The current Windale Community Centre is up for grabs before construction begins on a brand new one.

Opened in 1958, the current centre has has been a hub in the community for decades however, council has plans for a new centre which will include a library.

Lake Macquarie City Council is hoping to recycle the centre and are offering it to an interested not-for-profit  or for-purpose community organisation to relocate and repurpose it.

Council says the only costs involved are the cost of moving the building to a new location, and also the costs for relevant approvals and permits.

An expression of interest process is currently underway until June 14.

Councils Circular Economy Lead Debbie O’Byrne says it all part of councils reuse and recycle strategy.

“This is a building that has been well loved and its been well looked after, yes it has got a bit of wear but it is perfectly reusable as a building.

“Its not unusual to see buildings moved around. It presents some logistical challenges but ultimately we want to get really great outcomes.

“We know there are communities in our region who have been affected by bushfires and floods and will have lost community buildings, so we see this as a very valuable opportunity to gift the centre to one of those affected communities,” Ms O’Byrne said.

The building features a 161sqm hall, 88.5sqm multipurpose room, 23.5sqm kitchen, stage, storeroom, office space and an accessible toilet and is required to be removed from the site by July 23.