HAVE SAY ON CENTRE REBUILD PLANS
YARLOOP is one step closer to rebuilding one of its landmarks now the Harvey Shire Council has put the concept draft for the Yarloop Community Centre out for public comment.
Construction is tipped to start later this year.
The council is inviting the Yarloop community to comment on the draft concept plans, now available at the Yarloop Community Resource Centre, the Harvey Shire Office and on the shire website.
The plans include the Town Hall’s historic façade, which was given the all-clear by a structural engineer.
The architect, Franco Carrozzi, was given the brief to incorporate kitchen and function room facilities while allowing smaller group activity areas, all the while integrating the town hall façade into a modern facility to be built at the corner of Station and Kendall streets.
“It ticks all those boxes, by including the old with the new, and providing a functional centre,” shire manager of community and economic development, Peter Quinliven said.
“We think we’ve got it pretty close, but we’re keen to hear what people think.
Public comments will need to be received by 4pm on April 18 and any adjustments will be made at the council meeting on April 24.
Mr Quinliven hopes the plans will get signed off at this council meeting, so funding could be secured and construction start as early as September or October.
“It’s important to get the design right so we can have a building we can be proud of,” Mr Quinliven said.
“Its exciting for the local community that this building will get started later this year,” he said.
The architect's concept of the new Yarloop Community Centre incorporates a modern-look building with the historic town-hall facade.
The remains of the Town Hall facade after the 2016 bushfires are strucutally sound and can be included in the new community building.