First sod turned for the North East Community Hub

Media Release

FN033/2017

06 March 2017

  • Works begin on the North East Community Hub for Borooondara
  • The new Hub will provide essential community services including childcare and a maternal and child health centre
  • The Coalition Government invested $3.2 million through the National Stronger Regions Fund.

The first sod was turned for the North East Community hub today, bringing more essential community services a step closer for the residents in the Boroondara.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the new Hub would provide the area with modern health care facilities capable of delivering first class maternal and child health services, and a new childcare facility.

“Once complete the Hub will also deliver a library lounge, a neighbourhood house and community meeting spaces—all of which will contribute to a stronger and more socially inclusive Boroondara community,” Minister Nash said.

“The Coalition Government is committed to improving vital infrastructure and investing in social infrastructure, just like this community hub, right across Australia.”

Federal Liberal Member for Kooyong Josh Frydenberg joined the community for the sod turn today and said the North East Community Hub project is set to boost the local economy.

“The new Hub will be a draw card for the local community and will provide an economic boost, first with over 100 new jobs being created throughout the construction phase,” Mr Frydenberg said.

“When completed the Hub will offer the community with modern facilities that can be used as a meeting place, and areas for educational and training purposes.”

Mayor of the City of Boroondara Phillip Healey said it is great to see the Australian Government supporting key community projects through the National Stronger Regions Fund.

“Council gratefully acknowledges the Australian Government's $3.2 million contribution towards the construction of this important and highly anticipated North East Community Hub,” Cr Healey said.

“As a result of the Australian Government's support, residents in our City's north will have access to a range of much-needed community services for generations to come.

“When it opens in mid-2018, the North East Community Hub will offer services and programs for people of all ages.”

The North East Community Hub is jointly funded between the Australian Government ($3.2 million) and the City of Boroondara ($14 million).