The Queensland Government, through Arts Queensland, is developing a business case to explore a new performing arts venue in Brisbane.
More than 150 artists and arts organisations, producers, business groups, peak bodies, tourism agencies, government stakeholders and interested individuals from across Australia have provided input into the business case which is being developed by a consortium of KPMG, Cox Architects and AECOM. Stakeholder consultation has now closed to finalise the submission for presentation to Government. However, Arts Queensland welcomes ongoing feedback and public discussion regarding a new performing arts venue via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the New Performing Arts Venue Project Director on 07) 3034 4003.
Key drivers in undertaking this business case process are:
The business case is currently under consideration by the Queensland Government.
The business case considers:
Development of a new performing arts venue in the existing Cultural Precinct would need to consider its heritage listing in 2015.
Arts Queensland has commissioned the development of a Conservation Management Plan to conserve the Precinct's heritage values and inform future infrastructure planning. Heritage consultants, Conrad Gargett, were appointed in November 2015 to develop this plan.
Download our map of existing arts venues (PDF) (334.32 KB) in central Brisbane.
View the Project Assessment Framework (PAF) which is used across government to ensure a common, rigorous approach to assessing projects.