Community & Neighbourhood Centres
Margaret River Community Centre Inc is an incorporated association that has been custodian of the Old Hospital Heritage Precinct, the place known as the Community Centre, since 1993. The organisation operates in response to community demand and interest by seeking to recognise changing needs for provision and continuity of essential support services and to disseminate information. It is an inclusive space where members of the community are made welcome every day to participate in a range of activities and services, while also acknowledging the responsibility of preserving the buildings, grounds and cultural history values of the heritage listed complex.
Its chief concerns are with heritage, social justice, education and children’s services. Administration of the centre is self-supporting from rental and hire of office and communal space to other not-for-profit based organisations and community members with like purpose on an ongoing and casual basis. The not for profit Community Centre for Children was established in 2004 and expanded in 2015; its profit is utilised to maintain the children’s service and also support the administration and maintenance of the heritage complex. MRCC Inc operates as an agency for Emergency Relief Funds, provides distribution of Christmas hampers, enables the community childcare service and a Soup Kitchen which has been run from and supported by the Community Centre since 1995.