$13.4 million Cove Civic Centre update

Read the latest construction update on Cove Civic Centre in Hallett Cove.

City Limits Magazine October 2014 This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 46 - October 2014.

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The 120 tonne steel framework of the new Cove Civic Centre has been completed and work is well advanced on the exterior walls less than a year since construction of the new library, community and enterprise facility began.

The roof has also been installed and the $13.4 million building’s windows, which will feature special glazing to reduce heat, will soon be fitted.

The neighbouring Ragamuffin Drive is also being transformed into a road that will be shared by pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles between Ramrod Avenue and Oliver Terrace.

The road will feature new street trees, landscaping, cobblestone rumble strips, space for on-street parking and biofiltration beds to clean stormwater.

City Limits - Oct 14 - Issue 46 - Cove Civic CentreManager strategic projects John Valentine said the site was unrecogniseable from when building work began.

“It’s very rewarding to see a modern, well-designed facility that will serve the community and local businesses for many years taking shape,” Mr Valentine said.

“The new car parks at the adjacent Baptist and Lutheran churches have been completed and will be open to visitors to the centre when it opens early next year.”

Construction fast facts

Cove Civic Centre is being built using:

  • 120 tonnes of structural steelwork
  • 1200 cubic metres of concrete
  • 2900 sq m of cladding to roof and external walls
  • 4500 sq m of glazing to external walls 

City Limits - Oct 14 - Issue 46 - Cove Civic Centre 2Cove Civic Centre will open in 2015 and feature:

  • Access to 35,000 books, e-books, magazines, CDs and DVDs
  • A community hall for up to 280 people and meeting rooms
  • A computer training suite with wi-fi and broadbandMeeting facilities and resources for local businessesA children’s toy libraryA plaza that incorporates public art

The City of Marion has contributed $10 million towards the construction of Cove Civic Centre and $3.4 million has been provided by the Federal Government. 


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