Windsor Community Centre
Brisbane City Council is creating more to see and do by delivering a new accessible community centre at 57 Grafton Street, Windsor.
The Windsor Community Centre project will deliver a single-storey, purpose-built building that caters to a variety of community activities. The centre will connect to existing community facilities like the Brisbane Institute of Art and Windsor Park to continue to support the Windsor community.
|Grafton Street, Windsor
|Deliver a community centre to improve liveability and connect communities in Windsor and its surrounding areas.
Construction is underway
Planning for new and improved community facilities, as an integral component of the city's infrastructure development, is crucial as suburbs undergo redevelopment and change.
In 2019, Council undertook an assessment of recreation and social needs for Windsor and surrounding suburbs and considered the current capacity of existing local facilities to identify the current and future needs of the local community.
The study confirmed a need for a local community centre in Windsor that provides an inclusive facility for the entire community.
About the project
With its projected population growth, accessible location and the emerging need for a local community facility, Windsor Park in the suburb of Windsor is the ideal location for a new local community centre. Windsor Park is a valuable community space and home to a range of sporting, recreation and community activities.
The building will be flood resilient improving long-term resilience for future users.
The community centre has been designed for a diverse range of community activities and will include:
- a large multi-purpose community room which can be configured to suit various user groups and activities
- multi-purpose meeting rooms
- a fitted out kitchen
- an office and storage spaces
- accessible amenities
- an outdoor play area.
The new community centre design incorporates the established fig tree, located in the middle of the site. The back deck is designed to wrap around the fig tree, preserving the tree and providing shade and creating an appealing view for centre users.
Works will also include new plantings, drainage, and landscaping.
A new car park of up to 19 parking bays will also be constructed as part of the project and include a loading bay and an accessible parking space. The new car park will connect to the Brisbane Institute of Art.
From early March 2023, the community can expect to see activity at the site as Council's Contractor sets up in preparation for the start of construction.
This preparation will include:
- installing site fencing to outline and enclose the work site
- establishing site offices within the fenced area
- installing construction signs and pedestrian detours, where required.
- The footpath in front of the project site will be closed. During this closure, diversions will be in place with signage and traffic control, as required, to guide people through these detours.
- The community may experience some noise, odour, and dust at times during construction.
As part of these works, some trees need to be removed. We're committed to protecting our local environment. At the completion of this project we will replant within the local area, where possible, to ensure that we keep our suburbs cooler and greener.
Construction of the new Windsor Community Centre is anticipated to begin in early 2023. Construction will take approximately a year with anticipated end of construction by early 2024, weather and site conditions permitting.
Works will occur from 6:30am to 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday.
If out-of-hours works are required for specific construction activities, Council will provide surrounding residents with advance notification.
Council conducted community engagement between 23 November 2020 and 13 December 2020 with the distribution of a project newsletter to residents and businesses in the suburb of Windsor inviting residents to have their say about the draft concept plan online, by email or phone.
The consultation results were analysed and included into the planning process to finalise the design of the new local community centre.
After community consultation, Council undertook planning and design phases, including the development application process in 2021 and detailed design process in 2022.
In February 2023, a project introduction community newsletter was distributed to residents and businesses.
The tender process for Windsor Community Centre has now closed and Council is assessing all applications.
For more information about this project, you can:
- call the project team on 1800 669 416 (during business hours)
- call Council's 24-hour Contact Centre on 07 3403 8888
- email the project team.
- write to:
Windsor Community Centre
City Projects Office
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane QLD 4001