Help plan for Sunbury’s new Global Learning Centre

Residents and community groups from Sunbury and beyond can help shape the global learning centre that’s planned for Macedon Street.

Hume City Council is calling for expressions of interest from interested locals to join a community advisory group that will help guide the centre’s development.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Helen Patsikatheodorou, said she hoped the group would feature people from many walks of life.

“The group will assist Council to bring about this exciting centre of learning, and it’s a terrific chance to have a say on something that will benefit Sunbury for many decades,” Cr Patsikatheodorou said.

“The community advisory group will work with Council to help determine how the global learning centre can best serve the Sunbury and surrounding community now and into the future.

“We’re keen for 12 people to join the group, and applications are invited from residents and representatives of local organisations 

“Hume anticipates that the community advisory group will meet every three months.  Meetings will be held in Sunbury and generally occur in the early evening.”

The Hume Global Learning Centre – Sunbury is expected to open in early 2019, and shall incorporate a modern library with the latest in digital equipment.

The centre will present areas for classes, and accommodate rooms that can support students who undertake university courses through Hume Multiversity.

It will offer hi-tech communication tools, and spaces with the capacity to host gatherings for community groups, and the local business community.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said Hume City Council envisaged that the centre would help thousands of people to learn.

“We want local residents to gain the knowledge they need to pursue a great career and build a prosperous future for their families,” she said.

“Australia is part of the knowledge economy, and education is the key for business entrepreneurs, as well as young people who want to secure the job of their dreams.

“The Hume Global Learning Centre – Sunbury will enable people to learn throughout their lives.

“It will support a young child fascinated by robots, a father who wants to change careers, and the grandma keen to master digital technology.

“The centre is set to greatly assist the huge number of families that now call the beautiful township of Sunbury home.”

Sunbury's population is predicted to grow by 70 per cent between now and 2030.

Anyone who would like to join the community advisory group for the Hume Global Learning Centre – Sunbury should read the guidelines for engagement and fill in an Expression of Interest form at www.hume.vic.gov.au/yoursay or call Rachel on 03 9205 2879. EOI submissions close 5.00pm on 15 July 2016.

 

Posted on 12:00 AM, 4 July 2016


Updated : 2:23 PM, 4 July 2016

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