Why are you replacing the existing community centre and library?
We are planning to replace the existing facilities with a new multi-purpose community centre to better meet the needs of the local community.
Funding for the project was made available from the sale of land and development contributions, providing an opportunity to provide a modern and flexible facility for many users.
Where will it be built and what will be included?
The new facility will be constructed on the existing site and will incorporate an additional 600m2 of community space, made available from the purchase of an adjacent property.
Flexible spaces will provide:
· meeting and activity rooms;
· counselling rooms;
· office space;
· youth activity area; and a
· modern library with new technologies and innovative maker space.
What does this mean for current users?
Current lease arrangements will remain in place for the next 12 months, as design work progresses in consultation with users and the local community.
After this time, alternative arrangements will need to be made. Council is considering options, and will provide more information in the coming months. Construction of the new facility is expected to commence in 2019.
How can I be involved?
We expect to have draft concept designs available for your feedback in late 2018.