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Community Hub, Library & Innovation Centre (CLIC)

Project Overview

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Have you ever thought what a Library of the future would be like? With the Prospect Library and Thomas Street Centre lease ending in August 2019, there is a once in a generation opportunity for our community to collaborate in developing a bespoke innovative community hub in the heart of Prospect.

What does a CLIC look like?

City of Prospect is taking a co-design approach to developing the new facility, and the services and activities which will be available to our community. This exciting and significant project is an opportunity to deliver a community hub of the future, now. Council’s Community Reference Group has worked with the Elected Members and architect on the design of the building. Our goal is to create a facility that is an innovative and activated space, which provides opportunities for all members of our community to visit, collaborate, engage and learn. The current plans for the new facility are available here.

Where will the CLIC be located and when will it open?

CLIC will be located on the site of the existing Council Civic Centre as part of a co-located facility bringing together the library, gallery and digital hub, council administration and civic facilities. Currently, it is anticipated to open the facility in September 2019.
January 2018 Project Update

January 2018 Project Update

Layout and design of the new facility has reached an important milestone with Council (at the ordinary Council meeting 19 December 2017) giving endorsement for the concept design to proceed to design development, noting the continued involvement of Elected Members, the Community Reference Group, key staff and other stakeholders.  Council has agreed to a budget allocation of $16.4m for construction and fit-out of the CLIC, noting that this figure will be continually refined through the development of the design and throughout the life of the project.

An invitation for residents to access this CLIC Engagement Hub website to respond to the available on-line Surveys will be posted to all residential properties (early February) and promoted during the 15 January 'Tourrific Prospect' event.  All comments received through both Surveys will be considered by Council as part of the on-going design process.


Council Services During 2018/19

Council Services During 2018/19

The Civic Centre at 128 Prospect Road, Prospect needs to be vacated in early March 2018 to allow for demolition and construction of the new Community Hub, Library & Innovation Centre (CLIC) to occur on this site.  Council Services will be relocated to three sites during 2018/19.

1. Prospect Town Hall (entrance off Vine Street Plaza)

  • Customer Services will be based here, including Enquiries and Council Payments, Planning & Development Services as well as the Prospect Community Support team who will continue to provide acitivies for our 'My Aged Care' residents.

2. Thomas Street Centre, 1 Thomas Street, Nailsworth (corner Main North Road)

  • Existing services will continue to operate from here (Library, Gallery, Local History and Digital Hub service)
  • Economic Development and the Arts, Gallery & Events Team will be based here
  • Council's Volunteers Coordinator and Community Development Officer will contactable here
  • The Thomas Street Centre will remain available for Council use until the end of its lease in August 2019

3. Town of Walkerville Depot, Fuller Street, Walkerville

  • Administration ('back of house') staff and depot staff will be based here.



  • 30 September 2019 - Facility fully operational

    Exciting new era for Prospect residents

  • 20 September 2019 - Relocation commences

    Services are moved into the new facility

  • 20 September 2019 - Contruction Completion

    Builders hand-over site

  • 15 June 2018 - Construction Commences

    Builders on-site

  • 22 May 2018 - Presentation of final detailed design

    Ordinary Council meeting

  • 18 May 2018 - Design Completion

    Including detailed construction documentation

  • 30 April 2018 - Demolition Completed

    Bulldozers removed from site.

  • 29 March 2018 - Demolition Commences

    Bulldozers arrive on-site.

  • Mid March 2018 - Temporary accomodation for Council services / staff

    Customer Services and Planning Development located within Town Hall, entrance off Vine Street plaza.

  • 27 February - Council meeting Design and Program Update

    Further development of the design and layout of the proposed facility.

  • 16 February - Value Engineering Workshop with Project Team

    Facilitated by CLIC Project Lead - Mr. Chris Newby

  • 12 February 2018 - Request for Tender closes - Demolition

    Issued 17 January 2018

  • 12 February 2018 - Council Assessment Panel

    Council has received approval for the Panel to assess the proposed development.

  • 7 February 2018 - Community Reference Group update

    Findings from broader community consultation will be discussed by Community Reference Group. Continued involvement within design development.

  • 6 February 2018 - Managing Contractor Approval

    Appointment determined at Council Meeting

  • 5 January 2018 - Commence community consultation in accordance with communication plan

    Correspondence out to all residential properties and promotion at the Touriffic Prospect event.

  • January 2019 - Town Hall Works commence

    Renewal of Town Hall

  • 30 January 2018 - Managing Contractor Interviews

    To be completed by CLIC Project Executive Group

  • 19 January 2018 - Manage the Contractor 'Request for Purpose' closes.

    To be completed by CLIC Project Manager - Mr. Luigi Rossi

  • 19 December 2017 - Concept Design endorsed by Council

    Ready for detailed design with on-going input from Council's Community Reference Group, Elected Members and key staff.

  • 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).
  • 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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