‘Green’ centre a hit with residents

‘Green’ centre a hit with residents

The $4 million City of Joondalup facility is the first public building Australia-wide to be designed in-house by a local government to achieve a four-star Green Star rating.

Environmentally efficient features include rainwater harvesting for recycling, low water consumption appliances, natural lighting and louvered windows and an inner courtyard with native plants that require minimal irrigation, limestone rocks excavated from the site during construction and recycled materials for seating and garden bed features.

‘The design of the facility was amended to take into consideration the results of community feedback, with the building including a kitchen, meeting and activity rooms, an alfresco area, a dedicated youth space and a main hall with a demountable stage,’ Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said.

‘The efforts of everyone involved have resulted in an outstanding modern facility that is a welcome addition to Currambine and the wider community.

‘Local residents and groups have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of a community centre in Currambine and there has been significant support for this |project.’

A Lotterywest grant of $650,000 was used to help construction of the facility.