Shire of Mundaring is reimagining its town centre and in order to do so, has engaged closely with the local community to gauge the aspirations and requirements as to what this may ‘look and feel like’.
The Shire is committed to revitalisation of the Mundaring Town Centre and through a staged developmental approach, creation of a new civic and cultural heart.
A key component of this commitment is the rationalisation of a range of civic and community facilities into a proposed new Multi-Purpose Community Facility (MPCF) which will house the replacement Albert Facey Memorial Library as well as a range of other community and government services.
Whilst construction of the proposed MPCF is not anticipated to commence until 2025, a staged multi-year planning process has already commenced.
Community and stakeholder engagement was undertaken in 2019 and the outcomes of that engagement were provided to Council and the community in early 2020, before the project was temporarily put on hold due to COVID-19. Despite the interruption, the Shire circulated a Newsletter in May 2020 to stakeholders which provided feedback on the results of the earlier consultation activities and community aspirations.
21st November 2019
Once completed, this plan will deatil the; why, when and how' prioritised approach to; retaining, aquiring, disposing and/or redeveloping land within the Mundaring Town Centre.
Early - Mid 2021
Once the MPCF Property Strategy and Land Assembly Plan has been adopted by Council, the Consultant will prepare a Relocation Plan to detail the staged relocation of existing Shire land and facility users.
2021 - 2022
2022 - 2024
The Mundaring Town Centre is the Shire of Mundaring’s civic, commercial and community hub. Its wide-reaching population catchment and hills location makes it a unique activity centre relative to others on the Swan Coastal Plain.
The Albert Facey Memorial Library is located in the town centre and is scheduled for replacement from 2022/23. Community consultation and preliminary planning and reporting is required to facilitate long-term financial and other planning for a proposed new Multi-purpose Community Facility (including a replacement of the Library) in the Mundaring town centre. The proposed Multi-purpose Community Facility could include:
a) the replacement for the Albert Facey Memorial Library
b) other Shire services as determined by Council
c) relocated or other community facilities as determined by Council
d) provision for service delivery by not-for-profit groups or state or Commonwealth agencies as determined by Council
In 2017 Shire of Mundaring adopted the Mundaring Town Initiative Masterplan (the Masterplan), which sets out Council’s commitment to revitalise and renew the Mundaring town centre, the Shire’s civic, commercial and community hub.