Community hub adds vibrancy
The redeveloped Cranbrook Regional Community Hub was unveiled on Friday, providing a range of essential services to residents.
The building, which was originally an IGA store that shut in August 2012, will include medical rooms, a home and community care facility, day care, a gym, a training and art room and an exhibition space.
Shire chief executive Peter Northover said 100 people attended the opening conducted by O’Connor MHR Rick Wilson.
“The other good thing is that the hub will provide a great cultural space for community events, such as photographic exhibitions and art displays,” he said.
Before the redevelopment, doctors and other users of the building had to operate out of old infrastructure, and Mr Northover said the new facilities would be much more adequate for the services.
“You can see that the hub will provide a real sense of vibrancy for the town once all the groups have been relocated, and co-located, in the next couple of weeks,” he said.
“Since completion, the Shire has already been approached by a couple of external providers keen on establishing a base in Cranbrook.”
The hub includes two offices for commercial requirements.
The Tunney Roadhouse was destroyed by fire in May.