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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.

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 - Design Phase

Stage Outlines:
A detailed design is now being developed to ensure the project is shovel ready for funding from other levels of government.

Progress Update:

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