Consultation has concluded.
Council voted 8-1 to adopt the Faulkner Civic Precinct Community Centre Business Plan appointing its preferred tenderer at a Special Council Meeting on 22 November.
PACT Construction Pty Ltd was accepted as the preferred tenderer for the construction of the Faulkner Civic Precinct Community Centre for the sum of $38,998,421 excluding GST.
The Council authorised City of Belmont Chief Executive Officer John Christie to undertake negotiations with the preferred tenderer.
This Business Plan outlines the rationale behind the intention of the City of Belmont to deliver integrated cultural and community services to the Belmont community through the establishment of the Community Centre.
As a community hub, the Community Centre will allow for the co-location of the following uses:
- Library and Digital Hub;
- Senior Citizens Centre;
- Office space for Not for Profit service providers;
The Community Centre, as outlined in the City’s visionary Faulkner Civic Precinct Master Plan, will be a multi-purpose cross-generational, modern community hub.
The Community Centre represents a major investment on the part of the City of Belmont to facilitate the delivery of community services.
To date the City has been successful in securing a $9,675,081 Federal Government grant and $3,837,557 grant from Lotterywest, establishing a significant reduction in the cost borne directly by the City.
The 2017-2018 Budget includes $15 Million towards the progression of the Community Centre.
Subject to a contract being awarded, it is anticipated construction of the building would start in February 2018 with completion approximately 2 years thereafter, followed by fitout and occupancy around April 2020.