The Council’s new community centre, named after Ku-ring-gai’s First World War Victoria Cross recipient, has opened on former Defence Housing Association land in Lindfield.
The community centre is the result of a partnership between the Defence Housing Association and the Council and opened for bookings last month.
The Blair Wark VC Centre is located in Dunstan Grove, off Eton Road in Lindfield. It features a large hall with dividers that allow the floor space to convert into two separate meeting rooms.
The centre includes an AV/PA system, tables, chairs and a modern semi commercial kitchen. Suitable for hire for both corporate and community events, classes and meetings, it also backs onto the Charles Bean synthetic sportsfields.
The centre honours Ku-ring-gai’s Victoria Cross recipient Major Blair Wark, who received the highest award for bravery on the frontline at Bellicourt France in October 1918, in one of the last battles of the First World War. A large mural of poppies and a display case containing replicas of Major Wark’s medals form a centrepiece of the building’s entrance.
Mayor Jennifer Anderson said the Blair Wark VC centre was already receiving a high number of bookings for events and classes.
“The partnership between the Defence Housing Association and Council has produced a brand new facility for our community to enjoy, and one that also recognises a true local hero.”
For enquiries about the Blair Wark VC Community Centre visit www.kmc.nsw.gov.au or call the bookings team at the Council on 9424 0754.
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