The ACT Government, through the Community Services Directorate (CSD) has engaged a multidisciplinary team of designers, planners and economists to prepare a feasibility study for a community hub in the Woden/Weston Creek area. The community hub is expected to consist of a community centre, child care centre and seniors centre.[teaserbreak]The study will include an assessment of a range of options including the redevelopment of the Woden Community Centre (Block 1 Section 12 Phillip), the refurbishment of part of the Callam Offices (Block 80 Section 29 Phillip), and a new centre on a site yet to be identified in either Woden or Weston Creek.
Analysis will be undertaken on the current and future demand for community services within the district, as well as projected accommodation requirements such as staffing and community space needs. A range of design options will be assessed and a cost benefit analysis undertaken to ensure site options are feasible and a net benefit for the community can be achieved.
As part of the study, the project team will undertake consultations with communities, Woden Community Services Inc., Woden Seniors Inc., Weston Creek Community Association, Woden Valley Community Council, Weston Creek Community Council, Communities at Work, ACT Government agencies and other key stakeholders.
The publicly notified Tender for the study was awarded to a project team led by Colin Stewart Architects. The project team includes ACT Planners (urban planning and consultations), SGS Economics and Planning (demography and cost benefit analyses), and Turner and Townsend (Quantity Surveyors). Tenders closed on 23 April 2013 and the successful Tenderer was advised at the end of May 2013.
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