Northbridge: Identitywa’s new premises gets blessing at official opening

Most Reverend Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, Board Chair, Graeme Mander, Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson and Identitywa chief executive Marina Re.
Most Reverend Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, Board Chair, Graeme Mander, Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson and Identitywa chief executive Marina Re.

FOUR months after relocating to the former St Brigid’s Primary School site in Northbridge, Identitywa’s new premises was blessed and officially opened.

The Most Reverend Archbishop Timothy Costelloe performed the blessing and Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson opened the renovated building on August 3.

Identitywa chief executive Marina Re said the $1.6 million restoration of the Parish Hall was completed within 12 months.

“It used to have a boxing ring in it and a gym, which was harsh on the hall,” she said.

“The restoration included flooring, airconditioning, and windows and the old chimney was stabilised.

“It is a mix of the old and new now.”

She said the agency was growing and needed to move into larger premises.

Mr Dawson said the move to a custom designed location was the beginning of a new and exciting era.

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