Created by award-winning architects Kerstin Thompson, the design incorporates the Queenscliff Library, Museum and Visitor Information Centre under one roof.
The library’s heritage façade is retained, however the two level rear section of the proposed development will include a modern new layout, with public spaces for meetings and lectures.
“This is a design that reflects feedback from our community, the tenants and incorporates input from our award-winning architects,” said Mayor Ross Ebbels. “We hope residents will let us know what they think of the design for this exciting new community hub.”
One of the more controversial elements of the design is a new verandah extending beyond the building’s façade and over the Hesse Street footpath.
The Hub, which has been on the Queenscliffe’ Council’s wish list for close to a decade, became a reality when the State Government transferred funding to the project from the now shelved Destination Queenscliffe.
The Federal Government and BoQ have also contributed funding. Construction is expected to begin in October.
The design can be found on the BoQ webpage. Community submissions close on Sunday June 7.