Shire of Carnarvon receives $500,000 in State Government funding to upgrade The Woolshed at the civic centre

Staff reporterMidwest Times
Shire of Carnarvon civic centre.
Camera IconShire of Carnarvon civic centre. Credit: Supplied

The Shire of Carnarvon has secured $500,000 of State Government funding for upgrades to its civic centre.

The funding, which has come from Department of Fire and Emergency Services’ Local Government Resilience Fund, will be spent on vital upgrades to The Woolshed at the town’s civic centre, which serves as an evacuation centre for the Shire in case of an emergency.

The improvements will include roofing the outdoor area, enhancements to kitchen facilities and interior renovations.

Shire president Eddie Smith said the Woolshed at the civic centre held a special place in the hearts of the Carnarvon community.

Beyond its crucial role as an evacuation centre, the venue also hosts a wide array of community events, forums, and even funerals.

Cr Smith said the upgrades would ensure the facility’s role as an evacuation centre was enhanced, but also that it remained a versatile and functional space for the community.

“This funding is a testament to the Shire’s ongoing commitment to identifying funding for the improvement of our facilities and community infrastructure,” he said.

“The Woolshed is a cherished asset that plays a pivotal role in the safety and wellbeing of our community. These upgrades will enable us to serve our community even better in times of need and during times of celebration.” The improvements to the Woolshed at the Civic Centre are expected to start in the coming months.

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