Parish Community Centre

Work commenced on Monday June 1st. 

Photos of Progress early in week 6 (8/7/20)

The view from the old Parish Centre toward the school hall.

A lot of ‘inground’ work is happening this week and next week in preparation for the concrete slab to be laid by about 21/7/20.  Progress is just a half a day behind the schedule, due to rain.

The view of the new courtyard from the school hall back toward the Parish Centre, yet to be landscaped.

Outside foundations concreted

Preparation of internal foundations

First bricks on site

Photos of Progress early in week 5 (30/6/20)

Photos of Progress early in week 4 (23/6/20)

Old Parish Centre

Much of the in ground plumbing completed

Trench for the footings of the end wall


Supporting another local business - Engadine Heathcote Landscape Supplies

Photos of Progress early in week 3 (16/6/20)

Fr Loe’s Office disappearing

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Photos of Progress early in week 2 (9/6/20)

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The artist interpretation of the completed Parish Community Centre from the rear.

UPDATE January 2020.

Following the sale of John Paul Village we are now in a satisfactory financial position to enable us to proceed with this project.  On 21 November 2019 Archbishop Anthony Fisher gave his approval for us to proceed with the new Parish Community Centre.  We have appointed a Project Manager to lead us through the construction.  We have invited the builder who successfully tendered for the construction in 2017 to revise his quotation.  Provided the new quote is within the parameters set by us we will proceed with him and hopefully commence construction in April 2020.

To read the leaflet about the proposed Parish Community Centre click on 
Parishioner Advice.docx

Read Frequently asked questions  from parishioners and the responses to those questions.

News from 2017

The plans for the Parish Community Centre have now been finalised and all necessary documentation completed. We have issued invitations to four builders to tender for the construction of the centre.  Tenders close on June 23, 2017, and we will then be working with our architect to select the preferred builder for the project. 

There are still a few hurdles to cross, not the least of which is to pray that the construction costs are within our budget. After a builder is selected a construction certificate needs to be completed and approved by the Certifier and builders contract prepared and executed by the builder and the archdiocese Trustees.

We remain hopeful that construction will commence in August/September 2017.

Unfortunately, due to construction cost and decline in Direct Giving income we took the decision in mid 2017 to postpone further progress on this project until sufficient funds became available.