$3.9 million community centre officially opens in Geelong’s north

Thursday, 24 October 2019

The City of Greater Geelong has proudly opened the new $3.9 million Rosewall Community Centre in Corio.

Council fully-funded the state-of-the-art centre, which boasts activity rooms, a pottery room and kiln, a hospitality training kitchen, outdoor paved areas and a large ‘break-out’ space for gatherings.

An accessible Changing Places facility is also available at the centre for people with a disability. The toilet and change facility offers additional space and specialised equipment, which allows users with high support needs and their carers to use the toilet safely and comfortably.

The 800 square metre facility connects with the open space and playground at the back of the building and incorporates an outdoor kitchen.

The multi-purpose community centre replaces the much-loved, former Rosewall Neighbourhood Centre on Sharland Road and existing services have moved to the new building.

Councillor Stephanie Asher - Mayor

Council was proud to fully fund this community hub in Corio, which features state-of-the-art facilities and multi-purpose spaces for residents and community groups to access and enjoy.

The new centre has the capacity to bring more people together to connect, learn and contribute to their local community.

Councillor Kylie Grzybek - Deputy Mayor - Windermere ward

It’s exciting to see another major project in Geelong’s north completed. As a passionate advocate of the north, I was delighted with the $3.9 million investment council made to make this important project happen.

Council cares about the northern suburbs and is committed to meeting the community’s diverse needs.

Councillor Anthony Aitken - Windermere ward

The former Rosewall Neighbourhood House was well loved, including by my late father who sat on the Board for many years.

I am very proud of this investment of $3.9 million and my fellow councillors’ support to build this brand new state-of-the-art facility which enables people in our North to come together to connect, learn and contribute in their local community.

As chair of the Disability, Access, Inclusion and Volunteering portfolio, I’m also really pleased the new hub provides a Changing Places facility for people with disabilities and their carers. This facility ensures those with a disability will feel comfortable coming to the centre, knowing it is a truly inclusive space for them.

Page last updated: Thursday, 24 October 2019