At its August 2018 meeting Council confirmed that it will design and deliver the Trentham Community Hub at 66 High Street Trentham in line with the majority result of the postal survey.
In addition Council resolved to:
Proceed to develop Concept Designs with a quantity surveyed cost estimate through a public request for tender for design services with the specification including the following key elements:
- target total cost of $3.0-3.5 million;
- the Trentham Community Hub will include the original hall and new additions. The original hall of the Trentham Mechanics Institute will be retained and other parts of the building will be demolished; scope elements include library, visitor information centre, customer service, meeting and function rooms, and original main hall, and
- community consultation is required in developing the concept plans.
A financial commitment of $800,000 was made by Council for the construction of the Trentham Community Hub in future years.
Council also resolved that it no longer intends to hand the crown land at 66 High Street Trentham back to the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning as this site will be used for the Trentham Community Hub.