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Community Hub, Library & Innovation Centre

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The non-renewal of the current lease on the existing Prospect Library site will cease in August 2019. This presents a once in a generation opportunity for our community to collaborate in developing a bespoke innovative community hub in the heart of the Prospect town centre.

The facility, with a working name of CLIC (Community Hub, Library and Innovation Centre) will be an innovative and activated space which provides opportunities for all members of our community to visit, collaborate, engage and learn.

The CLIC will be a key feature of the new integrated community facilities, council administration and civic facilities to be constructed at the existing Civic Centre.

It is anticipated that the new facility, which will be located at 128 Prospect Road, Prospect, will open in September 2019. We encourage you to collaborate with Council on this project.

September 2017

Over the past month, the Project Executive Group and Internal Project Group have overseen:

  • the appointment of architecture firm, JPE Design Studio
  • the appointment of project management firm, Jim Allen & Associates
  • the process in regards to the disposal of existing assets to asset in funding the project
  • the establishment an internal Transition Team to explore and recommend options to Council’s services to the community are effectively maintained during construction and the transition to the new facility
The Community Reference Group (CRG) met on 6 September 2017 to discuss the project’s progress and workshop ideas under the theme ‘Creating Spaces that Work’. The following four of nine spaces were workshopped in regards to functionality and community need:
  • Children’s Area
  • Toy Library
  • Technology/Training
  • Young Adults Area

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  • June - Sept 2019: Final Preparations for the Grand Opening
    • Final fit out
    • Prepare and transition library staff
  • Jul 2018 - May 2019: Construction Period
    The construction period includes a contingency period.
  • Apr-June 2018: Engagement of Construction Company
    In addition to the engagement of the preferred contractor, detailed construction drawings and final budget to be completed.
  • Feb-Mar 2018: Development Application to be placed on Exhibition
    • Feedback on the Development Application to be assessed
    • Development Application to be determined
    • Undertake Construction Tender Process
  • Oct-Dec 2017: Preparation of Development Application and Tender Specifications
    • Undertake the required assessments and drawings to support the Development Application process
    • Develop the scope of works and detailed construction drawings to support the Tender process to appoint a construction company
  • Aug-Sept 2017: CLIC Design and Layout to be endorsed by Council
    If endorsed, will progress to the next stage.
  • Jun-Jul 2017: Pre-Planning Discussion Outcomes
    Confirmation of Private Public Partnership Model and draft Concept prepared for Community and Internal consultation
  • Mar-May 2017: Pre-Planning Discussions
    Includes Services and Facilities, Recruitment of Project Lead and exploring a Private Public Partnership Model.
  • Jan 2017: Preferred new site and associated items are endorsed
    The development of the City of Prospect’s new Community Hub, Library and Innovation Centre is endorsed.
  • Nov 2016: Community Engagement Plan and Community Reference Group are endorsed
    Engagement Plan and Community Reference Group’s Terms of Reference
  • Nov 2016: Detailed Socio-Economic and Cost-Benefit Analysis Undertaken
    SGS Economics and Planning provide Council with the Site Economic and Social Analysis Report.
  • Oct 2016: Establishment of Project Groups
    Council establishes the CLIC Project Executive Group (PEG) and the Internal Project Group (IPG).
  • Apr - Sept 2016: Community Engagement – Phase 2
    Extensive engagement with the community.
  • Mar 2016: Library Tour 2 (Interstate)
    Libraries visited included Melton, Braybrook, The Dock (Docklands), Boyd (Southbank) City, Katherine Syme (Carlton).
  • Feb 2016: Library Tour 1 (Local)
    Libraries visited included Walkerville, St Peters, Rundle Mall and Hallet Cove.
  • Jan - Mar 2016: Community Engagement – Phase 1
    A total of 503 survey responses were received as a result of the various methods of engagement. Community Consultation Report April 2016&l
  • Aug 2015: ‘Library Services To The Future Project Report’ endorsed by Council on 25 August 2015.
    In May 2015, Council engaged Libraries Alive, with their report endorsed by Council.
  • Nov 2014 - Sept 2015: Extensive discussions between Elected Member, Council staff and experts.
    The outcome was a commitment to the development of an enhanced Library facility able to meet community requirements over coming generations.
  • Sept 2014 - Notification that the current lease will not be renewed from August 2019.
    SA Department of Education and Child Development notifies Council of non-renewal of library lease.

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