Croydon area community centre in line for upgrade

September 13, 2018 by  

Maroondah City Council, which incorporates the suburb of Croydon, is hoping to secure funding from the Victoria State Government to upgrade the Karralyka Centre in Ringwood.

Events at communities centres are often advertised with the assistance of poster printing and flyer printing services.

The council has stated that a feasibility study found that the centre, which opened in 1980, no longer met disability standards and its infrastructure was deteriorating due to age. It also aims to add a new entrance and foyer to the 430 person capacity auditorium, as well as new function rooms and video conferencing facilities.

Local councillor Mike Symon commented that the upgrade was important for the community, saying:

“It’s about making sure all sorts of people can go there and it’s a clean modern fit for the times.”

Maroondah's Mayor released a statement agreeing with Councillor Symon, saying Karralyka Centre was in need of a major redevelopment.

Subject to funding for design and construction being achieved, Maroondah Council has set the project as a priority for action in its plan for 2017 to 2021. It hopes this year’s Victorian state election will present an opportunity to secure $5 million in funding for the proposal, or failing that to get the Federal Government to promise a grant during the next national campaign scheduled to occur by May 2019.