Council gives Grenville Hub upgrade green light

Sam Bradbrook

PLAYFORD Council has given the goahead to a $5 million upgrade of the Grenville Hub in an attempt to improve services for the region’s elderly population.

The plans include increasing the floor space of the existing centre by 40 per cent, as well as improved access to mini-buses and an open exterior.

The hub offers services for elderly people in the Playford community, such as precooked meals, technology lessons and leisure activities.

Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty said council looks forward to progressing with the development.

“The council has put through the designs for the new Grenville Centre and has been working hard with the patrons and the community for the new development,” he said.

“The great thing about the new Grenville Centre is it expands the floor size of the centre, allowing for more programs and activities to occur.”

Mr Docherty added the existing building has served Grenville patrons well, but it was time for a change.

“It’s getting a little tired and not the best in functionality, so this new building allows for many more years of participation in the community.”

At a meeting last week, council approved designs for the project, which will cost around $5 million.

The project is part of the council’s proposed ‘CBD of the North’, which will include the new Playford Ice Arena and Playford Medical Hub.

No time frame has been given on the construction of the Grenville Hub.

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