Opening night for the Hub

Opening night for the Hub

The Kingborough community is invited to the opening of the new Kingborough Community Hub by the council at Kingston Park from 5pm on Friday, March 29.
The official opening and speeches with Senator Eric Abetz and the Mayor of Kingborough, Cr Dean Winter will start at 5pm.
Following this, guests will have an opportunity to explore the Hub whilst listening to local musicians perform from 5.30pm.
The great musical line-up includes the Kingston High School Band, local emerging stars The Tinderboxers, Janelle Stowe and Brendon Siemsen, The Teahouse Trio and Dewayne Everettsmith.
A small selection of local food and wine vans will be open throughout the evening.
The Community Hub is funded by a $2.8 million grant from the Federal Government under the Building Better Regions Fund and by the Kingborough Council.
The building design is the result of an architectural design competition conducted in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Architects in 2016.
March Studios was selected as the winners and have designed a high-quality building, which sets a standard for all subsequent development on the 11-hectare site.
The surrounds of the Hub will be an important attraction and the council is committed to
maintaining significant areas of public open space and a large playground.
Draft designs are currently being finalised and these will be on display at the opening for community members to give their feedback.
There will also be an opportunity for community members to meet Traders In Purple, who are the council’s partners in delivering the Kingston Park project and who are also sponsoring the opening night event.
Council staff will be available to answer any questions about the Hub.
Traders In Purple CEO, Mr Brett Robinson, said the company is proud to be involved with the delivery of the Kingston Park project and the Community Hub opening event.
“When Traders In Purple’s vision for Kingston Park is fully realised, the Community Hub will perform the important function of bringing together the existing Kingston community with the families and employees who choose to relocate to the area to live and work.
“Traders In Purple has a strong tradition of delivering community-based programmes, and it can attest to its value in social and economic terms to the region.
“The Community Hub will be a focal point of the whole development and something we hope the broader community will also enjoy,” Mr Robinson added.
Along with the playground display from Playstreet, council will be running a listening post on the night, where they will ask why people enjoy living in Kingborough and what their community priorities are.
This will help the council to assess what community needs are against the services they deliver.
The Community Hub aims to be the social “heart” of Kingston.
There is a multi-purpose community hall, meeting rooms, flexible workspace, a covered town square, public amenities, storage, and a café space has also been developed.
The Hub will be able to host a variety of community and cultural activities, events and exhibitions.
The council says it is an open and inviting building, accessible to all who wish to use it.


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