Wheatsheaf Community Hub

Wheatsheaf community hub artist impression

Location

50 Wheatsheaf Road and Bridget Shortell Reserve, Glenroy.  

Bridget Shortell Reserve

As part of the Wheatsheaf Community Hub Project, the adjoining reserve is to be redeveloped with fresh open green spaces for play and active recreation and with new public amenities. Community consultation concluded Monday 13 May 2019. 

A revised design concept will published on this website shortly.

Wheatsheaf Community Hub

Creating a model community precinct that connects people, place and nature.

The Wheatsheaf Community Hub Project will provide the Glenroy community with a welcoming, nature-inspired environment to learn, grow, celebrate and heal.

The Wheatsheaf Community Hub will become the new home of the Glenroy Library, the Glenroy Memorial Kindergarten and include maternal child health, a community health provider, neighbourhood learning and childcare services. 

The Project will also include a new community garden and an upgrade to the Bridget Shortell Reserve. Council will be seeking community input on these developments.

Connecting community through a garden experience.

The design of the building starts with nature as inspiration and uses biophilic design principles to create meaningful, calming connections with nature.

A landscaped forecourt ‘arbour’ will provide public activity space, identity and transition from the Bridget Shortell Reserve to the Community Hub. The transition continues into the building with internal landscape, natural light and views and access to nature and garden experiences.

Sustainability

The Wheatsheaf Community Hub Project is an opportunity to demonstrate Moreland’s commitment to world-leading, sustainable design. The project proposes to achieve Passive House certification alongside selected Living Building Challenge Petals.

The Wheatsheaf Community Hub may be the first community centre in Australia to be Passive House-certified. Passive House is a rigorous performance standard for the envelope and internal environmental quality of a building. It requires an integrated design process that results in low-energy, high-comfort, healthy buildings.

The Living Building Challenge is recognised as the world’s highest standard in aspirational building sustainability. It is a holistic rating scheme that focuses on providing uplifting, resilient sustainable environments with an emphasis on community benefits.

The Living Building Challenge aims to provide buildings that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. 

Project timelines

Consultation 

  • Public consultation Bridget Shortell Reserve – open to May 13 2019
  • Public planning permit notification on the Early Works Wheatsheaf Community Hub – April 2019
  • Public planning permit notification on the Main works Wheatsheaf Community Hub – April/May 2019

Site Preparation 

Preliminary works at the Glenroy Primary School site is programmed May-July 2019.

Construction Phase

Main Works construction is anticipated commencing late 2019 with completion late 2021.

Opening

Late 2021

Budget

$26.425 million