Whitehorse City Council

Nunawading Community Hub

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About the project

The innovative and exciting Nunawading Community Hub will be built on the former Nunawading Primary School site in Springvale Road. Council purchased the 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.

When completed, the facility will be the new vibrant heart of Nunawading; a communal meeting place where people of all ages and backgrounds feel welcome and can come together for connection, learning and celebration.

Community groups operating out of Silver Grove, Nunawading will call the hub their home.

With flexible spaces and integration with the surrounding parkland, the new facility will provide a myriad of opportunities for residents to participate in a diverse range of activities, and form new friendships in a welcome and friendly setting. Local community groups and services co-located at the hub will also benefit through the sharing of spaces and resources and increased visibility in the community.

Facilities on site will comprise of a multi functional community facility, a refurbished heritage school building and stadium. The heritage school building will form a key focal point of the new facility, ensuring the rich history of the sites use as a school is preserved for future generations.

The project will take three years to complete. The concept, schematic and detailed design phases are programmed to occur in 2017 with construction to be undertaken from June 2018 to September 2019. The official opening will be in late 2019.

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

 


Community involvement

As part of the detailed facility planning and design process, Council will work with key stakeholders to ensure the hub is flexible and responsive to the needs of users and the local community. 

The community consultation program commenced mid November 2016 with the existing user groups at Silver Grove. This presents an opportunity for user groups to talk to the architects and to contribute their ideas about creating a community facility of which everyone feels welcome and is proud.

 


Latest news


December 2016
Leading architects appointed
Council awarded the contract to design the new Nunawading Community Hub to Australian architectural firm Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt). fjmt is at the forefront of public building and community facility design, acclaimed for design excellence and innovation across a wide range of community based projects.

 


Contact

For more information, please contact Council’s Nunawading Community Hub Project Manager, Rohan Prathapasinghe, on 9894 0356 or Rohan.P@whitehorse.vic.gov.au.