The Carousel Transformation project was a significant undertaking by arete Australia. Their objective was to refurbish the existing structure while incorporating new additions to the venue, as per the consultant's design. The project had several elements, including the refurbishment of the function space, new Bar/BOH Bar, amenities, bridal suite, and a new office. The aim was to create a venue that would stand out in the market and provide an exceptional experience for customers.
One of the key additions to the venue was the new architecturally designed Canopy Roof. The canopy was strategically placed to encapsulate the rejuvenated forecourt and provide an outdoor function space for guests. The canopy was designed to be both functional and visually stunning, featuring contemporary lines and modern materials. The canopy not only offered protection from the elements but also created a unique and memorable event space.
Another important aspect of the project was the addition of a large external canopy roof and a small café building in the forecourt. The canopy roof offered shelter for park visitors, making the space more inviting and functional.
Food & Desire, who had occupied the Carousel since 2004, secured a new 21-year crown lease for the venue. With this new lease, they aimed to transform the Carousel and continue its legacy for the next 21 years. The goal was to provide a space that embraces the latest in how functions are run. The refurbishment works, helped to create a unique and versatile venue that would stand out in the market.