Hub Update

U3A Nunawading’s move to the Nunawading Community Hub

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Where is the new Nunawading Community Hub (the Hub) being built?

A: The new community facility is being built on the site of the old Nunawading Primary School on Springvale Road between Luckie Street and Esdale Street.


Q: When is the Hub expected to open?

A: Our best advice from the City of Whitehorse is that the Hub will be operational from the start of Term 3 this year i.e. 20 July 2020.


Q: Will U3A have exclusive use of the Hub?

A: No, the Hub will be a shared facility for groups such as the Lapidary Club, Meals on Wheels, Whitehorse Arts Society and a number of other community groups, as well as most classes for U3A.

Q: Will all classes be moved to the Hub?

A: The Hub can accommodate all the classes that are currently held in the Silver Grove precinct i.e. the Community Centre, Seniors Hall, Jaycees Hall, Building 14 and the Anglers Club. Arrangements are also underway for the relocation of classes currently held at Eley Park and the AdventCare Activity Centre. Certain exercise/sport classes will continue at their current locations such as golf, walking, table tennis and bowls.

Q: Will Computer Classes be continuing at the Forest Hill centre?

A: For the time being computer classes will continue to be held at our Computer Centre at Forest Hill.

Q: Will the classes I attend be at the same time?

A: Current classes have been scheduled at the Hub to be on the SAME DAY as they are now at Silver Grove. However, there may be changes to the time of some classes at the Hub. Every effort has been made to schedule classes as close as possible to the existing times.


Q: Is there off-street parking at the Hub?

A: The Hub general car park has approximately 190 parking bays, the same number as presently available at Silver Grove. Time limits will apply to these parking bays as they do at Silver Grove.

Q: Is the parking easily accessible?

A: The parking area is on the north side of the Hub with entry from Esdale Street.

Q: Is there on-street parking around the Hub?

A: Yes, but some of it will be limited to either 2 or 4-hour parking.

Q: Is there provision for disabled parking?

A: Yes, there are 10 Disabled parking spaces, close to the Hub and lift access.

Q: How do I get to the Hub from Nunawading Station?

A: By Foot: it is about a 15 minute walk north up Springvale Road. By Bus: catch the 902 bus at Nunawading Station north up Springvale Road for two stops.

Q: How often does the 902 Bus run?

A: The 902 bus runs from Nunawading Station every 15 minutes and takes approximately two minutes to the ESDALE Street stop. This is the stop for the Hub. The return bus to Nunawading Station from the Hub is also every 15 minutes, on the opposite side of Springvale Road.


Q: Where will the U3A Reception Desk be located in the Hub?

A: The U3A Reception desk will be near the front entrance facing Springvale Road.

Q: Is the Hub accessible for disabled people?

A: Yes, the Hub has been designed with extensive consultation of the appropriate people to ensure it is totally accessible. There is a lift from the car park to the upstairs area. There are low angle pathways, ambulant ramps for accessing the classroom areas, disabled toilets, a hearing loop and wheelchair access to all the administrative and classroom areas.

Q: Will there be tea and coffee facilities?

A: Yes, there will be tea and coffee making facilities as well as comfortable seating areas for members to enjoy and socialise.

Q: Is there a cafeteria in the Hub?

A: No, but there are various comfortable seating areas with tea and coffee making facilities, tables and chairs.

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