The Lake House in Melbourne is being opened to the general public for a first-time public event on Friday night, and will remain open until 5pm.
The Lake House, which has been open to its public since March 18, is the result of the NSW Government’s funding scheme, which is designed to help fund the construction of a community centre.
The facility was originally intended to be built as part of the city’s first-home development strategy, but was subsequently rebranded to the Lakehouse.
The development was funded with a $10 million grant from the Australian National University and the Government has committed to providing $8 million over three years to continue the project.
“We’re excited to welcome the community to the lake house for the opening night event,” Premier Daniel Andrews said in a statement.
“The Lakehouse will be the largest community centre in the state, with a capacity of more than 1,000 residents.”
There will be more than 30 local businesses and services, as well as the opportunity to explore the history of the Lake, and meet other local people and residents.
“The Lake house, built in 1890, is currently being used as a temporary residence for families, and is set to be fully functional by mid-2017.
It will be open from 7pm to 5am daily, with food and drink available for purchase and live music by local DJs.