Ngununggula, Southern Highlands Regional Gallery


​RCC was proud to act as the Development Partner to plan and manage the design and construction of the Ngununggula Gallery at Retford Park.

Ngununggula Gallery works included the restoration and upgrades of two existing buildings to provide a world-class art gallery space, along with a new public access road and carpark. Ngununggula, meaning ‘Belonging’ in the traditional language of the Gundungurra First Nation People, aims to be a treasured cultural destination for Southern Highlands community and visitors of all ages to experience and enjoy the visual arts.

  • Scope of works included:
    Repurposing existing heritage Vet Clinic into a 500sqm café and heritage Dairy building into an international museum grade gallery space which provides complete flexibility for the operators
  • Construction of new ancillary building to house education administrative functions including public amenities, gift shop and offices, as well as an outdoor collaborative learning and event space
  • Construction of new carpark and public road which provides access to the gallery and caters for event buses
    Extensive landscaping works including heritage significant landscaping which involved repurposing trees cut down for hard landscaping items (i.e. furniture, wheel stops, etc)
  • Installation and connection of all major services (gas, water, electricity) as there was limited capacity to the existing authority services to heritage buildings

Client: National Trust NSW
Architect: Tonkin Zulaikha Greer
Delivery Form: Managing Contractor on behalf of the Southern Highlands Gallery at Retford Park
Location: Sydney, NSW
Value: $7.6m
Completion date: August 2021