Creating a Community Hub

The Grace Centre was launched in early 2016. Since then we have been engaged in the ongoing renovation of our run down old pub transforming it into a beautiful meeting hub that serves our local community and the wonderful initiatives that so many of our locals are engaged in. It’s amazing what a group of ordinary people can accomplish when they have a go. Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can, has been our mantra right from the beginning and serving others has been our motivation in everything we’ve done.

NEWSFLASH! Funding for the redevelopment of our kitchen has been approved!

As many of our community would know, the old Village Green Tavern had a kitchen which provided meals for patrons for many years. Along with the rest of the building it had fallen into disrepair and was well and truly past its use by date. It needed a complete rebuild if it was ever to be operational again. Back in 2017 we started discussions with Loaves and Fishes, a statewide organisation that provides emergency food relief for vulnerable families and those who have fallen on hard times, about the possibility of turning our kitchen into a food preparation centre and a place that could offer traineeships for those wanting to pursue a future in the food industry. So we made a start (Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can) and now have secured the last piece of funding needed to turn our dream into reality. Plans are currently being drawn up with the hope that construction can begin before Christmas with the kitchen up and running by early to mid 2022.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to all our community partners who have been nothing but encouraging! And also to those putting the cash on the table to get this project over the line, Grace Church, Healthy Tasmania, Prescare and Rotary.

“Why?” Creating a space for our Community

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which the Grace Centre is located, the muwinina (mou wee nee nar) people. We pay our respects to Elders, past and present. The Grace Centre is committed to honouring the Tasmanian Aboriginal communitys’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to our shared home.