Old Lake Clifton fire shed gets a new lease on life to bring community benefits

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Waroona Shire president Mike Walmsley, art designer Riley Pell and Lake Clfton Action Group members David and Finn Mort.
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The old Lake Clifton fire shed has been repurposed to provide a wide range of benefits to the local community.

Waroona shire councillors agreed to fund a request to turn the old building into an activity hub for the Lake Clifton Action Group at a meeting last month.

The group was also given $8000 to run youth and mental health related programs, such as movie nights and dinners at the new centre.

Funding was redirected from the Waroona Recreation and Aquatic Centre to the new facility.

The shed will undergo a revamp before the new occupants are able to move in, to repair the facilities and provide a storage space for the equipment.

Shire president Mike Walmsley said the funding was required to bring the building in line with the required safety standards and provide a suitable space for the youth.

“This will allow for a safe space for young people to congregate, in support of the proposed monthly mentoring activities planned for the area,” Cr Walmsley said.

“It will be a place they can call their own.”

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