The City of Logan’s signature innovation and entertainment center piece – the redevelopment of the Kingston Butter Factory (KBF) is taking shape.

Planning is well underway for the innovation hub and outdoor events space with design consultants having now been engaged.

The concept design for the innovation hub is due early next year, and the concept plan for the outdoor entertainment centre and entry statement is expected to be unveiled in March 2019.

Council continues to work with the existing tenants of the KBF to find suitable premises into which they can relocate.

The Logan Historical Museum and the Arts and Crafts Co-op will be temporarily accommodated in the vacant part of the Council-owned building beside the Logan Central Library.

There are plans to return both groups to the KBF precinct once the redevelopment is complete.

City Image and Innovation Committee Chairperson Councillor Laurie Smith said 2019 shapes up as an exciting year for the project.

“Already, 15 months out from the scheduled opening, great inroads have been made towards turning Council’s vision into a reality,” Cr Smith said.

“Council staff in particular deserve praise for the work they’ve done to keep this important city-defining project moving along.

“They’ve also worked diligently with current tenants to make their relocation a smooth process.”

The $12 million innovation and outdoor event space was approved by Council in the 2018/19 budget and is the largest undertaking of its type in the city’s history.

The redevelopment will retain the KBF’s distinctive facade while incorporating cutting-edge technology and design befitting such an innovative concept.

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