Hume Global Learning Centre - Sunbury

* Note - there will be noise in the vicinity of the site on a regular basis as  construction progresses - we apologise for any inconvenience.

It is exciting to see construction progressing on the Hume Global Learning Centre - Sunbury, with the centre expected to open in 2019.

This centre seeks to honour the past, value the present and imagine the future.

The $19M state-of-the-art centre will be an active, vibrant and welcoming community hub, and will be an inspiring place to meet, share, learn, create, collaborate and access information in an ever-changing digital world.

The design response for the new HGLC-S has been shaped and informed through extensive community and stakeholder engagement.

The centre will include the following facility elements, and will offer a wide range of programs and services to support the needs of the local community.

  • Library Service
  • Flexible multi-purpose meeting and activity rooms
  • Computer training and learning space
  • Cultural space (gallery, museum, exhibition space)
  • Business Hub – co- working space
  • Visitor Information Service
  • Customer Service Centre

The delivery of the Hume Global Learning Centre – Sunbury will prepare the community for the digital future and recreate libraries as a genuine meeting space that promotes life-long learning.

The centre will provide formal and informal community spaces for residents and local organisations allowing for both private and organised study, social interaction, library services, exhibitions, seminars and conferences, meeting and training opportunities.

 

We listened…

Hume City Council ran a series of engagement activities to gain community feedback on their aspiration and vision for the centre – this was done through:

  • Feasibility study undertaken in 2014
  • Establishment of Community Advisory Group
  • Online survey
  • Presence at Sunbury StreetLife and Christmas on the Green events
  • Pop-up information sessions at Sunbury Library and Sunbury Square Shopping Centre
  • Visit to Docklands Library with young people
  • Conversations with key community groups and organisations


This is what you told us...

Your feedback helped inform, guide and shape the planning of the HGLC-Sunbury.

Look and feel

  • A light-filled, spacious and modern centre that is welcoming, inviting, comfortable and relaxing.
  • An interesting and dynamic place that inspires connection, discovery, exploration and creativity.
  • A safe and welcoming place for all.


Design

  • Vibrant, open and light.
  • Accessible for all.
  • Incorporate a number of multi-purpose (small, medium and large) spaces to support a wide range of library, learning and community programs.
  • Provide a range of cosy nooks and pods for casual reading and individual and group learning and study.
  • Have a separate children’s area and provide a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Respond to and reflect Sunbury’s history, identity and character.


Use and activity

  • Comfortable and relaxing places for people to sit.
  • A diverse and up to-date collection of books.
  • Spaced for people to connect, meet and learn, fostering a strong sense of belonging and community connection.

 

How we have responded…

View the design concepts for the new Hume Global Learning Centre – Sunbury. Feedback gathered from the community through an extensive engagement process has helped to shape and inform the design of the centre and we are excited to be able to share the plans with you.

Appointment of architects Croxon Ramsay to deliver design and development

Hume City Council has appointed architects Croxon Ramsay Pty Ltd to deliver the design of the new Hume Global Learning Centre – Sunbury development.

The Melbourne-based architects were selected from 14 companies who submitted an expression of interest for the $14 million project.

Croxon Ramsay have extensive experience in the design of a range of community facilities for local government – including the Craigieburn Bowling Club, Sunshine Community Centre, Sydenham Library and Community Centre and Balwyn Library.

They have also overseen a range of public, educational, commercial, recreational and heritage design projects – including The Glasshouse and Holden Centre, Westbourne Grammar School, Donkey Wheel House and Saltwater Community Centre.

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Community Advisory Group

Eleven people from a wide range of community and business backgrounds have been selected to join a new group that will help shape the centre.

The Community Advisory Group consists of:

Jarrod Bell – a young professional and resident of Sunbury who holds a range of community roles;

Kirsty Ferguson – a member of Sunbury Community Health’s Community Reference Group and the Diggers Rest Additional Needs Support Group;

Kim Forward – A Sunbury resident and Deputy Principal of Aitken College;

Carol Franceschi – a Sunbury resident and coordinator of Macedon Ranges Further Education Centre with over 20 years’ experience running learning programs in Sunbury;

Peter Free – a Sunbury resident with strong community networks, association with the Sunbury Historical and Heritage Society and knowledge about libraries and use of technology;

Bruce Marshall – a Sunbury resident with extensive experience in the local government sector with a focus on economic development and strong working knowledge of Sunbury’s business community;

Ian Phillips – a Sunbury resident and businessman and one of Victoria’s leading authorities on the role, work and impact of public libraries. He has vast prior experience working for the Australian Library and Information Association on a number of high profile planning and research projects;

Mercedes Ramirez – a longtime Sunbury resident with a strong professional history in environmental sustainability and disseminating this information to community groups;

Madeline Seyman – a young Sunbury resident who currently facilitates a weekly teen program that focuses on literacy, numeracy, problem solving and positive social interaction skills delivered at the existing Sunbury library;

Janet Thomson – a Sunbury resident and chairperson of Goonawarra Neighbourhood House with significant experience in delivering high quality education, training and community development; and

Wendy Walters – a Sunbury resident, member of the Sunbury Residents Association, and small business owner.

Fact sheets

We will distribute fact sheets with up-to-date information throughout the project.

HGLC - Sunbury fact sheet 1 - August 2016

HGLC - Sunbury fact sheet 2 - November 2016


Updated : 10:00 AM, 9 October 2018

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