Queanbeyan Government Offices



The Queanbeyan Government Offices included the Design and construction of a four level “A’ grade office building with one level of basement parking to accommodate 101 cars, and four office levels with floor plates between 2,500m2 and 3000m2. There is a common commercial lobby entrance and separate shopfront entrances to three government departments and agencies. This project is designed to a 4 ½ star NABERS rating and featured performance glazing, mechanical services and energy efficient lighting to help accomplish the rating.

The project included training rooms, conference rooms with hi-tech audiovisual features and tribunal rooms for the government tenants. Interview rooms in the Juvenile Justice offices were sound proof and the project required the installation of audio loops in the tribunal rooms.

During construction switch room was moved from basement to ground floor as part of a safety in design initiative. This was seen as a preferred option against potential inundation during a flood and loss of critical services.

The Queanbeyan Government Offices project was adjoined to the Queanbeyan Showground. Works were scheduled around major events at the showground. Richard Crookes Constructions was also a major sponsor of community events held there as our initiation to support the local community.

Client: NSW Dept of Commerce
Architect: Bates Smart
Delivery Form: Design & Construct
Location: Queanbeyan, NSW
Value: $30.3 m
Completion date: June 2008