Project History 2010-2017

11 May 2017

For the latest update please find following a letter from the Mayor, Councillor Denise Massoud on the future of the Whitehorse Centre and an Executive Summary of the Whitehorse Centre redevelopment:

pdf icon Mayoral letter and Executive Summary Whitehorse Centre May 2017 (1.80MB)

April 2017 Update

A Special Council Meeting will be held on Monday 10 April 2017 at 8.30pm in the Council Chamber located at the Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading to consider the future of the Whitehorse Centre. This is a public Council Meeting and all are welcome to attend.

For the latest update please find below a letter from the Mayor, Councillor Denise Massoud on the future of the Whitehorse Centre and an Executive Summary of the issues contained in the 10 April 2017 Council Report on the Whitehorse Centre:

pdf icon  Mayoral Letter and Executive Summary Whitehorse Centre April 2017 (4.24MB)

July 2016 Update

Council unanimously voted at its meeting on Monday 18 July to retain the Whitehorse Centre as a key cultural venue in the municipality, rejecting a proposal to close the existing centre.

Council appointed independent company JWS Research to undertake consultation with the community on three options regarding the Whitehorse Centre.

These options were:

  • Option A – Redevelopment of the Whitehorse Centre based upon the Whitehorse Centre Business Case
  • Option B – Council to undertake essential works to the existing centre to continue its operation for another 8-10 years before a potential closure of the centre
  • Option C – The closure of the existing centre within the next two years.

Councillors have made public The Future of the Whitehorse Centre Community Opinion and Research Report outlining the results of a telephone survey across the community and the online and hard copy submissions received addressing preferences for the future of the Whitehorse Centre. The report found there is more support for the complete redevelopment of the Whitehorse Centre (Option A).

Council authorised a detailed facility and site assessment to be undertaken in readiness for a newly elected Council by April 2017. In the interim, urgent repair works will be undertaken to the roof and fire services to keep the centre open until the final outcome is determined by a newly elected Council.

Copies of the JWS Report are available below:

pdf icon  The Future of the Whitehorse Centre - Community Opinion and Research Report.pdf (1.43MB)
pdf icon  The Future of the Whitehorse Centre - Detailed Research Findings.pdf (12.24MB)
pdf icon  Additional On-grade Concept Plan Whitehorse Centre.pdf (992.21kB)
pdf icon  Proposed Facility and Site Assessment Services Whitehorse Centre.pdf (84.80kB)
pdf icon  Whitehorse Centre Business Case Enquiries.pdf (2.78MB)
pdf icon  Extract of Ordinary Council Minutes 18 July 2016 (576.74kB)
 

December 2015 Update

For the Council Report on the Whitehorse Centre (14 December 2015) and its relevant attachments, including the Business Case (550+ pages) for a potential redevelopment please refer to the following:

pdf icon  Council Minutes Extract Item 9 3 1 Whitehorse Centre 14 December 2015 (219.58kB)
pdf icon  Whitehorse Centre Project Overview (2.53MB)
pdf icon  Whitehorse Centre Business Case Part A Business Plan (6.82MB)
pdf icon  Whitehorse Centre Business Case Facility Planning Introduction Background App A (4.57MB)
pdf icon  Whitehorse Centre Business Case Facility Planning Functional Brief Upgrade Bldg Svces App B (212.75kB)
pdf icon  Whitehorse Centre Business Case Facility Planning Capital Cost Estimates App C.pdf (821.13kB)
pdf icon  Whitehorse Centre Business Case Facility Planning Risk Management Plan App D (264.56kB)
pdf icon  Whitehorse Centre Business Case Facility Planning Traffic Analysis App G (3.63MB)
pdf icon  Whitehorse Centre Business Case Facility Planning Existing Conditions Reviews App E.pdf (508.22kB)
pdf icon  Whitehorse Centre Business Case Facility Planning Flood Mapping Report App F (22.93MB)
pdf icon  Whitehorse Centre Business Case Facility Planning Existing Documents Review App H.pdf (146.29kB)
pdf icon  Whitehorse Centre Business Case Facility Planning Facility Drawings App I.pdf (16.25MB)
pdf icon  Whitehorse Centre Business Case Part C Community Consultation (15.27MB)
pdf icon  Whitehorse Centre Kersulting Engineers and Managers Building Code Condition Report (1.76MB)
pdf icon  Whitehorse Centre Marshal Day Entertech Venue Infrastructure and Design Options Report (2.80MB)
pdf icon  Whitehorse Centre Whitehorse Centre Renewal and Maintenance Forward Cost Estimates (73.71kB)
pdf icon  Whitehorse Centre JWS Research Performing Arts Centre Community Research Proposal (722.90kB)