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.
The Sandringham Village Masterplan identifies improvements to the appearance and access around the shopping precinct including:
Last year we spoke to directly affected residents, traders and property owners of Melrose St about proposed changes to bus routes and the potential impact of buses on their street.
There was little support for this option. As a result we are developing another option that still allows us to create the village square.
We are now progressing with detailed design. The community will be consulted later again in 2019 on the concept design for proposed upgrades.
Works are not expected to start before July 2020.
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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