SHIRE of Mundaring has endorsed option B for its new multi-purpose community facility (MPCF) at a recent special council meeting.
The shire considered three concept sketch and master plan options for the facility as part of its revitalisation of the Mundaring town centre.
Shire President James Martin said the preferred option B – circular west was in-line with the community’s preferred aesthetic of a circular central community space within the cultural precinct.
“The circular west design reflects careful consideration of immediate functionality and future possibilities within the broader precinct context including development potential on Mundaring Weir Road,” he said.
“It directly connects the northern laneway, Craig Street, Jacoby Street, and Sculpture Park, facilitating seamless movement throughout the precinct.
“It is envisioned that a range of civic and community facilities, such as the Albert Facey Memorial Library, Mundaring Art Centre, Mundaring and Hills Historical Society and a number of other community services will move into the proposed new multi-purpose community facility.
“In this design, the library and Mundaring Art Centre’s placement in relation to Sculpture Park and the central courtyard ensures a cohesive user experience, with these facilities serving as focal points to the south-west of the building.”
The concept sketches presented to council were developed following active input from community members, residents, community groups, service providers and councillors through a range of engagement activities including a collaborative design forum, stakeholder interviews, community survey, and input from a community deliberative panel earlier.
The next steps includes concept design, operational modelling, initial land assembly work, precinct improvements and securing funding for construction. Following this, council will consider proceeding to the next stage of the project.