We’re enhancing Sandringham shopping precinct to make it a more attractive and appealing place to spend time. We have created a new design for the centre which includes a village square and a new and improved streetscape.
The creation of a village square outside the Sandringham train station will encourage movement and enjoyment of the village and support economic growth in the area.
The design includes planting more trees, upgrading furniture and installing new signage, as well as increasing opportunity for alfresco dining and providing a dedicated space for community events.
Council has worked with various state government agencies including Public Transport Victoria, Melbourne Water and VicRoads, to make sure the design meets their requirements.
This is your chance to have your say on the design which will result in a reduction to parking, changes to the road and footpath network and a new look for the village.
Your feedback will determine how we proceed.
Have your say at: bayisde.vic.gov.au/HaveYourSay
Sandringham Library will be expanded within the current footprint of the building located on the corner of Waltham St, Abbott St and Chalmers Avenue.
The upgrade will create flexible study spaces, quiet reading areas and better meeting and program facilities. Construction works will be mostly internal with the building retaining its external appearance.
The Sandringham and District Historical Society will move to temporary accommodation at 62 Bay Road Sandringham.
The Sandringham Life Activities Club has moved to the Masonic Hall at 23 Abbott St Sandringham.
During construction the library service will continue to run from a temporary ‘pop up’ shop at 92 Station Street Sandringham with a small collection of popular reads, DVDs and children’s books available for loan.
Customers can also order items online for collection at the pop-up library. Some of our regular programs such as book chats, book clubs and story time will continue.
The renovated library will incorporate a new maternal and child health centre with two consulting rooms.
In anticipation of this the building on the corner of Station St and Abbott St has been sold. While our new centre is being built our nurses are seeing clients from either our Hampton or Beaumaris centres. The new centre is expected to be open by May 2020.
The Masonic Hall at 23 Abbott Street was purchased by Council to create more space for community services and activities. Renovations will preserve the significant heritage building.
Council’s social support services currently provided from Karrakatta Street in Black Rock will move to this more central location in Sandringham. This includes social activities for older residents including respite support for carers.
The hall will provide a permanent base for the popular Sandringham Life Activities Club which offers a range of programs for retired residents and those nearing retirement.
It will also house the Sandringham and District Historical Society’s considerable collection and provide meeting spaces, reading and research areas to support the work of volunteers preserving our local history.
Construction works will be mostly internal with the building retaining its external appearance.
The Sandringham Life Activities Club and the Sandringham and District Historical Society will move to temporary accommodation during renovations.
We aim to keep you informed as each project in the Sandringham precinct progresses. We will use a combination of signage in the precinct, printed updates, website project information, email updates and social media to let you know what is happening.
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