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Huon Valley Hub

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The Huon Valley Hub is a welcoming community space where you can connect with others, learn new skills and become more informed, and get the support you need in the one location.

The Huon Valley Hub is located on the lower level of 23 Main Street, Huonville and includes the neighbouring Green Space at 25 Main Street, Huonville. It is close to public transport, services and businesses.

The Huon Valley Council is opening the Hub to provide a space for Huon Valley community members to meet, connect with others, find out how to access services, and take part in social activities and workshops.

Council wants to know what kind of ‘hardware’ you want inside and outside the Huon Valley Hub – this means things like meeting spaces, workshop spaces and audio-visual equipment. Some of the spaces and opportunities which are planned to be made available from January 2021 include:

  • Lounge area for informal meetings
  • Meeting/workshop rooms with audio visual equipment
  • Toilet, baby change table and kitchenette
  • Exhibition opportunities
  • Open-plan space for presentations and small events
  • Neighbouring green space

Council also wants to know what kind of ‘software’ you would like to see inside and outside the Hub – meaning activities like workshops, information sessions, art classes, exhibitions, music and games.

There is wide range of programs and activities that will take place the Hub, such as:

  • Community health and wellbeing programs
  • Parenting programs
  • Demonstrations or tasters (fitness, nutrition, art etc.)
  • Targeted community programs (positive ageing/youth)
  • Outdoor markets, live entertainment and art exhibitions
  • Harm prevention and awareness
  • Community consultations
  • Training courses, workshops and information sessions
  • Artists in residence
  • Committee and network group meetings

Have Your Say now and tell us what you think is important to be included at the Huon Valley Hub to support a strong and healthy community.

The Hub will help recovery in our community – it will support people to feel connected and welcomed to access the care and support they need. This includes people who may never have had to seek support before.

Council’s Community Services department will be located upstairs, so staff members will be able to connect more directly with the community.

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May 2021

The Huon Valley Council is excited to release a concept design for the redevelopment of the greenspace adjoining the Huon Valley Hub.

View the design

The concept has been developed by local designer Outlook Concepts based on feedback from the community, and includes:

  • A mural of swans in flight over the Huon River, developed by local street artist Jamin in conversation with Aboriginal Elder Rodney Dillon
  • Timber sculptural seating with embedded USB ports
  • A timber deck that doubles as a performance stage
  • A spot for mobile exhibition space ARTBOX, with shade sails
  • New landscaping, including a native garden, lawn, more silver birches and uplights
  • A giant chess set
  • Possibility of a projection area on the wall

We are pleased to be able to dedicate grant funding from the Tasmanian Community Fund to redevelop the greenspace. But we need extra resources to build the greenspace that we know our community wants and will make excellent use of.

The design is still at conceptual stage and is open for further shaping and adjustment. If your local community group or business is interested in partnering with us to redevelop the greenspace, please get in touch with our Community Services team on (03) 6264 0300 or by emailing hvc@huonvalley.tas.gov.au.

Read the media release

March 2021

Thank you to everyone who contributed their ideas for the Huon Valley Hub via our survey.

View the results summary

Council will now consider these ideas, identifying themes and available resources and develop a plan to incorporate as many ideas as possible.

NOVEMBER 2020

The Hub is now calling for expressions of interest (EOIs) from non-profit community groups, and health and wellbeing service providers, to become program partners and help build a stronger and healthier Huon Valley.

Find out more on the Huon Valley Hub page.

Key Dates

  • 4/12/2020 Survey opens
  • 29/1/2020 Survey closes

Project Cycle

  1. Planning approvals
  2. Establishment of the Hub
  3. Opening
  4. Collaboration with community
  5. Survey open
  6. Survey closes