Feedback wanted on Hills Hub design ideas

Published: 5 August 2016

Community members are invited to give their feedback on four possible design scenarios for the future Emerald Hills Hub.

Residents and business owners have until Wednesday 31 August, 2016 to have their say on which scenario they prefer.

The design scenarios were developed following extensive consultation with the Hills Hub Advisory Committee. The committee is comprised of 13 local residents and business owners, as well as Ranges Ward councillors Cr Tania Baxter, Brett Owen and Leticia Wilmot, and one Council staff member.

From Tuesday 9 August, community members can view the design scenarios and complete the online survey at

Scenarios can also be viewed and feedback provided at the following Q&A sessions and venues, where reply-paid envelopes to submit feedback will be available:

Community Q&A sessions
Wednesday 10 and 24 August at 4–6pm and 6.30–8.30pm at Emerald RSL, 3 Memorial Avenue, Emerald.

Community information and feedback points
Emerald Library, dates and times to be available Council's events calendar.

Community feedback points (until Wednesday 31 August)

  • Emerald Library 
  • Emerald U3A 
  • Emerald Men’s Shed
  • Emerald Mechanic’s Institute
  • Emerald RSL 
  • Gembrook Community Centre 
  • Cardinia Shire Council Civic Centre

Feedback on the proposed designs can also be emailed to or posted to Emerald Hills Hub Design Scenario consultation, Cardinia Shire Council, PO Box 7 Pakenham VIC 3810. Verbal submissions cannot be accepted.

The Emerald Hills Hub will be located in the Emerald Library and Mechanics Hall precinct. The major community services hub will bring a range of existing and new community services and organisations under the one roof.

Community consultation will help to guide the hub’s final design, which may include a partial or total rebuild of the site.

The $5.7 million project is being funded by Council ($3.95 million), the Australian Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund ($1.5 million), and the Eastern Dandenong Ranges Group and Dandenong Ranges Community Bank Group ($250,000).

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