The contemporary building, planned as a future stage of the Bass Coast Dinosaurs Trail, will deliver a strong focal point for the Inverloch community. The multi-faceted centre will facilitate formal, and informal education experiences, through interactive displays and programs. With high levels of visitor amenities, and working spaces for natural and cultural specialists, the centre will deliver a world-class destination for enquiry and discovery for families, schools and special interest groups.
Beyond delivering a centre, the project will create a new tourism destination within the Bass Coast. Physically linked with the neighbouring Dino Hunters Playground, the whole site will be reimagined as vibrant community hub that is home to Bass Coast’s environment and heritage communities. The Cultural Discovery Centre will quickly become a destination of choice along the Bass Coast Dinosaurs Trail, representing a significant tourism and economic opportunity for the region.
"Inspired by the natural landscape of Bass Coast and referencing the earthbound nature of palaeontology, the Centre is rammed earth and enveloped in landscape berms, the layers telling the story of time and place."