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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.
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.
Friday 27 May 6:30pm-9pm
Deans Marsh Community Hall
10 Pennyroyal Valley Road
We’ll provide the food and refreshments and you bring the feedback.
Click here to view form.
This phase is now complete.
Site investigations begin (1 April 2022)
Stakeholder and community consultation findings and site investigations collated.
Issues and Opportunities Paper Drafted (May)
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.
Draft Facility development Plan prepared
Community meeting to present the Draft Facility Development Plan and Concept Design for community feedback (July)
Community feedback collated and considered for Final Facility Development Plan
Final Facility Development Plan Endorsed by Council
Jan - Mar 2022 (COMPLETE)
Apr – May 2022
June - July 2022
Community update #1(PDF, 983KB)
Project Consultants Brief(PDF, 2MB)
Project Steering Group Terms of Reference(PDF, 53KB)
Building Condition Report(PDF, 11MB)