Community invited to Cloverdale celebration

Thursday, 7 November 2019

The City of Greater Geelong will officially re-open the redeveloped Cloverdale Community Centre in Corio next Tuesday evening (12 November) with a free community BBQ.

All residents are invited to join councillors, centre staff and volunteers to celebrate the $2.2 million renovation, which has delivered updated facilities and an extra 263 square metres of space for community use.

The event will begin with speeches from 5.30pm before the free BBQ and live music from the North Geelong Community Big Band.

Council will then hold a Community Focus meeting within the upgraded facility from 7pm, which the public is encouraged to attend.

The redeveloped building now features four multi-purpose rooms, computer spaces, maternal and child health consulting suites, kitchen facilities for community classes, and a changing place facility.

The project was fully funded by the council.

Cloverdale Community Centre offers a range of important services for residents in Geelong’s northern suburbs, including pre-employment courses, creative activities such as singing and music, social and cultural events, and playgroups.

Its rooms are also available for hire to the general public.

The centre is at 167-169 Purnell Road, Corio.

Deputy Mayor Kylie Grzybek:

The Cloverdale Community Centre plays such an important role in the Corio community and we hope the upgrade of the building will help the centre’s staff and volunteers to continue the amazing work they do.

Councillor Anthony Aitken and I can’t wait to officially re-open the building with a free community BBQ next Tuesday night. I know the staff and volunteers have been busy planning a great celebration and we’re keen to see a big crowd there, so please join us for both the opening and the Community Focus meeting. 

Councillor Anthony Aitken, Windermere Ward:

The re-opening of Cloverdale is another big step in this council’s mission to make sure the community in our northern suburbs has access to the best services and facilities.

Combined with the recent completion of the new Goldsworthy Reserve Athletics track and the Rosewall Community Centre, and with the $13.3 million Purnell Road Child and Family Centre almost ready as well, we hope it’s clear that we are investing heavily in our north.

Page last updated: Thursday, 7 November 2019