Shire takes over community resource centre

THE EMBATTLED Toodyay Community Resource Centre (TCRC) is due re-open later this month under new management and premises in Stirling Terrace next to the Alma Beard Medical Centre.

Toodyay shire councillors voted 7-0 at a special meeting last month to adopt a rescue plan that will see the shire take over running the centre (pictured left with former manager Nicole Coleman at previous site), pay off its debts and draft a new business model to secure its future.

The centre was forced to close at rented premises next to the Christmas shop in August after starting the new financial year with a $52,000 deficit following a discovery that it had underpaid current and former staff for at least the past four years.

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