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The Coromandel Community Centre is a hub for community activities engaging local residents and those from surrounding areas. The Centre hosts art, fitness and well-being programs, personal development courses, community groups and organisations, playgroups and children’s programs, working closely with residents, council, local schools and community groups to meet the needs of the community.

The Coromandel Community Centre is a non-profit organisation run by a Board of Management comprised of interested volunteers from the community.  The Committee meets regularly to discuss and make decisions concerning the Centre.

The Centre is an example to other community organisations with the development of a Volunteer Program ensuring that volunteers receive the training and recognition to successfully support the Centre as well as to reach their personal potential.

The Centre is available to hire for family events, group events, organisational training and meetings on a regular schedule or for one off events.

Centre History

After extensive lobbying by families and established playgroups in the Coromandel Valley area for a Community Centre, negotiations commenced with the City of Happy Valley council to construct a building at the Weymouth Oval.  The Building was opened in 1991.

The first users of the Centre were Playgroups, Nursing Mothers and a group called LEGS (Ladies evening get-togethers).

The Centre became an incorporated body in 1997.  With volunteers as office administrators, program co-ordinators and tutors, the Centre has been successful in obtaining grants from numerous sources including Local, State and Federal Government and agencies to run low cost, family friendly festivals and events regularly throughout the year.

In 2007 the Centre had an extension including an activity room and decking area overlooking the picturesque Weymouth Oval.




Centre Activities and Events

 Over the years, the scope of the programs fostered and delivered by the Centre has been enormous, from activities to promote a healthy lifestyle such as adult fitness classes & movement  classes for  young children; exercising the brain with Bridge, or Mahjong; or developing an artistic side, with both children's and adult art classes. At festive times of the year, one-off crafty events, such as our Christmas-making wreath workshop have proved popular with younger mums needing a fun evening out. Connections with our community are at the forefront with programs such as book club, and our CoroAlive program directed at retirees who enjoy visits to places of interest and socialise with lunch, and our monthly Men’s Breakfasts.

Special events over the years have seen activities as diverse as family film nights on the oval, complete with large format board games and other activities, a series of Sunday morning nature adventures for kids and their parents or carers, and celebrations of Playgroup Week, complete with animal petting zoos proving to be very popular.

All these are a mere snapshot of the many activities and events that your local Centre runs, and we welcome you to them, or to make suggestions of programs you might like to see in the future.