The new Port Macquarie Observatory & Science Centre
Port Macquarie Observatory Associations planned new visionary building are the culmination of about 15 years' work. We have spent that time developing, understanding and refining the suggestions of our members after numerous workshops and consultations. The building will replace the existing observatory which was built by Rotarians in 1962.
The new observatory will enable the association to continue to provide valuable astro/science education programs but in an exciting, new purpose-built facility. The new complex will become an astronomy/science hub and have presentations and static and tactile displays to suit all ages. The planned $3.5m to $4m project will be constructed in stages.
Our DA has been approved (Wednesday 25th March) unanimously and unopposed by the Port Macquarie Hastings Council. We now have received the written, signed consent.