Cardinia Shire Civic Centre is the heart of the new town of Officer.
Cardinia Shire Civic Centre is the first key building in the precinct and will be complemented by a new main street and plaza.
The four-storey, 5,000 square metre building is 5 Star Green Star As Built and features activity based working areas, Council chambers, public amenities and meeting room space. The complex has 200 car parking spaces and is designed to encourage bicycle usage, including dedicated undercover space for bikes.
Basso Project Management worked diligently with Places Victoria and Cardinia Shire Council to meet the challenges of international best practice and innovative urban design.
Officer is a new Australian model for urban development in growth areas. It is climate change ready, set up for business and offers a stronger, more resilient community.
This urban initiative in Victoria’s outer south east growth area is being developed in partnership with private sector, industry and government partners.
The project masterplan facilitates a range of development opportunities to balance complementing uses while enhancing public spaces. It incorporates office buildings, retail, community facilities and entertainment and provides for a wide variety of housing to cater for different lifestyles and budgets.
Sustainability features in the masterplan include a tri-generation plant for power, water and heating to allow the precinct to be self-sustaining.
The council building is a slab construction with precast panels with a 5 Star Green Star and 4.5 NABERS rating. The facade is highly detailed.
As a new precinct, many works needed to occur before the building could be complete and operating including roads and infrastructure, road underpass, plaza areas, and central energy plants. A retarding basin was dug to store rainwater run off before storage tanks were installed.
Cardinia Shire Civic Centre is part of Places Victoria’s $3 billion Officer development that covers 340 hectares and will be home to 15,000 people with 35,000 square metres of retail activity and 40,000 square metres of office space.
“This is a fantastic project for us. A completely new slate, a fresh beginning for an entire new town and a new way of living.” Elia Basso, Director, Basso Project Management
- Places Victoria with integrated fitout for Cardinia Shire Council
- Project Management
- Integrated Fitout Management
- Swamp area and water table issues
- Government approvals
- Lack of infrastructure
- Tight time frame