Kawana Forest community celebrates a new modern meeting place to call their own
  • Monday 27 May 2013

The Kawana Forest community will celebrate the official opening of a modern meeting place to call their own with an open day on Saturday 1 June from 3pm to 5pm.

Division 1 Councillor Rick Baberowski said the construction of the new Kawana Forest Meeting Place, funded by an infrastructure contribution from Kawana Forest developer Stockland, provides an exceptional multi-function space for locals to meet and socialise in a range of community activities.

“The modern Kawana Forest Meeting Place is located on Woodlands Boulevard and will accommodate up to 100 people,” Cr Baberowski said.

“The meeting place has been designed in conjunction with the Kawana Forest Residents Association (KaFRA) and also complements other facilities in the area such as the sports hall at Pacific Lutheran College, Meridan Fields Sports Complex and the Lake Kawana Community Centre.

“The facility includes three meeting rooms, a kitchenette, workshop/equipment storage and a terraced outdoor area which will be used by many local groups including parents and other local members for social, recreation and educational services.

“I look forward to celebrating the opening of the Kawana Forest Meeting Place at the community open day on 1 June.”

President of KaFRA Greg Chambers said the meeting place provides a much needed multi-function meeting venue for residents to call their own.

"We appreciated the opportunity to be fully involved in the project from the initial concept through to the final design stages,” he said.

“KaFRA looks forward to holding our regular monthly Executive Committee Meetings and Annual General Meetings at this brand new facility.

“Kawana Forest is a discreet suburb with no ‘through’ access which meant the residents had to travel to other suburbs or utilise private dwellings for their meetings/activities.

“With full amenities, the facility could be used for anything from yoga to fitness classes, bridge clubs, music lessons, play groups and small business seminars or art classes.

“KaFRA extends a warm invitation to local residents and the wider community to attend the community open day which will include a sausage sizzle on Saturday 1 June from 3pm to 5pm.

“So if you are a community group looking for a modern facility to hold your meetings and activities, this is your opportunity to view the facilities first hand.”