The Future of Darebin's Intercultural Centre

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The project is underway to relocate the Darebin Intercultural Centre.

From November 2020 to March 2021, Council will work with a Community Reference Group (CRG) that will provide advice to the architect on key design elements of the Centre.

The membership of the CRG was decided through an Expression of Interest process and an external selection panel. The CRG includes eight community representatives who have a strong understanding of and connection with culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Darebin.

The members will be tasked with helping Council make sure that the Centre is designed to be a welcoming and inclusive space for Darebin’s many diverse communities.

In its new centrally located position within the Preston Civic buildings on the corner of High and Gower Streets, the Centre will be a visible expression of Council’s commitment to a more just society.

The refreshed vision and mission for the Centre will ensure there is a clear focus on combatting racism and other forms of discrimination, at a local level.


What’s happened so far?

In December 2019, Council decided to relocate the Darebin Intercultural Centre from its current position at 59a Roseberry Avenue Preston to the more centrally located municipal buildings on the corner of High and Gower Streets Preston.

The first Intercultural Centre CRG meeting was held in-person at Keon Park Children’s Hub in Reservoir on 17 November, 2020. Everyone had done a lot of pre-reading and came with a really solid understanding about the project, its background and the future vision of the Centre. It was clear from the beginning that all involved were so enthusiastic about being a part of this exciting project. Everyone had so much to say – there were many thoughtful, considered and insightful comments offered by the group.

To read the meeting minutes or for more information on the relocation of the Darebin Intercultural Centre and the updated approach to programming, take a look at the Document Library (on the right).


What’s happening next?

There will be four more CRG meetings held between December 2020 and March 2021 that will inform the masterplan and concept design for stage 1 of the project.

Subscribe (on the right) if you would like to stay informed about this project.


The project is underway to relocate the Darebin Intercultural Centre.

From November 2020 to March 2021, Council will work with a Community Reference Group (CRG) that will provide advice to the architect on key design elements of the Centre.

The membership of the CRG was decided through an Expression of Interest process and an external selection panel. The CRG includes eight community representatives who have a strong understanding of and connection with culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Darebin.

The members will be tasked with helping Council make sure that the Centre is designed to be a welcoming and inclusive space for Darebin’s many diverse communities.

In its new centrally located position within the Preston Civic buildings on the corner of High and Gower Streets, the Centre will be a visible expression of Council’s commitment to a more just society.

The refreshed vision and mission for the Centre will ensure there is a clear focus on combatting racism and other forms of discrimination, at a local level.


What’s happened so far?

In December 2019, Council decided to relocate the Darebin Intercultural Centre from its current position at 59a Roseberry Avenue Preston to the more centrally located municipal buildings on the corner of High and Gower Streets Preston.

The first Intercultural Centre CRG meeting was held in-person at Keon Park Children’s Hub in Reservoir on 17 November, 2020. Everyone had done a lot of pre-reading and came with a really solid understanding about the project, its background and the future vision of the Centre. It was clear from the beginning that all involved were so enthusiastic about being a part of this exciting project. Everyone had so much to say – there were many thoughtful, considered and insightful comments offered by the group.

To read the meeting minutes or for more information on the relocation of the Darebin Intercultural Centre and the updated approach to programming, take a look at the Document Library (on the right).


What’s happening next?

There will be four more CRG meetings held between December 2020 and March 2021 that will inform the masterplan and concept design for stage 1 of the project.

Subscribe (on the right) if you would like to stay informed about this project.