TARONGA ZOO - AUSTRALIAN HABITAT AND TARONGA WILDLIFE RETREAT

Lot 22 Bradleys Head Rd (DP843294), MOSMAN, New South Wales, Australia. 2088

Estimated Value $44.013 million

Development Zoo - 4 storey

Main Category Entertainment

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About This Project


Development of a new Australian habitat exhibit and eco-tourist facility to be known as the Australia Habitat and Taronga Wildlife Retreat. Stage 1 works: Demolition of existing structures, including part of the rustic garden bed wall, parts of the layout of the early pathways & landscaping. Relocation of the circular kiosk within the site to expose the original fountain base. Construction of 5 connected accommodation pods ranging between 2 and 4 storeys in height consisting of a total 58 rooms and 4 suites. Construction of a new 4 storey (including one subterranean level) addition to the existing Taronga Centre to accommodate a new kitchen and dining facility, lower ground level includes plant rooms, staff amenities and back of house areas; ground Level includes a new kitchen, staff office, & amenities; level 1 includes a dining room, small kitchen, & plating area; & level 2 includes a dining/function room, plating area, & terrace. Construction of a new single storey guest lodge to house reception, bar, storage, guest interaction facilities with adjacent platypus exhibit & animal encounter facilities. Construction of a new native Australian wildlife exhibition including: kangaroo habitat; new aviaries; walkthrough exhibition containing native Australian wildlife including echidnas, koalas, bandicoots, potaroos, wallabies, & freshwater eels. Landscaping, including naturalistic and endemic native Australian vegetation and a man-made creek. Walkthrough exhibition for guests from the proposed guest lodge and new platypus enclosure through the proposed new open exhibits; & interpretative and directional signage. Stage 2 works: alterations to the existing Taronga Centre including additional stairs and lift access and enclosing roof and lobby space, these proposed works seek to improve accessibility for guests within existing buildings. The accommodation pods include a native planted skin along the northern facades & clad in reconstituted hardwood timber, & contain timber & perforated metal blades.

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Type ZOO - 4 storey
Dev Type New
Status Firm
Stage CONTRACT LET
Ownership 3
No. Units 0.000
No. Floors 0.000
Commencement Date 27/11/17
Completion Date 30/11/18
First Reported Date 28/11/12

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Town Planner
Ashleigh Ryan
Quantity Surveyor
Nathan Towill
Architect
Interior Design
Structural Engineer
Civil Engineer
Hydraulic Engineer
Consultant
Robert Lee
Geotechnical Consultant
Michael Thom
Mechanical Engineer
Acoustic Engineer
Glenn Wheatley
Bldg Certifier/Bldg Surveyor
Andrew Brohier
Landscape Architect
Fire Engineer
Consultant
Engineer
Developer
Matthew Spooner
Tendering Authority
Matthew Spooner
Project Manager
Paul McDonald
Builder
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