A new community hub for the town of Dampier is one step closer following the approval of initial concept plans by the Shire of Roebourne Council at its November Council meeting.
The project will now progress to the detailed design phase where engineering, design and facility fittings, fixtures and finishes will be finalised.
Shire of Roebourne President Peter Long said the Community Hub would be an iconic building in the heart of Dampier that would facilitate a range of community uses.
“The Dampier Community Hub will be the first major development in Dampier for nearly two decades so it’s important we produce a facility that will accommodate the needs of local community and improve the level of service and amenity for the town,” Cr Long said.
“We are working extensively with the Dampier Community Association and local community groups and are confident we have a concept that will support the community now and into the future.”
“The concept includes an Early Learning Centre, new community library, multi-purpose and not for profit spaces, coffee hut and refurbishment of the existing community hall,” Cr Long added.
The Dampier Community Hub project is part of the partnership between the Shire of Roebourne and Rio Tinto which will deliver significant community infrastructure improvements in Wickham, Dampier and Karratha as well as a range of new and improved cultural events and community services and programs.