MPCF design concept sketch endorsed

Published on Tuesday, 19 September 2023 at 12:29:48 PM

As part of the Mundaring Town Centre Revitalisation three concept sketch and master plan options for the and Multi-Purpose Community Facility (MPCF) and surrounding cultural precinct were presented at a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday 5 September.

Shire of Mundaring Council endorsed Option B – Circular (West) as the preferred option.

Shire President James Martin said the preferred option was in-line with the community’s preferred aesthetic of a circular central community space within the cultural precinct.

“The circular west design reflects careful consideration of immediate functionality and future possibilities within the broader precinct context including development potential on Mundaring Weir Road,” he said.

“It directly connects the northern laneway, Craig Street, Jacoby Street, and Sculpture Park, facilitating seamless movement throughout the precinct.

“It is envisioned that a range of civic and community facilities, such as the Albert Facey Memorial Library, Mundaring Art Centre, Mundaring and Hills Historical

Society and a number of other community services will move into the proposed new Multi-Purpose Community Facility.

“In this design, the Library and Mundaring Art Centre's placement in relation to Sculpture Park and the central courtyard ensures a cohesive user experience, with these facilities serving as focal points to the south-west of the building.”

“The Shire acknowledges the significant contribution made by the community and key stakeholders in the process.

The concept sketches presented to Council were developed following active input from community members, residents, community groups, service providers and councillors through a range of engagement activities including a collaborative design forum, stakeholder interviews, community survey, and input from a community deliberative panel earlier.

The endorsement of a concept sketch for the MPCF and cultural precinct forms part of a comprehensive and community-driven three-year planning and design phase (Stage 2: 2022-2025) with the next steps including concept design, operational modelling, initial land assembly work, precinct improvements and securing funding for construction. Following this, Council will consider proceeding to the next stage of the project.

Stage 3 (2025-2026) will involve detailed design of the MPCF, with construction of the new facility (Stage 4) scheduled to begin in 2027.

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