Full Steam Ahead for New Hub

Released on 25 July 2017








$4.4 million Para Hills Community Hub, expected to be complete by mid-2018

The new Para Hills Community Hub will be built alongside the existing Para Hills Library and Positive Ageing Centre. The Hub will combine the old and new buildings to form a flexible multi-purpose community facility, creating a welcoming place for people of all ages and a purposeful location for business, cultural, learning and educational opportunities.

The 580m2 extension designed by Thomson Rossi Architects is intended to seamlessly integrate with the existing facility and will include two multifunctional spaces (each to hold 120 people), six multifunction meeting rooms, a kitchen café, commercial kitchen facilities, new foyer, an internal courtyard and a library reading room. An upgrade to the car park, external landscaping and an attractive and useable outdoor space with gardens will finish off the much needed update.

The project cost has been included in the City of Salisbury’s long term financial plan. “This project is crucial to ensuring members of our community remain connected, both socially and developmentally,” said Mayor Gillian Aldridge. “The new Hub will be a breath of fresh air into a centre that is well over due for a makeover and I am excited about the opportunities that will come with it.”

The Hub was informed by a significant consultation process with members of the community. This involved a series of stakeholder meetings, letterbox drops with feedback sheets, and community consultation events on design and functionality of the new centre.

Mayor Aldridge said feedback from the community was pivotal when considering the Hub’s design, with more room for networking, family, business and senior programs being of the highest priority.

Para Hills Community Hub Fact Sheet (PDF, 92KB)

Para Hills Community Hub FAQ'S     (PDF, 43KB)