Buzz in the hub as ten­ants move in

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

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.

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