Upgrades are now underway at the Albany Creek Community Centre to improve and increase the facility’s usefulness, and work on the site is expected to finish in early April.
Mayor Peter Flannery said that he is expecting to unveil the “new and improved” centre by Easter “with greater functionality, accessibility and appeal to encourage more people to use this new facility.”
The Albany Creek Community Centre overhaul will include the addition of a kitchenette that will allow the community to cook and prepare meals for their events. The State Government allocated $210,000 for this half a million project that will provide more businesses and jobs necessary for COVID-19 economic recovery.
“Through the COVID Works for Queensland funding, we’re able to fast-track essential infrastructure upgrades, like the Albany Creek Community Centre, which is used and loved by many in the local community,” Member for Pine Rivers Nikki Boyd said. “This program is specifically designed to help Moreton Bay Regional Council get their communities back on their feet as quickly as possible during the coronavirus pandemic.
“While there’s no doubt Queenslanders are resilient, I know this project will create local jobs to support local families put dinner on the table each night.”
Some 10 different groups use the centre on a weekly basis for activities like dance, yoga, martial arts, fitness and enrichment classes. The venue is also hired for parties, training, meetings and other functions.
“This project has been guided by feedback from residents, the centre managers and local community groups that have used the facility in the past, to give the tired, cramped centre a much-needed makeover,” Councillor Cath Tonks said.
“I couldn’t be more excited by this announcement – I’m proud to be part of a Council that acts on the concerns of its residents and I want to recognise the efforts of those who advocated for this upgrade.”
Kimini Constructions in Brendale won the tender for this project.