New Community Space for Carnegie

Construction almost completed!

Following community consultation in 2019 to help finalise a design, construction of the new Carnegie community space at 296-298 Neerim Road began in early 2021 and is almost finished.

Situated close to the Carnegie Library and the Koornang Road shops, the area provides greenery and seating and much-needed every day open space for locals to enjoy, meet others, study or relax in the Carnegie centre. Flexible and open, the planned design also enables activation, with events and activities able to be held in the space. These could include community activities, or as market-style trading, helping to encourage people back to the centre and supporting our local businesses.

The final concept design can be viewed in the document library to the right.


Background

Carnegie is evolving and this project provides an exciting opportunity to respond to the changing make-up and needs of the Carnegie community and enhance the centres attraction as a great place to dine and shop. Additionally, the challenges of 2020 have been difficult on our Carnegie traders and local community, the new open space will help to bring activity back to the centre and provide much needed space for physical distancing.

Council purchased the former site of the McKee’s Furniture store in 2017 to support our community’s vision for Carnegie as outlined in the Carnegie Structure Plan. Following the demolition of the old disused warehouse in 2019, we engaged with the community in August and September 2019 to determine how the space should be designed and what people would like to see it used for. We spoke to residents, visitors and traders and heard a diversity of views for the space. Thank you to those who provided feedback!

You can view all of the feedback received in the Engagement Summary Report located in the document library to the right.

Construction almost completed!

Following community consultation in 2019 to help finalise a design, construction of the new Carnegie community space at 296-298 Neerim Road began in early 2021 and is almost finished.

Situated close to the Carnegie Library and the Koornang Road shops, the area provides greenery and seating and much-needed every day open space for locals to enjoy, meet others, study or relax in the Carnegie centre. Flexible and open, the planned design also enables activation, with events and activities able to be held in the space. These could include community activities, or as market-style trading, helping to encourage people back to the centre and supporting our local businesses.

The final concept design can be viewed in the document library to the right.


Background

Carnegie is evolving and this project provides an exciting opportunity to respond to the changing make-up and needs of the Carnegie community and enhance the centres attraction as a great place to dine and shop. Additionally, the challenges of 2020 have been difficult on our Carnegie traders and local community, the new open space will help to bring activity back to the centre and provide much needed space for physical distancing.

Council purchased the former site of the McKee’s Furniture store in 2017 to support our community’s vision for Carnegie as outlined in the Carnegie Structure Plan. Following the demolition of the old disused warehouse in 2019, we engaged with the community in August and September 2019 to determine how the space should be designed and what people would like to see it used for. We spoke to residents, visitors and traders and heard a diversity of views for the space. Thank you to those who provided feedback!

You can view all of the feedback received in the Engagement Summary Report located in the document library to the right.

Page last updated: 13 April 2021, 08:19