The Woodend Community Centre is located at 117 High Street, Woodend. The building includes the community hall, library, council customer service centre, meeting room, kitchen and toilets. The centre is located in a civic precinct, which also includes the Woodend Swimming Pool and Visitor Information Centre. The monthly Woodend Farmers Market is held on the site.
The current Woodend Community Centre Master Plan project has built on concepts that were originally discussed by community groups in 2009 and further explored by the Woodend Community and Cultural Centre Community Group from 2016 to 2019. The current project was jointly funded by Regional Development Victoria (RDV) and Council, with the RDV funding being derived from the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund.
The master plan and business case have been prepared by consultancy, Public Realm Lab, with input from Council officers, key stakeholders associated with the site, and the community via Have Your Say on Council’s website and Community Consultation sessions. Council would like to thank those who took the time to provide feedback at each stage of these consultations.
The plan and business case were endorsed by Council on 26 May 2021.
During July 2022, feedback was invited on the concept design for the facility.
Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.