Centre better after blaze

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Hosed down: Firefighters respond on evening Patterson Lakes Community Centre fire struck. Pic: Gary Sissons

KINGSTON Council will contribute $29,000 of ratepayers’ money to help rebuild the Patterson Lakes Community Centre after a fire at the Thompson Rd building in March.

A new outdoor area to include an accessible ramp into the community centre, raised garden beds, a picnic table and outdoor seating and pathways will be built.

“When fire damage caused the centre to close earlier this year it was a great loss to the Patterson Lakes community,” Kingston mayor Cr Steve Staikos said.

“Council worked in partnership with the centre to get them back up and running by providing an improved kitchen and new sprung gymnasium floor.

“We’re now thrilled to offer this extra funding to help further boost the centre with a great outdoor space.”

Councillors in May also voted to dish out about $40,000 to install a commercial kitchen for community use at the centre.

About 14,000 books at a library at the Patterson Lakes Community Centre had to be individually cleaned before the centre reopened in April.

See patlakescc.net.au or call 9772 8588 for information about classes and events at Patterson Lakes Community Centre.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 6 December 2017

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