Cove Civic Centre ARCHIVE

Consultation has concluded

Construction of the newly named Cove Civic Centre at Hallett Cove commenced on the 24 October 2013.
We have engaged with the community to identify and incorporate what services and programs people would like it to deliver, as well as what the precinct and external spaces should look like.

The $13.4 million Cove Civic Centre is being built on Ramrod Reserve adjacent to Hallett Cove Shopping Centre and will feature:

  • A modern library with an estimated 35,000 books, e-books, magazines and DVDs.
  • Flexible meeting rooms and resources for community groups and businesses to meet and network.
  • An activity hall for

Construction of the newly named Cove Civic Centre at Hallett Cove commenced on the 24 October 2013.
We have engaged with the community to identify and incorporate what services and programs people would like it to deliver, as well as what the precinct and external spaces should look like.

The $13.4 million Cove Civic Centre is being built on Ramrod Reserve adjacent to Hallett Cove Shopping Centre and will feature:

  • A modern library with an estimated 35,000 books, e-books, magazines and DVDs.
  • Flexible meeting rooms and resources for community groups and businesses to meet and network.
  • An activity hall for day to day programs or special events, expos, tradeshows and exhibitions that can expand out to accommodate 280 people.
  • A computer training suite and facility wide Wi Fi and broadband facilities to enable users to up skill and connect with the digital economy.
  • A children’s toy library and early childhood resources and services.
  • A plaza which incorporates an amphitheatre which will become the community’s ‘meeting place
Funded by the City of Marion and the Australian Government under the Regional Development Initiatives.

Download the most recent online Community Newsletter - January 2014

Ragamuffin Drive

Part of Ragamuffin Drive between Ramrod Avenue and Olivier Terrace will be redesigned to turn it into a shared pedestrian, vehicle and cycle road, creating a bold ‘entry statement’ to the precinct.

Extra street trees will be planted and cobblestone ‘rumble strips’ installed while on-street parking will be created.

The City of Marion has contributed $10 million towards the centre while the Federal Government has directly invested $3.4 million towards the construction via the Regional Development Initiatives program.

How you have helped

Council held an initial community design workshop in August 2013 asking community to provide input into the design of the external spaces and forecourt area. A second community design workshop was then held later in the month to hear how their input had been considered in the more detailed design.

You can view the community engagement report and and a full summary of comments from these workshops.

Please register your interest on this webiste to be informed of updates and future engagement opportunities.


Consultation has concluded
  • Construction nears for libary - August 2012

    over 3 years ago

    Building work on the $13.4 million Hallett Cove library, community and enterprise centre has moved a step closer with the pre-tender phase for the selection of a construction company nearing completion.

    Expressions of Interest opened in November last year from which a shortlist of builders will be asked to tender for the project.

    The state-of-the-art facility will give the community access to about 35,000 books, e-books, magazines, DVDs and CDs.

    Additionally, there will be community meeting rooms, activity areas, business training facilities, high-speed internet, smart LCD screens and a children’s toy library.

    The Hallett Cove library, community and enterprise centre...

    Building work on the $13.4 million Hallett Cove library, community and enterprise centre has moved a step closer with the pre-tender phase for the selection of a construction company nearing completion.

    Expressions of Interest opened in November last year from which a shortlist of builders will be asked to tender for the project.

    The state-of-the-art facility will give the community access to about 35,000 books, e-books, magazines, DVDs and CDs.

    Additionally, there will be community meeting rooms, activity areas, business training facilities, high-speed internet, smart LCD screens and a children’s toy library.

    The Hallett Cove library, community and enterprise centre is being funded by $3.4 million from the Australian Government under the Regional Development Initiative and the City of Marion which is investing up to $10 million.

    Further community consultation on the services and facilities provided will take place over the next six months and people can get involved by registering here online


  • About the Centre

    over 3 years ago

    The $13.4 million Hallett Cove, Library, Community and Enterprise Centre will be built on Ramrod Reserve adjacent to the Hallett Cove Shopping Centre and will feature:

    • A modern library with an estimated 35,000 books, e-books, magazines and DVDs.
    • Meeting rooms for businesses and community groups equipped with modern multimedia facilities.
    • Three community halls for special events, exhibitions or seminars equipped with modern multimediafacilities that can open up into two larger halls or a single large hall.
    • A room suitable for a range of training options e.g. computers, seminars and workshops.
    • High-speed wi-fi and broadband connections.

    The project is funded by...

    The $13.4 million Hallett Cove, Library, Community and Enterprise Centre will be built on Ramrod Reserve adjacent to the Hallett Cove Shopping Centre and will feature:

    • A modern library with an estimated 35,000 books, e-books, magazines and DVDs.
    • Meeting rooms for businesses and community groups equipped with modern multimedia facilities.
    • Three community halls for special events, exhibitions or seminars equipped with modern multimediafacilities that can open up into two larger halls or a single large hall.
    • A room suitable for a range of training options e.g. computers, seminars and workshops.
    • High-speed wi-fi and broadband connections.

    The project is funded by the City of Marion and the Australian Government under the Regional Development Initiative.

    The project will deliver a multi-purpose centre to meet social and economic needs in the Southern Marion region.

    The centre addresses the need to provide the small business sector with the infrastructure for meetings, training facilities, access to technology and high quality broadband connection.

    It will provide a modern library service for a growing community, with the community previously serviced by a 'temporary' facility for the past twenty (20) years. It establishes well-equipped community facilities of a size to accommodate community events previously not possible in the Hallett Cove region