EnableWA opened its Australind doors with style on Friday with spontaneous dancing, live music, and a huge turnout. The organisation’s new office in Australind’s The Village shopping centre will cover areas all the way up to Waroona including Harvey, Collie and everywhere in between. EnableWA co-ordinator Kellie Roennfeldt said the team would still work closely with the Bunbury office and was a subsidiary so that EnableWA could accommodate an increased demand. “We’re expanding so rapidly, Bunbury can now focus on that area and we’re sort of mid-way,” she said. The office will be used for EnableWA co-ordinators’ day-to-day activities but will also provide access to therapy and other services required by participants. Bunbury MLA Don Punch performed an official ribbon-cutting and said it was great to see a “homegrown” organisation like Enable providing services locally. “It’s very easy to have national organisations come in and provide a service from a remote location, whereas Enable as a local organisation understands the local needs of Bunbury families,” he said. Grow Cook Eat Create — a not-for-profit inclusion organisation — provided the event’s catering, with EnableWA members helping cook the food. Debbie Woodward said GCEC did not normally attend events but the organisation’s partnership with Enable was an opportunity to help out and encourage local people to get involved in the group.