Stellar Violets Life Library, Living Museum & Gallery
Western Australia | Regional
The Connection was conceived and managed by the City of Canada Bay, constructed in 2016 and opened to the public in 2017. The need for the project evolved from the redevelopment of the Rhodes Peninsula and the growing requirements of the new communities residing within the local government area. As part of the Rhodes Peninsula Masterplan, the need for community facilities and open spaces were identified as vital requirements given the type of development, its location, accessibility and needs of the current and future community.
The planning and development process began with the establishment of the project brief, project plan and scoping statement. This required the input of a range of internal and external stakeholders including State Government, residents, community groups and associations, local businesses, developers, neighbouring councils and project consultants.
Beyond understanding the current needs of the community, Council wanted to ensure the project was designed and constructed in a manner which complemented the long-term plans of developers, neighbouring councils and Roads and Maritime Service, Transport NSW and other utilities in the area.
Ultimately, the careful planning and consultation led to the design and delivery of a modern, multi-purpose community precinct that provides services and programs for the growing and changing needs of the population. As The Connection is located in close proximity to established and newly constructed high density residential areas, this space is paramount to the vitality of the community.
The project includes: