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Western Downs Regional Council is delivering a brand-new public space at 120 Cunningham Street (Former Mary's Commercial Hotel site) which will create a vibrant, exciting and energized town centre.

The 120 Cunningham Street project is one of several major projects Council is fast tracking under its COVID-19 Recovery Package to secure and create jobs and boost the liveability of the Western Downs.

The project will transform the site into a spectacular public space to be enjoyed day and night, activating the town centre and encouraging residents and visitors to come together and explore our region.

Following community feedback and a thorough selection process, Council has endorsed the concept design (pictured) submitted by Queensland architectural firm Blight Rayner. Western Downs company New State Builders have been contracted to build the project.

Key Features:

  • Colourful flowered arbours connecting Cunningham and Archibald Streets
  • Outdoor digital screen for movies, digital art shows and other video content
  • Spectacular light show to activate the space at night and work in with digital artworks
  • Abstract replica of the Commercial Hotel's famous bar
  • Main plaza for events
  • Spaces to encourage new local eateries and temporary food trucks

Project Status:  Underway - Tender Awarded

June 2022 - Works Commenced
Works on the site have commenced.

May 2022 - Construction Contractor Awarded
Council has endorsed New State Builders to construct the project. 

February 2022 - Detailed designs unveiled, out to tender for construction
Detailed designed have been completed by Blight Rayner. The project is currently out to tender for construction. 

9 December 2020 - Concept design endorsed by Council:
A concept design developed by renowned Queensland architectural firm Blight Rayner, which will see a spectacular 'town heart' created on the former Mary's Commercial Hotel site. A detailed design will now be developed to ensure the project is shovel ready for funding from other levels of government. 

21 April 2021 - Blight Rayner endorsed by Council to complete detailed design for construction 

Related Documents:

Media Release: Local contractor selected to deliver landmark public space in Dalby - 26 May 2022

Media Release: Detailed designs pave the way for construction of new public space in Dalby - 15 February, 2022

Media Release: Council unveils concept design for Dalby's 'town heart' - 10 December 2020