Hume Central

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The Heart of Broadmeadows

We have been working on a project to transform the land around the Broadmeadows Town Hall, Global Learning Centre, Council Offices, and Centrelink into a vibrant and active town centre for people to visit, work, learn and connect.

This project, called Hume Central, commenced in 2014 with the adoption of a Vision document. And a lot has been achieved so far!  

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Key projects for Hume Central

Hume Central involves a range of different projects. For the precinct to be successful it needs a package of projects (or key moves) that work together to achieve the overall goal of creating an active, vibrant and successful town centre for Broadmeadows. As these projects progress they will need to go through their own processes including planning, design, community consultation and budget allocation as well as Councillor approval at various stages along the way.

Hume Central project area

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Frequently asked questions

What has been achieved so far?

  • A $25 million redevelopment of Town Hall Broadmeadows with new spaces for offices and the Start North co-working space, an art gallery for exhibitions, and multiple high-quality large event spaces. 
  • Development of Civic Way and upgrade of Civic Plaza outside the Hume Global Learning Centre - Broadmeadows and Council offices.
  • Important upgrades and improvements to underground services like telecommunications, sewage, water to lay the foundations for future projects.
  • Purchasing the land on the corner of Pascoe Vale Road and Camp Road (behind the Polce Station and petrol station) to build a multi-level car parking facility with hundreds of additional spaces.
  • Securing Orange Door domestic violence referral services within the HGLC - Broadmeadows.
  • Activating the precinct with community events such as the award-winning 2022 Hume Winter Lights Festival.

How are we delivering a large project like Hume Central?

Large projects like Hume Central are complex and involve many stages. They can also take a long time to deliver.

Possible projects for Hume Central would not all happen at the same time. They would be mapped out over the short, medium and long term (4-20 plus years).

Council is also exploring a range of options to fund the potential projects for Hume Central. These could include:

  • partnering with organisations
  • undertaking EOI processes
  • seeking external funding
  • attracting investors
  • budgeting for projects as part of Council’s capital works program.

All of these options will be assessed by Councillors before any decisions are made regarding next steps. To help seek external funding and support for Hume Central Projects, Council is also developing an advocacy plan.

What are the long term plans guiding the project?

Our work and possible future ideas for Hume Central are guided by a range of strategic documents including:

These documents define Broadmeadows Town Centre as being a vibrant ‘heart’, and a place for people to visit, enjoy, connect, work and play.

Would car parks remain in Hume Central while the new parking facility and other projects are developed?

Yes. The aim would be to ensure there is adequate parking to service the area as different projects moved forward.

Would the new car parking facility provide more spaces than currently available in Hume Central?

The new car parking facility, if all stages are completed, would provide more spaces than currently available in Hume Central.

Is Council still thinking about building a new library?

Council plans to work towards activating Lot C (opposite the Town Hall) with new community spaces and services which would include library services.