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Projects / Civic + Cultural

Exhibition Park
Canberra, Australia


Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) is located 8kms north of the city centre on Flemington Road, Mitchell ACT. The venue is a unique and flexible multi-purpose events complex, which is home to approximately 300 events each year.  It is estimated that more than $173 million in economic benefit and more than 3000 jobs are generated from the activities held at EPIC per annum.  Over 1.25 million people pass through EPIC’s gates annually.

The venue’s size, infrastructure and flexibility play a vital role in meeting the needs and expectations of many market segments such as conferences, conventions, exhibitions, functions, retail sales, festivals, sporting events and markets. 

HBO+EMTB was engaged to consider three options for developing and upgrading the existing grounds and buildings within the EPIC site, ensuring all options meet regulatory, legislative, community and EPIC requirements.

The work undertaken included consultation with major stakeholders, a full audit of existing facilities, preparation of a master plan for the building precinct and the complete investigation of options associated with the redevelopment of each building

The recommended option was provided in detail including schematic design, lifecycle costing and detailed cost estimates.