Go-ahead for cen­tre

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

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.

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