Community Infrastructure Development

The Epicentre has played a vital role in lobbying, developing plans and building key infrastructure within the community.

LINKS Youth Support Services Building: (2010-12)
For over ten years LINKS operated from a small cabin on the same site. The old cabin was a one-room space where youth workers would run programs, drop-ins and case management. The new facility has enabled the service’s capacity to be increased significantly. It has two bathrooms including one disabled, a kitchen area, a duel office space and medical examination area, as well as two meeting rooms. This building project was funded by the NSW State Government under the Community Building pool of funding.

Find out more about what LINKS does here.

San Remo Community Men’s Shed: (2008-9)
The Epicentre was the driving force behind the Men’s Shed in San Remo. The Shed was built after it became clear that there was a need within the community for a space where men could meet, chat and learn woodworking skills. The Shed is now its own incorporated association and is frequented by over 60 participants.

For more information about the Men’s Shed see here.

Blue Haven Community Playground Development: (2014-15)
Utilising  grants from both the Community Building program through the NSW State Government and matching funds from Wyong Shire Council, The Epicentre has been coordinating a community effort to have play equipment erected at the Blue Haven Community Centre. The development will add value to the other community development occurring in Blue Haven. Staff from the LEAP Project have worked closely with Wyong Shire Council to bring the playground to fruition and the project is expected be completed in early 2015.

For more information about the Local Employment Access Project (LEAP) see here or follow our blog for unfolding news from the project.

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