Haberfield community facilities upgrade

Background

Inner West Council has successfully fought to receive $2.5million from the Sydney Motorway Corporation to upgrade Council owned community facilities in Haberfield.

Council owns two major community facilities in the heart of Haberfield which the money could be used for:

The Haberfield Centre including Library

Built in 1912 as the School of Arts, it was the first public building in Haberfield. The centre is a much loved facility providing a variety of programs, services, resources and activity rooms to the community, as well as a local library.

Mervyn Fletcher Hall

Originally the Baby Health Centre and Committee Room built

Background

Inner West Council has successfully fought to receive $2.5million from the Sydney Motorway Corporation to upgrade Council owned community facilities in Haberfield.

Council owns two major community facilities in the heart of Haberfield which the money could be used for:

The Haberfield Centre including Library

Built in 1912 as the School of Arts, it was the first public building in Haberfield. The centre is a much loved facility providing a variety of programs, services, resources and activity rooms to the community, as well as a local library.

Mervyn Fletcher Hall

Originally the Baby Health Centre and Committee Room built in 1952; the centre was renamed in 1954 after Dr W Mervyn Fletcher to commemorate his service to the local community. The Hall is a meeting place for celebrations, exercise, music, dance, meetings and many other activities.


Have your say

Council wants to hear from you to make sure that these funds will help us to meet the current and future needs of local community facility users and residents.

Your can complete the survey below or pick up a hard copy at the Haberfield Library.


Information sessions

You can also attend an onsite information sessions and provide feedback at Haberfield Library, 78-80 Dalhousie Street Haberfield

• Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 10:30-12:30pm

• Saturday, 16 June 2018, 9:30-11:30am.

The last day to provide comments is Sunday, 24 June 2018.


What happens next?

Your feedback will inform a report to Council to assist in the decision on how to allocate the funds.


  • Upgrade plans announced

    4 days ago

    The upgrade to the facilities will feature:

    Haberfield Centre and Library

    • Improved accessibility including a newlift, ramp in the library and accessible toilets
    • Better connection between the library and community space via an upgraded courtyard
    • New music performance/rehearsal space and kitchen facilities on levelone
    • New services including air-conditioning
    • Better shading to the library northern wing
    • Upgraded landscaping
    • Stronger identity and presence to the street with active entry and new hallwing
    • Painting of interiors and replacement of carpets, shelving and furniture
    Mervin Fletcher Hall
    • Roof replacement including guttering
    • Removal of asbestos eaves
    • Replacement of windows and door frames
    • Internal/external painting where required
    • Renewal of floor
    • Toilet upgrade
    • New energy efficient light fittings
    • Renewal of ramp at the Ella Centre entrance

    The upgrade to the facilities will feature:

    Haberfield Centre and Library

    • Improved accessibility including a newlift, ramp in the library and accessible toilets
    • Better connection between the library and community space via an upgraded courtyard
    • New music performance/rehearsal space and kitchen facilities on levelone
    • New services including air-conditioning
    • Better shading to the library northern wing
    • Upgraded landscaping
    • Stronger identity and presence to the street with active entry and new hallwing
    • Painting of interiors and replacement of carpets, shelving and furniture
    Mervin Fletcher Hall
    • Roof replacement including guttering
    • Removal of asbestos eaves
    • Replacement of windows and door frames
    • Internal/external painting where required
    • Renewal of floor
    • Toilet upgrade
    • New energy efficient light fittings
    • Renewal of ramp at the Ella Centre entrance
  • Council approves funding for Haberfield community facilities

    8 months ago

    Council considered community feedback in a report at its meeting on July 24 2018. At the meeting Council approved the $2.5m funding for the following priorities:

    • Significant upgrade of the Haberfield Centre comprising community rooms, library and garden
    • Refurbishing the Mervyn Fletcher Hall including landscaping upgrade
    Those projects align with the requirements of WestConnex M4 East agreement. Council staff will proceed with the concept design, design development, cost plan and DA submission and construction for an expanded upgrade. For more information read council report.

    Council considered community feedback in a report at its meeting on July 24 2018. At the meeting Council approved the $2.5m funding for the following priorities:

    • Significant upgrade of the Haberfield Centre comprising community rooms, library and garden
    • Refurbishing the Mervyn Fletcher Hall including landscaping upgrade
    Those projects align with the requirements of WestConnex M4 East agreement. Council staff will proceed with the concept design, design development, cost plan and DA submission and construction for an expanded upgrade. For more information read council report.