Mandurah Vinnies $140,000 upgrades unveiled


St Vincent de Paul chief executive Mark Fitzpatrick and Parliamentary Secretary Colin Holt cut the cake.
St Vincent de Paul chief executive Mark Fitzpatrick and Parliamentary Secretary Colin Holt cut the cake.

A $140,000 upgrade of the St Vincent de Paul Society site in Davy Street, Mandurah was officially opened last week by St Vincent de Paul Society chief executive Mark Fitzpatrick.

The development, made possible through Royalties for Regions, has increased the size of the existing centre, providing greater space allowing emergency relief to be provided to many more people.

The upgrade also means more services can be run out of the site including legal services, financial counselling, training and other visiting support services.

St Vincent de Paul Society chief executive Mark Fitzpatrick said the expansion was necessary to better meet the needs of a growing community and increase the Society’s capacity to help more people doing it tough.

“In the last financial year, St Vincent de Paul Society volunteers helped 9355 people with emergency relief in the Peel,’’ he said.

“We have been a long standing part of the Peel community, committed to helping people better their situation, including young people with our Passages Resource centre operating in Mandurah for the last 16 years.”