Doors open on new South Hobart community hub

SOUTH Hobart’s new-look community centre has officially opened, providing a new hub for community activities in the suburb.

The outdated centre was rebuilt to provide space for community gatherings and activities.

“The facility was originally converted from old change rooms and was small, dark and gloomy,” Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds said.

“It was still well used by the community and became a space for activities such as yoga and photography, and has been the home of the South Hobart Playgroup for more than 50 years.

“The new centre offers new and exciting opportunities for events, programs and community gatherings, and includes a new undercover outdoor area that opens the centre up to the adjacent park.”

The project was jointly funded by the City of Hobart, the Tasmanian Community Fund (TCF) and the South Hobart Progress Association, which manages the centre on behalf of the City of Hobart.

TCF chair Sally Darke said she was pleased to see the project completed, as the space would provide better connectivity for local families, children and the broader community.

“Our communities are evolving and the Tasmanian Community Fund is committed to enabling projects and programs that meet the changing needs of our communities,” she said.

“This project was initiated by a community-led group of volunteers who came together after recognising the changing needs of their local community, so we are confident it will be well utilised for years to come.”

The multi-purpose community space is now available for online bookings via the South Hobart Progress Association’s website at www.southhobart.org.au.

Caption: From left, Tasmanian Community Fund board member Michelle Swallow, City of Hobart Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds and South Hobart Progress Association president Phillip Hoysted.

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