Wednesday, 15 September 2021

City’s Belmont Hub Recognised With UDIA WA’s Excellence in Social and Community Infrastructure Award

The City of Belmont’s Belmont Hub was awarded the Excellence in Social and Community Infrastructure Award by the Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA) (UDIA).

City of Belmont Mayor Cr Phil Marks accepted the award at the recent 2021 UDIA WA Awards for Excellence Dinner.

“I was very pleased and proud to accept this award on behalf of the City of Belmont in recognition of our stunning community building – Belmont Hub,” Mayor Marks said.

“This award is recognition of the years of commitment across the organisation of Councillors and staff who have been involved in this project, from the vision, to the project design, through to practical completion,” he said.

“Recognition must also go to the many consultants, suppliers and contractors involved in this project.

“Founded on a strong focus to provide community and social benefit, the City of Belmont embarked on the Belmont Hub project with a vision to increase the investment in human and social capital, as well as support economic growth and opportunity within the region.”

The Judges noted: “The unique and collaborative, multi-faceted approach that the City has taken to establish community needs, which is reflected in the diverse uses that Belmont Hub provides”.

The City of Belmont received significant funding from the Australian Government, as well as Lotterywest, with the majority funded by the City for the community building.

“The City of Belmont’s commitment to the environment through this building has also been recognised with Belmont Hub receiving 6 Star Green Star Design and As Built certification,” Mayor Marks said.

“It is pleasing to note that we have also received a resounding tick of approval from our community. Since opening in October last year, library visitations have increased by about 55 percent and new memberships by nearly 70 percent, and museum visitations have increased by over 1000 per cent.

“The spaces within Belmont Hub take advantage of the natural synergies generated by the Library, Museum, Seniors Hub and not-for-profit community focused organisations ensuring that this building is a one-stop-shop for our community into the future.”

Located at 213 Wright Street, Cloverdale, Belmont Hub is a modern multi-purpose, cross-generational community building featuring a library over two levels, digital hub and multi-media recording studio, seniors hub, state-of-the-art museum, office space for community service organisation providers and much more.
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