GALLERY: Neighbourhood Projects — The Ponds hub takes shape

THE first of two community resource hubs to be built at The Ponds is expected to be completed early in the new year and officially opened soon after.
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Wander past and you’ll notice the roof for the new hall is complete, the concrete slabs have been laid, work has started on a new car park and the internal fit-out is well under way.

There will be several community facilities in the 1100-square-metre building including meeting, technology and function rooms, children’s art and play areas, a large commercial-style demonstration kitchen and spaces for community services.

The hub will join a new retail centre in late 2014.

Australand residential general manager Nigel Edgar said it would become a gathering place for the community.

Work is expected to start on a community garden in the new year and local Aboriginal artist Chris Edwards has been commissioned to design artwork for the building facade, symbolising the coming together of communities.

The project has provided jobs for hundreds of people including builders, contractors, suppliers, landscapers and public artists.

What’s old is new again: The hub proposal makes use of the former sales and marketing centre on Riverbank Drive with a revised internal layout and construction of an additional hall. It boasts numerous sustainable design elements including a 60KW solar panel system to keep running costs down. Picture: Gene Ramirez

The Ponds construction site as at November 4, 2013. Picture: Gene Ramirez

The Ponds construction site as at November 4, 2013. Picture: Gene Ramirez

The Ponds construction site as at November 4, 2013. Picture: Gene Ramirez

The Ponds construction site as at November 4, 2013. Picture: Gene Ramirez

The Ponds construction site as at November 4, 2013. Picture: Gene Ramirez

The Ponds construction site as at November 4, 2013. Picture: Gene Ramirez

The Ponds construction site as at November 4, 2013. Picture: Gene Ramirez

The Ponds construction site as at November 4, 2013. Picture: Gene Ramirez

The Ponds construction site as at November 4, 2013. Picture: Gene Ramirez

The Ponds construction site as at November 4, 2013. Picture: Gene Ramirez

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