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Legislative Council ChamberParliament House - Completed 2010

The Legislative Council Chamber refurbishment project provides a new seating design and layout to accommodate additional LCC Members for Parliament. The Presidents' desk, Clerks' desk, Hansard and WA's Table of the House, Attendants' desks and Members’ desks are designed to a high quality to improve their flexibility and suit current technologies whilst still being sympathetic to the heritage of the Chamber and building. The Chamber’s horseshoe layout is maintained and the Member seating capacity is increased from 34 to 40 including 4 spare seats for future expansion. Mobile ergonomic chairs replace the previously fixed seating, specially designed and developed via a number of prototypes.

 

The scope of works also included a new carpet design, provision for wheelchair access, restoration of significant heritage furniture, upgraded lighting, air conditioning and communications technology to the Chamber, President’s and Public Galleries. The Public Gallery design has been modified to increase its seating capacity for special Parliamentary events. To achieve this, the mechanical ductwork has been relocated and built into the new bench seating.

 

In all aspects of the fit-out, the design focuses on the importance of quality, functionality and heritage. The completed project was officially opened on 19th April 2010 by The Governor of Western Australia, Dr. Ken Michael AC.

 

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