Canning is one of WA’s most culturally diverse local government areas.
Bentley is one of our most diverse suburbs, with 61% born overseas and 55% speaking a language other than English at home.
According to the most recent Census data gathered in 2016 this makes Canning the most culturally diverse suburban Local Government Authority (LGA) based on the proportion of our population that identify as being born overseas or speaking another language at home.
Despite this growth in migrant populations in the South East Corridor, there is no dedicated facility in the region that supports the diverse needs of this growing community.
The Hillview Intercultural Community Centre’s vision is to enable our diverse community to thrive through creating a place where people from all backgrounds can come together to connect with each other, share their culture, learn new skills and access opportunities that help them to reach their potential.
Yes. Everyone is welcome at HICC!
As an intercultural centre, the vision is to enable our diverse community to thrive by creating a place where people of all background come together to connect, share their culture, learn new skills and access exciting opportunities!
There are two other centres, both located in the North Metropolitan area:
Both co-funded by state/federal government & local governments.
Overall 686m2 Ground Floor / 360m2 First Floor = 1046m2
The opening of the Hillview Intercultural Community Centre provides the community with a fantastic, new, fit for purpose facility. Featuring a range of community spaces including meeting rooms, activity spaces, commercial kitchen, main hall, intercultural resource collection and computer lab, Hillview will be activated with a range of programs, events and services for all of the community to enjoy.
Venues for hire
A variety of programs and events will be available from the centre promoted through the Term 1 2022 program (Monday 31 January to Friday 8 April).
A weekly schedule of independent programs running within the centre will be displayed on the Facebook group and throughout the building.
Monday 9.30am - 5pm
Tuesday 9.30am - 5pm
Wednesday 9.30am - 5pm
Thursday 9.30am - 7pm
Friday 9.30am - 5pm
Bookings without staff support from 7am-10pm, 7 days a week. No amplified sound after 9pm.
The only function space at Hillview Intercultural and Community Centre and includes a stage, accessibility stage lift, projector and AV system. This room is suitable for theatre performances, live music and entertainment.
Suitable for approximately 200 people
Adjacent to the main hall, the kitchen space is equipped with commercial fit out suitable for cooking classes and small business food preparation.
The Computer Lab is equipped with 8 Pcs, smart screen and laptop bench with charging station. Suitable for facilitated digital literacy workshops as a bookable space (Monday to Friday 9-12am, Saturdays and Sundays 7am-10pm) or attend one of the scheduled drop in IT sessions (Monday to Friday 12-5pm).
The centre features 3 activity rooms with a hard floor finish and flexible furniture to suit your needs.
Bardip Mia, Activity Room 1
This activity space is a wet room that includes features suitable for art classes and messy activities. It is also flexible to use as a training or meeting space. The room has a digital smart screen and kitchenette.
Suitable for approximately 35 people
Danjoo Mia, Activity Room 2
The perfect collaboration space, allowing comfort and flexible furniture. The feature of this space is the large collaboration tables for group work. Can be used for a variety of programs or training.
Suitable for approximately 35 people
Kaartij Mia, Activity Room 3
The Kaartij Mia is the largest activity room and is suitable for training and group programs. The room has a digital smart screen and kitchenette and flexible furniture layout.
Suitable for approximately 50 people.
Facility information and link to the booking platform SpacetoCo can be found at canning.wa.gov.au/Hillview or go direct to https://www.spacetoco.com/host/hicc to get live availability or book a space. Bookings will open in line with the centre opening on January 31, 2022.
If you require regular bookings please contact the Hillview Team at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up as a verified user.
Computer Lab and Resource Area:
Hillview has a computer lab, fitted out with eight computers as well as laptops for use. Programs to learn digital skills will be run throughout the week with bookings open to the community. Computers can be accessed during 'DROP IN' times available between 12-5pm Monday – Friday.
To use a computer you can choose to visit during a 'DROP IN' time when the computer lab will be open and available.
The 'DROP IN' times are Monday to Friday from 12pm – 5pm.
Computers may also be available outside of these time when the computer lab is not in use for a program. To check please contact the Hillview team directly.
The Hillview Intercultural Community Centre will have a collection of approx. 2000 items curated to reflect the intercultural focus of the centre. Customers will be able to create a library membership and join the Canning Libraries if they are not already members. Library members will be able to borrow, return and reserve items from across any of the City’s libraries to be collected from HICC with a daily drop off and collection for items from these locations.
Bentley Hub Transition information
Alternatively you can access library services through Cannington, Riverton and Willetton Libraries.
Multicultural Futures is an anchor tenant that will be based at the HICC. The City of Canning is excited to be working alongside this dynamic, charitable organisation that has been providing quality support for multicultural communities since 1981.
More information about the programs, events and services that will be available will be coming soon!
For more information about the organisation visit their website here.