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Proserpine Entertainment Centre


Proserpine Entertainment Centre

Ranbury’s North Queensland team worked alongside Whitsunday Regional Council to rebuild the Proserpine Entertainment Centre.

The Proserpine Entertainment Centre (PEC) was extensively damaged during Cyclone Debbie in 2017. Ranbury has worked closely with Council providing project management since the planning stages of the project to deliver a modern, functional space that accommodates a variety of events and contributes to Proserpine’s identity and economy.

The design includes a new multi-purpose auditorium and stage, retractable tiered seating with 380 seats, kitchen, café, bar, ticketing area, toilets, and dressing rooms.  The installation of a solar panel system will reduce annual operating costs and the project will also incorporate additional specialist theatre and lighting fit-out.

Other features of the facility include a garden and street foyer, cinema screen, art installation, loading dock and scenery dock, technical theatre equipment, outdoor performance area and an upgrade of the War Memorial.

The open plan design allows the key performance hall to connect seamlessly with a landscaped external space so that the capacity of the building can be further increased for outdoor events and annual ceremonies like Anzac Day.

The successful planning and delivery of the project has drawn upon the team’s specific experience delivering projects in North Queensland.  This experince has ensured we have been able to address challenges such as:

  • Cyclone season
  • Wet season and flooding
  • Issues with labour and material supply
  • Ensuring the requirements of local industry participation are met.

The Proserpine Entertainment Centre provides the community with a modern, functional space that accommodates a variety of events, while contributing to Proserpine’s identity and economy.

The Ranbury team brought their understanding of local market and environment to meet the unique challenges inherent in delivering capital projects in North Queensland.

The Centre is a key infrastructure project for the region creating local jobs during construction as well as the ongoing employment opportunities.

The new building will also serve the dual purpose of being an additional post-disaster community facility as well as an emergency meeting point for Whitsunday Airport.