Stirling Community Hubs

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The City of Stirling is seeking feedback about how we can better plan and provide services in our Community Hubs that meet the needs and aspirations of the local community and encourages people to use the facilities. Closing date: 30 April 2021 Follow project

There are four Community Hubs across the City of Stirling that offer a range of services, facilities and spaces for community activities.

The intent of the hubs is to co-locate City services, such as libraries and recreation centres, creating a focal point for the community.

Our Community Hubs offer a chance for the City, community groups and service providers to engage directly with local residents on issues that matter to them.

The Community Hub locations are:

  • Inglewood
  • Osborne Park
  • Scarborough
  • Mirrabooka.

Each of the four Community Hub’s are structured slightly differently, each offering different services and facilities. To find out what services and facilities are offered at each, please visit our Community Hubs page.

This community engagement program has three main objectives:

  • Place How can we improve the physical space to make people to want to spend longer at the Community Hub?
  • Participation How do we get more people aware of and involved in what’s happening at the Community Hub?
  • Programming How do we know if what is being provided is meeting the needs of the local community?

Getting feedback from the community on these elements is important to ensure that each Community Hub becomes an asset to the community.

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FAQs

What is a Community Hub?

A Community Hub is a physical space that has several City run facilities on site. They are mostly located right within local communities making them very accessible. All Community Hubs have a public library and community centre with other also having a recreation centre.

The objective of the Community Hubs is to create a place that is welcoming, provides something for everyone and meets community needs and aspirations.

This engagement will help us define what that looks like. 

How long have the Community Hubs been in operation?

The facilities and services of the Community Hubs have always existed. However over 2.5 years ago the City commenced to collectively brand the services and facilities located within the spaces to be renamed under a collective location of “Community Hub”.

Why are Community Hubs important?

The four Community Hubs provide a space where the local community can directly engage with each other and the City without having to come to the main administration building. Many of them are located in town centres close by residential areas so foot traffic and the potential for higher visitation is high.

Across all four centres, there is a mix of libraries, community and recreation centres which means there are lots of opportunities for the community to get involved.

Why are you asking the community for feedback?

We are asking for direct feedback to ensure we are meeting the needs of the community. We want to know how much you know about the Community Hubs, and what you think we should start, stop and keep doing. 

How can I get involved?

We are asking for direct feedback to ensure we are meeting the needs of the community. We want to know how much you know about the Community Hubs, and what you think we should start, stop and keep doing.

How can I get involved?

The best way to get involved it to complete our online survey. There is a link above.

We are also running a number of on-site activities and meetings at each of the hubs that you can get involved with.

  • Surf’s Up @ Scarborough Community Hub - Saturday 30 January
  • Inglewood 50 years event - Monday 8th March.

What will you do with my feedback?

Your feedback will be used to write a plan that will shape the way we facilitate programs and services and manage each Community Hub that is community informed and not just business as usual.

You can directly impact how we decide to improve the physical space to make it safer and more appealing as well as what programs we run or promote to attract more visitors.

The plan will focus on putting the needs of the community at the centre of decision making. 

How will we know if we are successful?

We know we have been successful if we achieve the following:

The Hub attracts a greater diversity of people i.e. cultural background and ability level across all age categories over time.

There are more people on site for longer over time.

Satisfaction levels for place, participation and programming increase over time

Timeline

30 January 2021

Surfs Up @ Scarborough Community Hub event celebrating City of Stirling’s 50th anniversary

February 2021

Community engagement commences

8 March 2021

Inglewood Town Centre event celebrating City of Stirling’s 50th anniversary

April / May 2021

Mirrabooka and Osborne Community Hub events celebrating City of Stirling’s 50th anniversary TBC

June 2021

Community engagement program ends and report drafted on outcomes

July 2021

Council to consider report and adopt plan
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For more information on this project, or to receive this information in an alternative format, please contact Tarn Deere, Community Hub Facilitator on (08) 9205 8555.

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