Waltzing Matilda Centre

Reconstruction of the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton.

AGC were contracted to construct the iconic Queensland tourist attraction which had previously been destroyed by fire on 18th June 2015.

The reconstruction of the Waltzing Matilda centre will provide a new interpretive centre, cafeteria, offices, and display centre that will again provide the focus for tourism in Winton based on the iconic Waltzing Matilda poem written by Banjo Patterson.

The works comprise of partial clearing the existing site, construction of a new single storey Interpretive Centre together with all associated external works and displays incorporating features that survived the fire.

Construction of the new Centre includes capped bored/ screw piles, concrete slab, rendered blockwork, reinforced concrete walls and glazing panels to the external walls. Steel framed roof structure clad with metal roof sheeting whilst the internal walls are plasterboard walls to various levels of fire and acoustic rating.

  • The objectives for this project
  • Construct a fully complete and commissioned Centre in accordance with Scope of Works;
  • ensure high level of stakeholder satisfaction during and following completion of the Scope of Works;
  • ensure safety in construction, environmental and safety obligations are met;
  • identify and maximise opportunities for incorporation of available local goods and services;
  • identify and maximise opportunities for participation of capable relevant local industry providers, contractors, labourers and the like;
  • manage the Services delivery via a collaborative and open approach with Council to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes, and;
  • deliver to Council and demonstrate delivery of value for money in all aspects of project construction.