New home for Visitor Information and Neighbourhood Centre

Filed in Just In by February 23, 2021

LAST night Council passed a motion to move the Visitor Information Centre (VIC) to Campbell’s Corner and assess if the building could be the new home for the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre (SNRC).

Lee Watts, manager of the Neighbourhood Centre said the Information Centre could be the ideal location to expand their services to the community.

“We are really excited by the idea, because it could allow us to branch out and help our community with more opportunities,” said Lee Watts.

Scone’s Visitor Information Centre will be moving to Campbell’s Corner.

“We will be able to have the Breakfast Bites van permanently set up, we can hold our movie nights on the grounds and we are applying for a grant to run a community laundry service, which we could also do in that building,” she said.

“Being close to the train station is also handy, because we are the local TrainLink ticketing agency,” she said.

“It does make sense for us and it makes sense for the Visitor Information Centre to be more central in town,” Lee Watts said.

The Council had previously planned to move the Visitor Information Centre to the airport, but last night decided there were several advantages in housing the Centre in Campbell’s Corner including:

  • a more central and visible location in the main street;
  • ample space for caravans and recreational vehicles (RV) parking and an electric vehicle charging station at the building’s car park;
  • ability to create a community hub with the library and arts space in the building, and
  • the ability to create the Visitor Information Centre from scratch.

 

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