A $5.5 million investment by Wyndham City, upgrades at each of the three sites will benefit residents and community groups and meet the requirements of our growing City. Local communities have provided input in the design and service mix at these centres.

Benefits

  • Expanding the number of Council services being provided at community centres
  • Welcoming and vibrant community centres
  • Increased community access to Council

Project Overview

    Wyndham Vale Community Learning Centre

    Project Status

    A $500,000 Wyndham City project, this project to redevelop the Wyndham Vale Community Learning Centre is a currently at the detailed design stage, with construction set to commence in mid 2017 and completion in late 2017.

    Scope of Works

    Council and the community have identified the need for improvements to the existing Wyndham Vale Community Learning Centre to meet the high levels of demand for existing services and to provide spaces that enable the expansion of Council services.

    Key deliverables for capital works for Wyndham Vale are:

    • Space to allow for expanded and better integrated services
    • Improve the location of the youth lounge to improve the connection to outdoor areas and community rooms
    • Better separation of “noisy” and “quiet” activities
    • Better use of common areas to encourage social connection as well pop-up displays or events.

    Minimising the impact on services and community safety are both key considerations in delivering the project particularly during construction.

    All services including the library and kindergarten are expected to remain open throughout the year; there may be some minor disruption during construction.

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    Point Cook Community Learning Centre

    Project Status

    A $4.7 million Wyndham City project, this project to redevelop the Point Cook Community Learning Centre is currently at concept design stage, with construction due to begin in mid-2017 and expected to finish in the first half of 2018. Local communities have provided input in the design and service mix at these centres.

    Scope of Works

    Council and the community have identified the need for improvements to the existing Point Cook Community Learning Centre to meet high levels of demand for existing services and to provide spaces that enable the expansion of Council services. 

    The upgrades at Point Cook will deliver:

    • The ability to provide a larger range of Council services locally
    • More space for community learning activities including rooms for meetings, programs, study and community activities
    • A more comfortable experience, with better separation of ‘noisy’ and ‘quiet’ activity zones
    • A bigger and better Library, with an additional 230 square metres including a new silent study space, two group study rooms and a large activity zone made possible with funding from the State Government of Victoria, through the Living Libraries Funding Program
    • Better outdoor spaces that connect to the nearby wetlands

    Minimising the impact on services and community safety are both key considerations in delivering the project, particularly during construction.

    This page will be kept updated with project milestones and any expected changes to services.

    What You Can Expect:

    • Some disruption to services
    • New temporary entrances
    • Designated access points for contractors and deliveries
    • Changes to the car park and driveways at the front of the centre
    • Additional noise onsite due to demolition and construction works

    Service Changes:  June – August 2017

    Prior to construction, there will be some temporary service changes so that new entrances can be built. These new entrances will enable safe access to services throughout the build.

    Maternal Child and Health Services

    Appointments will be rescheduled to other centres from 23 June, with services returning on 21 August. Staff will work from the Saltwater Community Centre and Arndell Park Community Centre during this time.

    Kindergarten

    There won’t be any changes to services during June and July. As of Term 3, 17 July new entrances will be in place, with motorists urged to take extra care entering and exiting the car park.

    Point Cook Library

    The Library will close from 6pm on 23 June and re-open at 10am on 17 July, however Library staff will remain onsite to assist you with memberships, holds, renewals and returns during this period. During this time, these Library services will be available:

    • Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm
    • Saturday: 10am – 1pm
    • Sunday: 1.30pm – 5pm

    Library programs will take a break during this period.

    Our Plaza, Tarneit, Werribee and Wyndham Vale branches will operate as normal. The Library’s online resources are also available to access at home 24/7 throughout the period.

    The Library will reopen in its current location on 17 July, operating within a smaller space during construction, with changes to some programs and services.

    For more information or assistance, you can pop into the Point Cook Community Learning Centre for a chat, or contact Library staff on 9395 7966 or via ptcooklibrary@wyndham.vic.gov.au

    Council Services

    Customer service staff will remain onsite to help you with Community Centre enquires and Council payments and can also be contacted on 9395 6399 or via pointcookclc@wyndham.vic.gov.au

    Alternate Entrances from 17 July 2017

    • Services at Point Cook Community Learning Centre will resume on 17 July, with the Library re-opening and commencement of Term 3 for the Kindergarten.
    • New entrances, parking arrangements and access routes will be in place. Take care in the car park around the building and allow yourself a little extra time when visiting the centre, especially for the first few weeks after the changes.

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    Tarneit Community Learning Centre

    Project Status

    Plans to upgrade the Tarneit Community Centre are currently at design stage and are anticipated to commence in late 2017, with completion targeted for the first part of 2018.

    Scope of Works

    Council and the community have identified the need for improvements to the existing Tarneit Community Learning Centre in order to meet high levels of demand for existing services and to provide spaces that enable the expansion of Council services. 

    Key Deliverables for capital works for Tarneit are:

    • Remodelled foyer to improve sense of arrival and the visible connection between the Library and Community Centre
    • Improve awareness of services being offered at the centre, there will be “concierge” style of customer service
    • More spaces that have multiple uses for informal andimpromptu activities and rooms for quieter or more private activities
    • Making the kitchen and outdoor areas more functional to improve the overall use and feel of the Centre

    Minimising the impact on services and community safety are both key considerations in delivering the project particularly during construction.

    All services including the library and kindergarten are expected to remain open throughout the year; there may be some minor disruption during construction.

    This redevelopment at the Tarneit Community Learning Centre alongside Wyndham Vale and Point Cook; is a Wyndham City initiative to expand Council services to the community. Each of these Community Learning Centres requires upgrades to transform them into ‘mini-town’ halls, making Council more accessible and responsive.

    Expanded services include:

    • Council enquiries and payment processing
    • Community learning and neighbourhood strengthening
    • Planning advice and building approval
    • Business development and entrepreneurial support.

    Budget & Construction Dates

    Wyndham Vale Community Learning Centre

    • Budget: $500,000
    • Current Stage: Detailed Design
    • Construction: Mid – Late 2017

    Point Cook Community Learning Centre

    • Budget: $4.7 million
    • Current Stage: Tender Documentation
    • Construction: Mid 2017 – Mid 2018

    Tarneit Community Learning Centre

    • Budget: TBC
    • Current Stage: Schematic Design
    • Construction: Late 2017 – Mid 2018
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