Proposed relocation for Heathmont area civic space

September 28, 2018 by  

The City of Maroondah, which incorporates the suburb of Heathmont, has revealed plans to relocate the Town Square at Ringwood to its new $24 million council hub, which it has named REALM.

The council hopes to complete the move some time before 2023 at zero cost to ratepayers.

The proposal would see the closure of the council’s facilities at the Civic Square in Croydon and on Braeside Avenue in Ringwood. Maroondah Mayor, Nora Lamont told the Herald Sun that the new space at REALM already has a small service centre which has proved to be a success since opening in 2015.

Mayor Lamont added that the new council offices would be more accessible to public transport and that consolidating administrative services into one location would align with the policy objectives of the Victorian Government. New council services are often promoted with the assistance of brochure printing firms.

The REALM facility as it currently stands includes a library, an arts exhibition space, a cafe and a local history display. The facility’s development is connected to the upgrading of Ringwood Station and new construction at Eastland shopping centre.

Maroondah Council has recently also released plans for a new Croydon Community Project, which is to be built over the next 10 years, as well as a proposal to improve the function and performance space at Karralyka Centre.