A sod-turning ceremony this morning by Chris Steel MLA, signaled the start of construction of the Denman Village Community Centre and Childcare in Denman Prospect.
Capital Estate Developments’ (CED) Managing Director, Stephen Byron, said construction of the Community Centre marked a significant milestone for the Molonglo Valley. This will be the first purpose-built facility that will have community organisations using the space from day one. This will be a signature building that will leave a legacy for current and future residents of Denman Prospect and the broader Molonglo Valley. Capital Property Group, the parent company of CED, is renowned for its attention to detail and design innovation.
The Denman Village Community Centre is no exception. The Community Centre will be managed and occupied by Communities@Work and the childcare will be an early learning centre for children aged 6 months to 6 years. Both organisations are scheduled to open their doors in early 2022.
The Community Centre is perfectly located in the Denman Village which will be at the heart of the suburb. “This will be a lovely place for members of the community to come together”, Mr Byron
said. “There are views across the Molonglo Valley and the future Denman Village Playground and it will be a modern and comfortable space for residents and community organisations to gather.”
The contemporary building will be in keeping with the existing Denman Village Shops which was also built by CED and has been trading since January 2019. The Community Centre foyer will include a glazed gallery offering the opportunity for public exhibitions and displays.
“Well done to CED for working in genuine partnership with the ACT Government to deliver this much needed facility which will achieve a great outcome for the whole community,” Minister Steel
“We understand and value the importance of a strong and connected community, so we are building this facility to ensure Denman Prospect residents have a safe and modern space to gather,” Mr Byron said.