New home on the horizon for Mornington Community House

Published on 11 February 2019

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Mornington Peninsula Shire has secured $2.05M in grant funding through the State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund, matched with $2.05 in funding from the Shire, to assist in the delivery of a new home for Mornington Community House.

The Community House, currently located at 9 Albert St Mornington, provides important community services including supported playgroup, literacy support groups, mental health support groups and adult education and training.

Following detailed consultation with key stakeholders and the community, Council resolved to relocate to Wilsons Road Mornington to meet the current and future needs of the facility.

The new Mornington Community House facility will incorporate:

• A dedicated children’s services and playgroup space
• A dedicated arts room
• IT learning space
• Multiple flexible meeting and activity rooms
• Two consulting rooms
• Central community kitchen and dining facilities with external outdoor deck
• Administrative offices
• Generous storage throughout
• Solar power connection
• Expanded precinct carparking
• Refurbishment to the existing Studio space including new toilet facilities and upgraded lighting.

The site is a shared space with the Peninsula Community Theatre, The Corner Youth Centre, Mornington Men’s Shed and RPP FM local radio station.

Shire Mayor Councillor David Gill said Council worked closely with the community and users on the best solution for the future.

“The new community house will promote a full suite of community services and programs, including education classes for seniors, parents, young people and general interest groups; craft workshops; space for clubs and associations; public meeting rooms; health and wellbeing consultation rooms; support groups; children’s services; language school; yoga and fitness classes and services for people with additional needs”.

Briars Ward Councillor Bev Colomb said “community houses provide a vital service to our local families and individuals. Delivering a bigger and better home for the Mornington Community House will ensure the continuation of services for years to come”.

Briars Ward Councillor Sam Hearn added “the existing PCT hub will be a great home base for the community house, allowing for greater interaction between communities such as our Youth Services and the community classes held at the house”.

Briars Ward Councillor Rosie Clark said “the presence of Mornington Community House will enhance this great hub and offer better facilities for the whole community”.

Building works are expected to commence around July 2019 and are due for completion in July 2020.

For more information or to sign up for regular updates on this exciting project, visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/majorprojects

Contact the Mornington Community House: 9 Albert Street Mornington, 5975 4772 mornpen.vic.gov.au/mch

PICTURE CAPTION: L-R Mornington Peninsula Shire Project Manager Jarrod Filosa, Briars Ward Councillor Bev Colomb, Shire’s Facilities Planner Michael Scully and Briars Ward Councillor Rosie Clark on site at Wilsons Road in Mornington, the future home of Mornington Community House.