Doors open! Hume Global Learning Centre – Sunbury

The much-anticipated $21.5 million Hume Global Learning Centre-Sunbury (HGLC-Sunbury) officially opened its door to the community today.

With an inviting atmosphere and diverse service offering, the completion of one of the largest capital works projects undertaken in Hume City Council’s history signals a new era in multi-purpose community venues.

Mayor of Hume City, Councillor Carly Moore welcomed Minister for Local Government, Adem Somyurek, the Member for Sunbury, Josh Bull, and her fellow Councillors to join in the official opening celebrations

“The doors are now open to an inspiring place to learn, access information, share, meet, create and collaborate,” Councillor Moore said.  

“There has been plenty of anticipation about the opening of this building and we know that it will become a destination for residents to enjoy.” 

The HGLC-Sunbury builds on the success of the Hume Global Learning Centre – Broadmeadows, which opened its doors to the community in 2003 and the Hume Global Learning Centre – Craigieburn, which opened in 2012.

This vibrant new venue provides services including:

  • A library service, which is home to more than 42,000 books, DVDs and other items, along with a children’s area and access to public computers.
  • Facilities such as IT training rooms, small to medium sized meeting rooms, as well as two large multipurpose rooms equipped with audio-visual presentation equipment.
  • A large conference and events space, which will be a great place for hosting events for groups of up to 400 people.
  • A purpose-built gallery and exhibition space, which will present an evolving program of high-quality exhibitions.
  • A business hub that facilitates a variety of business needs.
  • A Visitor Information Centre, where visitors will benefit from the local knowledge of the staff and volunteers who will be able to provide insider information on all that Hume has to offer.
  • The Sunbury Customer Service Centre, which offers residents a purpose-built facility to seek information on Council services, make a Council payment, submit an application or report an issue.

“Each year, it’s expected that more than 200,000 people will visit the HGLC-Sunbury, to take part in programs such as Storytime, Robotics, Homework Club, Makerspace and small business training activities,” Cr Moore said.

“The Sunbury community will also have access to tertiary education closer to home, thanks to delivery of the Hume Multiversity program at the centre.

“Hume Multiversity will be delivered in partnership with leading tertiary providers Victoria University, La Trobe University, Bendigo Kangan TAFE, Melbourne Polytechnic and Deakin University.

“We particularly thank Victoria University for their $2.7 million contribution towards the HGLC-Sunbury’s development and programs that enhance access to skills, jobs and education for local people.”

The HGLC-Sunbury $21.5 million project was supported by a $3 million contribution from the Victorian Government through their Growing Suburbs Fund.

“Now that it’s opened, I encourage all Hume residents to visit the HGLC-Sunbury to explore and discover all that this centre has to offer,” Cr Moore concluded.

“We will also be hosting a community event in February next year, so keep an eye on our website and follow the HGLC-Sunbury Facebook page for the latest updates on this and a vast range of other programs.”

The HGLC-Sunbury is located at 44 Macedon Street, Sunbury. For more information about upcoming programs and opening hours, visit www.hume.vic.gov.au or follow www.facebook.com/hglcsunbury

 

 

 

Posted on 10:00 AM, 16 December 2019


Updated : 3:11 PM, 16 December 2019

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