New appearance of town hall on display

By Matthew Sims

Creative workshops and family activities will take over the newly renovated Hobsons Bay Civic Center for two weeks of events next month.

Hobsons Bay City Council will host the Civic Spaces Showcase from Monday, October 3 through Saturday, October 15.

All events are free and cover a range of themes from conservation to health and wellness, art, culture and business.

The showcase also includes daily tours of the revamped Civic Center at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Events will be:

* A statement of thanks from the country workshop on Wednesday 5 October from 9.30 am to 11.30 am;

*A conservation talk and giveaway for plants and trees on Wednesday, October 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.;

* A session with tips and strategies to create positive sleep strategies for your baby on Friday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.;

*Children take over the Civic on Sunday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and

* Coffee Connect business networking on Thursday 13 October from 7.30 am to 8.30 am.

Hobsons Bay Mayor Peter Hemphill said the showcase will allow the community to see how they can use the center as a forward-thinking asset.

“We have a modern, clean, green Civic Center that our community can not only be proud of, but also make great use of,” he said.

“They can work from the building, they can hold community meetings here, and they can meet with councilors here.”

Cr Hemphill said everyone is welcome to make the most of the range of activities and workshops planned as part of the Civic Spaces Showcase.

“The Civic Center will better connect our community with our community, which can only help make Hobsons Bay a better place to live,” he said.

“There is so much to see in the two weeks of the showcase, it will be a great opportunity for our residents to see what an incredible space it is.”

Details: hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/showcase

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