Chiltern Community Hub

  • Project typeConstruction
  • Project value$2.5M
  • Project scheduleOn Schedule
  • Completion Date31 March 2022
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About this project

The Chiltern Placemaking & Structure Plan was adopted in 2016 to clearly articulate strategies to provide a strong and sustainable base for the community and local economy of Chiltern. A Community Hub consolidating various community services and creating an inclusive, welcoming space for all residents was identified as a top priority towards achieving the overarching goals of the plan.  The Community Hub will be a community facility that will house a range of services including childcare, kindergarten, maternal and child health services, a library and community meeting rooms. In addition, the Placemaking Plan identified the activation of the Civic Precinct, including the old Courthouse Building and former Municipal Building as a key priority.

Why is this project being undertaken?

The project is funded by the Victorian State Government, through the Regional Development Victoria Fund. The project has been through an extensive consultation period with the community.  Firstly to understand the needs of the community in relation to the building and secondly to further refine the concepts and develop a final concept.

What is happening and when?

Work adjacent to the Community Hub site off Crawford Street will occur between November 2020 and March 2021 with the construction of the new SES facility. After the relocation of the SES into their new facility in March/April, works on the Community Hub will commence with the demolition of the existing SES shed and early works. The construction contractor is scheduled to commence works by the end of the financial year and be completed by March 2022.  

What will be the impact of these works?

During the construction phase of this project, the Community Hub site adjoining the existing childcare will not be accessible to the public for parking. The childcare will remain open as per normal hours of operation. It is anticipated at times there will be limited access and potential delays when accessing Crawford Street, Main Street and Howes Street in this vicinity.

Council project officers will work closely with the construction contractor to minimise any impact the construction activity may have. As the project progresses council will contact directly impacted residents and stakeholders and provide public updates.   

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Location

3 Crawford Street, Chiltern 3683  View Map

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