AFTER four months undergoing a much needed renovation, the Senior Citizens Centre on Welsford Street in Shepparton is again open for community use.
A number of issues with the 76 year old building were repaired during the renovations including deteriorating plumbing, lifting floor tiles and a collapsing ceiling. Upgrades were also made throughout including to internal toilets and accessibility throughout the centre, with lift access to the stage and wider door widths and a commercial kitchen was installed to provide an opportunity for activities and events to be catered for. Cosmetic works such as painting and floor coverings were also completed.
Greater Shepparton City Council committed $400,000 in the 2014/15 budget to undertake the redevelopment to ensure the building meets future needs and community expectations for a functional, attractive facility.
Greater Shepparton City Council Manager Neighbourhoods, Amanda Tingay said, “The whole building looks fresher but most importantly it is now safe for use and should see many more years’ service as a community hub for our community.
“We would like to encourage community groups to utilise the facility for their events or activities. If anyone would like to have a look at the centre and the facilities on offer they can ring the council for more information.”