Work starts on centre

A STEADY stream of concrete trucks began the first of three major concrete pours to form the slab of the new $23 million Granville Multipurpose Centre on Wednesday.

Latest $23m build one of area’s largest

Donning hard hats and high vis, Cumberland Mayor Steve Christou joined Councillor Paul Garrard, general manager Hamish McNulty and other council and site staff to watch part of the pour which involved more than 40 truck and about 300 cubic metres of concrete.
Within walking distance to Granville Train Station, the new facility includes a multipurpose community centre, library and arts facility.
“Now the first major concrete slab has been poured, I’m pleased to see that construction of the Centre is well and truly underway,” Cr Christou said.
“With an ambitious program of capital works planned or in progress for Cumberland, the Granville Centre is one of our biggest projects.
“The approved design will build upon the existing elements of Granville Pool, park lands and will also provide new outdoor recreation facilities.
“Residents can expect to see the structure take shape over the next year, as will commuters if they’re passing through Granville on the Western line.”
The project is jointly funded by Cumberland Council and the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund, with additional funding from the NSW Office of Responsible Gambling to fit out of the art spaces under the ClubGrants Category 3 Fund.
The council was also awarded funds through the Granville Smart Cities Precinct Pilot Project to ensure the Centre uses smart technologies including energy efficient LED and solar lighting, traffic and parking sensors, surveillance systems and offer public Wi-Fi.