A Telecentre Steering Committee was formed by the Frankland River Development Group in 1998, following a great deal of research and work and with support from the Shire of Cranbrook the Frankland River Telecentre was Incorporated on 26 March 1999.
At this time a Telecentre Management Committee was established and qualifying for State Government funding of $10,000 (10 hours per week) the new committee employed Margo Devine as the Coordinator for the Telecentre overseeing the purchase of equipment and furniture to house in the Frankland Hall.
The Frankland River Telecentre was officially opened by Hon Monty House JP MLA on 13 November 1999. We qualified as a fully funded Telecentre in late 2000 allowing opening hours to be extended to 20 hours per week. With an understanding passed by Council in 2001 the Telecentre and Library opening hours became combined, giving 30 hours per week for both parties.
The Telecentre moved into the new Community Centre in late October 2006 – one week before the official opening of the Community Centre. Through Royalties for Regions funding the Telecentre wages funding was increased to $30,000 in January 2009 and the journey to re-naming and qualifying as a Level 2 CRC began.
Centre Opening 2006 - Frankland River Community Centre Fundraising Committee
(L to R) Brenda Brown, Margaret Bridge, Adrian Bridge, Betsy Watkins, Michell Kerr.
Frankland River Community Resource Centre
Our Community Resource Centre Building at 55
We encourage you to come down and visit – plus see what we can assist you with.
, Frankland River.
Our CRC is now in this very lovely building. We have a large foyer with space for chairs and display areas, a computer room with 7 computers, a compilation room for printing, book binding, laminating and printing of the Franklander. A Library, a Creche for Playgroup and Daycare facilities. A Doctors Clinic for the Doctor, Health Nurse, Child Health Nurse, Phsyio and Remedial Masseur. A Centrelink Access point with facilities ranging from Government computer, Fax Machine and Phone access and a Lecture Room with facilities for Training and Video-Conferencing and Office space for hire.
In the coming year we will be focusing on our relationships with other businesses in our district and how we can improve on the quality of the services we provide for them.
We will continue to provide a range of services and improve on the range of courses we offer and be of greater help to people moving into our district and to the travelling community.
OUR CENTRE NEEDS YOU
- The Frankland River Community Resource Centre belongs to the people of Frankland River. A committee of volunteers, who are community members, run the centre. The committee employs the staff who you see at the front desk.
- If this is news to you, then you are not alone. Many people who use the Community Centre believe that the Shire run it.
- The committee is now down to seven members and the centre is in need of energetic youthful members with new and imaginative ideas. If you think you could bring new life to the centre with exciting projects and a will to carry them out, please phone Debbie Coole 9856 6221 or Eve Parry 9855 2295.
Community Owned, Community Active
If Travelling from Albany Highway
Travel west on Frankland – Cranbrook Road
If Coming from Bunbury
Travel via Boyup Brook to Frankland River
Put names to the faces!
The staff and committee are the “working crew” behind the scenes who provide the services and “smooth running” of your local Frankland River Community Resource Centre.
Daisy Egerton Warburton