The Springvale precinct at 397-405 Springvale Road is being 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 and Supper Room are complete. This major renovation has turned the town hall into a more functional facility while preserving the overall design character of this much-loved community building. The majority of works were undertaken 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 has reopened and is now open for bookings.
Stage 2 - Construction of Springvale Community Hub
This world-class community facility will provide 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, customer service 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.
The new Springvale Library and Community Hub has been designed with holistic sustainability principles in mind and is targeting Net Zero Emissions for the building operations in addition to a 5-Star Green Star Rating. Operational emissions will be reduced through design features such as a high performance façade, efficient heating and cooling systems and low energy LED lighting. Further to this, the building intends to offset the remainder of its emissions though installation of a 220kW rooftop solar PV array. The array will consist of approximately 730 panels and generate 280MWh per year; that’s enough to power around 50 family homes each year. The sustainability of the City Hall has also been improved.
Parking and entrance changes for the Springvale Library Site
A new car park is accessible from 18 Hillcrest Grove. The car park at the rear of City Hall has all day parking.
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 assisted submitters to develop design proposals that accurately met 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.
City of Greater Dandenong
Dandenong Civic Centre 225 Lonsdale Street
Dandenong Victoria Australia 3175
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