AGC Awarded the Waltzing Matilda Centre Reconstruction in Winton

Winton is located in Central Western Queensland on the Landsborough Highway, 178 kilometres north-west of Longreach, 472 kilometres south-east of Mount Isa and approximately 1,353 kilometres from Brisbane City; covering 53,935 square kilometres and boasting a population of around 1,600 people. More details about the Shire of Winton and Winton’s history can be obtained from

The Waltzing Matilda Centre (the Centre) located in Winton Township is an iconic Queensland tourist attraction, and a vital part of the tourism infrastructure of the Winton region. The Centre was destroyed by fire on 18th June 2015.

The Winton Shire Council have embarked on a procurement process to procure a suitably qualified, experience and capable contractor. The reconstruction of the Waltzing Matilda Centre has now been awarded to AGC.

For further details of the centre please refer to the council's website

AGC are thrilled to be a part of the Waltzing Matilda Centre Reconstruction in Winton.

The North West Star reported the following article on the 28th March 2017 by Derek Barry

Winton Shire Council has confirmed a North Queensland builder to deliver The Waltzing Matilda Centre. 

Townsville building contractors, A. Gabrielli Constructions (AGC), has been selected to construct the iconic project during a Special Meeting of Council on March 24.

Mayor Butch Lenton said it was one of the biggest decisions Council had passed since it built the North Gregory Hotel in the 1950s.

“I am proud of Council and the community for their passionate contribution and support throughout the building design process to date”, Cr Lenton said.

“The Waltzing Matilda Centre is an iconic Australian attraction. The redevelopment of the Centre is important for our community and raises Winton’s profile as a must visit destination.”

Winton CEO Alan Rayment said AGC brought the capability and energy necessary to deliver the Winton community much needed tourism infrastructure.

“AGC is a prominent Queensland builder,” Mr Rayment said.

“They have demonstrated to Council a genuine mutual appreciation of the significance of what Waltzing Matilda means to all Australians.”

AGC will join the Project Team to begin resurrecting the Centre gutted in afire on June 18, 2015.   

The Waltzing Matilda Centre, which featured memorabilia and interactive displays, was built in 1988 to celebrate Winton’s connection to AB “Banjo” Paterson’s famous 1895 song that has become Australia’s unofficial anthem.

The new Centre due to be complete in early 2018 will contain a world class museum experience and will attract visitors from across Australia and the World.

Cox Architects have designed the new building and a glimpse of the concept of this iconic building is below. 

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