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
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
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.
The old hall is no more!!
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.
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
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".
The Tender period was extended from 1st April to 6th April.
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.
Diocesan Services Commission has given approval to go to
Detailed Drawings, Specifications & Tender documents
OPUS Architecture commissioned to do Detailed Drawings,
Specifications & Tender documents.
Approval for the development of the church hall granted! Praise God!