In early November last year, a freak storm lashed Kurri Kurri with driving rain and fierce winds. Two KKCS employees suffered injuries when the roof of the Community Centre on Lang Street partially collapsed.

The roof was also torn off the Kurri Kurri Ambulance Hall which, at the time, accommodated our OOSH after school and holiday care activities. Fortunately, no children were in the building at the time and nobody was injured however, the building was severely damaged and has been unusable since that time.

In late February we received the news that Cessnock City Council have committed to restoring both the Ambulance Hall and Community Centre buildings back to their pre-storm condition. The process has begun with the scope of works currently being defined, and the builders are being lined up to do the work.

Work is expected to begin as soon as possible once the builders are selected and an expected completion date will be announced once the work is allocated.

Kurri Kurri Community Centre would like to thank everyone for their patience and support during this time. It has been a trying few months and everyone involved has shown resilience and strength.

Photo credit: Marina Neil