The Ocean Shore Community Centre is officially a work site with the refurbishment of the building well underway.
The $500,000 project jointly funded by Council ($300,000) and grants from the NSW Government via its Stronger Country Communities Fund ($141,000) and the Bushfire Community Resilience and Economic Recovery Fund ($60,000).
The improvements to the centre include upgrades to the rooms available for community hire as well as meeting spaces, a new entrance, storage areas, a cover for the existing deck, a new roof and a coat of paint for the exterior of the building.
Council’s Manager Social and Cultural Planning, Deb Stafford, said the grant funding from the NSW Government was very much welcomed with the community to benefit from the investment for many years to come.
“Ocean Shores has a very passionate community and when the refurbished community centre is reopened there is no doubt it will be a place that is used by people of all ages for a wide range of activities,” Ms Stafford said.
The work is expected to be completed in early 2021.