CONSTRUCTION works began last week on the new $1.4M Katandra West Community Centre, which is set to become a hub for the Katandra community upon its completion in late August.
The new building was made possible through the State Government’s Regional Development Victoria fund contributing $500,000, Greater Shepparton City Council contributing $750,000 and Katandra West Community Facilities Committee of Management fundraising $150,000 towards the project.
The centre will include a community meeting room, commercial kitchen, bar, function room, umpire change rooms, female change rooms and toilets and will bring a number of benefits to residents and user groups including Katandra Kats Football and Netball Club, local cricket and tennis clubs, the Country Women’s Association, the CFA, Girl Guides and Katandra West Primary School.
Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Cr Dinny Adem said, “Council has been working with the local Katandra West community to ensure this project gets off the ground.
“This is great news for the community who have been working really hard to ensure this new centre would proceed. The new centre will be a great facility to host functions for 250 people seated and more standing. They will be able to host a number of functions including community meetings, weddings, parties and conferences to name a few,” Cr Adem said.