The Balla Balla Community Centre (BBCC) will relocate to the existing Selandra Community Hub in Clyde North from January 2023 as works commence on the new Cranbourne community hospital, to be located at the current home of the BBCC.
In 2021, the State Government announced its plans to build a new community hospital in Cranbourne. After a long search for an appropriate, accessible site, the Casey Complex was identified and purchased to start construction in 2022.
City of Casey Chair of Administrators Noelene Duff PSM said since the announcement by the Victorian Health Building Authority last year on the preferred location for the Cranbourne community hospital, we have been working in partnership with BBCC to identify their future home.
“We are excited by the opportunities that this merge presents to a new and establishing community such as Selandra who will be able to thrive from the experience that BBCC can bring,” Ms Duff said.
“Both centres will be working together to design a smooth transition and amalgamate the two organisations for the community, hirers and members.”
Balla Balla Community Centre Manager Maree Cullinan is thrilled for this wonderful opportunity to bridge two communities and have those communities learn from each other.
“Balla Balla community can bring their 15 years of experience building a healthy, connected community to the new and emerging community of Selandra who will bring their energy and hopes for the future,” Ms Cullinan said.
Programs and services will continue to operate as normal for both centres for the remainder of 2022.
Following the merge, the Selandra Community Hub will be renamed to Balla Balla Community Centre.