Com­mu­nity Axis opens doors

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Com­mu­nity Axis has opened the doors of its new Fire­brace Street of­fices in Hor­sham in a ma­jor mile­stone for the dis­abil­ity-em­ploy­ment ser­vices provider.

A $3-mil­lion re­fur­bish­ment to es­tab­lish a new base for Com­mu­nity Axis Em­ploy­ment as well as over­all head­quar­ters for Com­mu­nity Axis En­ter­prises re­flects the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s steady growth.

Com­mu­nity Axis, a com­mu­nity-based not-for-profit busi- ness, which started as Wim­mera Job­match with a staff of three in 1992, now has a staff of 85 pro­vid­ing ser­vices across west­ern Vic­to­ria and south-east of South Aus­tralia.

Com­mu­nity Axis En­ter­prises an­nounced plans for a ma­jor ex­pan­sion in 2012 in its de­vel­op­ment as a con­duit for a long-term gov­ern­ment-fund­ing pro­gram.

Com­mu­nity Axis En­ter­prises gen­eral man­ager Colin Bar­nett said the new of­fices rep­re­sented a sig­nif­i­cant change for the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

“This is the first time we’ve owned a build­ing,” he said.

“Some of us were in the McLach­lan Street of­fice for 14 years, so it’s tak­ing a bit of get­ting used to. It’s bright, new and mod­ern and re­flec­tive of the ser­vices we’re pro­vid­ing across the re­gion and be­yond.”

The new of­fices are also set to ex­pand com­mu­nity ac­tiv­ity in the north­ern end of Fire­brace Street.

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