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Seaford Community Centre Upgrades

PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:53 pm
by Noel Tudball


UPDATE Dec 2015:
Don't you just love it when a plan comes together?
Suggested by an SCC member 3 years ago, it has finally happened - and is now open for business.




The Seaford Community Centre is currently listed on the FCC website under: "Halls for Hire" :arrow: http://www.frankston.vic.gov.au/Things_ ... ity_Centre
It is NOT a Community Centre like Belvedere, Lyrebird, or Mahogany or the others :arrow: http://www.frankston.vic.gov.au/Things_ ... ood_Houses
The Seaford Community Centre has no permanent staff.

That may change.

We've had discussions with various FCC Councillors and Council Officers regarding:
  • moving the Seaford Customer Service Centre (Seaford Shop) from Nepean Highway to the Seaford Community Centre (save rent, staff on-site)
  • refurbishing / repairing where necessary
  • a larger Seaford Junior Library
  • creating a Seaford "Community Hub"
  • there is even talk of public-access computers and a mini Library
These are all items contained in the Seaford Local Area Plan (LAP) :arrow: http://www.seafordcc.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=70
Watch this space.

Re: Seaford Community Centre

PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:13 pm
by Noel Tudball

Well, this is the quickest - and best - update I've done in a while ........

FRANKSTON City Council has received a $150,000 grant towards the redevelopment of a Seaford Library!

http://www.donnabauer.com.au/media-releases/one-for-the-books/

FRANKSTON City Council has been given $150,000 towards the redevelopment of a Seaford Library.

Carrum MP Donna Bauer said the announcement was fantastic news for the Seaford community.

The project will see the Seaford Junior Library redeveloped to provide a library accessible to all members of the community.

Situated within the Seaford Community Centre, the redevelopment will include a refurbishment of meeting rooms to be used by the library service, an outdoor courtyard for reading, study or use of the free wifi.

The council customer service centre will also be housed within the facility, allowing for extended opening hours of 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and 9am-12pm on Saturdays.

Mrs Bauer said the announcement was particularly exciting for the Seaford Junior Library, which this year celebrates its 50th year.

“Minister for Local Government Tim Bull accepted my invitation to visit the library at the end of April and he was able to see for himself the great work librarian Bev Motteram and her supportive committee does in the local community,” Mrs Bauer said.

“During that visit, the Minister was told about our push to get funding for a library redevelopment, and I am thrilled that he has responded so quickly. The Seaford Junior Library has been and is an important asset to this community. This funding means that all members of the community can enjoy the facilities.”

Frankston Mayor Darrel Taylor said he too, was delighted with the news.

“This redevelopment will be an asset for all the community, and secure the future of the junior library, which specialises in books for preschool and primary school-aged children. The services it provides are a great asset to young families in the area. I would like to thank the Member for Carrum for her ongoing support for this redevelopment,” Cr Taylor said.

The grant is part of the Victorian Coalition Government’s Living Libraries Infrastructure Program to support councils and regional libraries in the enhancement of public library facilities across Victoria.

Forty-five projects have been successful in receiving $12.4 million over three funding rounds of the program between 2011-13, and the government has now allocated an additional $17.2 million over four years.

Re: Seaford Community Centre

PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:50 pm
by Noel Tudball


Please see attached poster and use this link to Have Your Say on the future development of the
new Seaford Library at the re-developed Seaford Community Centre.

Survey closing date is 18 December 2014

http://www.frankston.vic.gov.au/Your_Co ... rd_Library


Re: Seaford Community Centre Upgrades

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:39 pm
by Noel Tudball


At our last meeting, the responsible Council Officer showed us draft plans for the re-development.
It's all happening - soon - and it looks very promising!


Re: Seaford Community Centre Upgrades

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 3:13 pm
by Noel Tudball



Things are taking shape - learn more at the 29 May: Seaford Community Centre Upgrade Event


Re: Seaford Community Centre Upgrades

PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:02 pm
by Noel Tudball



Discussion took place at a recent Council Meeting regarding closing the Seaford Shop on Saturdays or one weekday when it opens at the Seaford Community Centre. More info soon.


Re: Seaford Community Centre Upgrades

PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:21 pm
by Noel Tudball

Construction works are starting at the Seaford Community Centre on Monday 17 August 2015 with completion and re-opening scheduled for this coming summer. There will be an increase in noise levels at times. Council will work with businesses and the community to minimize inconvenience and work after-hours as much as possible.

The works will provide an updated, modern facility for the Seaford community.

Seaford Community Centre Plans can be viewed here


The updated Seaford Community Centre will include:

  • A full service library
  • A new Council Customer Service Centre
  • The current Customer Service Centre will relocate from 120 Nepean Highway in Seaford
  • An improved meeting room
  • Updated toilets
  • Free Wi-Fi and public computers for residents

Access and Parking
During the works, there may be changes to parking in the area. Please check local signage for updates.

Groups with existing bookings for the main hall will have access during construction. No new bookings can be made for during the construction period. The meeting room and kitchen at the front of the hall will be unavailable.

The Seaford Community Centre upgrade is jointly funded by Council and the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.


Re: Seaford Community Centre Upgrades

PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:01 pm
by Noel Tudball

The new Seaford Community Centre is now open:
  • Service Centre (enquiries, pay Council rates, request maintenance)
  • SCC Suggestion Box
  • Libraries
  • New meeting room
  • Computer and WiFi access (soon)
  • The new garden edging looks great too

More information - http://www.frankston.vic.gov.au/Your_Council/Media_and_Publications/Latest_News/Updated_Seaford_Community_Centre_NOW_Open