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Boya hub opens

BOYA Community Centre has opened to the public, with hundreds of people coming through its doors on the first day. Shire of Mundaring

President David Lavell said it was wonderful to see so much community interest in the new facility.

“Boya Community Centre is fantastic new space for people to enjoy the library and hire out community space,” he said.

“People were eagerly waiting for the doors to open on Monday morning and some people even delayed their children going to school so they could be among the first to look through.”

Boya Community Centre houses Katharine Susannah Prichard Library, as well as 300sqm community space to replace

Boya and Greenmount halls. The $7.4 million project by Badge Construction was finished months ahead of schedule. Oval works are still continuing.

“Hundreds of visitors visited the new library and marvelled at the space. There is a bright and cheerful children’s corner, several meeting rooms and a focus on digital technology with free WIFI and self-checkout,” he said.

“People received a commemorative bookmark, book bags and the chance to enter several competitions. We welcome everyone to come and look at the new facility and enjoy all it has to offer.”

Cr Lavell said the community space was available for hire for weddings, functions and regular bookings.

“The space can cater for up to 200 people, with the room able to be divided into two for smaller events,” he said.

“This is a fully accessible facility complete with commercial kitchen.”

About Sarah Brookes

Sarah is an award-winning journalist (2016 WA Media Awards - Best Three Suburban Newspaper Stories) who has covered our Mundaring and Kalamunda editions since 2011. She went to Eastern Hills Senior High School before studying chemistry and biology at university. Staring down a microscope two years into her degree she realised a future in science wasn’t for her – journalism was. Sarah lived in Europe before re-settling in Darlington, where her family has lived for three generations, with her two children. She has worked for various government agencies and Media Monitors. Sarah is a media junkie who loves talkback radio and devours the weekend papers.

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