Shire of Mundaring is calling on community members to help reimagine the Mundaring town centre.
Consultation is now underway to determine which services and activities could be co-located in a proposed new multipurpose community facility.
Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Throssell invited people to have their say through an online survey launched this week and to register for a community ideas workshop in November.
“The community has an aspiration to restore the Mundaring town centre to the active community hub it once was,” he said.
“This is an opportunity for Shire residents, service providers and businesses to share their vision for the space, and help to create a thriving village with a strong sense of place.”
Mr Throssell said the new facility would include a replacement for the existing Albert Facey Memorial Library, with consideration given to re-purposing, selling or possibly demolishing the old library building.
“A number of the existing community facilities in Mundaring are quite old and not well suited to meeting the needs of users today and in the future,” he added.
“While the Albert Facey Memorial Library requires replacement in the near future, we are mindful that many other facilities may also be under-utilised. This process provides an opportunity to explore the community’s vision for this new facility, along with the activities and services on offer.
“A new multi-purpose facility will help activate the town centre, supporting the creation of a civic and cultural heart.”
The new facility will be built within the Mundaring town centre, with the final location to be determined by Council following the community consultation process.
Community members are encouraged to complete the facility survey, which can be found on the Shire's online engagement platform, Engage Mundaring, with hard copies available from the Albert Facey Memorial Library and Shire Administration Building.
Mr Throssell encouraged those people who were part of a community group to become involved as well.
“We welcome all community members to comment or take part in online discussions on Engage Mundaring; attend the workshop in November; and visit the open day to view the draft concepts in early 2020."
The survey closes on 1 November 2019 with the community workshop to be held in the Civic Area at the Shire Administration Building from 6.30pm on Thursday 21 November.