Belmont Community Centre
The construction of a Belmont Community Centre is needed to secure the future of many vital community services in the Belmont area.
Many of the council buildings which run community services in the City of Belmont including the Library, Museum and Senior Citizens Centre are falling apart or past their use-by-date and need to be replaced if the services are to be continued into the future.
The City of Belmont has long advised that the most cost-effective way to continue to provide these services is to locate them together in one new facility and has put together plans for a $29.5 million Belmont Community Centre to meet this need.
The Belmont Community Centre would be built in the Faulkner Park Civic Precinct in Cloverdale and in addition to current facilities would also provide space for a café, crèche and vital not-for-profit organisations that help the vulnerable in our community and address disadvantage.
Proposed services include:
– District Library and Digital Hub
– Senior Citizens Centre
– Not for Profit organisations
The council has been seeking funding for the Belmont Community Centre since 2009 but been unsuccessful.
With the further deterioration of facilities it is now urgent the future of these services is secured.
I am supporting the City of Belmont in their application for a federal funding contribution of $9.67 million for the centre in Round 3 of the Federal Government’s National Stronger Regions Programme.
It is disappointing that Labor has been unsupportive of the Belmont Community Centre proposal.
I will continue to work towards securing a federal funding contribution for this project so we can get this facility built.