KNH New Building Project
News & Updates
News & Updates
The new Kununurra Neighbourhood House at 7 Chestnut Avenue is open!
LOTTERYWEST SUPPORT FOR THE NEW KUNUNURRA NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE BUILDING.
July 29, 2017
A grant of just over $2 million dollars from Lotterywest, towards the construction of the new Neighbourhood House has been announced by the Minister for Regional Development Alannah MacTiernan and local Member for Kimberley Josie Farrer at a playgroup sundowner in Kununurra this weekend.
The mood at the gathering was tinged with excitement.
“When I heard our Lotterywest Grant was successful, I was thrilled! To talk about it makes me all tingly. It's almost unbelievable. This is a Pantene "It-won't-happen-over-night,-but-it-will-happen" project. I was there, 9 years ago, when the Kununurra Neighbourhood House Committee resolved to commit to the development of a new purpose built premises. Nine committees have strived to ensure it-will-happen. And here we are. It's fantastic.
Our Neighbourhood Centre plays such an important role in Kununurra. This long term project is testimony. It's an acknowledgement that our community needs our services now and into the future. Thank you Lotterywest. With your generous support, we are now very close to being able to focus ALL our time and energy back on what we do best, being there for our community.”
Kathryn Radford, KNH Coordinator
Our Vision is becoming reality....
Anyone who has stepped in our front door will agree that we have physically outgrown our Leichhardt Street house, we need more space to run our programs and help our community.
We are very lucky that SWEK (Shire of Wyndham and East Kimberley) has kindly reserved KNH some land on Chestnut Avenue. Local architect Mark Phillips has spent many hours drawing up the designs and preparing the documentation for our new purpose built centre, it's now shovel ready!
(Enormous thankyous to Lotterywest and SWEK for funding the design /documentation stage of this project).
Now the plans are shovel ready, our staff and committee are working hard to source funds to take the next step towards making our dream come true and to see the new Neighbourhood House built.
Find out more information about this exciting project and how you can help us, drop in or call 08 9168 1615 and speak to Kathryn or John.
Where are we at?
A shout from the rooftops!
Thanks to all the incredible support from local businesses and a humungously generous and amazing grant from Lotterywest and we will be able to construct the main part of the new building!
Meanwhile KNH continues to grow our Big Vision Fund to provide a supportive place where, together, all people from of all walks of life become the foundations of a stronger, better neighbourhood.
Before diving into construction, we are awaiting the outcome of recent funding applications in the hope that we are able to secure all the funds required to build the facility in its entirety, to include a stand alone Creche facility and new home for the Toy and Puzzle Library. Fingers, toes and eyes crossed!
Thankyou doesn't say enough.
The amazing people behind our local businesses are the generous sponsors building our community.
You are our FOUNDATION