Botanic Gardens Precinct Renewal


The Botanic Gardens Precinct Renewal Project involves the delivery of three sub-projects to invigorate and enhance an underutilised public precinct.

About the Project

The Botanic Gardens Precinct Renewal Project involves the delivery of 3 sub-projects to invigorate and enhance the public precinct.

It will create a dynamic and engaging accessible precinct that improves spatial connections and walkability, engages the community in cultural heritage experiences and place-making and addresses fundamental issues around equity access and safety.

The project has many benefits including:

  • Stimulus to the local economy
  • Generation of jobs
  • Increase in visitors
  • Lift the status of the precinct from a local to a regional attraction

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Lord Baden Powell Drive upgrade

  • Undertake reference design and specifications
  • Procure design and construct civil contractor
  • Execute design and construct contract for reconstruction of the road, including median islands, turning lane, new museum access, associated road furniture and landscaping

Museum of the Riverina Redevelopment

  • Finalisation of procurement
  • Award of design and construction contract
  • Finalisation of detailed design
  • Construction of new exhibition hall
  • Conservation of Fife family Cooks Galley and relocation to the exhibition hall
  • Landscaping to garden
  • Refurbishment of collections stores building
  • Design exhibitions
  • Curation of exhibitions
  • Fit out of exhibition hall
  • Installation of exhibitions and media interactives
  • Design of collection storage areas
  • Fit out of collection storage areas
  • Conversion of schoolhouse to education space

Entwine: History loves botany

  • Commence procurement
  • Procure construction contractors
  • Undertake installation of footpaths
  • Undertake remediation works to the Brolga pond
  • Installation of nature playground in Botanic Gardens

Museum Energy Savings project

  • Scope project
  • Commence procurement
  • Contract award and execution
  • Installation of energy savings measure (solar, LED lighting)

This project is being funded by:

Australian Government (Building Better Regions Fund) - $4.3 million ($1.7 million for the Museum and $2.6 million for Lord Baden Powell Drive upgrade)

Create NSW (Regional Cultural Fund) - $3.188 million

Restart NSW (Infrastructure NSW) - $739,466

Wagga Wagga City Council - $400,000

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