The design for the new Kenmore Community Hub has been released, showing the ideas that will be incorporated in the upgrade, transformation, and modernisation of the facilities which house the Kenmore Men’s Shed, Kenmore Bridge Club, and e-Waste Connection on 98 Brookfield Road.
Cr Greg Adermann confirmed that $1.5 million in funds was secured from federal funding, through Member for Ryan Julian Simmond, to facilitate the construction of the new Kenmore Community Hub.
“The first task we had was getting the right design for the site, one that would increase space for all three community groups and allow for easy access for all their members,” Mr Simmonds said.
“This design not only transforms the space but it delivers a larger, more modern facility that will allow these very popular groups room to grow.”
Cr Adermann said that Kenmore Men’s Shed, Kenmore Bridge Club, and e-Waste Connection have been asking for a better space for events and parking, as well as improved accessibility for people with disabilities and improved traffic flow at the Brookfield Road entrance.
Kenmore Men’s Shed is composed of men of all ages who engage in productive activities like woodworking, woodturning, woodcarving, furniture repairs, toy making, metalwork, leatherwork, and pyrography. The group conducts other social and educational activities at their headquarters.
Kenmore Bridge Club has been a longstanding social club, with at least 200 players, where members challenge each other to a game of bridge.
e-Waste Connection is a social enterprise that promotes electronic waste recycling. The club was also established to provide people with disabilities a place for developing their skills and building friendships.
With fundings secured, the next step of this project is to lodge a Development Application after finalising consultations with involved parties. Cr Adermann said he will update the community on the progress of this project in the coming months.