Robertstown War Memorial Community Centre receives grant

Chairperson of the Robertstown War Memorial Community Centre Board, Peter Keller and Sharon Tremaine coordinator with the first draft of the proposed planned extension.
Chairperson of the Robertstown War Memorial Community Centre Board, Peter Keller and Sharon Tremaine coordinator with the first draft of the proposed planned extension.

Robertstown War Memorial Community Centre will soon undertake repairs to the community centre building thanks to funding of $15,354 through the Stronger Communities Program.

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he was pleased the community centre will be extended to include a café and provide a spacious area for the community to enjoy.

“The current community centre building will be extended out the front to compensate for crowded conditions and lack of room, after the centre has housed the local post office within its existing confines,” Mr Ramsey said. 

“The extension will incorporate a user friendly entrance with an area for a cafe to show off locally made goods and local history.”

This project will target visible reinforcement corrosion, cracks and tile displacement to the internal walls.  

“I am very pleased we have made these Federal Government funds available through the Stronger Communities Program to help small community groups,” Mr Ramsey said. 

The Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme offers grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 for small capital projects in each of the 150 Federal Electorates.

Rounds 1 and 2 of the Programme were successful, with more than 3,000 projects funded across Australia.