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Media Release: North Ringwood Community House Feasibility Study to Commence

By June 11, 2009One Comment

Alex Makin, the Councillor for the Mullum Ward is delighted that funding for the feasibility study into a new location for North Ringwood Community House (NRCH) will commence following a successful grant application from the State Government.

“I congratulate the State Government for approving the community house’s application for $25,000 to commence the feasibility study”, Cr. Alex Makin said. “This funding, combined with the $5000 contribution from Maroondah City Council will enable the house to begin planning for a new location and a sustainable future.”

North Ringwood Community House, located at 120 Oban Road, Ringwood North, is the only community house in Maroondah that is not situated on Council land. This hampers the ability of the house to access capital works funding, resulting in an ongoing maintenance backlog. North Ringwood Community House is the only community house in Maroondah that has obtained status as a Registered Training Organisation and provides TAFE accredited courses, as well as subjects on computers, arts, languages and fitness.

“North Ringwood Community House provides an essential service for the community through encouraging social inclusion and delivering lifelong education. The announcement of this successful application means that the vision of a new community centre for Ringwood North is now one step closer to reality. I look forward to continuing my involvement with the house as we work together to make this vision a reality” Cr. Makin concluded.

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Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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