This afternoon North Ringwood Community House held its end of year function to acknowledge the contributions made by staff, tutors, committee members and volunteers.
In 2009 it is anticipated that planning work will begin in finding a new location for the community house. The community house will be applying for a State Government grant early in the new year to undertake a feasibility study to identify a suitable location and accommodate further growth for the house.
Community houses assist in creating inclusive communities by providing a range of courses in a friendly atmosphere. In addition North Ringwood Community House is the only community house in Maroondah that provided TAFE accredited courses in areas such as palliative care and disability services.
I am looking forward to assisting the house so that it can continue to serve our community in an accessible and inclusive environment.