Rushworth Service Centre Redevelopment

Published on 09 September 2022


A major $1 million redevelopment is set to bring the Rushworth Service Centre into the future, creating an exciting and up-to-date community hub.

Campaspe Shire Council Mayor Chrissy Weller said the project would provide a modernised space for the multitude of services at the centre, addressing issues with the current facility.

“The Rushworth Service Centre is home to fundamental community services including Library, Maternal and Child Health, and Customer Services.

“The current space no longer meets the needs of the community, with accessibility issues, a leaking roof and a dark, closed-off design limiting the reach.”

Cr Weller said old, heavy doors at the entrance would be replaced with automated doors, providing ease of entry for all, particularly when people have prams, small children or walking frames.

She said the redevelopment will also include a kitchenette to support a multi-purpose meeting room, promoting the use of the building for programs.

“The aim is to create an inviting and open-plan space, with amenities that offer ease of use and enough room to facilitate groups.

“The public toilets will be updated in line with current building standards, additional windows will increase natural light and the roof will be replaced to resolve ongoing water leaks.

“Heating and cooling will be replaced, as well as cosmetic updates such as painting, floor coverings and window furnishings.”

Mayor Weller said during construction, the Service Centre and Library will relocate to a section of the Rushworth Senior Citizens building, and the Maternal and Child Health service will operate from the former Rushworth Band Room.

Council secured a $604,428 grant to fund the redevelopment from the State Government’s Living Libraries Infrastructure Program. Council will fund the remaining balance.

Once a building contractor is appointed, further details and updates will be provided to the community.

For more information, go to Council’s website or see the redevelopment display at Rushworth Service Centre.