Construction underway on Windale’s multi-million-dollar hub

Published on 22 April 2022

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Construction is well underway on a $10.5 million creative hub at Windale that will transform the town centre and offer a space where locals can gather to learn, connect and collaborate.

Lake Macquarie Mayor Cr Kay Fraser said the new hub will help build a strong community that is inclusive, meaningful and supportive of everyone.

“This state-of-the-art building will breathe new life into Windale and offer a space for everyone including creatives, academics and students to use in their own backyard,” Cr Fraser said.

“Windale and surrounding suburbs are growing quickly, and facilities like this ensure we’re able to keep up with community needs.”

The hub will sit near the Lake and South Street intersection and boast a library filled with lounge and study areas, a kid-friendly reading area and spaces for workshops and events.

Manager Community Partnerships Andrew Bryant said a large activity space which opens out to a deck would sit adjacent to the library.

“We want to foster a love for learning right in the heart of Windale,” Mr Bryant said.

Other features include soundproof meeting rooms, office spaces, a commercial kitchen, outdoor sitting spaces and a new car park.

The project is funded entirely through Council’s development contributions and proceeds from the sale of Council land at Bennetts Green.   

Contractors North Construction and Building will undertake the construction project, which is expected to be completed early next year.

Until then, The Rover mobile library service will visit Windale weekly, at the intersection of Lake and South Street.

The weekly timetable can be seen at lakemac.com.au/Venues/The-Rover.

Stay up to date with the project at lakemac.com.au/Projects/Windale-Hub.

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