Community Co-design Group Established For Anglesea Hub

Anglesea community Hub

Anglesea community members, McMillan Street precinct user groups, key interest groups and Council will come together to help co-design the future of the Anglesea Community and Health Hub.

Following an expression interest process, 39 people representing a range of voices have been offered a place on the community co-design group. This comprises:

  • 12 precinct user group and key interest group representatives.
  • 27 community member representatives.

Council received more than 60 applications as part of the expressions of interest process.

The participants will take part in a series of facilitated workshops during April and May to discuss how the precinct can be improved to meet the needs of community and service providers.

They will consider the work done to date and the feedback received, and develop a draft concept plan that will be shared with the wider community for feedback. The draft concept plan will then be presented to Council by the middle of the year.

The 27 community member representatives from the expression of interest process were chosen at random from a series of demographic categories, such as age, gender and housing tenure.

Precinct user groups (such as Anglesea Medical Clinic, Barwon Health, Anglesea Community House and ANGAIR) and key community interest groups (Preserve Anglesea Community Hub, Business Anglesea, Housing Challenge 3230 and Anglesea Community Network) were invited to each nominate one representative. 12 places were allocated for these representatives.

Surf Coast Shire Mayor Cr Liz Pattison said the community co-design group would bring together a diverse range of community voices.

“This is a really exciting, once-in-a-generation project that will set a course for the precinct for the coming decades, leaving a lasting legacy for Anglesea, so it’s vital that we work hand-in-hand on this.”

“The community co-design group comprises a range of ages, genders, life experiences, housing tenure and ways people are connected to the precinct so that we can hear all sorts of community viewpoints.”

“I look forward to seeing the draft concept plan this group comes up with.”

“I know the McMillan St precinct is a place the Anglesea community cares deeply about and we want everyone to be involved, so there will be another opportunity for the wider community to have a say. Everyone will have a chance to provide feedback on the draft concept plan in the coming months.”

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