Project Update: New Library, Administration & Community Centre

Published on Thursday, 23 February 2023 at 9:29:15 AM

The fenced construction site of the Shire of Dardanup’s new Library, Administration and Community Building will spring to life in coming weeks as our contractors move in to begin piling and excavation works in preparation for installation of footings.

Road users accessing Council Drive will encounter minor traffic management conditions.

Shire contractors Perkins Builders took possession of the 4,450 sq m site adjacent to Eaton Fair in December, installing fencing and a site office.

Construction start marks a new chapter in the history of the Shire of Dardanup and its community with completion set for early 2024.

Dardanup Shire President Mick Bennett said the project would deliver a community hub of the future providing an engine room for collaboration, connection and innovation while showcasing the potential for leading sustainable timber construction.

The new building will comprise Library, Council Chambers, Administration Centre, Makerspace plus mixed-use of community spaces – it is a modern two-storey, L-shaped building clad predominantly in stringy bark with charred jarrah timber as accents.

It will be a landmark demonstration building for the Shire as a mass timber structure made with Cross Laminated Timber columns and beams, timber floor cassettes and light timber framing.

Its L-shape will allow for a civic courtyard space, accessible from the Library and Council Chambers.

The library courtyard space will allow for an outdoor play area for children and seating for patrons to read a book or linger and share a coffee with mates from the coffee hub in the library.

Follow the story…

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Council maintains timber vision for new building

December, 2022

New building start opens new chapter



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