The City of Casey celebrated the opening of Cranbourne West Community Hub with a range of family fun activities over the weekend.
Located in Cranbourne West, the state-of-the-art, dual level $9.7 million community facility hosts flexible and shared multi-use spaces for community members to connect, belong, learn and play.
Since opening to the public in January this year, the hub has already been bustling with community programs and activities and already has 18 regular hirers.
The hub includes inclusive spaces and services for all genders, ages, cultures and community groups to interact and connect, regardless of physical ability and identity. This includes accessible bathrooms, a wellness and reflection space, ample break out spaces and free public WiFi.
A range of community spaces are also available for hire, including three multi-purpose halls, two meeting/training rooms, three consulting rooms, and a business zone providing affordable working and meeting settings, giving small home businesses, entrepreneurs, and remote workers the opportunity to work in a community setting.
The facility aligns to Council’s Environmentally Sustainable Design Policy and includes an energy efficient design, complete with a central courtyard and a tiered green terrace with underground water tanks, which capture rainfall and then assist in passively cooling the entire building.
City of Casey Chair of Administrators Noelene Duff PSM acknowledged the importance of community hubs in meeting the needs of Casey’s growing community.
“The City of Casey is committed to developing new community facilities to keep up with our rapid population growth, particularly in growing suburbs such as Cranbourne West," she said.
“This facility will support Council to run a variety of programs and services and allow other community organisations to increase their offerings across the city.”
The hub not only demonstrates Council’s commitment to putting the community at the forefront of future planning, but also demonstrates Council’s partnership with the State Government, who contributed a total of $2.533 million dollars through the Growing Suburbs Fund, with Council also contributing $7.15 million.
To find out more visit the Cranbourne West Community Hub web page.