The future of Dulwich Community Centre site

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The future of Dulwich Community Centre site, 14 Union Street, Dulwich

Council seeks your opinion on the future of the Dulwich Community Centre site.

Background

The Dulwich Community Centre site is a former private residence that was purchased in 1966 by the City of Burnside, with the assistance of the Lions Club of Burnside, and remodelled to suit community use.

Following a bequest from Daisy Salotti in 1972, and with government aged care grants, the rear hall was constructed to allow for larger groups to meet at the site.

The site has two halls and an office for hire as

The future of Dulwich Community Centre site, 14 Union Street, Dulwich

Council seeks your opinion on the future of the Dulwich Community Centre site.

Background

The Dulwich Community Centre site is a former private residence that was purchased in 1966 by the City of Burnside, with the assistance of the Lions Club of Burnside, and remodelled to suit community use.

Following a bequest from Daisy Salotti in 1972, and with government aged care grants, the rear hall was constructed to allow for larger groups to meet at the site.

The site has two halls and an office for hire as well as a small communal kitchen, small meeting room and toilets.

There are approximately 10 regular groups who utilise these rooms on a weekly, fortnightly, or monthly basis for fitness, wellness, religious and business related activities.

What condition is the building in?

Inspections and assessments from various engineers, building condition assessors and valuation experts confirm that the building is in generally poor condition and requires substantial expenditure (particularly in the longer term, when major structural works will be required).

An assessment of the building by a structural engineer in January 2016 confirmed that although the building is extensively cracked, it is not considered necessary to undertake major structural works now.

Even in its current state, the building is structurally adequate and presents no danger to the occupants.

Disabled (DDA) facilities and accessibility are not currently provided and additional maintenance issues exist which include salt damp and rotting of internal timbers.

The site has restricted functionality due to its location and building footprint. As a result there are limited opportunities for alternative uses even though there are times when the building is unoccupied.

Feedback

Six options for the future of the site have been investigated and Council seeks your opinion on which you prefer. Please see these options below.

This feedback will provide valuable information to the Elected Members to inform their decision-making on this matter.

How do I have a say?

To give us your feedback, submit the online survey below by 5 pm Friday 22 September 2017.

What happens next?

It is intended the results of this consultation will be provided to Council at a meeting in November 2017.

For more information

To read the section 194 report, download a copy from the Document Library above or collect a copy from the Civic Centre Customer Service Desk.

Alternatively contact us and we can email a copy to you.

For more information contact Council's Coordinator Property and Buildings, James Brennan on 8366 4200.

Please provide your feedback to Council by 5 pm Friday 22 September 2017.

Survey - The future of Dulwich Community Centre site

Consultation has concluded