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Refurbishment of Karawara Community Centre

Karawara Family and Community Centre Launch 2 121220 Karawara Family and Community Centre Launch 3On Friday 7 December 2012 South Perth MLA John McGrath was pleased to officially open the newly refurbished Karawara Family and Community Centre at the launch function on behalf of the Minister for Community Services. The Centre has an impressive track record of providing a range of community services including child care, early education, settlement support services, family counselling and community-based programs.

Lotterywest has also approved a $285,071.00 grant for the upgrade of the Karawara Child Care Centre to create a positive environment to enhance the early childhood development of young children. The state government is pleased to support Gowrie WA, who provide an essential ‘one-stop-shop’ service to the community.

Western Australia is the only state in Australia where profits from lottery games are returned directly back to the community as grants. Since its establishment in 1993, Lotterywest has provided over $43 billion to support Western Australian community organisations. Last financial year Lotterywest delivered a record total of $258.3 million to support the Western Australian communities.

Grant provides better security

Gowrie Community Services has received a State Government grant of $21,500 to install CCTV footage, lighting and signage at its Karawara centre.

South Perth MLA John McGrath presented a cheque this week to Gowrie Board Chairman Nick Ward and acting-CEO Tonia Westmore.

Mr McGrath said the funding would enable Gowrie to improve security at the centre.

“Gowrie provides an outstanding service to the local community but unfortunately the good work has been affected by break-ins, graffiti attacks and general anti-social behaviour,” he said.

“Hopefully the use of the CCTVs and extra security measures will make for a much more secure area and assist police in apprehending offenders.”

Mr McGrath said the funding would enable the installation of four day/night cameras along with movement activated lighting to improve the quality of the CCTV images.

The grant is part of the State Government’s commitment to support WA Police’s Strategic Crime Prevention Division.