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New Building Update

The purpose of our new hall is to enhance our opportunities to invite people to get to know Jesus Christ so they may become His followers also.  There is a great deal of positive feeling about the new building and the development for St Mark’s future.  People tell us they want us to get on with it!  The purpose of this page is to keep you up to date with the exciting happenings concerning our new building project.

If you want to get involved and support this endeavour to provide a new ministry area at St Mark’s then please join us at one of our worship services or contact the Parish Office on 3300 1502.


26 March '17

The new tender offers were received from 6 construction companies.  The Architects, OPUS Architecture, are assessing these at present and will advise us and the Diocese within the next week.  We continue to pray that the new costs will be in line with previous estimations and if they are greater that God will abundantly bless us and provide extra funds as necessary.

19 February '17

In late January 2017 advice was received that the builders licence had been 
suspended, and subsequently it was reported that the builder was in the hands of a
receiver.  
Because the Diocese is the owner of the property and has responsibility for the 
building contract, they have been working with the receiver, and terminated the 
building contract on 8th February. The building Task Group has met with the Property department and architect Opus to plan the way forward.

It has been decided that a new tender can be issued in parallel with the legal matters required for the builder’s receiver. OPUS will provide a shortlist of 5 or 6 builders and a tender will be issued, with tenders to close after 3 weeks. The timeline from here on will depend if new approvals may be required from various Diocesan Commissions.  The Property department is attempting to ensure that this process is streamlined as the project and loan have already been approved.

1st December '16

The old hall is no more!!

Now you see it... 
Now you don't !!!

23rd November '16

If you pass by the church in Kullaroo St. you will notice that the construction site fencing has now been installed and work on demolishing the old hall has begun.  Hopefully, the site should be ready for foundation preparations to begin within a week.

September '16

Construction of a new multi-purpose building is about to begin.  This facility will enhance the ability for the parish of St. Mark to fulfill its mission to serve the community in the name of Christianity.

This project has been in the making for a considerable period of time, involving compliance to the various regulations, community expectations and financial arrangements.  Mr Neville Robinson, Chairman of the Building Committee, said “The new building is designed to meet the needs of a 21st century church community.  It will be available for large and small groups, for formal and informal occasions, and complementing the adjacent worship centre activities".

The existing hall, dating back to 1959, having once been relocated and now not conforming to current needs – has served the community well and does hold fond memories for older parishioners and The Gap community.  Parishioners met recently for thanksgiving prayers followed by a musical afternoon in recognition of the existing hall’s service as a place of ministry.  Reverend Ken Hopper said "We are particularly thankful to our parish members, living and departed, who have given generously and sacrificially to make this new chapter a reality".

April ‘16

The Tender period was extended from 1st April to 6th April.

March ‘16

Tender invitations were issued to 6 selected builders, by OPUS, on Friday 4th March.   Tenders will close on 1st April.  Opus is engaged to assess the tenders and present a recommendation to St Park’s Building Task Group.

February ‘16

Diocesan Services Commission has given approval to go to tender.

January ‘16

Detailed Drawings, Specifications & Tender documents completed.

October ‘15

OPUS Architecture commissioned to do Detailed Drawings, Specifications & Tender documents.

September ‘15

Approval for the development of the church hall granted!  Praise God!

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