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Community hub launched

02 Mar 2016

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Docklands newest community facility was officially opened to the public last month.

The Community Hub at the Dock was launched with an open day on February 20, offering boating, food stalls and children’s activities.

The unique facility features a boating hub on the ground floor, which is home to the Docklands Yacht Club, Dragon Boat Victoria and the Melbourne Outrigger Canoe.

The second floor of the building houses Docklands’ family services centre, with consulting rooms, a playgroup room, an outdoor play area, a group program room and a large multi-purpose room overlooking the water which is available for community hire through the City of Melbourne.

In launching the new facility, Planning Minister Richard Wynne said Docklands was about 60 per cent complete and, while 10,000 people have already moved in, the suburb’s population will grow to around 20,000 and will accommodate 60,000 jobs.

“New infrastructure means Docklands is taking shape as a place for families and it is great to see more community facilities complementing existing residential and commercial development,” Mr Wynne said.

“Docklands is developing its own character, which will be further enhanced over the next 10 years – right now there is more than $2 billion worth of construction underway across 13 projects.”

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle agreed Docklands was becoming more and more popular with families.

“We recognised a need for a family services centre in Docklands to support these families through maternal and child health services, counselling and immunisation services, as well as spaces for meetings and community events.”

As with the Library at the Dock, the $8.5 million Community Hub at the Dock was delivered through a tri-partnership between Places Victoria, Lend Lease and the City of Melbourne.

“The great alliance we share with our partners, the City of Melbourne and Places Victoria, has been critical to the success of the Community Hub and the entire $63 million civic precinct in Victoria Harbour.”

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