The Bannockburn Community and Cultural Hub is taking shape, with Members for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney and Jaala Pulford inspecting works at the site today.
“It’s great to be here today to see the foundations of this Centre – and the future of Bannockburn – set in concrete,” Ms Tierney said.
“Bannockburn is the fastest growing town in Golden Plains Shire and it was clear the community needed new facilities to meet increasing demands.
“This is a great example of the local community working with service providers, the council, and the state and federal governments to create a space that I know will be a well-used facility in the area.
“The Brumby Labor Government was pleased to have provided $550,000 to build the Bannockburn Community and Cultural Hub that will provide education and social opportunities for local people.”
Ms Pulford said the Hub would involve the redevelopment of the Bannockburn Hall to include a 200-seat multipurpose space designed for performing arts, cinema and local events.
“The hub will also include a new community learning and neighbourhood centre with space for youth programs and activities, adult learning programs, community meetings, consultation rooms and facilities for local community groups,” Ms Pulford said.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the hub take shape and become a focal point of Bannockburn.”
Since 2004, the Victorian Community Support Grants have supported more than 530 projects, worth over $88 million.