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Chapter 13 Community facilities

Contents

13.1 Purpose

13.2 Application

13.3 Requirements

13.4 Integrated solution models

13.1 Purpose

(1) This chapter outlines the following for the provision of community facilities:
(a) design and construction standards;
(b) advice about satisfying assessment criteria in the planning scheme;
(c) the information that the Council may request to be supplied for a development application.
(2) Examples of integrated solutions for facilities co-located in precincts or hubs are included to assist the provider with exploring innovative options for community facility provision.

13.2 Application

(1) Table 13.2.A identifies the main community facilities under the following facility groups:
(a) community service;
(b) library;
(c) arts and cultural;
(d) sport and recreation.
(2) Facilities not listed in Table 13.2.A are generally considered the responsibility of others.
Table 13.2.A—Types of community facilities
Facility group
Facility type
Description
Community service/leisure
General community space
Community meeting space and community halls
Community service space
Facilities to support the operation of community groups, their activities and services, e.g. Meals on Wheels, community centres, Brisbane Multicultural Centre and Maida Lilley Community Centre
Library
Library
Public library
Arts and culture
Visual arts and craft
Art and craft workshop and display space
Performing arts
Performance and rehearsal space
Sport and recreation
Indoor sport centre
Indoor sport or court facilities
Swimming pool
Public swimming pool
Sport park – formal sport
Sport fields, outdoor courts, rinks or greens and support facilities (e.g. ovals, tennis courts)
Sport park – outdoor sport and recreation
Outdoor sport and recreation space and facilities, including support facilities (e.g. archery, cycling, equestrian, golf, motor sports, rowing, canoeing and skate facilities)

Note—Four service levels have been established to provide the community with facilities that offer different levels of accessibility, standard and scale to meet a range of capacity and skill levels. The desired standards of service in the Priority infrastructure plan provide details of service levels of community facilities.

13.3 Requirements

13.3.1 General

Community facilities aim to:

(a) be multipurpose;
(b) support a range of community and cultural activities;
(c) be flexible and adaptive;
(d) respond to changing community demand and need;
(e) have the ability to function with shared facilities and resources.

13.3.2 Space requirements

(1) Detailed spatial and other requirements for community facilities in different locations in Brisbane are shown in Table 13.3.2.A and Table 13.3.2.B.
(2) Table 13.3.2.A and Table 13.3.2.B also identify some possible solutions for each facility type.
Table 13.3.2.A—Space requirements for community facilities in area A (Centres) and area B (General urban)
Facility group/type
Service level
Space required
Specific spaces required
Possible solutions
General community space
(e.g. community meeting space, community halls, multi-purpose space suitable for community and cultural activities or performing arts)
Local
Recommended allocation
450m2 floor space
1,800m2 land
Offices
Meeting rooms
Kitchenette
(a) stand-alone community facility;
(b) co-located with other community facilities such as a library, community service or group facility, arts and cultural facility, sport and recreation facility;
(c) dedicated floor space or facilities provided within a suburban retail or services centre;
(d) community facility with adequate public accessibility within a school, or other public or private facility.
District
Recommended allocation
900m2 floor space
3,000m2 land
Offices
Meeting rooms
Kitchenette
(a) stand-alone community facility;
(b) co-located with other community facilities such as a library, community service or group facility, arts and cultural facility or sport and recreation facility;
(c) dedicated floor space and facilities provided within a suburban retail or services centre;
(d) community facility with adequate public accessibility within a school, or other public or private facility.
Community service/group space
(e.g. community or neighbourhood centres, single- and multi-service community service facilities, cultural activities, youth service facilities or community group clubhouse)
District
Recommended allocation
1,800m2 floor space
6,000m2 land
Reception
Offices
Meeting rooms
Kitchenette
(a) stand-alone community facility;
(b) co-located with other community facilities such as a library, community service or group facility, arts and cultural facility or sport and recreation facility;
(c) dedicated floor space or facilities provided within a suburban retail or services centre;
(d) community facility with adequate public accessibility within a school, or other public or private facility.
Principal
Recommended allocation
1,800m2 floor space
6,000m2 land
Reception
Offices
Meeting rooms
Community hall
Kitchen/Canteen
(a) stand-alone community facility;
(b) co-located with other community facilities such as a library, general community facility, arts and cultural facility, sport and recreation facility;
(c) dedicated floor space or facilities provided within a major retail or services centre;
(d) community facility with adequate public accessibility within a school, or other public or private facility.
Libraries
(e.g. public libraries)
District
Recommended allocation
1,000m2 floor space
3,000m2 land
Reception
Offices
Meeting rooms
Kitchen/Canteen
(a) preferably co-located with other community facilities such as a community service or leisure facility, arts and cultural facility, or sport and recreation facility;
(b) stand-alone library facility;
(c) dedicated floor space or facilities provided within suburban retail or services centre.
Principal
Recommended allocation
2,000m2 floor space
6,500m2 land
Reception
Offices
Meeting rooms
Kitchen/Canteen
(a) preferably co-located with other principal level community facilities such as a community service or leisure facility, arts and cultural facility, or sport and recreation facility;
(b) stand-alone library facility;
(c) dedicated floor space or facilities provided within a major retail or services centre.
Metro
Recommended allocation
4,000m2 floor space
13,000m2 land
Reception
Offices
Meeting rooms
Kitchen/Canteen
(a) preferably co-located with other principal level community facilities such as a community service or leisure facility, arts and cultural facility or sport and recreation facility within the CBD;
(b) stand-alone library facility within the CBD;
(c) dedicated floor space or facilities provided within a major retail or services complex within the CBD.
Dedicated arts and crafts activity or display space
(e.g. artist workshops, craft workshops or gallery space)
District
Recommended allocation
600m2 floor space
2,000m2 land
Reception
Offices
Kitchen/Canteen
(a) stand-alone arts and craft facility;
(b) co-located with performing arts facility;
(c) co-located with other community facilities such as a library, community service or leisure facility or sport and recreation facility;
(d) dedicated floor space or facilities provided within a suburban retail or services centre;
(e) arts and craft facility provided with adequate public accessibility within a school, or other public or private facility.
Principal
Recommended allocation
1,200m2 floor space
4,000m2 land
Reception
Offices
Meeting rooms
Community hall
Kitchen/Canteen
(a) stand-alone arts and craft facility;
(b) co-located with performing arts facility;
(c) co-located with other principal community facilities such as a library, community service or leisure facility or sport and recreation facility;
(d) dedicated floor space or facilities provided within a major retail or services centre;
(e) arts and craft facility provided with adequate public accessibility within a school, or other public or private facility.
Dedicated performance space
(e.g. playhouses or theatres, rehearsal rooms, multi-purpose indoor or outdoor activity space, or outdoor stages)
District
Recommended allocation
600m2 floor space
2,000m2 land
Reception
Offices
Meeting rooms
Community hall
Kitchen/Canteen
(a) stand-alone performing arts facility;
(b) co-located with cultural performance facility;
(c) co-located with other community facilities such as a library, community service or leisure facility or sport and recreation facility;
(d) dedicated floor space or facilities provided within a suburban retail or services centre;
(e) performing arts facility provided with adequate public accessibility within a school, or other public or private facility.
Principal
Recommended allocation
1,200m2 floor space
4,000m2 land
Reception
Offices
Meeting rooms
Community hall
Kitchen/Canteen
(a) stand-alone performing arts facility;
(b) co-located with arts and craft facility;
(c) co-located with other principal community facilities such as a library, community service or leisure facility or sport and recreation facility;
(d) dedicated floor space or facilities provided within a major retail or services centre;
(e) performing arts facility provided with adequate public accessibility within a school, or other public or private facility.
Sports park
(e.g. formal outdoor sport – sports fields, outdoor courts or greens)
District
Refer to parks desired standard of service
Minimum requirements: 80,000m2 land (8ha)
-
Refer to parks desired standard of service in the Priority infrastructure plan.
Principal
Refer to parks desired standard of service
Minimum requirements: 140,000m2 land (14ha)
-
Refer to parks desired standard of service in the Priority infrastructure plan.
Sports park
(e.g. outdoor recreation – golf, equestrian, water sport, cycling or motor sport facilities)
Metro
Refer to parks desired standard of service
-
Refer to parks desired standard of service in the Priority infrastructure plan.
Indoor sport and recreation facilities
Indoor court facilities (e.g. netball, basketball, futsal, badminton or volleyball)
General built facilities (e.g. table tennis, martial arts or gymnastics)
District
Recommended allocation
4,720m2 floor space
15,000m2 land
Reception
Offices
Kitchen/Canteen
(a) stand-alone indoor sport facility;
(b) co-located with swimming pool facility;
(c) located within a sports park as part of a sporting precinct;
(d) co-located with other community facilities such as a library, community service or leisure facility or arts and cultural facility;
(e) indoor sport facility provided with adequate public accessibility within a school, or other public or private facility.
Principal
Recommended allocation
4,670m2 floor space
15,000m2 land
Reception
Offices
Meeting space
Kitchen/Canteen
(a) stand-alone indoor sport facility;
(b) co-located with swimming pool facility;
(c) located within a sports park as part of a sporting precinct;
(d) co-located with other principal community facilities such as a library, community service or leisure facility or arts and cultural facility;
(e) indoor sport facility provided with adequate public accessibility within a school, or other public or private facility.
Aquatic facilities or swimming pools
(e.g. public swimming pools with lap pools, program or learn to swim pools and leisure water facilities)
District
Recommended allocation
10,000m2 land
Reception
Offices
Meeting space
Kitchen/Canteen
(a) stand-alone swimming pool facility;
(b) co-located with indoor sports facility;
(c) located within a sports park as part of a sporting precinct;
(d) co-located with other community facilities such as a library, community service or leisure facility or arts and cultural facility;
(e) swimming pool facility provided with adequate public accessibility within a school, or other public or private facility.
Aquatic facilities or swimming pools
(e.g. public swimming pools with lap pools, program or learn to swim pools and recreation swimming facilities)
Principal
Recommended allocation
20,000m2 land
Reception
Offices
Meeting space
Kitchen/Canteen
(a) stand-alone swimming pool facility;
(b) co-located with an indoor sport facility;
(c) located within a sports park as part of a sporting precinct;
(d) co-located with other principal community facilities such as a library, community service or leisure facility or arts and cultural facility;
(e) swimming pool facility provided with adequate public accessibility within a school, or other public or private facility.

Note—Refer to the desired standards of service in the Priority infrastructure plan for area maps.

Note—Floor space areas form the basis of the demand for land calculation. If the community facility is stand-alone, the floor space is required on the land size specified. If the community facility is to be co-located, the floor space applies. The location of this floor space within the overall development is specified elsewhere in this chapter. Car parking and other associated services are not included in this chapter.

Table 13.3.2.B—Space requirements for community facilities in area C (Fringe)
Facility group or type
Service level
Space required
Specific spaces required
Possible solutions
General community space
(e.g. community meeting space, community halls, multi-purpose space suitable for community and cultural activities or performing arts)
District
Recommended allocation
900m2 floor space
3,000m2 land
Reception
Offices
Meeting rooms
Community hall
Kitchen/Canteen
(a) stand-alone community facility;
(b) co-located with other community facilities such as a library, community service or group facility or arts and cultural facility or sport and recreation facility;
(c) dedicated floor space or facilities provided within suburban retail or services centre;
(d) community facility with adequate public accessibility within a school, or other public or private facility.
Community groups or service space
(e.g. community or neighbourhood centres, single and multi-service community service facilities, cultural activities, youth service facilities or community group clubhouse)
District
Recommended allocation
1,800m2 floor space
6,000m2 land
Reception
Offices
Meeting rooms
Kitchen/Canteen
(a) stand-alone community facility;
(b) co-located with other community facilities such as a library, general community facility, arts and cultural facility or sport and recreation facility;
(c) dedicated floor space or facilities provided within a suburban retail or services centre;
(d) community facility with adequate public accessibility within a school, or other public or private facility.
Principal
Recommended allocation
1,800m2 floor space
6,000m2 land
Reception
Offices
Meeting rooms
Community hall
Kitchen/Canteen
(a) stand-alone community facility;
(b) co-located with other community facilities such as a library, general community facility, arts and cultural facility or sport and recreation facility;
(c) dedicated floor space or facilities provided within a major retail or services centre.
Libraries
(e.g. public libraries)
District
Recommended allocation
1,000m2 floor space
3,000m2 land
Reception
Offices
Meeting rooms
Community hall
Kitchen/Canteen
(a) preferably co-located with other community facilities such as a community service or leisure facility, arts and cultural facility or sport and recreation facility;
(b) stand-alone library facility;
(c) dedicated floor space or facilities provided within a suburban retail or services centre.
Principal
Recommended allocation
2,000m2 floor space
6,500m2 land
Reception
Offices
Meeting rooms
Community hall
Kitchen/Canteen
(a) preferably co-located with other principal level community facilities such as a community service or leisure facility, arts and cultural facility or sport and recreation facility;
(b) stand-alone library facility;
(c) dedicated floor space or facilities provided within a major retail or services centre.
Metro
Recommended allocation
4,000m2 floor space
13,000m2 land
Reception
Offices
Meeting rooms
Kitchen/Canteen
(a) preferably co-located with other principal level community facilities such as a community service or leisure facility, arts and cultural facility or sport and recreation facility within the CBD;
(b) stand-alone library facility within the CBD;
(c) dedicated floor space or facilities provided within a major retail or services complex within the CBD.
Dedicated arts and cultural activity or display space (e.g. artist workshops, craft workshops or gallery space)
District
Recommended allocation
600m2 floor space
2,000m2 land
Reception
Meeting rooms
Kitchen/Canteen
(a) stand-alone arts and craft facility;
(b) co-located with a performing arts facility;
(c) co-located with other community facilities such as a library, community service or leisure facility or sport and recreation facility;
(d) dedicated floor space or facilities provided within suburban retail or services centre;
(e) arts and craft facility provided with adequate public accessibility within a school, or other public or private facility.
Principal
Recommended allocation
1,200m2 floor space
4,000m2 land
Reception
Offices
Meeting rooms
Community hall
Kitchen/Canteen
(a) stand-alone arts and craft facility;
(b) co-located with a performing arts facility;
(c) co-located with other principal community facilities such as a library, community service or leisure facility or sport and recreation facility;
(d) dedicated floor space or facilities provided within a major retail or services centre;
(e) arts and craft facility provided with adequate public accessibility within a school, or other public or private facility.
Dedicated performing arts space (e.g. playhouse or theatres, rehearsal rooms, multi-purpose indoor or outdoor activity space or outdoor stages)
District
Recommended allocation
600m2 floor space
2,000m2 land
Reception
Offices
Kitchen/Canteen
(a) stand-alone performing arts facility;
(b) co-located with arts and craft facility;
(c) co-located with other community facilities such as a library, community service or leisure facility or sport and recreation facility;
(d) dedicated floor space or facilities provided within a suburban retail or services centre;
(e) performing arts facility provided with adequate public accessibility within a school, or other public or private facility.
Principal
Recommended allocation
1,200m2 floor space
4,000m2 land
Reception
Offices
Meeting rooms
Community hall
Kitchen/Canteen
(a) stand-alone performing arts facility;
(b) co-located with arts and craft facility;
(c) co-located with other principal community facilities such as a library, community service or leisure facility or sport and recreation facility;
(d) dedicated floor space or facilities provided within a major retail or services centre;
(e) performing arts facility provided with adequate public accessibility within a school, or other public or private facility.
Sports park
(i.e. formal outdoor sport – sports fields, outdoor courts or greens)
District
Refer to parks desired standard of service
Minimum requirements: 80,000m2 land (8ha)
-
Refer to parks desired standard of service in the Priority infrastructure plan.
Principal
Refer to parks desired standard of service
Minimum requirements: 40,000m2 land (14ha)
-
Refer to parks desired standard of service in the Priority infrastructure plan.
Sports park
(i.e. outdoor recreation – golf, equestrian, water sport, cycling or motor sport facilities)
Metro
Refer to parks desired standard of service
-
Refer to parks desired standard of service in the Priority infrastructure plan.
Indoor and recreation facilities
Indoor court facilities (e.g. netball, basketball, futsal, badminton or volleyball)
General built facilities (e.g. table tennis, martial arts or gymnastics)
District
Recommended allocation
4,720m2 floor space
15,000m2 land
Reception
Offices
Meeting rooms
Community hall
Kitchen/Canteen
(a) stand-alone indoor sport facility;
(b) co-located with a swimming pool facility;
(c) located within a sports park as part of a sporting precinct;
(d) co-located with other community facilities such as a library, community service or leisure facility or arts and cultural facility;
(e) indoor sport facility provided with adequate public accessibility within a school, or other public or private facility.
Principal
Recommended allocation
4,670m2 floor space
15,000m2 land
Reception
Offices
Meeting rooms
Community hall
Kitchen/Canteen
(a) stand-alone indoor sport facility;
(b) co-located with a swimming pool facility;
(c) located within a sports park as part of a sporting precinct;
(d) co-located with other principal community facilities such as a library, community service or leisure facility, arts and cultural facility;
(e) indoor sport facility provided with adequate public accessibility within a school, or other public or private facility.
Swimming pools
(e.g. public swimming pools with lap pools, program or learn to swim pools and leisure water facilities)
District
Recommended allocation
10,000m2 land
Reception
Offices
Kitchen/Canteen
(a) stand-alone swimming pool facility;
(b) co-located with indoor sports facility;
(c) located within a sports park as part of a sporting precinct;
(d) co-located with other community facilities such as a library, community service or leisure facility or arts and cultural facility;
(e) swimming pool facility provided with adequate public accessibility within a school, or other public or private facility.
Principal
Recommended allocation
20,000m2 land
Reception
Offices
Meeting rooms
Kitchen/Canteen
(a) stand-alone swimming pool facility;
(b) co-located with indoor sport facility;
(c) located within a sports park as part of a sporting precinct;
(d) co-located with other principal community facilities such as a library, community service or leisure facility, arts and cultural facility;
(e) swimming pool facility provided with adequate public accessibility within a school, or other public or private facility.

Note—Refer to the desired standard of service in the Priority infrastructure plan for maps identifying area A (Centres), area B (General urban) and area C (Fringe).

Note—Floor space areas form the basis of the demand for land calculation. If a community facility is stand-alone, the floor space is required on the land size specified. If the community facility is to be co-located, the floor space applies. The location of this floor space within the overall development is specified elsewhere in this chapter. Car parking and other associated services are not included in this figure.

Note—In low density areas, it is expected that the accessibility standard will typically not be achieved before the population density reaches the planned minimum density in the Priority infrastructure plan.

13.3.3 Design standards for specific spaces

13.3.3.1 Entry and reception

Entrances are accessible, safe and welcoming spaces that convey the range of public activities on offer at the facility, and use the following features:

(a) large glazed areas to offer views inside;
(b) highly visibility as the public’s first point of contact with the facility;
(c) clear signage;
(d) readily accessible from adjoining streets and paths;
(e) near a vehicle drop-off point;
(f) generous covered area outside entrance to shelter waiting groups if facility is locked;
(g) generous reception or waiting spaces inside;
(h) flexible main entrance doors to provide a range of total opening sizes;
(i) provision of clear directions to various public spaces and amenities;
(j) large wall spaces for noticeboards and changing displays or artworks.

13.3.3.2 Offices

(1) Staffed offices and administrative areas are located near the entry and are designed to perform several functions, including:
(a) reception counter and control point for entry to the facility;
(b) box office or cashier for paying events;
(c) information centre;
(d) surveillance of the facility and its grounds;
(e) potential for small-scale social enterprise or a commercial component.
(2) Offices for multiple persons are designed as open plan spaces, with:
(a) 7m2–10m2 per person or workstation for workspace and circulation, plus extra for storage and amenities;
(b) individual offices (a minimum of 13.5m2 where individual offices are required).

13.3.3.3 Meeting rooms and halls

Meeting and hall spaces are designed to accommodate a range of functions and activities, and have the following design guidelines:

(a) a range of publicly available spaces are provided, including small consulting rooms (12m2–15m2);
(b) moveable partitions are used to subdivide larger public spaces into smaller rooms (this may not be possible with very large or high spaces);
(c) walls and partition systems used in meeting rooms and gathering spaces provide adequate acoustic separation;
(d) flexible entry points are provided to each public space including subsidiary spaces;
(e) generous openings are used to allow comfortable flow of patrons to and from gathering spaces;
(f) at least 1 easily-cleaned 'wet area' space is provided that caters for activities such as painting or pottery;
(g) entry points are positioned to the back of public spaces to allow movement to and from gatherings without disruption to performances, lectures etc.;
(h) all public spaces, including each subdivided space, have access to kitchen facilities and amenities;
(i) major public gathering spaces flow out to generous paved, covered outdoor terraces or verandahs;
(j) generous, flexible openings are provided between meeting rooms and outdoor spaces;
(k) built-in lockable storage for chairs is used in large meeting spaces and for regular tenants;
(l) planting and landscaping is integrated with built form;
(m) large gathering spaces, particularly those used for performances, have acoustic and other requirements (e.g. sightlines to stage areas) that affect the size, shape and height of the space and the materials used.

13.3.3.4 Kitchen (or canteen)

(1) The kitchen must cater for a range of uses, from tea-making to fully catered functions.
(2) The minimum size is 15m2, with a minimum width of 3m.
(3) The kitchen is accessible to all users of the public spaces, and features:
(a) a servery or counter facing the principal gathering space;
(b) lockable cupboards for regular users;
(c) access to covered outdoor public space, ideally via a servery or counter;
(d) space for appliances such as a refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, urn, oven and cooktop.
(4) All serveries must be secured via roller shutters or similar.

13.3.3.5 Amenities

(1) Amenities include toilets, showers and change rooms.
(2) Separate indoor and outdoor facilities may be required, as well as separate facilities for staff and the public.
(3) The number of toilets provided complies with the Building Code of Australia.
(4) The location and layout of toilets complies with Chapter 11 of this planning scheme policy.
(5) Verandahs and other covered outdoor spaces:
(a) have roofs to outdoor spaces that are integral to the roofscape of the whole facility and are constructed from the same materials (shadecloth and sail coverings are inadequate);
(b) may have an unlined and uninsulated verandah roof or other outdoor shelter, provided it is high enough not to transmit radiant heat to people below.
(6) Secured or fenced-off outdoor spaces adjoining major spaces such as meeting rooms are provided to allow for outdoor activity and children’s play areas.

13.3.4 Materials and components

(1) Materials selection impacts on maintenance, life-cycle costs and functionality of facilities.
(2) Materials are used that are inherently durable and do not require sealing or painting in exposed conditions, which can include:
(a) galvanised and Colorbond steel;
(b) brickwork;
(c) some forms of concrete block construction;
(d) timber that is protected from termites.
(3) Where graffiti is likely, sealed painted is used on surfaces to facilitate easy graffiti repairs.
(4) External and internal surfaces are easy to clean, and do not easily stain or require frequent painting or sealing to maintain their appearance.
(5) Exterior colour schemes must be selected from the range of standard colours in Council’s colour palette to facilitate easy graffiti repairs.
(6) The material or fixture must suit specific environmental conditions, and be fit for the anticipated activity and end users.

13.3.5 Interior finishes and colours

(1) Wall, floor and ceiling finishes and furnishings impact on the acoustic qualities, and therefore fitness-for-purpose, of a space.
(2) Walls and ceilings:
(a) use gloss and semi-gloss finishes for all surfaces, including paints and tiles;
(b) use light colours to make the most of natural lighting;
(c) preferably do not use strong or dark colours to 'feature' walls or friezes in tile work.
(3) Floors:
(a) use hard-wearing commercial-grade carpets, if used;
(b) use patterned finishes and darker colours to cope better with wear-and-tear and staining rather than plain, light colours;
(c) use special flooring to reduce impact injuries in spaces used for aerobics, dancing and sports.

13.3.6 Furniture and equipment

(1) All furniture and equipment are robust, durable and able to be used or operated by a broad range of users.
(2) Different types of seating are required for different spaces, e.g. ergonomic chairs for offices or armchairs for waiting areas.
(3) Unless a specialised sports hall or performance space is proposed, seating that offers flexible configurations (e.g. able to be clipped together or stackable) and storage options are required.
(4) Signage provides clear directions for all types of users from the entry to the facility, which may be displayed on a notice board, freestanding sign or television monitor.
(5) Large whiteboards are provided in each gathering space for use in meetings and training, and double as a projection surface for slide, overhead projector or video presentations.
(6) Pin boards and picture hooks are provided (including some at low levels for children).
(7) Integrated audio-visual systems and consoles incorporate the following:
(a) slide projectors;
(b) overhead projectors;
(c) data or video projectors;
(d) lighting controls;
(e) sound controls.
(8) One or more gathering spaces are set up for computer-based learning by providing a grid of power and data points throughout the room using accessible in-floor cabling ducts.

13.4 Integrated solution models

(1) Community facilities can be provided as stand-alone assets, however integrated community facility opportunities can be explored if this is not feasible or desirable to address multiple needs for community facilities in a given area.
(2) Table 13.4.A outlines the range of integrated multi-service community facility proposals that have been established to provide better clarity of community hub models.
Table 13.4.A—Integrated community facilities
Integrated community facility
Components
Community centre
Community meeting and activity space or community hall integrated with community service space
Community arts centre
Visual arts and craft space integrated with performing arts space
Leisure centre
Integration of 2 or more sport and recreation facilities (e.g. indoor sport centre, swimming pool and sport park)
Library and community centre(1)
Community centre integrated with library
Community and arts centre(1)
Community centre integrated with community arts centre
Library and arts centre(1)
Community arts centre integrated with library
Community and leisure centre(1)
Community centre integrated with leisure centre
Community arts and leisure centre(1)
Community arts centre integrated with leisure centre
Community hub(1)
Integration of community facilities from 3 or more of the community facility groups:
(a) community service (such as community centre);
(b) library;
(c) arts and cultural (such as community arts centre);
(d) sport and recreation (such as leisure centre).

Note—(1) While these integrated facilities have been given specific titles and definitions for the purpose of clarifying the make-up of community facility projects, in practice they could all be considered as community hubs.

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