New Springwood Civic Centre takes shape

From left, Clr Chris Van der Kley; NSW Senator Doug Cameron; Clr Anton Von Schulenburg; Clr Brendan Luchetti; Labor spokeswoman for Macquarie, Susan Templeman; Clr Mick Fell; Emma Ratcliffe, Kane Constructions; and Tony Buterin, Kane Constructions inspect the construction of the theatre space.

From left, Clr Chris Van der Kley; NSW Senator Doug Cameron; Clr Anton Von Schulenburg; Clr Brendan Luchetti; Labor spokeswoman for Macquarie, Susan Templeman; Clr Mick Fell; Emma Ratcliffe, Kane Constructions; and Tony Buterin, Kane Constructions inspect the construction of the theatre space.

The stage is set for the new Blue Mountains community and cultural facility.

The building on the former Springwood Civic Centre site is taking shape with significant construction work happening in the last two months, the mayor, Mark Greenhill, said.

"This is an exciting part of the project where we see the architectural plans turning into a reality. Now that the steel frames are up, you can really picture how the building will come to life."

Clr Greenhill said the council was impressed by recent progress made by contractor Kane Constructions.

A major project of council, the redevelopment of the former civic centre will deliver modern community and cultural facilities to the Mountains.

The upgrade is on track and scheduled for completion by March next year, subject to any prolonged adverse weather conditions.

The next major construction tasks include the installation of the roofing and the exterior wall cladding. The Australian Government contributed $9.5m funding to the $15m project.

MP for Macquarie, Louise Markus, said, "It is very pleasing to see such rapid progress with the construction of the new Blue Mountains community and cultural facility. You can already see what a valuable asset this facility will be to the community. It will strengthen the cultural and social fabric of the region."

The new buillding will contain a 420 seat theatre, community dining room and kitchen; galleria; neighbourhood centre and community services offices; multipurpose function room and meeting spaces; council office; renovated entrance/customer service area to Springwood library; upgraded and expanded parking facilities; and landscaped forecourt, including gallery grounds.

Residents are reminded of the temporary closure of the public car park behind the library/council office in place until at least Monday, September 22.

Alternative car parking is available in the public car parks in Greenway Lane, Springwood Avenue and Macquarie Road.

Limited accessible car parking will remain in place in Braemar driveway until August for drivers with a disability parking permit.

Springwood library and council's customer service counter, located inside the library, remain open with pedestrian access via Braemar House. For more information go to bluemountainshaveyoursay.com.au/springwood-facilities-upgrade.

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