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Queanbeyan City Council resolved at its July meeting to relocate the Customer Service and Environment, Planning and Development teams from 257 Crawford St to the former Queanbeyan Rugby Club building at 256 Crawford St.
Safety and amenity issues for both customers and staff have led to the relocation of staff, which is expected to occur over the next 10-12 weeks. The relocation will see 257 Crawford St become unoccupied to allow it to be redeveloped to a modern office building.
As part of the relocation, staff will be occupying the RB Smith Community Centre, which will result in reduced availability for community groups. Council's community centre staff are working to relocate hirers to other venues around the city, including the Jerrabomberra Community Centre and the Riverside Soccer Clubhouse.
Council will make further announcements as the timeframe and impact of the relocation become firmer.
At the 22 July Council meeting, it was also agreed that Council would commission feasibility studies to consolidate its Rutledge St precinct for commercial development.
"Council owns a number of buildings around the Crawford and Rutledge St areas and the purpose of a feasibility study will be to get an understanding of the potential of a commercial development in the area and its impact on economic and community activity in the CBD," Council's General Manager, Mr Peter Tegart said.