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Girrawheen community prospers under Council initiative
Published Thursday, 20th February 2020
The City of Wanneroo’s commitment to creating vibrant, prosperous places has been further demonstrated with a new funding allocation for the Girrawheen Hub.
The City established the Hub in 2017 with an aim to equip multicultural groups with the right tools and resources to help them provide employment, social and economic support within their local community.
The WA Government initially contributed $100,000 to the Hub through its Local Projects Local Jobs initiative, allowing the City to waive office and meeting space hire fees for eligible multicultural groups and to pay other costs associated with building upkeep.
At its 10 February 2020 meeting, the Wanneroo Council unanimously resolved to continue to waive hire fees for eligible multicultural groups for a further three years.
The City also supported an investigation into the long-term future of the Girrawheen Hub. Options include rebuilding or upgrading the Hub with a view to creating a local precinct that would include the nearby Library and Senior Citizens centre.
Mayor Tracey Roberts said the Girrawheen Hub had been a highly successful project with an average of 2,000 visitors every month.
“The Council wholeheartedly supports the Girrawheen Hub and I have personally received overwhelmingly positive feedback about this project from many community members,” Mayor Roberts said.
“The City is incredibly proud of its diversity and Girrawheen is a shining example of its multicultural heart, with 39 languages other than English spoken in the suburb and a united sense of community.
“The success of the Hub over the last three years has proven that local groups want and need this facility, and as a Council we look forward to helping build on that success.”
Details about the proposed Girrawheen Precinct are included in the City’s Girrawheen and Koondoola Local Area Plan which is available at wanneroo.wa.gov.au/girrawheenkoondoola
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