Shire of Mundaring Council considered a draft ‘Property Strategy and Land Assembly Plan’ for the proposed Mundaring Multi-purpose Community Facility project at a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday 20 July.
This project is a key component of the revitalisation of the Mundaring Town Centre into a vibrant and contemporary space.
The proposed Multipurpose Community Facility will co-locate the majority of existing community facilities and services.
This will include the library, dedicated cultural and art spaces and large multi-function spaces for the benefit of organisations and the local community.
Shire President, John Daw, said actions in forthcoming stages were presented to Council for consideration.
“Council carefully considered the recommended measures, specific actions and details within the Plan,” he said.
“Over the three hours Councillors were able to voice their opinions and ask questions.”
“We resolved to note the Preferred Delivery Model, Relocation Management Plan and the Road-Map for the project. This will enable the Shire to progress to the next planning stage of this multi-year project."
The Preferred Delivery Model will see the new Multipurpose Community Facility located in the precinct between Craig, Nichol, Jacoby Streets and Mundaring Weir Road. Nichol Street will be enhanced as a main street, with convenient and well-designed short and long-term parking provided in the precinct.
Activated street frontages and vibrant public spaces, contemporary design of new buildings, mixed use buildings, and a new civic and cultural heart of Mundaring are also proposed.
“This is a major, long-term project with many stages. We are in the early stages,” Cr Daw added.
The Shire will commence planning and design work; seek State and Federal government funding; commence preparation for land acquisition and disposal as required; begin financial modelling; and develop a business case.
“Council is looking forward to evaluating the business case in due course.”
“A vital component will be ongoing community and stakeholder engagement, particularly liaising with the community about the look and feel,” Cr Daw said.
“This is consistent with the recommendations within the Project Road-Map.”