Community centre set to open up temporary home

David CharlesworthHarvey-Waroona Reporter

AFTER months in borrowed space, the Yarloop Community Resource Centre is opening the doors next Tuesday at its new home in the sport pavilion.

The centre has been working out of the Yarloop Masonic Hall for the past 16 months but next week will move into its new premises.

Manager Julie-Anne McMiles said the centre had been working with the Harvey Shire Council to find a temporary space until the new building was complete.

“We worked short term out of my house immediately straight after the fire before we went into the Masonic Lodge, so this is a big step forward for us,” she said.

“We’re ecstatic to finally have a home again and we’re ready to help the community in any way they need.

“We’ve just been flat out buying things to be ready for our opening.”

Ms McMiles said it could be another 18 months before the permanent Community Resource Centre was rebuilt.

Ms McMiles said the centre would have community computers, an office available for Skype, school activities, Yarloop Connect luncheons, computer lessons and other services.

“We’re open to any ideas, any input from the community,” she said.

“We’re very excited to be open again and invite the community to pop in even if it’s just to say hello.”

On the opening day, Dr Rob Gordon will be a guest speaker and a light lunch will be held.

The opening will be at the Yarloop Sports Pavilion, on Teesdale Street, from 11am on Tuesday, June 13.

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