We are upgrading the Alamein Neighbourhood and Learning Centre building so that it is better able to support the delivery of diverse services valued by centre users.

Artist impression of proposed Alamein Neighbourhood Learning Centre

Proposed Alamein Neighbourhood and Learning Centre - artist's impression


The new Alamein Neighbourhood Learning Centre is here. The refurbished centre was officially launched by Mayor of Boroondara, Councillor Garry Thompson. Watch the virtual launch below.

The centre’s popular classes and community programs will resume in February 2022.  If you’re interested in learning a new skill or hobby and would like to give it a go, ‘Come and Try’ sessions will be available at the centre throughout Term 1 in February and March.

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To stay in touch, please visit the Alamein Neighbourhood and Learning Centre.

Watch the virtual launch

About the project

Alamein Neighbourhood and Learning Centre is located at 49 Ashburn Grove, Ashburton, opposite Alamein Railway Station. The centre provides a range of learning and community services that support the local community.

We provide and maintain the building for use by Alamein Neighbourhood and Learning Centre. With the building in poor condition and due for renewal, we are upgrading the centre so that it can better deliver the variety of services and programs valued by centre users. 

To support the diverse services delivered by Alamein Neighbourhood and Learning Centre, key features of the upgrade include:

  • a new reception space that is welcoming and enables confidentiality  
  • new office accommodation with a meeting room that can be used by visiting services
  • a new kitchen and common area with an adjoining deck outside
  • additional classroom space for a craft workshop and a computer room
  • remote learning opportunities in classrooms, and
  • bicycle parking and off street car parking, including a loading zone and accessible car park on the eastern side and a new car park to the western side.


When Stage Progress update
April-May 2019 Consultation Consultation undertaken with centre stakeholders to inform concept plan.
December 2020 Concept planning A concept plan to be created in response to feedback gathered during consultation is presented to centre stakeholders.
January 2021 Temporary relocation Alamein Neighbourhood and Learning Centre relocates to temporary accommodation at 1 Samarinda Avenue, Ashburton, with the centre operating from the temporary accommodation from Term 1.
March to late 2021 Construction Construction at Alamein Neighbourhood and Learning Centre occurs.
Late 2021 Completion Project expected to be completed.

More information

For more information, contact Danielle Short, Planner Community Strengthening on 9278 4336 or at [email protected]

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