Resource centre aims to branch out

Declan BushAugusta Margaret River Times
Carmel Norris is the new manager at the Augusta Community Resource Centre.
Camera IconCarmel Norris is the new manager at the Augusta Community Resource Centre. Credit: Declan Bush

The Augusta Community Resource Centre’s new manager says she’s keen to explore new ways for the centre to help residents.

Carmel Norris took over from Russell Simpson in February with a background in human resources management and recruitment, having moved to Augusta from Perth two years ago and worked at the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.

Mrs Norris said the CRC offered a range of services, from training and IT facilities to community events and children’s movies, but some were not well-known to residents.

“It is a fantastic facility and it’s got some very dedicated people who work here,” she said.

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“Because of where we’re located, (off the main street) some people don’t know we exist.”

Mrs Norris said a CRC survey was sent out in recent weeks to find ways for the centre to branch out, and she was interested in “reconnecting with the community and finding out what they want”.

“I’m looking forward to it, it’s a good team, it’s a great facility, and we’re very lucky to have it,” she said.

Mrs Norris said stronger partnerships with business and tourism groups would be another focus.

Former manager Mr Simpson is continuing as station manager at 2OceansFM community radio, which broadcasts from the CRC at 66 Allnutt Terrace.

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