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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.

9 December' 17

The new ministry building is so close to being finished that we held an informal 'open house' and invited parishioners and local neighbours to come a have a look.  We had a sausage sizzle and some animals, even a couple of shepherds walking around with some lambs, to keep visitors fed and entertained.

Our official opening and dedication will be held on Saturday the 18th February 2018 at 3:00pm; Archbishop Phillip will be officiating.  Please come along.

18 September '17

The new ministry building is progressing fast and will be at lock-up stage shortly.  Ideas for an opening ceremony are being sought with a small unofficial celebration planned for November and an official opening in the New Year with invited Diocesan and community guests and the general public.

21 July '17

A momentous day, the concrete was poured for the floor of the new building.  A group of early risers from St Mark's congregations were on hand to witness the event, share coffee and croissants and praise our faithful God who abundantly blesses those who wait.

26 March '17

The new tender offers were received from 6 construction companies.  The Architects, OPUS Architecture, assessed these.

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
It was been decided that a new tender was to 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.

1st December '16

The old hall is no more!!

Now you see it... 
Now you don't !!!

November '16

The construction site fencing was installed and work on demolishing the old hall began.

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 closed on 1st April.

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!