Developed on the key themes and guiding principles determined by the Community Stakeholder Reference Group the final concept plan provides a multi-use facility that will provide a wide range of uses for the Brooklyn and wider Community.

Key themes and guiding principles

  • It’s about the people
  • More welcoming
  • Breaking down barriers
  • A new way of doing things
  • The local ‘living room’

Using these key themes and guiding principles the final concept plan now includes:

  • A new entrance in the middle of the building, set back from the street.
  • A central living room, with a tea station, providing a space for people to meet casually over a cup of coffee.
  • A deck that runs the entire length of the northern façade of the building and integrating with the existing landscaping and reserve.
  • A meeting pod that has the capacity to be utilised for outreach allied health / maternal and child health services.
  • A new centralised kitchen that will cater to large functions in the main hall as well as the potential to be used as a training, demonstration kitchen and community kitchen.
  • A tea point for the main hall.
  • Ambulant gender-neutral toilets.
  • 2 accessible toilets.
  • 1 separate child toilet.
  • Ample storage to accommodate activities located throughout the building.