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Green Skills was fortunate to receive $385 300 through Lotterywest and the Great Southern Development Commission to develop a multi-purpose community meeting space encompassing a large meeting area, kitchen and outdoor space, all with full disabled access.

This is an exciting new era for Green Skills in the region. The new building increases our capacity to support and deliver skills development for the environmental and sustainability sector, and nurture enterprise development for the future.

This extension of the Green Skills existing building was constructed with sustainable materials and features to demonstrate sustainable building design and home retrofitting.

The rooms will be used for Green Skills programs catering to community needs for activities encouraging home and lifestyle sustainability, including actions to care for their environment. The spaces will also be available for community use for a minimal fee to run training, workshops, community meetings, film nights, or other activities.

This facility will provide opportunities for social interaction and skill development to people, inclusive of those with disabilities, unemployed or underemployed, indigenous, migrants, youth, seniors, and others with disadvantaged backgrounds. The activities will be coordinated to be accessible to people throughout the region when we are not able to take the activities to other communities.

We look forward to sharing this new centre and its offerings with the Great Southern community.

The ACEDC Final Report 2018 is available READ HERE