What is the shared vision for the Croydon Community Precinct?

    Consultation with the community and key stakeholders has helped to create a shared vision for the precinct:

    • The Croydon Community Precinct reflects and facilitates the community we  aspire to be, where people know and support each other, and feel a strong sense of belonging.
    • The Precinct brings together a range of community services, programs and activities for people of all ages, within a parkland setting.
    • The village feel and local character of Croydon is preserved through excellence in urban design, and with improved pedestrian connectivity with links to Croydon Main Street and Croydon rail and bus interchange.
    • The accessible and integrated community hubs create opportunities for social connection; improved health and wellbeing; and exciting opportunities to bring together new learning experiences that raise the wellbeing of our community.
    • Importantly the precinct provides links to our cultural heritage and history, while also providing flexibility to meet the current and future needs of the community.

    What is a Masterplan?

    A masterplan is a holistic plan for an area of land that provides short, medium- and long-term direction for the way the land is utilised in the future. Council masterplans are primarily focused on establishing the future direction for the community assets (both built and natural) to meet the future community needs and service requirements.

    Why is Council undertaking a Masterplan for the Croydon Community precinct?

    The current Croydon Civic precinct contains a significant number of separate community facilities that are occupied by a number of community groups and sporting clubs. These facilities have reached the end of their useful life, and don’t meet the future needs of the community groups, sporting clubs, and the broader community. Hence, Council is undertaking a masterplan for the redevelopment of the Croydon Civic precinct to facilitate the creation of a new Croydon Community precinct that will include a number of elements such as, community hubs, enhanced open space, enhanced accessibility and connectivity, and potential development sites.

    What is a community hub?

    A community hub is a conveniently located public facility that is recognised and valued in the local community as a gathering place for people and an access point for a wide range of community activities, programs, services and events. The proposed community hubs in the Croydon Community precinct will be focused on enhanced community wellbeing across all ages and abilities.

    Who will occupy the community hub?

    The integrated community hub/s will be home to existing user groups in the precinct, including a new Croydon Library. The multi-purpose facilities will also provide spaces for various other community uses.

    What will happen to the existing user groups while work is undertaken?

    Council’s Civic Centre staff have relocated to other Council offices. Council’s Croydon customer service desk has relocated to the Croydon Library.

    The Civic building will be modified to enable the existing user groups in the precinct to use the building as temporary facilities while the new integrated hub/s are being built. This will be undertaken using a staged approach over 3 to 5 years.

    What impact will there be to users of Keystone Hall?

    Construction of the new community hubs will be undertaken in stages, over a number of years. 

    Closure of Keystone Hall would only occur when the new community hubs are built and community groups have been accommodated. Detailed design for the community hubs will involve further extensive consultation with key users and community groups at the appropriate stage of the project.

    Is the pond being retained?

    The current pond at Croydon Library is in poor condition and as such, the proposal is to provide an enhanced, smaller, water body, that complements various other open space improvement works in the precinct.

    What parking will be provided close to the hubs?

    Additional carparking will be provided within close proximity to the hubs, and Council is investigating the possible creation of basement level carparking to increase open space in the precinct.

    How can I have my say?

    Online:Visit https://yoursay.maroondah.vic.gov.au/croydon-community-precinct and complete the survey

    Mail:Send your written feedback to:

    The Director
    Operations, Assets and leisure
    P.O Box 156
    Ringwood, Vic 3134

    Email:maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au(External link)

    For further information on the draft Croydon Community Precinct Masterplan, please call us on 1300 88 22 33 or 9298 4598.

    When will construction take place?

    Construction will occur progressively into 2021/2022 and beyond

    What will happen to the Heritage façade at EV’s Youth Centre?

    The façade associated with EV’s has local heritage significance, and will be retained and incorporated into the design and construction of the new community hub A. This will be subject to further investigation, design work, and community consultation as part of the next phases of the project.

    How can I keep updated?

    Project updates will be provided on this project page as the project progresses. If you would like to receive an email notification when project updates, or further consultation opportunities are available, please leave your details here.