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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 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.

June 2018 Project Update

In order to officially begin the works on the CLIC, a ceremonial ‘turning of the sod’ was held in recent weeks, where the Mayor, CEO, key members of the Project Team and contractors/consultants attended the site to look forward as a team to the 15 months’ construction that lies ahead.

Council staff are working with members of JPE Design Studio, who are also the architects for the CLIC project, to progress an Vine Street Plaza Integration Plan. Whilst delivery of that plan will need to be funded separately to CLIC, some key components (such as paving across the front of the Town Hall) will be brought forward to ensure timely delivery and to complement the CLIC.

Council’s Business and Innovation team have engaged Commercial Property Agents Knight Frank to provide advice and early promotional material for the tenancies in the CLIC. Initial feedback suggests that the recent amendments to the plans, which increase the size of the café tenancy, will be well-received by the market. Their advice also confirms that it is too early to market the top floor commercial space/s as the market will respond much better to a building which is able to be toured, so that the size, orientation and vistas from the space can be fully appreciated by prospective tenants.

May 2018 Project Update

It has been a busy few months in the delivery of the new Community Hub, Library and Innovation Centre (CLIC), as the design of the new facility was refined in collaboration with the Community Reference Group (a group specially established to assist Council and the architects). The external appearance of the new building has been revised, with an update to the façade fin design, and careful selection of colours and materials to ensure the new building forms a complementary (and innovative) addition to our adjacent heritage-listed Town Hall.

Internally, there has been a focus on design and layout of the art gallery and local history area, and further consideration of how the Town Hall forms an integral part of the design. These spaces are recognised as playing a key role in reflecting the culture and history of City of Prospect and for providing nodes of activity within the new facility.

There was a high level of excitement in and around Prospect Road as work commenced on the demolition of the existing Civic Centre to allow for the construction of the new Community Hub, Library and Innovation Centre (CLIC). Great care was taken in establishing the site to ensure the safety of pedestrians and vehicles, while minimising traffic interruptions. Council is ensuring as much car parking at the rear of the site remains available throughout construction.

Council staff were active in the months leading up to the demolition in relocating to alternate sites, with the Town Hall (accessed from Vine Plaza) and Irish Harp Room set up to accommodate Council’s customer service-focussed staff and functions. Other staff have temporarily relocated to the Thomas Street Centre on Main North Road, with remaining staff operating from the Walkerville depot.

The relocation was done with an emphasis on using Council-owned facilities (and reusing existing office furniture) to accommodate staff during the construction period. Any excess furniture and equipment, and even parts of the Civic Centre building itself (including fixtures and fittings), were donated to local community groups. The transition process went smoothly, with the Civic Centre closed for just one day while staff relocated to their temporary workplaces.

Work on the construction of the new building commenced at the end of May, and will continue in earnest over coming months. New hoardings have gone up at the Prospect Road edge of the site, which allow for passers-by to sneak a peek at the activity happening on site.

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  • 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

  • January 2019 - Town Hall Works commence

    Renewal of Town Hall

  • 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.

  • 30 January 2018 - Managing Contractor Interviews

    To be completed by CLIC Project Executive Group

  • 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

  • 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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