Deans Marsh Community Hub - Facility Development Plan


Surf Coast Shire Council, in partnership with key community stakeholders, is undertaking a project to shape the future of the Deans Marsh Community Hall and Cottage (including the childcare space). 

We know that these facilities are very much loved by the community, and as they are now structurally at the end of their life we have an opportunity to work together to reimagine the facility for the Deans Marsh community. 

We aim to produce a Facility Development Plan for a Multi-purpose Community Hub to serve the Deans Marsh community.

Structural Report

Two engineering reports assessing the structural integrity of the Deans Marsh Community Hall and Cottage(PDF, 11MB) are provided in the document library on this page.

The initial findings triggered this Facility Development Plan Project which includes conducting further assessments related to storm water, geotech, trees and vegetation, planning considerations, functionality assessments and heritage and local significance. These assessments - along with first round community and stakeholder engagement around needs, service gaps and emergency management requirements (as a place of last resort) - will provide an overview of the parameters of what is possible at the site and inform how we may respond.

All findings will be presented at the community workshop to be held at the Deans Marsh Hall on Friday 27 May 2022 at 6:30pm.

Community Presentation and Workshop #2

Friday 27 May 6:30pm-9pm
Deans Marsh Community Hall
10 Pennyroyal Valley Road

  • presentation of the Deans Marsh Community Hub Facility Development Plan – Situational Analysis and Findings
  • question and answer time with the project team
  • workshop of preferences and considerations on how we respond to the challenges and needs

We’ll provide the food and refreshments and you bring the feedback.

Ask the project team a question


Project Phases

✓ Phase 1 - Project Establishment (January-March 2022)

This phase is now complete.

» Phase 2 – Issues, opportunities and options (April-May 2022)

Site investigations begin (1 April 2022)

Community engagement

  • Survey (April 1- April 29)
  • Drop in session (April 8)
  • Community meeting to present Issues and Opportunities findings and workshop of options for community feedback (27 May)

Stakeholder and community consultation findings and site investigations collated. 

Issues and Opportunities Paper Drafted (May)

| Phase 3 – Concept Design & Cost Plan Development (May-June 2022)

Feedback collated and considered from phase 2 and design options prepared

Community meeting to present design options for community feedback (June)

Development of the preferred design option through detailed concept design and development of a cost plan.

| Phase 4 – Draft Facility Development Plan (June- July 2022)

Draft Facility development Plan prepared

Community meeting to present the Draft Facility Development Plan and Concept Design for community feedback (July)

| Phase 5- Final Facility Development Plan (TBC)

Community feedback collated and considered for Final Facility Development Plan

Final Facility Development Plan Endorsed by Council