Community house site clearance

Community house trust chairwoman Bernie Lepper and site foreman Bruce Sutherland stand in front...
Community house trust chairwoman Bernie Lepper and site foreman Bruce Sutherland stand in front of the partly demolished church house which, along with the church hall next to it, both in the grounds of St Enoch's Church, is expected to be completely cleared in the next couple of weeks. Photo by Sarah Marquet.
Work is under way to clear the site where the Alexandra Community House will be built.

Demolition has started of a church house in the grounds of St Enoch's Church, at the corner of Centennial Ave and Dunorling St, which, along with the church hall next to it, is expected to be cleared from the site in the next couple of weeks.

Another house on the site, Ranby House, will be moved to another site and then sold.

The $2.6 million, 1054sq m Alexandra Community House will provide a centre for social service agencies and education, arts and crafts groups.

Mr Sutherland said it was hoped the entire complex would be finished by the end of the year.

The builders were salvaging as much material from the house and hall as possible and some features would be included in the new complex, she said.

The Alexandra Men's Shed is also temporarily on the site.

Spokesman Neil McArthur said the group had received funding to have the shed relocated, and it would be moved to its new location at Molyneux Park once the site had been cleared.

 

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