Doors ready to open at Queenscliff Hub08/12/2022
Queenscliffe’s new community hub is giving locals and visitors access to key tourism, cultural, library and information services under the one roof, thanks to an investment from the Victorian Government.
The Queenscliffe Hub – Wirrng Wirrng – a Wadawurrung word meaning “listen” is now open, combining the local library, museum and visitor information centre into one building.
Delivered by the Borough of Queenscliffe with the engagement of locals and Wadawurrung Traditional Owners, the new facility has been made possible by more than $4 million in funding from the Victorian Government.
The project was supported by the Government’s Regional Infrastructure Fund, Community Support Fund and Living Libraries Fund. The hub will bring together the Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale communities and provide meeting spaces and information services for visitors and locals.
The building is located on Hesse Street and will feature an auditorium for presentations and events, while outdoor meetings and activities will take place on a revitalised Field Park space.
An outdoor learning space at the back of the building is ideal for story time activities for kids under the old Moreton Bay Fig tree which has been retained as a part of the project.
The Queenscliffe Historical Museum features a range of artefacts, books, films and photographs that are significant to the local area, with the new hub providing more space to show off the collection and facilitate more sightseers through the new visitor information space.
The historic library facade has been enhanced, along with trees in Field Park, as part of the project’s commitment to maintaining heritage features.
Children and people of all abilities will be able to easily access the three key community buildings, while new public toilet facilities, seating, bike parking and a rebuilt bus shelter have also been developed to attract more visitors.
The Regional Infrastructure Fund is part of the Government’s flagship Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund which helps businesses create jobs in regional Victoria, supports community projects and backs councils to build the infrastructure that locals and visitors need.
The Fund forms part of the Government’s more than $36 billion investment across regional and rural Victoria since 2015. Find out more at Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund.