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 - 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 Meeting and Information Session (27 May 2022)

It was a fantastic turnout and enjoyable community information session held on 27 May 2022. It was great to see so many people attend with an interest in the future facility, and the enthusiasm and leadership from the Project Steering Group was excellent. The Issues and Opportunities Report (June 2022) in the Document Library includes an updated Community Engagement Report with outcomes of the session where feedback was received on mood boards showing a variety of spaces and materials. We’ll keep you informed of upcoming opportunities to be involved in the project.

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Project Phases

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

This phase is now complete.

✓ Phase 2: Issues, opportunities and options (April-July 2022)

This phase is now complete.

| Phase 3 – Concept Design & Cost Plan Development (August-September 2022)

Feedback collated and considered from phase 2 and design options prepared

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

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

| Phase 4 – Draft Facility Development Plan (September-October 2022)

Draft Facility development Plan prepared

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

| Phase 5- Final Facility Development Plan (TBC)

Community feedback collated and considered for Final Facility Development Plan

Final Facility Development Plan Endorsed by Council