Darebin Intercultural Centre
The Darebin Intercultural Centre works comprised the conversion of the former Preston Courthouse building into a new Intercultural Centre for access and use by community groups.
Works included ground floor kitchenette upgrade and first floor community kitchen, storage facilities, along with new finishes and treatments to adjacent open spaces and the fitout of the two former courtrooms for purpose built training and meeting spaces for groups.
Services upgrades including works to heating/cooling systems and digital networking also took place.
The Darebin Intercultural Centre was officially launched and opened on 30 June 2011 at the old Preston Courthouse, which underwent refurbishment works to create a centre suitable for a mix of social activities and programs to serve Darebin's diverse communities. The new Centre is to build on the cultural diversity of Darebin, be a socially inclusive space that will encourage participation with all groups within Darebin including culturally and linguistically diverse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The facility was provided as a hub for programs, events and activities to encourage social interaction and participation.
The Darebin Intercultural Centre is based at the Old Preston Courthouse at 59a Roseberry Ave, on the Corner of Kelvin Grove, Preston. The Centre now has a new Community Kitchen space, newly carpeted meeting rooms, space for art exhibitions and conference style facilities.