Chermside Community Hub

The Chermside Community Hub is located on Hamilton Road, Chermside. You can visit the many facilities found in the hub and become involved in the different activities provided.

Services supported in the Chermside Community Hub include:

To find public transport services to the Chermside Community Hub, use the TRANSLink Journey Planner.

Chermside Pool

The Chermside Pool offers great facilities and activities for people of all ages and abilities, including:

  • a 25 metre heated outdoor pool
  • a 16 metre heated indoor pool
  • waterslides
  • kids' water playground
  • squads and lap training

It's easy to keep active and healthy throughout the year at the Splash Chermside Leisure Centre. The giant waterslides are a great hit with families and the heated indoor and outdoor pools make exercising comfortable all year round.

The centre is also available for functions.

Chermside Library

Chermside Library is one of Brisbane's major regional libraries. It's a wonderful place to relax, meet new friends and learn new skills.

Different library events are held every month and include author talks, information sessions, music and much more.

The library was extended as part of the Community Hub project and now has:

  • thousands of new non-fiction and large print titles
  • videos, DVDs and music CDs
  • audio books on CD and cassette
  • multimedia learning CD-ROMs
  • more computers with free internet access
  • two new meeting rooms 

Chermside local history

Craigslea State High School film and television students interviewed members of the Chermside community for Historical Chermside, a DVD and video now available for loan from the Brisbane Square library. Along with old movie footage and photographs, the interviews tell the story of the growth of the Chermside community.

Meeting room catering

If you're planning to hold a community meeting, book one of the library's meeting rooms. The Kedron-Wavell Services Club can provide catering services, day or night.

For catering enquiries, phone Kedron-Wavell Services Club on 07 3359 9122.

Kedron-Wavell Services Club

The Kedron-Wavell Services Club is a friendly community club offering great entertainment and services to Brisbane's northern suburbs, including:

  • a café/restaurant
  • stage shows and concerts
  • free movies
  • pokies
  • race and golf days
  • kid's club
  • leisure clubs

This non-profit organisation has also contributed more than $12 million dollars in the last 10 years to community-based services and projects.

Public art

The Chermside Community Hub features three pieces of public art. Craigslea State Primary and High School students worked with community groups, Community Job Plan participants and local artists to design and create the artworks.

Working closely together for 12 weeks, they have produced public art which symbolises the heart of the Hub's community environment.

Mosaic seating wall

The design of the mosaic seating wall, a history of Chermside from pre-settlement to today, was developed by members of the local Chermside community during a series of workshops. Thousands of tile pieces were used to create the mosaic, which was completed under the guidance of local artist Cate Collopy. The 12 project participants also hand-made some of the feature tiles which form part of the mosaic.The mosaic seating wall is positioned outside the Chermside library's main entrance.

Artists:

  • Cate Collopy (lead artist)
  • 'Many Hands, Many Faces' project members
  • Community Jobs Plan participants
  • Craigslea State Primary School students
  • local community members

Mural

The wall for the colourful mural, which is over two metres high and 18 metres long, was built by the 'Many Hands, Many Faces' Community Jobs Plan project members. Following this, artist in residence Marcel Desbiens then worked with the project members and Craigslea High School students to create and paint a design that reflects Chermside's community spirit.

The mural can be seen as you drive into the Chermside library car park.

Artists:

  • Marcel Desbiens (artist in residence)
  • 'Many Hands, Many Faces' project members
  • Community Jobs Plan participants
  • Craigslea State Primary School students
  • local community members

Three-panel patchwork quilt

The first panel of the quilt shows Chermside as it was in the 1800s, when it was first settled. The second and third panels show Chermside as it has developed from the early 1900s to today.

Artists:

  • Craigslea State High School home economics students
  • Chermside Kedron Uniting Church quilting group
  • Chermside Historical Society

About the Community Jobs Plan

The Community Jobs Plan was jointly funded by Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government Department of Employment and Training (DET). The plan was part of DET's Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative (previously 'Breaking the Unemployment Cycle' and 'Working for You' traineeships).

The members of the 'Many Hands, Many Faces' project, all from the Chermside area, had a lot of fun creating the artworks. They also found the project helped them develop useful skills and build a greater sense of community involvement.