- Tuesday 20 July 2010
The Australian Government and Sunshine Coast Council are set to officially open the Peregian Beach Community House as a hub for local activities and community groups.
The premises will be officially opened by Senator John Hogg and Councillor Russell Green on Saturday 24 July 2010. Barry Cotterell, President of the community house will take possession of the building on behalf of the Peregian Beach community.
The public are also invited to attend the opening with festivities kicking off at 10am.
Division 11 Councillor Russell Green said the $700,000 state-of-the-art centre boasted the latest eco design with offices, training areas and an outdoor amphitheatre. It was jointly funded by the Australian Government and council.
“The mission for the Peregian Beach Community House is to provide a venue as a gathering place for the community, where individuals and groups can gain access to activities, services and information in a warm and friendly atmosphere,” Cr Green said.
“We are confident the house will be a well-recognised hub – known as the heart and soul of Peregian – that will help connect the community and promote a sense of wellbeing and pride of place.”
Lady Gowrie Noosa Family Day Care is one of the first tenants to take up residence at the Peregian Beach Community House. The long standing childcare service is a not-for-profit organisation specialising in services and programs for young children and families.
Features of the eco-friendly facility include:
- 23,000 litre water tank
- Solar power
- A breezeway that eliminates the need for air-conditioning
- Computer training room
- Outdoor amphitheatre
- Community group office space
Community members have been eagerly awaiting the opening of this valuable neighbourhood asset – to be marked with a ceremonial cake cutting.