Driving a new boom

Article image - Driving a new boom An artistís impression of the exterior of the hub.

A proposed $43.8 million Community Hub will help drive a post-Holden investment boom in the City of Salisbury.

Plans for the new Salisbury City Centre Community Hub are the centrepiece of a redevelopment of the Salisbury City Centre, which aims to transform the area into an entertainment precinct featuring a large outdoor screen, a state-of-the-art information library and a modern new gallery.

While the direct economic impact of the construction works on the Community Hub is estimated at $32.7 million, this will lead to $26.7 million in additional demand for intermediate goods and services as a direct output from the construction investment.

The consumption effects from the creation of jobs in the economy are estimated to be an additional $6 million.

Mayor Gillian Aldridge said the Community Hub would be a multi-use facility designed for the entire Salisbury community as well as visitors to the region.

“Every age group and multicultural background will be able to access the latest community services and information resources as we transform our city into an entertainment precinct that families, students and groups will all feel excited and proud to visit,” Ms Aldridge said.

“The artist impressions provide a clear insight into Council’s renewal vision and reflect our desire to make the City of Salisbury a connected and flowing community space.

“It is another sign that Salisbury is investing in a sustainable, liveable and prosperous future for its residents and businesses.”