City pitch for fund­ing

THE City of Bel­mont will ap­ply for a grant for the pro­posed de­vel­op­ment of a com­mu­nity cen­tre as part of a master plan for the Faulkner Civic Precinct.

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Front Page -

BEL­MONT coun­cil will ap­ply for a Na­tional Stronger Re­gions Fund grant for the pro­posed de­vel­op­ment of a com­mu­nity cen­tre which is part of the City of Bel­mont’s master plan for the Faulkner Civic Precinct.

De­vel­oped from com­mu­nity en­gage­ment over many years, ex­ten­sive back­ground data and from re­sults of the re­cent Faulkner Civic Precinct sur­vey, the plan was pre­pared by con­sul­tants GHD and pro­poses to cre­ate a vi­brant town cen­tre that will meet the fu­ture needs and ex­pec­ta­tions of the com­mu­nity.

City of Bel­mont chief ex­ec­u­tive Stu­art Cole said the precinct would be­come the civic heart of the city.

“The master plan pro­poses a well-con­nected precinct that will pro­vide im­proved com­mu­nity spa­ces and an up­grade of ex­ist­ing fa­cil­i­ties,” he said.

“The master plan en­sures these key el­e­ments are in­cluded in the plan to cre­ate a space for the com­mu­nity, while the pro­posed com­mu­nity cen­tre pro­vides an ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity to ac­com­mo­date new and mod­ern com­mu­nity ser­vices and shared spa­ces.”

The new cen­tre would in­clude a li­brary, se­nior cit­i­zens cen­tre, mu­seum, of­fice spa­ces for not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions, a creche and cafe.

The master plan con­cept for the Faulkner Civic Precinct.

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