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Published Thursday 7 November 2019
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Views sought on plans for new Kilmore Community Hub

Plans to redevelop the site of the Kilmore Library and Memorial Hall and revitalise the surrounding area have been released for community input, with a community drop in session to be held on Thursday 14 November.

The plans were developed following discussions with community groups and organisations over many months to identify current uses and future opportunities and needs.

A Masterplan and Concept Plan have now been released summarising the community input, identifying existing facilities and outlining proposed future facilities including:

  • New buildings to replacing the existing Kilmore Customer and Library Service Centre and Memorial Hall.
  • Providing greater connection with the Town Hall including all abilities access.
  • Providing a gateway building with a distinct physical presence and linking to the surrounding creek and Hudson Park area.
  • A theatrette, co-working spaces and multi-sized meeting rooms including youth programs.
  • The relocation of the Neighbourhood House into the Kilmore Community Hub facilities.
  • Shared spaces for community groups including U3A, RSL and Toy Library

The plans are funded through the Victorian Government - Regional Development Victoria.

Feedback on the plans will be used to inform the development of detailed design plans. The drop-in session will be held from 2-8pm on Thursday 14 November at the John Taylor Room, Kilmore Customer and Library Service Centre. Community members can also find out more and provide input at Engaging Mitchell Hub

Quotes attributable to Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Bill Chisholm

“We know people in our community love and use these facilities and we are very mindful of the need to reflect the heritage of the area in any changes,” he said.

“The proposals in the report identify the significant need for improved and enhanced facilities so we can offer a range of gathering spaces for the community to come together.

“The report acknowledges the need to respect the history of the area but also promote new communities, technology, sustainability, history, creativity, art, culture and innovation.

“We’ve had some positive feedback from the groups and organisations involved so far and now we want to know what the wider community thinks before we progress to the next stage.”

Hub concept 3
Concepts for the Kilmore Community Hub.

This page was last updated on 13 November 2019.