Construction of the new Gin Gin Community Hub is well underway with demolition of a portion of the old building complete and works progressing at the site on Dear Street.
Bundaberg Regional Council's Branch Manager Major Projects Adam Wyatt said, once finished, the hub would be home to a library, Council Service Centre, community space, internet share facilities and an art gallery or display room.
He said at the moment crews were working on the car park area before the next stage of the development was set to begin.
“Concrete has also been poured for the extension and all sub-ground works are well underway,” Adam said.
“Construction crews expect to have steelwork installed for the building extension in the next four weeks.”
Community hub to offer more room for learning
The project began in early March 2020 and once complete will provide a central area for the delivery of community programs and workshops, opportunities and education.
“The library and community aspects will be increased in size to accommodate the growing requirements of the Gin Gin community,” Adam said.
“Improvements to service delivery will be made through a centralised point rather than disjointed access in various buildings.”
Adam said the space would be filled with light and open areas to create a comfortable and modern facility.
“Further, the provision of secure after-hours facilities enables the community the opportunity for group meetings and events,” he said.
“Free WIFI connections and other essential facilities will be available and staff will be provided with improved work spaces.”
Adam said the building had been designed to retain the existing structure, with the theme based on the heritage of Gin Gin, while providing a new modern facility.
The Gin Gin Community Hub construction is expected to be complete by mid-August 2020.
The project has been supported by Federal and State Government funding.
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