Providing linkages to the Burton precinct’s local sporting, community and retail options, the new Community Hub will include a range of library services, a community garden, a ‘shed’ and learning and reflective spaces that will enable greater connections with education, business and community.
Accessible public transport is located on Waterloo Corner Road, along with the gateway to the Kaurna Park wetlands as part of the Edinburgh Biodiversity Corridor.
In direct response to community feedback and with the support of Council, Burton Community Hub will replace the Burton Community Centre at 386 Waterloo Corner Road, demonstrating the ongoing investment by the City of Salisbury in community precincts which deliver and support programs that promote active living, health and wellbeing.
Located adjacent to the Salisbury United Football, Burton Park Playground and Springbank Plaza Shopping Centre, the new Burton Community Hub will include a range of multipurpose and flexible spaces for the entire community, the likes of which have not been previously available in the area.
The project is being developed by Council in partnership with the Federal Government, with $500,000 allocated under its Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (Phase 2) towards the community shed and garden components. DASH Architects have developed the concept plan and design, following an extensive community consultation process.
Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM looked forward to the creation of the modern new site, which she expected would follow in the footsteps of the 18-month-old Salisbury Community Hub in becoming the social heart of the local community.
“The Burton Community Hub will bring together a range of services within one vibrant, adaptable space to be used by the whole community,” said Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM.
“The Hub will offer cultural, learning and recreational opportunities and features including innovative technology suite with WIFI enabled computers, quiet study areas, community programs and meeting and event spaces.
“Council’s investment into innovative spaces for the community, in which to easily access a range of services, speaks to its vision of Salisbury as a progressive, sustainable and connected community.”
Central Ward Councillors Deputy Mayor Chad Buchanan and Cr Donna Proleta – who have been working closely on the Burton Community Hub proposal – welcomed this significant milestone and looked forward to seeing the project progress.
“The Burton Community Hub will deliver on a commitment made to residents to provide a new community facility and bring much needed services, including a library, for the residents of Burton and Paralowie,” said Cr Buchanan.
Cr Proleta said the Burton Community Hub would be an “exciting and well deserved” facility for residents in Burton and surrounding areas.
“We are so excited about the development and transformation this Hub will bring to the Burton precinct. This Hub will bring many opportunities and create pride for the community,” Cr Proleta said.
“I look forward to continuing to work with Cr Buchanan and the community as this project develops over the next 12 months.”
The next stage for the project is the construction phase, expected to occur later this year.
Design concept images provided by DASH architects.