The Lathlain Precinct Redevelopment Project is identified by Council in its Strategic Community Plan as a priority project. The Lathlain Community Building project is one of the seven project zones identified as being a part of the Lathlain Precinct Redevelopment Project.
How does this project fit within the vision and mission of the Town?
The Lathlain Community Building is an example of how the Town intends to achieve its Vision: “Victoria Park │ Vibrant Lifestyle”. The central premise of this project is to deliver one multifunctional building to be immediately occupied by community groups/services, to help make Lathlain a more focal and vibrant place. The project has also been influenced by the four key components of the Town’s Mission: • Creativity…that we will embrace and live • Attractiveness…of the Town to people and businesses • Friendliness…through welcoming and listening • Environmental…sustainability that is reflected in the way we make decisions.
Why was the old Building on Lot 59 demolished?
The old building was originally built as a Child Health Centre. It was small and cramped and didn’t allow the community groups utilizing it to grow to service the broader community. Lathlain Carlisle Playgroup (Playgroup) and the Carlisle Victoria Park Toy Library were relocated into temporary facilities to enable the demolition of the old building to make way for a new ‘fit for purpose’ building.
Why is the Lathlain Community Building now on Lot 60 Lathlain Place?
The Lathlain Precinct Redevelopment Project Team supported the development of the Community Building at Lot 60 Lathlain Place instead of Lot 59 Lathlain Place in April 2014. The original concept plans were developed for Lot 59 Lathlain Place and replicated the curvature of the corner streetscape. The benefits of the change to Lot 60 are: • Improved floor space for all user groups • A communal break out/foyer style space • Centrally located amenities to all spaces • Direct frontage to Lathlain Place and a centrally located entrance • Improved proximity to parking
Who is going to occupy the building?
The central premise of this project is to deliver a built for purpose community facility to the groups who formerly occupied the old infant health building on Lot 59 Lathlain Place, and to relocate the Child Health Clinic from the corner of Oats and Tuckett Street in Carlisle. The building will be immediately occupied by the following community groups and services • Lathlain Carlisle Playgroup • Carlisle Victoria Park Toy Library • Child and Adolescent Health
Will it affect the Scouts building?
No, however the new building affords potential for shared outdoor space to the rear of Lot 60 with the Scouts able to continue utilizing the rear space outside the operational hours of the primary users of the Community Building.
When will the new Community Building be complete?
The new community building is anticipated to be occupied and operating in the beginning of 2017. This timeframe may change depending on the various processes required throughout the construction process.
Who is building it?
A tender for the construction of the Community Building was awarded by Council to McCorkell Constructions on 9 June.The Town also recently appointed Hodge Collard Preston (the architectural firm responsible for completing the detailed design of the Community Building) as the consultants who will assist in managing the construction of the Community Building.
What are the contact details for the community groups using the new building?