Go-ahead for centre
BELMONT is one step closer to a brand new multi-purpose community centre.
Belmont Council voted unanimously on March 28 in favour of authorising the chief executive officer to proceed with a request for tenders for construction.
Belmont Mayor Phil Marks said the community centre would be an iconic addition to Belmont.
“The proposed building will be a significant landmark civic building due to the unique architectural style, facade treatment and the prominent location abutting Wright Street,” he said.
“It will be a multi-purpose, cross-generational, modern community hub that all Belmont residents will benefit from.”
The new three-storey centre is set to be built next to the civic centre.
Various ecological sustainable designs initiatives have been incorporated into the community centre plans to achieve a minimum 5-star Green Star certification, including LED lighting and a 100-kilowatt photovoltaic power generation system.
The centre is part of the council’s Faulkner Civic Precinct Master Plan. It is supported by grants from the Federal Government and Lotterywest.
An artist’s impression of the proposed new multi-purpose community centre.