City of Belmont Community Centre Another Step Closer
The City of Belmont has taken the next step to deliver a much-needed multi-purpose cross-generational Community Centre after the Council recently endorsed the concept designs.
Estimated to cost over $30 Million, an integral part of the Community Centre will be the provision of office space for local community service providers to operate from this base, providing residents with a central location from which to access a range of community based support services.
The Community Centre is expected to enhance the amenity and be a focal point; achieving the City’s vision of reinforcing the Faulkner Civic Precinct as the centre of Belmont; a vibrant and active place that all members of the community can enjoy and participate in.
As well as endorsing the development of concept designs produced by Bollig Design Group for the Community Centre, Council also endorsed the proposed Ecological Sustainable Designs (ESD) initiatives to achieve a minimum 5 Star Green Star certification using the Green Building Council of Australia’s Design and As Built rating tool.
Achieving Green Star certification is in line with the City’s commitment to environmental sustainable practises.
The new Community Centre will contain the following services:
• Library – the City’s current library is in need of expansion to accommodate the growing needs of the community. The new library will provide enhanced facilities as well as a new and exciting digital hub.
• Senior Citizens Centre – the senior citizens building is in need of a major upgrade and requires updating to cater for the changing needs of this valued group within our community.
• Museum – a new space to prominently showcase the City’s rich local history through more exhibitions, as well as to provide space for the appropriate conservation and storage of artefacts.
• Office spaces for community service providers – the City will provide space for a range of community service providers to operate from this base, providing our residents with a central location from which to access a range of community based support services.
• Crèche – short term child care available to parents and carers accessing services within the building.
• Café (subject to tender process) – most community centres include a café that provides a central meeting place for people of all ages to enjoy. Responding to community feedback for more restaurants and entertainment facilities in the town centre, residents can enjoy the facilities of a café in this central location.
To date the City has been successful in securing a $9,675,081 Federal Government grant and $3,837,557 from Lotterywest.
Bollig Design Group will now proceed to the detailed design and documentation stages of the project.
Another great community project coming to you from the City of Belmont – the City of Opportunity!