Revitalising our City Centre
OVER coming years Salisbury City Centre will undergo an exciting renewal program transforming the City Centre into a vibrant and modern precinct thanks to ongoing investment by the private sector and the City of Salisbury, including plans for a new state-of-the-art community facility.
Council is progressing plans for a $43.8 million City Centre Community Hub which will be a place for the community to come together to exchange ideas, learn, participate and celebrate in a range of flexible community spaces. The modern and state-of-art facility will feature civic spaces, a gallery, learning and information facilities, council chambers and office space for the Council’s administration. The project will also unlock the existing Civic Centre and Len Beadell Library sites with a projected income of $7 million, to enable further development in the City Centre.
Mayor Gillian Aldridge says it will be “the social heart of our City Centre and a place to showcase and experience the difference Salisbury has to offer”. “The Community Hub is a major element of the Salisbury City Centre Renewal Strategy, which is an ongoing program of investment to expand and energise the CBD,” Mayor Aldridge said. “It’s all about connecting people with opportunities to gather, socialise, live, study and invest.”
“The project will create local job opportunities during construction while Council will also look to utilise local products and services wherever possible,” Mayor Aldridge said. “The economic activity this level of investment attracts would build upon the City Centre’s existing strengths including our multiplicity of services and eateries, easy access by public and private transport, and our diverse business base.”
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