Resource centre opens

Shire President Michael Aspinall, CRC chairwoman Linda Balcombe, manager Carrie Edwards and Shire CEO Jeremy Edwards
Shire President Michael Aspinall, CRC chairwoman Linda Balcombe, manager Carrie Edwards and Shire CEO Jeremy Edwards

Next to the Shire of Gingin offices on Brockman Street, the building opened on Monday and will co-locate all CRC services, including Centrelink, Silver Chain and Transwa

The $750,000 project has been made possible by a $360,000 Lotterywest grant, as well as $300,000 from the WACRC Network Building and Infrastructure Fund and a $75,000 self supporting loan from the Shire.

Shire President Michael Aspinall said it had taken 10 years for the project to come to fruition.

‘It’s been a quick turnaround for the building and is a terrific asset for the community,’ he said.

‘To move the library out of our offices and into the CRC will be a huge benefit as well.’

CRC manager Carrie Edwards said everything would run efficiently as the building had been designed for that purpose.

‘We have room to spread out and operate well,’ she said.

‘It is like the realisation of a dream coming true and not one person’s dream. Everyone that walks in has a huge smile on their face and everyone involved with it just thinks it’s the best thing in the world.’