Angela Maxwell, Justine Elliot, Barry Longland, Geoff Provest and Clive Cramb delight in opening the Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre extension.
Angela Maxwell, Justine Elliot, Barry Longland, Geoff Provest and Clive Cramb delight in opening the Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre extension. John Gass

Community centre extension

POTTSVILLE'S $1.5 million extension to its community heart is now open.

About 100 people including Richmond MP Justine Elliot, Tweed MP Geoff Provest, Mayor Barry Long- land and its many local supporters turned out to celebrate on Friday.

After the Pottsville Beach Public School choir performed, led by Yvonne Thompson, Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre management committee member Rhonda James said it was "quite relevant".

"This is the site of the old school," Ms James said.

"The Pottsville Community Association 15 years ago had the foresight to identify this site for the community.

"This was just the start of a dream for Pottsville Beach."

Cr Longland said there were many larger communities which did not have such facilities.

"Catch up is being played in those communities, including some within the Tweed Shire.

"In many communities there isn't much in terms of opportunity and access available.

"I understand that in the neighbourhood centre sector, this facility is considered a stand-out nationally in terms of community investment."



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