Centennial Place Designs Available for Public Feedback

Combined designs Centennial Place
The two concept designs for the former Harvey Norman site in the CBD, on the corner of Miles Street and Grace Street, tentatively called Centennial Place.

Published: 9th November 2021

Council is pleased to release the two draft concept design layouts for the proposed Centennial Place project, with the community urged to choose their preferred design layout option and provide their feedback to fine-tune the final design.

People can see the design layouts and pick the layout design they prefer – Concept A or B. The designs also include some images which are indicative only. Please leave any feedback or suggestions by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LK999R7. The survey will be open until early December.

Both layouts feature a “Centennial Walk” through the centre of the site which will acknowledge the history of Mount Isa over the past 100 years.

Council will also be holding two community engagement sessions to provide further details about the planned project.

The first session will be held on Monday, November 15, at 5.30pm in the Council Chambers on West Street. Residents who would like to attend this session can register their details at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9G6W668.

The second session will be held on Wednesday, November 24, at 5.30pm in the Council Chambers.

Mayor Danielle Slade said the sessions will give people a chance to provide their feedback on the overall designs.

“The consultants who developed the concepts got valuable and constructive input in person from a number of Mount Isa business and community representatives in September and have come back to us with these two excellent designs,” Cr Slade said.

“I am so pleased we can now release these concepts to the public for residents to have their say.

“As we’re looking to have Centennial Place open in time for Mount Isa’s centenary in 2023, it has been designed to acknowledge the centennial year.

“It will also recognise and acknowledge the history of mining and its contribution to the city, acknowledge the Traditional Owners and cultural history of the Mount Isa area, support a variety of activities so that a mix of locals and visitors can use it, and be used for future celebrations and community events.

“We welcome people’s input. I encourage people to send through their feedback, either through our online survey, or by attending one of the community engagement sessions.

“This input will assist in fine-tuning the final design before we move ahead with the project.”

It is anticipated Council will seek targeted funding to progress the Centennial Place project.