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Turn first sod for hub

THERE were plenty of shovels on hand as State MPs for Auburn, Granville and Fairfield, joined Cumberland Mayor Greg Cummings at the site of the new Granville Centre for a ground breaking ceremony.

Work starts on new ‘much needed’ Granville Centre

The new community centre, library and art gallery is set to open next year, and Cr Cummings said Tuesday’s sod turning ceremony heralded an exciting time for the people of Granville.
“We know there has been an obvious shortfall of community spaces in the Granville area,” he said.
“The Granville Centre will help address this by giving residents a new, modern venue.
“It will be a place where residents can meet, study, create, connect and play; a place where anyone and everyone is welcome.
Describing the new centre as the council’s “largest single investment in community facilities to date”, Cr Cummings said it represented the very best in facility planning and design.
“It honours our past, by integrating the historic Granville pool and Granville Memorial Park into its design,” he said.
“It looks boldly to the future, by offering residents a brand new, purpose built community centre, library and art gallery.”
Funding for the Granville Centre has come from both the council and the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund, with additional support for the fit out of the art gallery through the NSW Clubgrants program.