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Dordaak Kepap - Library and Youth Innovation Hub project

Overview

The City of Wanneroo has secured $3 million State Government funding as part of the WA Recovery Plan, towards construction of Dordaak Kepap (pronounced Dor-dark Kep-up, meaning Place of Living Waters) Library and Youth Innovation Hub in Landsdale. The name represents the site’s location that overlooks the lake in Broadview Park, that’s within a complex network of culturally significant wetlands, and embodies a place that will be alive with creativity and learning.

The Landsdale facility will feature a library, function and meeting rooms, and youth innovation spaces including a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) room, gaming room, demonstration kitchen, podcasting room, and recording studio.

Detailed design is now complete and the tender for construction is set to go out in November 2023. 

Construction is anticipated to commence early in 2024 and is estimated to be completed mid-2025.

Please note. All images are for illustrative purposes only. Specification of the final build may vary.

Project news and updates

State Government funding boost for Dordaak Kepap

The City of Wanneroo is grateful to have received an additional $3 million contribution to bring the first of its kind Dordaak Kepap Landsdale library and youth innovation hub to life.

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Dordaak Kepap reaches exciting milestone

Update Thursday 12 October 2023

Detailed design on the Dordaak Kepap Library and Youth Innovation Hub is now complete, with the tender for construction set to go out in November.

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A new chapter begins for Dordaak Kepap

Update Tuesday 15 November 2022

The concept design for Dordaak Kepap, the proposed Landsdale Library and Youth Innovation Hub, has been praised by locals during recent community consultation.

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Project timeline

Community Engagement (Phase 1 - Location)
March 2020
Community Engagement (Phase 2 - Youth Innovation Hub)
February 2021
Community Engagement (Phase 3 - Concept Plan)
August to September 2022
Detailed Design Phase
November 2022 to October 2023
Construction Tender
November 2023 to May 2024
Construction Phase
May 2024 to September 2025
Expected Completion
Opening date (TBC) late 2025

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will the new Library and Youth Innovation Hub be located?

The Dordaak Kepap Library and Youth Innovation Hub will be located at 15 The Broadview, Landsdale, near the Landsdale Forum shopping mall.

 

When will I be able to use the facilities?

Dordaak Kepap is planned to open in mid-2025.

 

What can I do in the Youth Innovation Hub?

It is envisaged the Youth Innovation Hub will provide the following services or programs:

  • Recording studio for music and podcasting;
  • Gaming room and virtual reality;
  • Multi-functional spaces for performance, events or education programs;
  • Kitchen for cooking, education programs or demonstration events;
  • Space for robotics and coding;
  • Access to computers for design learning;
  • Access to programs for audio and video production; and
  • Meeting rooms and chill out spaces.

 

Where is the funding for the Library and Youth Innovation Hub coming from?

The overall project budget is forecast at $10.5 million; the City is investing $7.5 million towards the project and the State Government WA Recovery Plan is investing $3 million to fund the youth innovation hub.