The City of Boroondara is upgrading the Balwyn Community Centre to meet the needs of its growing population.
Mayor of Boroondara, Cr Jane Addis, said neighbourhood houses and community centres play a critical role in connecting people in local communities.
“The Balwyn Community Centre has been home to a range of programs and activities supporting the Balwyn community for decades. However, with an increasing number of families, elderly residents and growing diversity in Balwyn, the centre layout is no longer suitable for the many services it provides,” said Cr Addis.
“We are upgrading the centre to ensure programs and activities that are important to the community can continue to be delivered.
“Through community consultation, Council, the community and centre management have worked together to design improvements to the buildings, parklands, community garden and recreational space.
“Council has allocated $8.7 million towards this exciting project. The new centre will contain more functional spaces, which will better support community programs, groups and services, including the 20-place occasional child care and the Balwyn Maternal and Child Health Centre.
“We will also enhance the parkland setting, revitalise the native vegetation in the wetland, expand the community garden, improve accessibility and visibility from Whitehorse Road, and create a new recreation zone, including a tennis court.
“Once complete, it will be a convenient hub for people of all ages in a beautiful parkland setting, benefiting the health and wellbeing of the local community,” said Cr Addis.
Construction works commence in January with the centre expected to open in early 2020.
During construction the Balwyn Community Centre will continue to operate at its temporary location at 230 Balwyn Road, Balwyn North, offering its usual activities, programs and services. Ample car-parking is available onsite.
Residents can receive regular project updates by registering on our project page.
For more information, contact Neva Law via email at [email protected] or call 0481 912 411.