Morisset Community Building

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Developing a town square with community and function facilities in Morisset has been identified as integral to creating a town hub in the Morisset Town Centre Area Plan.

Council has developed a master plan and draft concept designs for a new library and community facility for the Morisset town hub.


Have your say

This site allows you to provide Council with feedback on the concept design for the proposed Morisset Library and Community Building, and you can also ask a question of the project team.

Developing a town square with community and function facilities in Morisset has been identified as integral to creating a town hub in the Morisset Town Centre Area Plan.

Council has developed a master plan and draft concept designs for a new library and community facility for the Morisset town hub.


Have your say

This site allows you to provide Council with feedback on the concept design for the proposed Morisset Library and Community Building, and you can also ask a question of the project team.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    As a question below, you say have your say but your not taking any opinions. All you need is a library not a big town centre. We have Coles, Woolworths etc. why don't you knock them down and incorporate them in the building. Why? Your ideas, photos are so impressive but why don't you think about the whole of Morisset not just sections, why don't you make it one, not 13 areas... Even though it's a great plan, you haven't thought of all of Morisset and the community...

    NerdWriter Asked over 5 years ago

    Thank you for your comments. The Morisset Town Centre Area Plan was developed in consultation with the community and other relevant stakeholders (including businesses, and community groups), and it identifies the future character and structure for the Morisset Town Centre. The Area Plan identified the most appropriate location for a town square and community facilities, after consideration of a number of alternative sites.

    From the project team.

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    Why is Council undertaking concept designs for a new library and community facility at Morisset?

    about 6 years ago

    Council has recognised that the existing Morisset library no longer meets the needs of the current population of Morisset. There is also a shortage of community space in Morisset for community activities, programs and meetings.

    The proposed new facility will cater for the needs of the existing population, as well as the future population of Morisset (estimated to be an additional 16,000 people over the next 15 years).




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    What will the new facility provide?

    about 6 years ago

    Along with the inclusion of a town square which aims to provide a pleasant, safe and lively public space for community and social activity, the concept designs for the new community building include a new library of about 1,300m2. There will also be new community space totalling 1,300m2. Retail and commercial space is also included in the designs.

    The building will be adaptable to a wide range of community users including formal meetings and functions, community office accommodation, youth programs, modest arts and crafts exhibitions.

    The community building will be a focus for a variety of cultural, learning and recreational opportunities.




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    Why is the new community facility proposed to be located at this site?

    about 6 years ago

    The site is already recognised as a community site due to the location and use of the Memorial Hall.

    The site was identified in the development of the Morisset Area Plan which was adopted by Council in 2010. The site is centrally located and is close to rail and bus interchange services.

    The community building will help to activate the whole of the town centre by ensuring that activity is not just focussed on the southern end of the town, but also along Dora and Yambo Streets.




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    What will happen to the existing community hall?

    about 6 years ago

    The new development will ensure that the heritage values of the hall are recognised but the proposal will see the building replaced with the new community facility.




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    Where will cars be parked?

    geoffa Asked about 6 years ago

    Thank you for your question. The new facility will provide appropriate parking (including disabled parking to ensure accessibility) to cater for the requirements of a community facility of this nature. Council is separately investigating the parking requirements for the Morisset Town Centre.



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    Are other works proposed for the area?

    about 6 years ago

    While the proposal is for the library, community facility and town square, Council has applied for funding for other works in the town centre.

    Despite being technically ineligible, Council has submitted an application for funding from the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions program to fund the new community building in Morisset.

    Resources for Regions funding is open to projects that cater for both economic and social infrastructure, and Council has therefore included a footbridge over Dora Street from the building to the railway station car park and a connection to the neighboring police station as a part of its funding application.

    If this funding is successful, then Council would need to undertake further planning to include these elements as part of the proposal.

    For more information about the Resource for Regions program, visit http://www.business.nsw.gov.au/assistance-and-support/grants/regional-programs/resources-for-regions



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    Will the new Facility be called the PIPER PAY OFF BUILDING. How would Morisset be the intended area ahead of Toronto I can only presume it's because PIPER lives their.

    Bruce Fitzgerald Asked about 6 years ago

    Thank you for your question. The existing library is very small, and does not meet the requirements for the current population of Morisset. There is also a shortage of community space in Morisset, for community activities/programs/meetings. The new facility will cater for the needs of the existing population, as well as the future population of Morisset (estimated to be an additional 16,000 people over the next 15 years).

    Planning for future community and recreation facilities will also commence within the next 12 months as Council begins the process of developing our Developer Contributions Plan for the Toronto catchment area.




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    What will happen to the groups that currently use the hall?

    about 6 years ago

    The new facility will cater for existing users. As detailed design for the new facility progresses, consultation with current users will occur to ensure that the new facility caters to their needs.

    Existing users will need to be relocated during construction of the new facility and we will be working with these groups to find alternative accommodation during this time.

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    When will the new facility be built?

    about 6 years ago

    Council is currently at the very early stages of planning for the new facility and this early stage includes seeking community feedback
    on the concept designs ahead of more detailed planning.

    Further consultation and planning includes:
    - Negotiating with Morisset Memorial Hall Trust regarding the existing hall
    - Seeking funding for construction
    - Developing a funding model for the ongoing operation of the facility
    - Undertaking detailed designs for the centre