After more than a year of construction, fundraising and anticipation, the Urangan Community Wellness Centre is ready!

Construction on HBNC’s new health and wellness hub – affectionately known as The Tree House – is now finished. Hinkler MP Keith Pitt visited the centre on Friday, May 13 for a tour and soft opening.

Fraser Coast Regional Council Deputy Mayor, Paul Truscott, and Councillor Phil Truscott were also in attendance, along with HBNC CEO, Tanya Stevenson.

The visit was particularly exciting as it coincided with Neighbourhood House Week.

The Urangan Community Centre has been managed by the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre for more than 10 years.

The expansion has transformed the community centre into a health and wellness hub – part of HBNC’s Neighbourhood Collective strategy.

Tanya said the expansion would allow existing services to grow and create new opportunities for our community.

“The expansion will help meet existing community demand for space and allow for the provision of a holistic wellness hub,” she said.

“We will be working closely with other health and social services to deliver services and host support groups, domestic violence retreats and other wellness programs.”

Tanya said construction could not have been possible without the support of the Australian Government, Fraser Coast Regional Council and generous members of the local community.

Select services will start being delivered from the centre from Monday, May 16, and it will officially open to the public in June.