The new Shire of Katanning Administration and Civic Building is a 1300m2, two storey building on Lot 103 Austral Terrace with additional space available on the first floor of the Katanning Hotel.
The building materials are a combination of concrete, steel, local brick, granite and glass. The two buildings are connected by a walk way.
To accommodate the new Administration building, approximately three-quarters of the existing hotel has been demolished. The remaining 300 square metres of floor area has now been re-developed as a Business Incubator (ground floor) and Shire administration space (first floor).
The Shire’s architectural brief was for the new Civic Centre to be sympathetic to the existing adjacent heritage buildings. The execution of design focused on the linear geometry of the Federation era Architecture in a modest approach, providing a community building that will stand the tests of time. The selection of materials also focused on the surrounding landscape to Katanning. The granite selection extracted from the Wagin quarry and the bricks from Narrogin.
The building can accommodate up to 40+ administration staff with council chambers, amenities and community gardens within the external courtyard area. Date for completion is October 2018.
|Client||Shire of Katanning|
16 - 24 Austral Terrace, Katanning WAKatanning, Western Australia