Exciting new era for Prospect residents
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.
We are on the move… again!
The Thomas Street Centre will close its doors at 6pm on Wednesday 9 October to transition to our new building, Payinthi. This includes all Council services, Library, Gallery and JPs.
From Monday 14 October 2019 at 9am, we will re-open at our new premises at 128 Prospect Road, Prospect.
Due to our closure on 10 - 13 October, many of our services will be unavailable. Here are some alternative services that our residents are able to access during this time.
If you are wanting to visit a library during our closure, the closest libraries to City of Prospect are:
The Prospect Library returns chute will remain available so that customers can return books.
Justice of the Peace Service
During the closure, a JP will be available at the office of Andrea Micheals – MP for Enfield, Shop 6, 430 Prospect Road, Kilburn (phone 8260 7733).
Or alternatively a Justice of the peace can be found by searching the Attorney General's JP Roll at https://www.agd.sa.gov.au/services-and-support/justice-peace/find-justice-peace
Community Support Programs
Our Community Support programs will not occur on 10 and 11 October. Please contact our Community Support team on 8269 5355 for further details.
Online services and payments
Our online services, including our website and online payments, will be affected during the closure period. These will be confirmed shortly.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused during our move to our new building, but look forward to welcoming you to our fantastic new facility, Payinthi, from Monday 14 October!
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.
Exciting new era for Prospect residents
Services are moved into the new facility
Builders hand-over site
Renewal of Town Hall
Ordinary Council meeting
Including detailed construction documentation
Bulldozers removed from site.
Bulldozers arrive on-site.
Customer Services and Planning Development located within Town Hall, entrance off Vine Street plaza.
Further development of the design and layout of the proposed facility.
Facilitated by CLIC Project Lead - Mr. Chris Newby
Issued 17 January 2018
Council has received approval for the Panel to assess the proposed development.
Findings from broader community consultation will be discussed by Community Reference Group. Continued involvement within design development.
Appointment determined at Council Meeting
To be completed by CLIC Project Executive Group
To be completed by CLIC Project Manager - Mr. Luigi Rossi
Correspondence out to all residential properties and promotion at the Touriffic Prospect event.
Ready for detailed design with on-going input from Council's Community Reference Group, Elected Members and key staff.