Attractive, Arty, Amazing – new look centre in St Albans
A multimillion dollar redevelopment of Errington Community Centre in St Albans will begin 2015, it will provide large meeting halls for current and new user groups. Residents will be able to get in touch with their creative side by potentially being a performer or member of the audience when the performing arts spaces are open to the public in 2016.
Performing arts space a highlight of the redevelopment design!
The centre will be turned into a modern, two-storey building that aims to meet the needs of Brimbank and St Albans residents well into the future.
A highlight of the design for the building is the inclusion of performing arts space that is being funded by a generous contribution of $2.5 million towards the Errington Community Centre project by the St Albans Community Centre Co-Operative Ltd.
- The centre will feature a 200-seat performance space
- Each of the three existing large halls will be reconfigured to make them more flexible and easy to use. The rooms will also have built-in projectors and lockable storage provision
- Additionally, each of the large hall spaces will have access to a new improved kitchen that improves occupational health and safety standards, without losing any of the current equipment available.
- An exhibition gallery will run the length of the upstairs corridor
- Rehearsal spaces along with a dance room, featuring a ballet barre and sprung wooden floor, will be constructed
- A purpose-built IT Training room, arts and craft room and meeting room can be used for Neighbourhood House activities.
“The Errington Community Centre and Performing Arts Facility is a very important meeting space and facility for local residents and the Council is working to ensure all users can continue their activities during the building process with as little inconvenience as possible,” Brimbank Chair of Administrators John Watson said.
Has the community had a say about the design?
You bet, the redevelopment of the Errington Community Centre is a key project in the implementation of Stage One of the Errington Precinct Master Plan, which was developed through community engagement and in consultation with the Errington Community Reference Group.
The redevelopment is expected to be completed in mid-2016, concept plans will be available to be viewed later this year on our website brimbank.vic.gov.au