Monday 17 September 2012

Another $1.2 million on another report for Cairns Entertainment Centre

Cairns Regional Council has voted to spend $1.2 million for another report for a performing arts centre.

This is in addition to $12 million that has already been spent on planning for this facility at two other locations but previous Councils. Only Councillors Robert Pyne and Julia Leu voted against the expenditure.

  • APPOINTMENT OF CONSULTANTS ................................................................. 64
    P. Tabulo: 26/7/18-05: #3717198
    Moved: Mayor Bob MANNING
    Seconded: SCHILLING

    1. Council appoints the consultants as listed below for the preparation of the Concept Plan for a Performing Arts Centre as required in the Heads of Agreement with Ports North. These appointments are made in accordance with Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulation 2010, section 184 because of the specialised nature of the services that are sought, together with their experience and association with the previous Cairns Entertainment Precinct, making it impractical for Council to invite quotes or tenders for this Concept Plan stage.

    2. Savills Project Management be appointed to manage the preparation of the
    above Concept Plan and to undertake Phase 1 of the preparation of the Business Case as also required in the above Agreement for the sum of $328,640.

    3. The scope of the Business Plan be agreed with the State and Federal

    4. Council delegates authority in accordance with Section 257 of the Local
    Government Act 2009 to the Chief Executive Officer to finalise any matters relating to the appointment of consultants for the proposed Performing Arts Centre and to also resolve contracts from the Cairns Entertainment Precinct project that will not be necessary to progress the Performing Arts Complex.

    Performing Arts Complex- Concept Plan Consultants

    Consultant Discipline Proposed Fee including Expenses
    CA Cox Rayner Architect $372,099
    WT Partnership Cost Planner $46,000
    Acoustic Studio Acoustic Engineer $87,012
    Schuler Shook Theatre Planner $70,170 25
    Arup Structural Engineer $86,100
    Arup Mechanical Engineer $74,500
    Arup Traffic Engineer $50,000
    Cardno Civil Engineer $61,975
    SPP Hydraulic Engineer $71,500
    Steensen Varming Electrical Engineer $46,000
    Steensen Varming Vertical Transport Engineer $5,000
    Certis BCA Consultant $32,000
    Cundall ESD Consultant $34,950
    Urbis Town Planner $35,500
    PricewaterhouseCoopers Economist $138,811

    TOTAL 1,211,617

    Motion Carried
    Councillors Pyne and Leu voting against the motion

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