Have your say on Anglesea Community and Health Hub layout

Published on 13 May 2024

Anglesea community Hub

The community is invited to have a say on a new proposed layout of the Anglesea Community and Health Hub.

Following a community co-design process, a draft concept plan has been developed, which shows where all the much-loved facilities would be positioned on the McMillan Street site as it evolves over the next 30 years.  The purpose of the draft plan is to identify a vision and principles for the precinct as well as a conceptual site layout.  A detailed design, showing how the community buildings and space could look in detail, will be completed at a later stage.

Formed in March, the community co-design group comprises 38 representatives from the community, precinct users and key interest groups. During April and early May, the group took part in a series of independently facilitated workshops to help shape a long-term plan for the hub.

Based on the urgent need for affordable rental housing in Anglesea, Council included this element as a requirement in the project statement of intent and design parameters.

The vision for the site is to provide an inclusive, sustainable and adaptive place, nestled in nature where people of all ages can connect and thrive.

You can call 5261 0600 if you don’t have access to the internet.  

Council will be running two pop up sessions at the public space in front of Morgan’s Bar and Grill in Anglesea where people can find out more:

-    Tuesday 21 May 3.30pm - 5.30pm

-    Saturday 1 June 10am - 12pm

Surf Coast Shire Mayor Cr Liz Pattison thanked the community co-design group for their input and encouraged the community to use this opportunity to have their say on the hub layout.

“This is a place that locals of all ages and stages use regularly and feel passionately about.  There are a wide range of views, and it was great to have a diverse mix of opinions represented in the community co-design group.” 

“The group had to consider a complex range of issues, as well as the long-time horizon.  While there was varying opinions, the draft concept plan developed was supported by most of the group.”

“Affordable rental housing is part of the mix, because there is an urgent need for this type of secure rental housing in Anglesea.  Too often we’re hearing stories of families who have lived in the area a long time having to leave and essential workers like teachers not being able to afford to live in the town.”

“As this is a Council-owned site – which will remain in public hands - we have a significant opportunity to make an impactful contribution to the local affordable rental housing issue by providing different forms and types of housing that is respectful of the area’s surroundings.”

Following the community engagement process, the draft concept plan will be considered by Council at an upcoming Council meeting.

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