Margaret River Community Centre is located at 33 Tunbridge Street, Margaret River, WA 6285.Our handy central location makes us easily accessible from the centre of town, but just far enough off the main street not to be swamped by tourist parking in the peak seasons.
The site, the Old Hospital Heritage Precinct, incorporates eight buildings and is listed on the Shire Municipal Inventory of Heritage Places; the State Heritage Register; and also registered by the National Trust. MRCRC leases the facility from the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River.
Objects of Association
- (1) The objects of the Association are
To provide counselling, welfare and charitable facilities and services for the relief of suffering, distress and poverty, and to meet the needs of and provide help for individuals requiring support and assistance in the community generally and without restrictions
To promote the health, welfare and care of children and families
To provide a building in which members of the community meet for social or other purposes and to maintain the heritage value of the facility
To provide a venue for communication, identity and consensus
To serve the local community by bringing together people and ideas for the education in the sciences and arts which is beneficial to this community either specifically or generally.
To provide a meeting place and coordinating assistance for various organisations.
(2) The property and income of the Association shall be applied solely towards the promotion of the objects of the Association and no part of that property or income may be paid or otherwise distributed, directly or indirectly, to members, except in good faith in the promotion of those objects.
The Margaret River Community Centre started in a small house on the corner of Station and Wallcliffe Roads.
In 1983 having visited a number of Learning Centres in the eastern states and being excited about the prospect of what they offered the community, a Margaret River resident instigated community discussion about establishing a Neighbourhood House in Margaret River. Subsequently the first meeting of the Margaret River Community Centre took place in June 1984.
Over the following years the Centre developed through the energies and commitment of a team of volunteers and ran a variety of programs. In 1990 the organisation relocated to the old Margaret Hospital complex.