Central Ringwood Community Centre is located within Bedford Park in Ringwood and provides a range of educational courses, as well as workshops for newly arrived migrants and meeting rooms for a variety of community groups.
Due to the new ward boundaries, I am fortunate to have two community houses within the Mullum Ward, Central Ringwood Community Centre and North Ringwood Community House.
The houses cater to different needs within the community while also working in partnership to deliver joint courses. Central Ringwood Community Centre, with its location in Bedford Road has worked closely with newly arrived migrants, including the Sudanese and Burmese communities, as well as providing a number of computer courses and several social groups.
Today’s annual general meeting confirmed the committee of management for the upcoming year and provided an update on the House’s successful application to the Federal Government’s Better Regions Program. This funding will improve the accessibility of the house and create new classrooms to further expand its services.
The Federal Government should be congratulated for recognising the importance of community houses and the services they provide.
Community Houses provide a critical service within a community through encouraging social inclusion and delivering new skills and educational opportunities.
I look forward to working closely with Central Ringwood Community Centre as it continues to serve the Ringwood community.
For further information on Central Ringwood Community Centre please visit www.crccinc.org.au.