Our History

In the early 1980's Sister Lois Thomas (Maternal and Child Health Nurse) encouraged mothers of the centre to seek from Council the upgrading of an empty room behind the Maternal and Child Health Centre (MCHC) from which to provide a range of family services. Thus Bowen Street was created out of the determination and fundraising efforts of local families.

Soon demand exceeded space, so the committee of young mothers researched their needs, lobbied Council and ultimately, after four years of hard work, moved into the existing purpose built facility by Christmas 1991. Further upgrading and renovation of facilities have taken place over the last twenty years and continue to occur to ensure we are providing an accessible and relevant Community Centre.


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