On Monday 30 May, the newly redeveloped Yarra Ranges Council Civic Centre will open its doors to community and staff for the first time.
Yarra Ranges Mayor, Cr Jim Child, said he was excited to welcome the community into the new building.
“The opening of the redeveloped Civic Centre signals an exciting new chapter for Yarra Ranges and our community,” Cr Child said.
“The Civic Centre will be a hub for our community, offering a customer service centre, face to face planning and building services, bookable meeting rooms, new Council chamber with public gallery, casual work pods for community to use, free wifi, children’s corner and an art exhibition space.
“Shortly, outdoor greenspaces will also be available for community to enjoy.
“This new building also provides our community and staff with greater access for all abilities and given its sustainable design, will also significantly reduce our environmental footprint and operating costs.
“It will also enable us to adopt a more modern and efficient working model that will improve the way we deliver quality services to our community.
“Councillors and I are also really excited about the fact that we’ll be able to welcome the community back for in-person Council meetings from 14 June in our new Council Chamber.
“It’s been more than two years since our last in-person Council meeting with a public gallery, so we look forward to seeing our community being in attendance once again.”
Community members will be able to visit the new Civic Centre via the Anderson St entrance if travelling by vehicle, or also via the Hardy St entrance if on foot or bicycle.
Council’s temporary office in Chapel St will be permanently closed from 5pm Friday 27 May, with all front of house services available from the new Civic Centre from Monday 30 May.
Opening hours of the Civic Centre (including community meeting room availability) are 8.30am-5pm Monday-Friday.
To book a community meeting space, please call 1300 368 333.