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Windale to benefit from multi-purpose community hub plans

Windale residents could soon have access to a modern community hub that will feature new library facilities, activity rooms and potential recording studios.

Lake Macquarie Council has, this week, lodged plans for the Windale Multi-Purpose Centre which is set to be housed on the site of the existing community hall on lake Street.

The building design features a high-tech library as well as a range of adaptable spaces, including a large community hall and an activity room, for gatherings, functions, as and ‘maker-space’ activities, smaller meetings rooms that are sound-proofed to enable use as a recording studio, and several office spaces.

“This facility will create a centrepiece for a rapidly changing suburb,” Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser said.

“This project will continue the role of the existing library and community hall as key meeting places and activity centres in Windale, ensuring we continue to provide valuable services for local residents.”

Community Partnerships manager Andrew Bryant added that the plans were formulated after wide-ranging consultation with the Windale community.

“The open-plan design, flexible social spaces and library functions woven throughout the building aim to create the feeling of a welcoming, safe community loungeroom,” he said.

“The community also wanted the building to be adaptable to provide a wide range of services, allowing social activities to take place alongside spaces for learning, wellbeing and personal achievements.”

Pending approval, construction is expected to commence in mid-2021. Head here for more info.

Written by Newcastle Live

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