Springvale Community Precinct
About the project
Over the next few years, the Springvale precinct at 397-405 Springvale Road will be transformed into the new community heart of Springvale. It will be a vibrant meeting place where people of all ages, backgrounds and interests feel welcome and can come together in a spirit of mutual respect, connection and celebration. World-class community facilities will combine with large, multipurpose green spaces to provide the perfect setting for learning, playing and relaxing.
The project will be delivered in two stages.
Stage 1 - Springvale City Hall redevelopment
Refurbishment works to the Springvale City Hall have now begun. This major renovation will turn the town hall into a more functional facility while preserving the overall design character of this much-loved community building. The majority of works will be on the inside of the building to allow a more diverse range of private and public events to be held there in the future. Springvale Town Hall is currently closed for bookings and is due to reopen in July 2017.
Read more information about the Springvale City Hall redevelopment
Stage 2 - Construction of Springvale Community Hub
This will be a world-class community facility providing a variety of learning, leisure and cultural opportunities. It will include a modern, state-of-the-art library featuring new technologies and equipment, flexible community meeting spaces, civic services area and plentiful parking. The outdoor green spaces will be extensively landscaped and allow for a variety of passive and active recreation uses, community events and social gatherings.
What will stay the same
- The City Hall and Supper Room will be retained
- The library will remain on site
- Council customer service will remain on site
- The war memorial will be retained on site
- The current amount of car parking will be retained on site and there will be no loss of car parking spaces
- The Historical Society will have a home on site
- The site will remain accessible and welcoming to the whole community
- No open space will be lost
What will change
- The Springvale City Hall and Supper Room will be upgraded and improved
- The current library will be relocated to a new purpose-built facility that will provide more space and improved services
- Customer service is located in the chambers during development and will move to the new library and activity hub building once completed
- A large part of the former Springvale office has removed to make way for increased public open space
- The war memorial will be relocated to the intersection of key paths, at the heart of the new open space
- Car parking will be relocated away from pedestrian and open space areas to improve safety
- Drop-off / pick-up areas will be provided near main building entries
- A new learning and activity Hub will be built to provide a range of flexible spaces for community use
- The site will have significant, multi-purpose open space with landscaping that reflects the Springvale community and allows for a variety of community uses for all ages
- There will be increased open space, both passive and active, including a play area, plaza and active sports area what will stay the same
For more information read the Springvale Community Precinct FAQs (PDF - 607KB)
The design competition provided an opportunity for design teams consisting of architects, landscape architects, engineers etc to submit their proposals for their design of the precinct.
They were guided by the design competition brief (PDF - 2.85MB), which provides additional technical information necessary to advance the design. The brief will be read in conjunction with the Springvale Civic Space Master Plan and will assist the design teams in understanding the vision that Council and the community has for the precinct.
The brief was informed by the master plan, earlier consultations with the community and stakeholders, a review from councillors and Council staff and input from specialist technical consultants
Included in the design competition brief is:
- a history of the master plan process
- the precinct vision and principles (developed as part of the master plan process)
- a detailed project scope which includes considerations such as environmentally sustainable design, circulation and access, car parking, community hub (including new library, community centre,
service desk and community meeting area), landscape and open space, services and infrastructure
The winner of the design competition has been announced.
Read more information about the design competition winner
Design brief documents
Community involvement in the project
From the beginning, we've recognised the importance of involving the community and that’s something we intend to maintain throughout the various stages of this project.
In 2013, the community provided useful feedback to Council regarding the projects that were most important and this feedback has been incorporated into the development strategy and the design competition brief.
In April 2016, the community also provided their feedback on the design competition brief, which will assist those submitters to develop design proposals that accurately meet community needs.
Council also plans to undertake detailed facility planning and work with the community to ensure that the new facilities will support the needs of the community and the many organisations that use the precinct.