The City of South Perth has received a $1 million grant from Lotterywest, which will contribute towards the costs of the new Manning Community Hub development.
Funding was awarded to the City under Lotterywest’s Community Spaces – building and fit out program. The funds will contribute towards the construction of the early years activity spaces and community group premises within the Manning Community Hub.
“The new Manning Community Hub will provide modern, functional and sustainable community facilities increasing accessibility, community participation and usage,” said Mayor Sue Doherty.
“The Manning Community Hub project has strong community support and will provide purpose built facilities for groups and organisations that have been operating on the site for many years, including Moorditj Keila Aboriginal Community Group and the Manning Child Health Clinic.
“Additionally creating a new space for playgroups, the Manning Rippers Football Club, Manning Toy Library and the relocation of the Manning Library.
“The demographics of the Manning community have changed with more families coming into the area. In response to these changes, the community identified the need for a vibrant, integrated ‘village centre’ linking existing shops, services and activities.
“This development will also provide a ‘town square’ space flanked by a café, shops, businesses and recreational areas.”
The total cost of this project is in the vicinity of $16M, with the City of South Perth funding the balance.
Construction of the Manning Community Hub development is scheduled to commence in mid-2015.
An invitation is extended to the community from the City of South Perth to come along to one of two information sessions on the design plans for Manning Hub. The $16 million Manning Hub community facility will become the new heart of Manning and home for Manning Hall, Manning Library, Manning Child Health Clinic, Moorditj Keila, new early childhood facilities as well as the Manning Rippers Football Club.
Demolition of infrastructure at the Manning Hub site has been completed in readiness for the construction of the new Manning Hub community facility. Construction is expected to commence in June 2015 and be completed by mid-2016.
Information sessions are to be held at Manning Seniors Citizens Centre (3 Downey Drive, Manning) on Saturday 20 September from 11am – 12.45pm and Wednesday 24 September from 5.45 – 7.30pm.
The latest design plans will be available and displayed for viewing at these sessions and include presentations by the City of South Perth and project architects Bollig Design.
Mayor Sue Doherty said, “The design of the Manning Hub incorporates a vibrancy, connectedness and accessibility in a facility which integrates community, social and sporting activities for the local community.”
From today the plans will be available for viewing at South Perth and Manning libraries, as well as on the City’s website.