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Community Hub, Library & Innovation Centre (CLIC)

Project Overview

Have you ever thought what a Library of the future would be like? With the Prospect Library and Thomas Street Centre lease ending in late 2019, there was a once in a generation opportunity for our community to collaborate in developing a bespoke innovative community hub in the heart of the City of Prospect. With the concept design completed in late 2017, work continued on refining the design, appearance and functionality of the building, which is now under construction at 128 Prospect Road, Prospect

What does a CLIC look like?

City of Prospect has taken 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 the architects JPE Design Studio on the design of the building. Our goal was 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 initial concept plans for the new facility are available here, while the final plans for the building (under construction) are available here. It has been an exciting journey for all those involved in the design process, and we look forward to the official opening of the building in late 2019.

July 2019 Project Update

The focus for the architectural team has shifted to the Town Hall bar, with work progressing at pace to ensure the new bar is ready when the Town Hall reopens for its first events.  There have also been a number of different options developed for the exterior ‘Payinthi’ signage, and work will continue to ensure this important design element makes an appropriately bold statement.

The design of the café tenancy opening is almost complete, with a new opening reminiscent of the original appearance of the Institute library (although in contemporary material and detailing) developed by the project team.

Onsite, works on the interior of the building continue, with the first of the terrazzo tiles laid in the ground floor of the building, and a new timber floor installed in the Irish Harp Room (along with cabinets and tiling).  The external façade screen on the southern side of the building has been completed, and the scaffolding removed to reveal the whole of the new facility for the first time.

June 2019 Project Update

With the exterior of Payinthi taking shape with more of the façade screen and glazing being completed, other members of the construction team have also been working on the internal fitout of the new facility.  The first of the acoustic ceiling panels have been installed to the new ground floor library area, while joinery and bathroom tiling have also commenced in the Irish Harp Room (within the Town Hall building).

Council also adopted a new budget for the next financial year, committing to the delivery of a number of ‘below-the-line’ items that were previously identified by Council and the community as highly desirable (but had not been funded as part of the original CLIC project).  These items include a new opening to Prospect Road from the future café/retail tenancy, a ‘Payinthi’ external building sign, replacement of the Town Hall bar, and some minor improvements to Vine Plaza (south of the Town Hall) including external lighting to the Town Hall façade. Design work will continue on these elements.

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  • Late-2019 - Facility fully operational

    Exciting new era for Prospect residents

  • Late-2019 - Relocation commences

    Services are moved into the new facility

  • Late-2019 - Construction Completion

    Builders hand-over site

  • January 2019 - Town Hall Works commence

    Renewal of Town Hall

  • 22 May 2018 - Presentation of final detailed design

    Ordinary Council meeting

  • 15 June 2018 - Construction Commences

    Builders on-site

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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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