Project status: In Progress
How you had YourSay:
In November 2020, community members were invited to review and give feedback on a proposed design concept for a new community centre and landscaping in Haig Park, Braddon.
We sought feedback on the suitability of the designs and to discover any potential issues. We also sought to understand what your preferences are for features of the landscaping.
We're now using these insights to prepare the landscaping and internal fit out specifications, with consideration of budget and site limitations.
For further information, please contact us via the details on this page.
We are looking at:
During the 2019 Haig Park community engagement we heard that people would like to see the former Haig Park depot converted into a flexible community centre that can host a variety of activities. The site is in line with Mort Street, Braddon on the north side of the park.
Building on the your feedback and ideas, we’ve created a simple but robust design that adapts and reuses the former building including flexible spaces that are able to host community activities such as gardening, painting, woodwork, playgroups, yoga, and much more.
The proposed designs feature a workshop, storerooms, outdoor work area, meeting room, office, a multipurpose space with kitchenette, and toilets. There is landscaping with outdoor seating and gathering areas, and we welcome your further comments on this. Sustainable design is a key feature of the proposal.
We'd like to acknowledge and thank lead consultant SMEC, Philip Leeson Architects, and landscape architects Tract for their work on this project.
The budget allocated for the building, landscaping and small nature play area is $1.7m.
Construction is expected to begin in mid-late 2021, and the centre will open in 2022.
We will use your views to:
We are consulting you to understand unforeseen issues with the building designs. This is so we can consider and aim to resolve them before submitting the designs for development approval.
We are involving you in the choice of landscaping features. Your preferences will be used in the landscaping designs.