Community members are the real winners after Greythorn Community Hub, a multi-purpose community facility in Balwyn North, took out the top spot in the Community Assets and Infrastructure Initiative category at the 2020 LGPro Awards for Excellence.
Since opening in September 2018, Greythorn Community Hub has provided people of all ages with a one-stop destination to access valuable services, programs and activities.
The Hub features include:
- a neighbourhood house
- a library lounge
- a maternal and child health centre
- a childcare facility
- North Balwyn RSL
- allied health services.
North Balwyn RSL has been instrumental in contributing to the development of the Hub.
The award recognised our initiative of co-locating a range of much needed community services, as well as demonstrating a new model of collaboration and partnership in the development and management of community assets.
The annual LGPro Awards for Excellence recognise and celebrate the outstanding projects and initiatives being delivered by councils across Victoria. Now in their 16th year, they are the key awards for the local government sector. Almost 100 nominations were received across 10 categories this year.
A message from Boroondara Neighbourhood Houses
Neighbourhood houses and community centres bring people together to connect, learn and contribute in their local community through social, educational, recreational and support activities.
Due to the rapidly changing situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are taking precautionary steps to keep the community and staff healthy and safe, and some centres will close temporarily. We are exploring ways to keep in touch so the community can still feel connected.
For current information about what’s on offer, please contact the individual centre. Contact information is available at www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/community-centres.