Shape the use of Broadmeadows Town Hall

Hume City Council is keen to share the plans for the revitalisation of Broadmeadows Town Hall with the Hume community and wants feedback about the types of activities that should take place in the redeveloped community and business hub.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Helen Patsikatheodorou, said the Town Hall had fallen out of use in recent years.

“The Broadmeadows Town Hall has a special place in the hearts of many locals, who will remember going to the Hall for significant events like weddings, debutante balls and school concerts,” Cr Patsikatheodorou said.

“The Town Hall has been unused for too long and needs a lot of TLC. The redevelopment of the Hall as a community and business hub will ensure that it becomes a vibrant heart of the community once again.

“We’ve spoken with the community several times in recent years about the Town Hall and the revitalisation of the surrounding area. I’m pleased the plans for the Town Hall reflect the feedback we heard, and will include a range of flexible spaces that support local businesses and provide for events while protecting the charm and heritage of the building.”

The rejuvenated building will include a large multipurpose hall and meeting rooms, a business development space and office suites, conference facilities and a dedicated gallery to showcase exhibitions and events.

“Generations of Hume families, businesses and visitors will be able to experience this state-of-the-art facility and I encourage you all to view the plans, which are available at Hume Global Learning Centre – Broadmeadows, Dallas Shopping Centre and the Broadmeadows Community Hub.

“Information sessions will be held to explain the design concepts. These sessions will be the perfect time for locals to have their say on the best way to use the community spaces and the types of activities that should be available.

“I’m particularly excited about the plans because they show just how the architects aim to retain the most significant features of the existing building and adapt it to meet modern needs.”

Cr Patsikatheodorou said it would cost $20.2 million, with $7 million invested by the Victorian Government to redevelop the Town Hall, and its transformation was expected to benefit many people.

“The redeveloped Town Hall will offer space for more than 200 people to work. Broadmeadows has an unemployment rate of 23.5%, so this will make a huge difference to our community.”

Construction will begin in mid-2017, with the project expected to be completed late 2018.

Feedback about the use of the Town Hall is requested by 26 August 2016. Information sessions will run at the following locations and times:

Where:     Dallas Shopping Centre, Blair Street, Dallas
When:      Saturday 6 August,
                 10.00am-12.00pm

Where:     Broadmeadows Community Hub, 180 – 182 Widford Street, Broadmeadows
When:      Tuesday 9 August,
                 10.30am - 1pm

Where:     Hume Global Learning Centre - Broadmeadows,
                 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows 
When:      Thursday 11 August,
                 12.00 – 2.00pm,
                  4.00 – 6.00pm

For more information about the Broadmeadows Town Hall redevelopment, visit www.hume.vic.gov.au/broadmeadowstownhall

Posted on 9:00 AM, 27 July 2016


Updated : 10:16 AM, 27 July 2016

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