I nearly missed this one. With the headline “Community input determines future uses” I’ll admit it didn’t leap out at me.
But as it’s the announcement by Katy Gallagher of all the community groups that will get to take up residence in the closed schools, it’s rather important. The whole program is worth $29.9 million, so we’re talking real money here.
With a tough election looming flogging the land to developers appears to have been taken off the table.
There will be some aged and supported accommodation however, which to a casual observer might look a lot like urban infill.
Community Centres, Neighborhood Halls, and Community Parks, should make quite a few people happy.
The organisations getting space in the Community Centres are:
Woden Community Service Inc, Parentline, Galilee Incorporated, ACTCOSS, Communities at work, Canberra Rape Crisis Centre, Care Incorporated, Toora Women Inc., ACT Shelter, Sharing Places, Autism Asperger ACT,
Canberra Quilters Inc., Canberra Model Shipwrights, Monaro Folk Society, Free Rain Theatre/Phoenix Players/Supa Productions, U3A, Companion House, The Heraldry and Geneology Society, Aranda Koala Preschool
Anglicare Canberra Goulburn “the junction”, The Mental Health Foundation (ACT) Inc., Australian Breastfeeding Association, Diabetes ACT, Australian Diabetes Educators Association Limited, Nutrition Australia ACT, Asthma Foundation, Neurospace, National Brain Injury Foundation,
Carers ACT, St Vincent de Paul, Sexual Health and Family Planning, Sids & Kids,