Rockdale Civic Centre + Library

The Masterplan and Concept Design for the Rockdale Civic Centre is part of the planned revitalisation of the Rockdale Town Centre. The project includes the creation of a new City Library and the redesign of Councils administration and Civic Centre. The redevelopment of the Civic Precinct includes three buildings; the 1940’s Town Hall & Council Chambers, a 3 level 1980’s administration centre and retail space on the Princes Highway. Facilities include a public library of approximately 1700m², a modern Customer Service Centre combined with the library’s main foyer, new multi-purpose public meeting rooms, conferencing facilities and Council offices. The project also includes the major redesign and upgrade of Centennial Gardens, the main City Park. The design of the Civic Centre extends the benefits of the new Rockdale Town Centre Masterplan by creating a significant focus to the Town Centre. A vibrant central library will incorporate an open and united entry foyer, providing opportunities to speak to council officers, return library material, attend a public meeting or access community services at the one address. Rockdale’s central Library is located adjacent to the Heritage listed Town Hall. The historic Town Hall has been reinvigorated with a Library/Customer Service foyer addressing the Princes Highway. Public meeting rooms will supplement the existing Town Hall uses. The public Library will is used to improve Council exposure to the Public and create a catalyst for new development on the Highway. 

ClientRockdale City Council


Project director:

Andrew Hjorth

Project associate:

Alisa Pigram