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Community drop-in session to show off plans for Dingley Village Neighbourhood Centre and Library improvement works

6 March 2018

Dingley residents are invited to have their say on plans for the $3.25million upgrade to the Dingley Village Neighbourhood Centre and Library.

The community is invited to a drop-in session at the Dingley Village Neighbourhood Centre from 10.30am to 1pm on Saturday 17 March.

Kingston Mayor Steve Staikos invited interested community members to stop by and view the plans.

“The improvements would ensure the Dingley Village community had access to a quality library and community space.

The centre is an important focal point for Dingley community life and we’re keen to connect the different buildings onsite and boost facilities to make sure they continue to support local residents for years to come,” Cr Staikos said.

“In addition to an improved Library, we’re also making Harold Box Hall more user-friendly by making the space more flexible so that it can be used by multiple groups at once.”

A Master Plan has been developed for the site with works to be split into two stages.

Stage One has been fully funded thanks to $2.5million funding from Kingston Council and $750,000 from the Victorian Government’s Living Libraries fund.

Proposed stage 1 works include:

  • library refurbishment
  • new outdoor space connected to the library
  • refurbishment of Harold Box Hall to support more flexible use of space
  • new kiosk / kitchen and reception areas
  • connecting foyer and external deck area to support future integration of the two buildings
  • relocation of Maternal and Child Helath service from Harold Box Hall to improved facilities in the Neighbourhood House building.

Following the Saturday 17 March drop-in session, the plans can also be viewed online at


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