COMMUNITY groups and service organisations can help shape the design and operation of Flagstone’s first community hub.
Organisations interested in using the space to deliver services or activities for the growing Flagstone community must register their interest before June 30.
The call is the next step in a collaborative planning process led by Flagstone developers Peet Limited, working with Logan Together and Local City Council for the past six months.
Peet CEO and managing director Brendan Gore said the initial hub would be a temporary building built on Flagstonian Drive within the future city precinct.
Due to open later this year, it would be designed to cater for Flagstone’s social needs for five to 10 years and could move and its configuration change as the community grew, he said.
Mr Gore said the innovative approach aimed to deliver a valuable community resource years ahead of schedule.
“A centre like this is an important activator in a new community. It provides a shared venue to attract new services and activities and creates a central place for residents to meet,” Mr Gore said.
“By pooling our ideas and resources with other groups, everyone in the community benefits because it allows us to open a facility much earlier than might otherwise be possible.
“The ROI process is the next step in finding out who is interested in using the hub and what kind of space they would need.”
Tom Bowers, of Plan C, engaged by Peet for community consultation and engagement said informal workshops held to date indicated the centre would support community uses ranging from occasional daycare to family counselling,host community meetings and a range of community and service groups.
In the future, he said, a broad range of local and regional community facilities will be built right across the Flagstone development.
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