The City of Melville is celebrating the reopening of Bull Creek Community Centre following a refurbishment of the centre, which is an important local place where the community come together and connect.
Bull Creek Community Centre reopened yesterday Monday, 22 November 2021 after a four-month closure to allow for upgrades such as increased accessibility for people living with disability, a new kitchenette, new accessible toilets, internal painting and LED lighting.
City of Melville Mayor the Hon. George Gear JP said the internal space of the community centre now featured an extension of the beautiful Jack Bromell artwork that highlighted the local natural wildlife including a splendid fairy wren.
“Jack painted the outside of the Bull Creek Community Centre with a stunning wall mural earlier this year and we have now extended this artwork into the building which is a great outcome, and adds to the vibrancy of the centre,” said Mayor Gear.
“The refurbishment of the centre freshens up the facility, making it more welcoming, adding to the sense of community in the local Bull Creek area and creating a friendly place where people can come together over common interests.
“The Centre forms an important part of the City’s community infrastructure and as we know there is increasing social isolation, our community centres play a key role in providing structured and semi-structured activities for people to connect.
“Bull Creek Community Centre houses a number of services for our aging demographic, and we know these help older residents with opportunities to have fun, stay fit and meet new people.
“Our community centres have the broad goal of providing opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to connect with other overs mutual interests.”
The refurbishment of the Bull Creek Community Centre follows the upgrade and reopening of the Willagee Community Centre in July 2021, which included a refreshed basketball court and meeting rooms, sound dampening in the hall, a new floor mural designed by artist Nathan Hoyle, new carpet designs inspired by Aboriginal artist Brentyn Lugnan and community created photographs printed on ceramic tiles on the external wall.
For more information, visit the Bull Creek Community Centre webpage.