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Media Release: Central Ringwood Community Centre upgrade unveiled

By May 19, 2010May 30th, 2010No Comments

Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan will join Mayor of Maroondah, Cr Alex Makin, to unveil a series of upgrades to Central Ringwood Community Centre on site tomorrow (20 May).

Cr Makin said the $200,000 upgrade would improve the experience of centre users.

“This project has led to the creation of a new area for community groups and the refurbishment of the existing hall, including painting. The installation of new stage stairs will be undertaken soon,” Cr Makin said.

“Other features of the upgrade works include the addition of an all-access toilet and baby change area for playgroups. A new pathway and entrance door to the centre’s lower level activity rooms have also been constructed,” Cr Makin said.

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government contributed $200,000 to make this project a reality.

Central Ringwood Community Centre is a Council-owned facility administered by a committee of management.

“The recent upgrades come as wonderful news for families of the 105 children who attend the centre’s playgroup each week and community groups who use the venue,” Cr Makin said.

“They have given the centre a new lease on life and ensure that user groups will continue to enjoy high quality facilities,” Cr Makin.

Log on to Council’s website at to find your nearest community centre.

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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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