The Lathlain Community Building project which is complete and finalised, was one of the project zones identified as being a part of the Lathlain Precinct Redevelopment Project.The Lathlain Precinct Redevelopment Project was identified by Council in its 2017 Strategic Community Plan as a priority 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 was 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 was also influenced by the four key components of the then the Town 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 occupying 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?
This development is sympathetic to the uses in the adjoining scouts buing.
When will the new Community Building be complete?
The new community building was occupied and operating in the beginning of 2017.
Who is built it?
A tender for the construction of the Community Building was awarded by Council to McCorkell Constructions. The Town appointed Hodge Collard Preston (the architectural firm responsible for completing the detailed design of the Community Building) as the consultants for managing the construction of the Community Building.
What are the contact details for the community groups using the new building?
The Lathlain Carlisle Playgroup recently commissioned an indoor mural for the Keith Hayes Community Centre. The beautiful piece was designed and painted by Kat Wray from Red Eclectic and Rebecca from Rebecca Mills - Illustrator. It took 67 hours to create and was completed in early January.
In March 2017, Mayor Trevor Vaughan raised a notice of motion to officially name the Lathlain Community Building the Keith Hayes Community Centre - in honour of long serving Councillor Keith Hayes and as recognition of his enormous contribution to the local community over 25 years of service.
The motion was passed unanimously and on Sunday 5 November, the centre was officially opened marking the completion of Zone 6 of the Lathlain Precinct Redevelopment Project. The event also celebrated the official completion of Zone 5 - the redevelopment of Rayment Park.