Whitehorse City Council

Nunawading Community Hub

Nunawading Hub 1

About the Project

Whitehorse City Council is transforming the former Nunawading Primary School site into a vibrant community hub; a place where people of all ages and backgrounds feel welcome and can come together to embrace new opportunities for learning, social interaction and getting active.

Council bought the Springvale Road site from the state government for $6 million in mid-2015, with the intention of retaining the land for the continued enjoyment and benefit of the entire community. Since then, Council has cleaned up and improved security on the site, and has been working with project architects Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp and key stakeholders on development of the concept plan.
Community groups and Council’s Meals on Wheels service currently operating out of Silver Grove Nunawading will move into the hub when it opens.

Comprising a multi-functional community facility, a refurbished heritage school building and multipurpose stadium, the facility will have flexible spaces and integrate with the surrounding parkland to allow both indoor and outdoor leisure pursuits. The school building will form a key focal point of the new facility, ensuring the rich history of the site’s use as a school is preserved for future generations.

The design phase is currently underway with construction to occur from mid-2018 to late 2019.

The site will remain fully enclosed throughout the project to ensure the safety and amenity of the local community.

The project budget is set at $28 million and will be fully funded by Council over three financial years.

Concept Design

The concept design has been developed based on feedback received from Silver Grove user groups. Taking account of the entire Tunstall Park precinct, the concept design also reflects Council’s strategic planning for the area in meeting the needs of the broader community well into the future.

Key features of the concept plan include:

  • refurbished heritage school building
  • multi-functional classrooms and meeting rooms
  • specially-fitted out spaces for dance, art, counselling and lapidary activities
  • purpose-built Meals on Wheels facility
  • communal kitchen with teaching area
  • multipurpose sports stadium
  • target 5 Star Green Star Rating (incorporating solar renewable energy, rainwater harvesting, natural light, low energy lighting, natural & durable materials)
  • car park with a total of 200+ car parking spaces
  • integration with Tunstall Park – landscaping, enhancement of open green spaces, new pedestrian and cycling paths, and areas for passive recreation

Community Information Day

The Whitehorse community is invited to learn more about this exciting project at a forthcoming community information day.

This drop-in style event will provide a wonderful opportunity to view the concept design, ask questions of the project team and architects, meet community groups that will operate from the hub, and walk around the site. Enjoy a sausage sizzle on the day. 

Saturday 25 November 2017
10am – 3pm
96-106 Springvale Road


For more information email nunawadingcommunityhub@whitehorse.vic.gov.au or call the project team on 9894 0356.

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