Galada Community Centre is a multipurpose facility at the heart of a new precinct in Aurora.
The project at Forum Way is part of the community infrastructure Places Victoria provided for the City of Whittlesea. It was completed in record time.
There are three kindergarten rooms and a playground, two maternal and child health consulting rooms, and two meeting rooms. There is also a large community hall with kitchen and community lounge with computer access and reading alcove plus associated car parking.
Decorative glazed brickwork creates an interwoven face to the main street facade, including the west facade brickwork that features a tree mosaic motif to blend with the maturing landscape.
Late infrastructure delivery to the site placed undue time pressure on the project. Basso Project Management worked around the tight schedule and the stringent approval and programming processes of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
This ensured the kindergarten was able to open on time for the first term. Every child was able to start kindergarten on time.
“It was hard work but the kindergarten and the rest of the centre opened right on time. Places Victoria and City of Whittlesea were incredibly happy with the outcome. We’re very proud to help create a building and environment that enriches and uplifts the community.” Elia Basso, Director, Basso Project Management
- Places Victoria
- City of Whittlesea
- Project Management
- Late engagement
- Latent conditions
- Government approvals
- Lack of infrastructure
- Politically sensitive
- Multiple stakeholders
- Tight budget
- Tight schedule
- Isolated site created security issues