The Creswick Community Hub is one of three Hepburn Shire Council initiated community projects that aim to improve community facilities to address the future needs of the shire. This project seeks to upgrade community facilities in Creswick.
On this website you can find out more about the project. We will update it regularly to keep you informed. You can also contact the team and let us know your thoughts on the Creswick Community Hub.
Detailed designs for major refurbishment works on the Creswick Hub were completed following the allocation of funds to the project by the Victorian Government and Hepburn Shire Council. In December 2014 Council awarded the contract to complete these works to Q Construction.
Following the relocation of the library and Council’s customer service to temporary premises at 56 Albert Street Creswick, works commenced in February 2015. Due for completion by the end of June 2015, the Creswick Hub will provide library and Council customer services five and a half days per week in a light, fresh and contemporary space. Toilets at the back of the building are being renovated and incorporated into the Hub and will be accessible from the Hub, Town Hall and Museum.
To find out more come to the Community Information Session;
// Wednesday 6 August
// at the Creswick Library, Albert St, Creswick.
On Wednesday 2 July, 2014 The Hon Tim Bull, Minister for Local Government and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, announced funding of $450,000 from the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program for the redevelopment of the Creswick library. Council will be contributing $150,000 to the Creswick Hub project.
A review of libraries in Hepburn Shire conducted a few years ago found that there was a clear need to improve library facilities and services available in Creswick. The Creswick community can look forward to a bigger and better library, with more books, more programs and more space. The integration of library services with Council customer service and community spaces, as demonstrated in the Creswick Hub concept plan, will lead to a range of improvements including:
• An increase in floor space from 119 square metres to 332 square metres and the creation of the numerous seating areas will provide improved access to all members of the community and will allow for greater use of the free WiFi service as well as research and study locations, reading and gathering spaces.
• A significant increase in opening hours from 21 to 43 per week which will contribute to higher usage.
• The inclusion of a children's area in the design will allow for increased provision of children's programs.
The Creswick Hub website is now up and running. On this website you can find out about the project including updates to keep you informed, as well as contact the team and let us know your thoughts on the hub.
A chat on the progress and future of the Creswick Library