Mirani Community Precinct

Reinvigorating a regional community precinct

Bringing together a number of significant sites and services, the Mirani Community Precinct celebrates the uniqueness of the Pioneer Valley, its people and history.

A collaboration between Mackay Regional Council, Deicke Richards and Wolter Consulting, the Precinct’s design has been informed by master plans alongside community knowledge and professional expertise.

Significant groundwork and workshopping provided its framework – to embrace a collection of civic and community and activities – and showcase:

  • a mix of visitor and resident experiences;
  • flexible and adaptable spaces;
  • authentic tourism opportunities;
  • the surrounding natural assets; and
  • Mirani as a destination, both day and night.

Key project points for the Precinct include:

  • Extensive Council and community consultation, including Enquiry by Design workshops with stakeholders such as the Mirani Library and Museum, Pioneer Valley Machinery Preservationist Society and Pioneer Valley Classic Car Club, took place in person and online as a consequence of lockdowns.
  • As a result, a diversity of sites and services have been assembled in one place, which will expand incidental engagement with community programs.
  • Residents and visitors will be more involved, through the Library, Museum and workshops, in efforts to preserve and promulgate Mirani’s history – and ideas for its future. Much of this activity will be accessible and/or visible via the landscape and covered linkages – the Precinct’s egalitarian spaces.
  • Finally, the original Spanish Missionary structure of the Council Chambers was uncovered and will be preserved as part of the Precinct; pride in place – and the desire to protect and promote it – emblematic of this project.

Mackay Regional Council




Strategic Planning Project Commendation, PIA Awards, 2021