Many of you may already know that the Elders and HACC area will be closed until at least July 2024 as the building undergoes a comprehensive refurbishment.

When work is complete in the second half of 2024 (weather pending), the new Elders and HACC space will feature a much larger kitchen, more gathering space and areas for activities, and a purpose-built outdoor seating area with a deck.

The refurbishment is made possible by funding from Emergency Recovery Victoria, and the upgraded facility will also double as an emergency meeting area during crisis events such as bushfire and flood, with the ability to also serve as a shelter for displaced community during prolonged emergencies.

The work is being done by second generation local family builders, Brooker Builders.

The refurbishment will be led by Ross Brooker, who as an apprentice helped build the original building back in the 1970s.

Programs for Elders and HACC will continue using other sites.

If you want to see any of the Elders and HACC team, they are located in the Tatungooloong (admin) building.

New Nicholson Street Office

GEGAC has moved some of its corporate staff into an office opposite the ALDI on Nicholson Street.

The property at 107 Nicholson Street will house members of GEGAC’s Corporate Services team, and, at a later date, executive staff.

What does this mean for community?

Not much.

All services for community currently at the Dalmahoy Street site remain at Dalmahoy Street.

That’s the reason for moving corporate and exec staff into Nicholson Street – so that as we expand we can make sure the Dalmahoy Street campus remains the one-stop shop for community to go to.

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