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Pottsville Beach Centre expands

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Last Friday saw the opening of Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre’s (PBNC) $1.5 million extension.

Designed to be energy efficient and include elements to support sustainability, the new building makes the most of natural lighting and cooling. It has roof and wall insulation, a solar power system and rainwater tanks.

Tweed Mayor Barry Longland congratulated the centre’s volunteers on their enthusiasm and support for the centre.

‘This centre is a brilliant example of how a neighbourhood centre can work to truly benefit its community,’ Councillor Longland said.

‘I understand that in the neighbourhood centre sector, this facility is considered a stand-out nationally in terms of community investment. The expanded centre can now build on this community support and continue to grow to meet the needs of this thriving and growing coastal town,’ he said.

Tweed Shire Council provided $1.25 million in funds to establish the new building on the site, with the bulk of funding coming from developer contributions. The centre pays a peppercorn rent each year to Council.

The PBNC raised $89,000 in cash for the project, and donated many volunteer hours to preparing the building and grounds for today’s opening.

Further assistance came from the NSW Government, who provided two grants of $84,000 and $100,000 respectively from the Community Building Partnership Program, to go towards a youth mentoring space and recycling shed.

Photos: Centre manager, Angela Maxwell, Member for Richmond, Justine Elliot, Tweed Mayor, Cr Barry Longland, Member for Tweed, Geoff Provest and maintenance and fundraising coordinator, Clive Cram; and the new building.

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