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Broadford Living and Learning Centre set for major makeover

12 May 2017

Broadford Living and Learning Centre is set for a major upgrade that will see the multi-purpose building transformed into a modern and vibrant community hub.

After working closely with the Broadford Living and Learning Centre Steering Committee and conducting a series of community consultation sessions, designs for the upgrade have been finalised and Mitchell Shire Council is accepting tenders for the works at 162 High Street.

The project will see the existing building reconfigured by upgrading the internal floor plan so it can deliver a host of community services.

Features of the upgrade include:

• A new flexible open space, multiuse office space and waiting area

• Four large multi-purpose rooms

• Upgrades to the existing toilets

• New open plan kitchen with servery

• Internal recarpeting and painting

• IT/e-Learning room

• A historic display

• Outdoor play area for children

The $565,000 project is being funded by the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburb’s Fund.

Construction is scheduled to start in July, with works planned to be completed by October 2017.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said it was an exciting time for the Broadford community.

“This upgrade will transform the Broadford Living and Learning Centre into a modern and vibrant building which can flexibly respond to the changing needs and priorities of the expanding Broadford community,” Cr Sanderson said.

“It is an exciting addition to Broadford and one I’m sure our residents will take great pride in.”

The plans are available for viewing at the Broadford Living and Learning Centre or online.

Tenders can be submitted until 2pm on Monday 29 May and must be made via the e-Tender Box.  

For further information on the tender process, email procurement@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au or contact Ty Harmer on 5734 6331.

To stay up to date with the project, visit the Centre’s new website or Facebook page.