The King Island Hub
The Federal Government committed up to $5million from the Community Development Grants Program in 2019 to fund a King Island Hub, supporting local infrastructure development, boosting economic growth and improving local amenities and facilities.
As part of its due diligence, Council has commissioned a feasibility study for the Hub, fully funded by State Government. The first stage of the feasibility study reviewed the scope of functions to be performed in the Hub and evaluate potential site locations. The Stage 1 report was published for comment from the community in March 2020 and the feedback from that process considered in the finalisation of the feasibility study.
The King Island Hub Feasibility Study was received by Council at its ordinary meeting on 16 June 2020.
This study includes an example of the layout and scope of services that The Hub might eventually include. A community consultation process planned for July 2020 will assist Council in identifying the community’s priorities and preferences for the final layout and scope of The Hub.
Council will be holding the following face-to-face consultation sessions at the Council Chambers. Interested residents are invited to join Councillors and staff for a presentation covering the background of the project, the feasibility study, and the considerations to be included in deciding how – or if – to proceed with this project.
- Thursday 6th August, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
- Thursday 6th August, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
- Monday 10th August, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
- Monday 10th August, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Please note, to comply with capacity restrictions in Council’s COVID-Safe Workplan, attendance will be limited to a maximum of 20 people. To secure your place at a particular session, please contact Council by phone (03 6462 9000) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance.
Individuals are also invited to respond to an online survey providing their opinions on the location and services offered within The Hub and the assessment criteria upon which Council will base their decision on how to proceed.