Authority, with a current funding total of $10.725 million.
The design includes a new multi-purpose auditorium and stage, retractable tiered seating, kitchen, café, bar, ticketing area, toilets and dressing rooms.
Demolition is currently expected to begin from Tuesday 11 February 2020 and be completed by the end of April 2020, weather permitting. The works will take place from Monday to Friday, between 6.30am and 6.30pm, and Saturdays between 8am and 1pm.
Find out more below or download the latest newsletter here:
Dobbins Lane closure
Please be aware there will be some noise and disruption during the demolition works, and a section of Dobbins Lane between Main Street and the Proserpine Library carpark, will be fenced off for public safety as an access for the demolition contractor. The Proserpine Library and the library carpark will remain open and accessible via the east-west end of Dobbins Lane.
A portable public toilet will be installed on the grass at the front of the Proserpine Library, and will be accessible for all residents during the demolition and construction works. The Accessible toilet will contain a parent changing table and will be open during library hours.
To download a copy of the adopted concept plans, please click here.
Check out the below videos for an overview of the first design that was presented to stakeholders, and history of the facility.