This website is a forum that gives you the opportunity to be involved in the process of creating and helping define the Trentham Community Hub. The Trentham Hub aims to consolidate community facilities to address the future needs of Trentham.
This Website provides a record of the process of the Trentham Hub up until -Council’s resolution in April 2018 to undertake a postal survey to determine the preferred site of the Trentham Hub.
At its August 2018 meeting Council confirmed that it will design and deliver the Trentham Community Hub at 66 High Street Trentham in line with the majority result of the postal survey.
Further details about Council’s decision and progress of the Trentham Hub are available on Council’s website in the Major Projects section (www.hepburn.vic.gov.au/major-projects/).
At its April meeting, Hepburn Shire Council adopted a notice of motion for a postal survey on the location of the Trentham Hub, deferred from the March meeting. The motion was resubmitted by Cr Kate Redwood AM for inclusion in the April agenda in an amended form.
The notice includes:
1. The preferred site for the Trentham Community Hub will be determined by a non-compulsory postal survey at a date to be fixed and publicly advertised.
2. That the outcome of the survey be 50 percent plus one of returned votes.
3. That the two options be: Mechanics Institute High St, Trentham — main hall kept and renovated and a new extension built on site OR 14A Victoria St as the new site for the community hub.
4. The results of the postal survey be finalised by July 30, 2018.
5. That council proceed with the Trentham Community Hub project in line with the community voice expressed through the postal survey, subject to obtaining sufficient
Information and Consultation Sessions
Come along and see the draft Concept Plan, hear from the architects about their ideas and give us your feedback.
Following a public tender process Council resolved to appoint Antarctica Architects to undertake planning and design services for the Trentham Community Hub at 14A Victoria Street, Trentham.
At its August meeting Council passed a resolution that confirmed Council owned land at 14A Victoria Street, Trentham as the site for the Trentham Community Services Hub; and to prepare and exhibit design plans for this site as adapted from previously presented design plans for the Hub.
With the majority of the community expressing support for 'The Mechanics' revised concept plan and exterior form, Hepburn Shire Council and ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects have been busy developing the design of the building and putting together a funding application. Both the Trentham Hub Community Reference Group and Hepburn Shire Council have endorsed the Concept Plan.
The Developed Design addresses issues such as accessibility, environmentally sustainable design (ESD), Bushfire Attack Level (BAL)design, safety in design and materiality. The document outlines the process undergone to get the project to this stage, including in depth analysis of Trentham’s existing conditions and community consultation process. For further information on the project design development you can download a copy of the Developed Design document from the Downloads section on this website.
Council submitted a Funding Application for the new 'Mechanics ' to the National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF) for $1.8million and an Expression of Interest for $500,000 to the Putting Locals First Program in late November 2014. Announcements about NSRF applications will be made in May 2015.
The results are in and the winner is.... 'The Mechanics' (with a total of 36 of the 96 votes cast).
Thanks for all your responses, your input has helped shape the name of the building formerly known as the Trentham Hub. It was a close result with the 'Trentham Community Centre' coming in second with 26 votes, and 'Mechanics Institute' at 16.
Please find in the 'download' section of this website the name survey for the Trentham Hub.
A couple of weeks ago the Trentham Hub factsheet and name survey was distributed around Trentham to update the community on the project and help choose a name for the Trentham Hub. If you would like to download this factsheet please click on the downloads section of this website where you can download the Trentham Hub Factsheet.
Thanks to all those who came to the presentation last night, it was great to receive the community's feedback on the revised concept and the beginnings of an exterior form. If you missed the presentation last night there is still the opportunity to see the proposal with the boards on display at the rear of 37 High Street, Trentham Neighbourhood Centre, Library and Post Office until 5th July. Please leave your feedback through the survey forms available in these locations and from the downloads section of this website. The Trentham Neighbourhood Centre has a dropbox set up to leave your surveys once filled out.
A final reminder for the Trentham Community Hub presentation this evening at 5.30pm, rear of 37 High Street. Here's a preview of what is being presented tonight.
Thanks for your feedback on Concept 01. We have taken on board your thoughts and comments and have used these to revise the original concept plan.
At 5.30pm on Thursday 19th June at the rear of 37 High Street, the revised concept plan will be presented by ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects for discussion and feedback. We would greatly appreciate your input and attendance as the last community consultation was highly valuable to the design process and helped refine the plan to better reflect what the community needs and wants. With your input from the last consultation we feel we have arrived at a concept that may be the pre cursor to detailed planning and we would love your thoughts on this.
It was great to receive feedback from the community regarding the first concept. All comments have been taken on board and are currently being integrated in to a new concept. The community's comments are shown above.
We have now compiled all the results from the community consultation, the key themes are outlined above.
The Trentham Hub Concept Design Exhibition has now finished. Thanks to all those who attended the shop and left their feedback. Your feedback is essential to the design process, your comments are now being reviewed to inform the revised concept. Watch this space for an update on information gathered and the revised design.
Your community, your hub, your thoughts??? A preliminary concept design for the Trentham Community Hub has been put together by Clarke Hopkins Clarke Architects based on meetings with key stakeholders and a project community reference group. The concept design is now being exhibited for public feedback and viewing Monday 7th and 11th-14th April from 10-12 noon at 37 High Street (rear of Mrs Marples) Trentham.
The above Trentham Community Hub concept design was developed by Clarke Hopkins Clarke Architects after consultation with key stakeholders and a Community Reference Group. We now want broader community feedback. To find out more about the design process and let us know your thoughts attend the presentation on Friday 4th April or visit the exhibition 5th-7th April and 11th-14th April 10-12 noon after the presentation. There is also further information about the design process available in the downloads section of this website.
The Trentham Community Hub website is now up and running. On this website you can find out about the project including updates to keep you informed, as well as contact the team and let us know your thoughts on the hub.