Mary's Place Dalby

Mary’s Place in Dalby celebrates the legacy of the renowned local icon Mary Barry. Mary was the owner of the beloved Commercial Hotel which sadly burnt down. Mary was incredibly generous and her incredible contributions to the region she called home, and the everlasting impact she had on everyone she met – locals and visitors alike inspired the tribute to Mary for this newly developed public space.

In 2023 this space was officially named ‘Mary’s Place’ with overwhelming support from the Dalby community. Since 1885, the Commercial Hotel has held an important place in Dalby, offering belonging, community, and connection.

Near Cunningham Street, you will find an abstract replica of the old hotel bar, a place to sit, relax, connect, and belong, just as the old hotel bar was. The replica bar also features dedicated power points to charge your devices. Mary’s famous words ‘Happy Days Love’ can be found nearby, welcoming you in.

Mary’s Place offers a space for people to come together, connect, and explore Dalby’s CBD. The space features vibrant lighting and greenery, abundance seating areas, a large, sheltered area, and outdoor projector screens for outdoor movies and events.


Visual Focus was awarded the contract to supply and install all video, audio and control elements for this novel space. Three Panasonic Laser projectors (1x 16k & 2x 13K) cover the large surface in HD video from multiple sources.

Audio is taken care of by 6 QSC 15″ speakers and 2 Dual 18″ subs all powered by QSC amplifiers giving a cinema experience in a large outdoor space. The whole system is controlled by a Crestron system with touchscreens available for staff to intuitively control volume and sources.

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