Buzz in the hub as tenants move in
The Dampier Community Hub building has been completed and tenants have starting moving in leading up to the building’s grand opening next month.
After about 18 months of development and construction, keys to offices in the 1943sqm building are being handed over in staggered fashion to allow tenants a few weeks to settle in before doors officially open.
Dampier Community Association, Montessori Early Years Learning and Care Centre and Dampier Library have all moved into the building in the last few weeks. 360 Health and Community and Hullabaloo Cafe, which is operating the Coffee Hut on a sub-lease, are the other original tenants.
Dampier Playgroup and Dampier Arts Studio will also be regular users of the hub’s multi-purpose areas.
City of Karratha Deputy Mayor John Lally said seeing the hub beginning to operate was exciting for Dampier.
“This is a fantastic facility that will not only provide our town with modern spaces and enhanced services, but also contributes to Dampier’s distinctive sense of place,” he said.
MEYLCC director Jennifer Fox, whose business has capacity for about 72 children in its new location, said there was a lot of anticipation among her clients about the move.
“I’m ecstatic. It’s a very busy time but it’s going to be amazing,” she said.
Dampier Playgroup moved in to their hired space on Thursday and were overwhelmed by interest from more than 30 families.
The hub will formally open with a community fair on Saturday, July 9 at 3-7pm.
Dampier Playgroup president Fleur Diamond and Dampier Montessori Early Years Learning and Care Centre director Jennifer Fox have moved into the Dampier Community Hub with their young charges.