Manning Community Hub Underway

Media Release 16 May 2014
Manning Community Hub
At the May meeting, City of South Perth Council will consider the tenders for the demolition and clearance of proposed Manning Community Hub site bounded by Bradshaw Crescent, Conochie Crescent and Welwyn Avenue in Manning. 

City of South Perth Deputy Mayor Glenn Cridland said this is the first stage of development for what will be an iconic civic project in Manning.

“The Manning Community Hub development is a $16 million civic project for residents in Manning and Salter Point. It is an exciting new development for locals and the broader community of the City of South Perth.

“Once complete, the Hub will provide a vibrant, connected facility with integrated community services located in one place,” Councillor Cridland said.

Tenders for the demolition of the site including the Moorditj Keila Building, the existing Manning Hall, Manning Child Health Clinic and the decommissioned tennis courts have been advertised.

Once a contractor has been selected, demolition of the site is expected to commence at the end of June and will last for a period of approximately six weeks.

During demolition, the site will be fenced and the contractor will be required to comply with all of the necessary legislation, including for the safe removal of a small amount of asbestos and the suppression of dust.  The demolition will be monitored the City to ensure that it meets strict public health and safety guidelines.

The next stage of work involves selling the two lots created by land subdivision which will assist in the funding for the project. The City is waiting for final approval from the Department of Planning in relation to the proposed building envelopes on the two commercial/residential lots. Once approved, and conditions associated with the subdivisional clearance such as provision of public utility services have been considered, the two lots can be sold by the City.

“The City will review the concept plans for the Manning Community Hub and make any required adjustments. During this time detailed plans will be prepared for a public tender process for the new facilities. The City will continue to inform the community of key developments as they occur.”

“Site preparation of the land is expected to commence in late June of this year and will run through until February or March of next year when it is anticipated that construction will begin. During this period, the City will ensure up to date information about the Manning Community Hub is available to residents and interested parties,” Councillor Cridland said.

Included in the proposed development is a new state of the art Manning Library (relocated from Manning Road), a new Community Hall and meeting spaces with modern facilities.

The new Manning Hub will have family orientated facilities including a child health clinic and an area for new early years services - incorporating a toy library and playgroup in one convenient location.

The Hub will create a vibrant cultural precinct with the incorporation of the Moorditj Keila Aboriginal group into the new facility.

Sports are also catered for with the James Miller Oval extended and the new Manning Rippers Football clubrooms also in the Manning Community Hub.

Existing services at the Manning Community Hub have already been temporarily relocated as follows:

Manning School Nurses – South Perth Incubator Office, Cnr Sandgate Street and South Terrace, South Perth (lower level South Perth Community Centre).

Manning Child Health Clinic Nurses – alternative services offered at the Gowrie Centre, 61 Lowan Loop, Karawara WA 6152 or South Perth Clinic, Cnr Sandgate Street and South Terrace, South Perth

Manning Toy Library – Collier Pavilion, Thelma Street, Como.

Moorditj Keila Aboriginal Group – Lifestreams Church, Murray Street, Como.

General Hall Users – various locations (for further information contact the Senior Booking Officer at the City of South Perth on 94740857).

The City of South Perth initiated the Manning Community Hub project in response to studies that found that the existing community facilities were ageing and reaching the end of their useful life as well as to meet the changing demographic needs of both Manning and Salter Point.

Residents with any concerns regarding the demolition process are encouraged to contact the City of South Perth on 9474 0777.

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