Greythorn Community Hub, a multi-purpose community facility in Balwyn North, has taken out the top spot in the ‘Community Assets and Infrastructure Initiative’ category at the 2020 LGPro Awards for Excellence.

The award recognises council initiatives which maximise benefits to the community and showcase partnerships in the development and management of new community assets.

Since opening in September 2018, Greythorn Community Hub has provided the local community with a one-stop destination to access valuable services, programs and activities. 

The Hub features a neighbourhood house, library, maternal and child health centre and a childcare facility. The hub also delivered a new home for the North Balwyn RSL which entered into a partnership with Council. As owners of the land, the RSL shares the site with Council to provide empowering community services for the community.

“Our community members are the big winners here. The now award-winning centre provides much needed community support services to people of all ages and needs”, said Mayor of Boroondara Cynthia Watson.

“I want to thank the North Balwyn RSL for their support and commitment in helping the hub become a reality”, added Cr Watson.

Bellevue Ward Councillor Jim Parke thanked the North Balwyn RSL for their hard work to ensure the project achieves the needs of the community.

“We began this process with one objective, which was to build a first-class centre to service our community’s needs. Without the support of the RSL and the dedication of all those involved, we would not have received this award”, said Cr Parke. 

The annual LGPro Awards for Excellence recognise and celebrate the outstanding projects and initiatives being delivered by councils across Victoria. Now in their 16th year, they are the key awards for the local government sector. Almost 100 nominations were received across 10 categories this year.