The Square will be a place for people to relax, meet friends, enjoy a meal or drink, and be entertained.

The Square Concept

Artist's Impression


With the opportunity to make improvements, the new design will make the most of the space, creating a welcoming venue for locals and visitors alike.

The recreational and commercial attractions on offer will be better than ever, encouraging people to linger and enjoy the space.

Trees and plantings will be a strong feature of the area, helping to contribute to a greener central city.

The new Central Library, located on the northern edge, will draw people in to the Square, and encourage them to stay.

Funding and Cost Share

  • Project Cost (D&C):  $9.2 million
  • Project Funding CCC: $4.6 million
  • Project Funding Crown:  $4.6 million
  • Project Delivery: Joint
  • Project Delivery Date: Q3 2016
  • Project Governance: Joint
  • Project Ownership:  CCC