Swan Community Workshops

Electorate: Hasluck

Cost: $5 million

Project Overview

Delivering facilities and services for residents in the largest local government area in the Perth metropolitan area is an ongoing challenge for our planning teams.

Community engagement is one of the City’s key priorities and we encourage our residents to get involved with local groups.

A number of independent groups in the City have formed an alliance to build new community workshops.

The group, formerly known as the Trades and Craft Alliance and the Cornwell House Community Workshops, is made up of at least seven individual groups including the Midland Men’s Shed, Machinery Preservation Society, Country Women’s Association and Bicycles for Humanity, to name a few.

These groups give back to the community with volunteer time, heritage preservation, education and social inclusion. They need to find a place to grow and continue their beneficial work.

The City has been advocating for a purpose-built facility for these groups to call home for more than five years.

The need for these community workshops highlights the growing population of the City of Swan and surrounds. A significant amount of the demographic within the community groups is aged 50 years or over.

In the coming years, there will be an increase in those around retirement age who will be looking to join these community groups.

A possible site for the facility has been identified in Middle Swan.

KEY POINTS

  • THERE ARE OVER 400 GROUP MEMBERS.
  • CITY OF SWAN POPULATION OVER 55: 20.5 PER CENT.
  • FUNDING WOULD PROVIDE A NEW HOME FOR INVALUABLE LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS.