The former Channel Seven building, which has become an iconic Quay Street fixture, is set to be converted to office space but the telecommunications tower will remain.
The owners of the building have lodged a development application with Bundaberg Regional Council seeking a Material Change of Use for the proposed office conversion.
The building has been used as a telecommunication facility since 1982 but was recently vacated.
Proposed plans lodged with the application show the applicant is seeking to convert almost 200 square metres of the building to professional offices.
The majority of the building footprint is set to remain as a telecommunications and broadcasting station.
The updated floor plan proposes to include six office spaces along with a reception and waiting area, conference room, storeroom and staff room.
The application seeks approval for the interior update of the Channel Seven building, but doesn’t propose to make changes to the built form.
“Whilst Channel Seven have vacated the building the Telecommunications facility aspect of the development has not been abandoned,” the application said.
“…the area proposed for office space is less than the previous office area associated with the Telecommunications facility.
“The existing building has been used for commercial purposes since circa 1982 and as such forms part of the existing character of the area.”
The application is currently with Council’s development group for assessment.
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