Brockman Community House to develop new facility

Svitlana Zatkhei, children's services manager Jessica de Mello, Bassendean MLA Dave Kelly, executive manager Rosina Mastrolembo, playgroup leaders Emilie O'Keefe and Susan Mercer with children from the playgroup.
Svitlana Zatkhei, children's services manager Jessica de Mello, Bassendean MLA Dave Kelly, executive manager Rosina Mastrolembo, playgroup leaders Emilie O'Keefe and Susan Mercer with children from the playgroup.

BROCKMAN Community House in Beechboro is building a new home after receiving $5 million from the State Government.

The funding will be rolled over the next three years to help the City of Swan’s develop the facility at Hull Park.

Brockman House is a not-for-profit neighbourhood centre and has been at its current location for 33 years.

Its services include playgroups, child care services, free parenting sessions, adult leisure, health and fitness sessions and education courses including technology support, parenting courses, Zumba and patch work.

The facility will provide a new base for Bluesky Community Group and state government services such as child health nurses.

Executive manager Rosina Mastrolembo said the centre was excited to continue to offer new programs that met the growing communities’ needs.

“The purpose built facility will provide the community with a modern space to connect, learn, play and grow together,” she said.

She thanked Bassendean MLA Dave Kelly for his effort in securing the funding.

Mr Kelly said he was proud to have worked with the centre’s management committee to deliver new facilities.

“The existing facilities are well past their use by date and I look forward to seeing the start of construction on its new home and this new community hub over the coming years,” he said.

Swan Mayor David Lucas said the children of Beechboro would grow up with accessible and high quality facilities they need for a successful future.

The building designs are being progressed and construction is expected to start in 2020-21.

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