$6.7 million Carrick Hill visitor centre plans revealed

The final design for the exciting new $6.7 million Carrick Hill Visitors Centre Pavilion has been revealed.

Images showcasing the design of the proposed new pavilion, to be constructed by project partner Cook Building, have been released.

Set to start construction early next year, the project will deliver a multi-purpose pavilion to provide enriched visitor services and amenities for international, national and local patrons.

The pavilion will offer an impressive function area with flexibility to host intimate or larger-scale events, enabling the beloved venue to increase its commercial offering, while additional car parking will meet anticipated increased visitor numbers.

Located in an elevated position adjacent the existing visitor car park, the modern and contemporary building will have a lift to improve accessibility, and will capture views to the west and north, including the manor house, view over Adelaide and the sea.

The event space, with western views, will accommodate up to 200 people, and the casual dining café with indoor and outdoor seating will also provide views to the manor house.

The local and broader community will also benefit from improved facilities, wayfinding and access to recreational walks.

The development will bring increased opportunities for volunteer involvement across the various activities on site.

The Australian Government has committed $3 million to the project, the South Australian Government $500,000 and the Carrick Hill Development Foundation $3.2 million from their fundraising and donation network.

The project is scheduled for completion in mid-2023.

Quotes attributable to Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King:

“The Australian Government is proud to be contributing to the enhancement of this historical building and surrounds in the Adelaide Hills.

“This project is an exciting investment in Adelaide and its surrounding areas.”

Quotes attributable to South Australian Arts Minister Andrea Michaels:

“The State Government is delighted to be supporting the expansion of Carrick Hill’s facilities, which will see a new generation of visitors discover the incredible beauty and history of this famous South Australian treasure.

We look forward to building commencing on this fantastic new pavilion space, and once completed, welcoming the legions of fans of Carrick Hill that already exist, as well as first-time visitors drawn by this new development.”

Quotes attributable to Federal Member for Boothby Louise Miller-Frost:

“This expansion will accommodate a greater and more exciting range of amenities including an information centre, retail outlets and a functions area.

“This upgrade will ensure that the Carrick Hill Visitors Centre Pavilion will continue to be able to provide a memorable experience for visitors as well as the local community, for many years to come.”

Quote attributable to Carrick Hill Chairman Peter Kennedy:

“In addition to the generous support of the Federal and State Governments, Carrick Hill is extremely grateful for the very generous support of our donors and the Carrick Hill Foundation, who together have contributed $3.2 million – almost half of the total funds for this project.”