Invitation for Comment - Manning Community Hub

Media Release 5 November 2012
Manning Community Hub
The Manning Community Hub project is an important $14 million civic project which will be a landmark and iconic precinct for Manning and Salter Point, as well as the broader community.

This project was initiated by the City of South Perth in response to studies undertaken demonstrating that the existing community facilities were ageing and reaching the end of their useful life.

In 2008, the City consulted with the local community to discuss what they wanted on the site.  This consultation found there to be general community support and enthusiasm for an integrated neighbourhood community hub, inclusive of a relocated Manning Library.

The Manning Community Hub project comprises two separate components which have strong interrelationships and synergies, the Manning Community Centre and the future expansion of commercial activities.

The Manning Community Centre comprises the community, leisure and social component of the project whilst the future Manning Commercial Area will include 9 Bradshaw Crescent and 8 Conochie Crescent.

The City understands that there has been some community concern about a lack of adequate consultation on the development application of the proposed Manning Community Centre component.

Whilst there has been considerable consultation and engagement throughout the life of this project through various workshops, forums, questionnaires, advertising and stakeholder meetings, the City acknowledges and recognises that it could have consulted to a greater extent in the later stages specifically in the planning for the Manning Community Centre Development Application.

The City is seeking your invaluable feedback on both components of the Manning Community Hub to ensure that a cohesive and integrated hub is designed and created which is generally supported and welcomed by the community.

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