North Fitzroy Community Hub

The Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library building is currently under construction. Due for completion in early 2017, the building will be a state-of-the-art community facility and an iconic Yarra building.

The facility is located at 182 St Georges Road, in the heart of North Fitzroy's shopping and dining precinct. The building will incorporate a library, maternal and child health centre, Council customer service area, community meeting spaces and a rooftop garden.  

About Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library

To find out more, including information about the services that will be offered, the building itself and the history of the project, please visit the About the North Fitzroy Community Hub webpage.

Read about the meaning behind the name 'Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library'.

Construction of the building

Council has appointed building contractor Buxton Constructions to construct the building. Construction is began in late September 2015 and Council expects that the building will be complete and open to the public in February/March early 2017.

Community newsletter updates

Council is providing newsletter updates to local residents and businesses:

pdf format North Fitzroy Community Hub community update - September 2016 (2.81 MB)

pdf format North Fitzroy Community Hub community update - December 2015 (4.25 MB) 

pdf format North Fitzroy Community Hub community update - September 2015 (1.43 MB)

pdf format North Fitzroy Community Hub community update - June 2015 (267.52 KB)

What will be happening at the site?

In the initial stages of the construction, the builders will erect hoarding around the site. Site sheds will be established in Best Street. To accommodate this, Best Street will be made one-waybetween Alfred Crescent and St Georges Road. Council has plans for long term improvements to Best Street, for more information, visit the Urban Design for Best Street webpage

Managing construction 

Council recognises that the North Fitzroy Village area is a busy precinctand will work to minimise disruptionfor residents, business operators,visitors and the local school community during construction.The building contractor is required to submit an EnvironmentalManagement Plan to Council for approval before work can commence. The plan outlines howthe builder will work to minimise noise and dust generated by the construction, how rubbish fromthe site will be managed and how potential run off from site will be controlled.

In the coming months, the contractor will need to undertake excavation of part of the site in order to lay the foundations for the building. It is anticipated that duringthese ground works there will bea need to hammer through rock insome areas.The digging will last for two to three weeks and is expected to begin in November 2015. This stage of the works will cause a significant level of noise and vibrations. Residents and businesses will be notified prior to these ground works beginning.

Council will be providing more information about what the works will entail and the expected impacts as these details are confirmed. Council appreciates this stage of works will be disruptive and will aimto complete the works as quickly as possible during approved working hours.

Hours of work 

Construction of the community hub is permitted to take place between 7am and 6pm on weekdays.

Weekend work is not expected to be required for the majority of the construction period. If works doneed to occur, they will be restricted to Saturdays from 9am to 3pm.

Impacts on traffic

Access to footpaths and roads will beaffected throughout the constructionperiod. The local community will be notified prior to any major temporary traffic changes or detours being implemented.

The Traffic Management Plan for the site can be viewed here: pdf format North Fitzroy Community Hub Traffic Management Plan (1.70 MB)

Access to businesses and residential properties

The building contractor will endeavour to minimise the impact on residential and business properties. Community members will be notified by the building contractor in advance if significant changes or disruptions to property access are required.

Further information
Andrew Griffin
Coordinator Building Projects
9205 5758

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