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Marion Cultural Centre Plaza

Summary

The MCC Plaza is defined as the public realm surrounded by Marion Cultural Centre (MCC) to the east, South Australian Aquatic and Leisure Centre (SAALC), Centrelink and GP Plus to the west. Located to the south is Westfield with pedestrian and vehicle connections along Warracowie Way and Milham Street.

The MCC Plaza vision and objectives endorsed for community engagement is as follows.

MCC Plaza After Road Entry Montage Drybrush

Artist's Impression - MCC Plaza after road entry montage - Drybrush

1. Vision

The Marion Cultural Centre (MCC) Plaza provides an opportunity to create an active public realm that enhances the Regional Centre as a destination, supporting community activities, social engagement and the visitor economy.

To enhance activity, amenity and accessibility to and within the precinct the following design principles were considered in the concept plans:

  • Improve pedestrian and cyclist connectivity, amenity and safety through the subject area for linkages between the local residential areas, the Oaklands Station, MCC, SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre (SAALC) and Westfield and other facilities on Milham Street.
  • Development of a plaza that can be utilised for community events and provide improved amenity for community use between the MCC and the SAALC with due consideration of events planning requirements.
  • Retention of vehicle access to existing business and community facilities within Milham Street, whilst minimising traffic volumes.
  • Alignment with Scentre Group (Westfield) Development Approved plans, that will close vehicle access south of Milham Street.

The proposed development builds on Council’s $5 million investment in the area which includes the recent development of Dwyer Rd Reserve and streetscape improvements that enhance community connections to public transport and the regional centre.

Further details on the concept plans and community engagement process can be viewed on our Making Marion website.

MCC Plaza After Views across the plaza drybrush

Artist's Impression - MCC Plaza after views across the plaza - Drybrush

Timelines

2013 Master plan review

2019-20 (complete)

Council report

23 June 2020 (complete)

Engagement with Key Stakeholders

2020-21 (ongoing)

Council report

13th July 2021 (complete)

Community consultation concept plans

August- October 2021 (complete)

Council report

26th October 2021 (deferred to Asset Sustainability Committee in February 2022

Asset Sustainability Committee

February 2022

Council report

March 2022

Detail Design

Mid to late 2022- subject to Council resolution

Construction

Late 2022- subject to Council resolution

MCC Plaza concept plan

MCC Plaza - Concept Plan