The million dollar multi-function centre at Berri Cottage Homes has been officially opened today by the Federal Member for Barker, Tony Pasin MP.

Mr Pasin opened the centre on behalf of the Federal Government who, through the Building Better Regions Fund, provided $425,000 to the $1,001,790 project.

The project has seen construction of a multi-function community centre at Berri Cottage Homes to provide a central hub for the older adult and aged community in Berri.

The project has constructed a stand-alone building with some ancillary works, including:

  • Large meeting, dining and entertainment area
  • Reception area and commercially equipped kitchen
  • Three all access equipped amenities
  • Craft room and an outdoor alfresco area
  • Car park
  • Installation of air conditioning and audio visual equipment
  • Outdoor space with landscaping

Mr Pasin said the project will benefit older adults and retirees who are residents of the 86-unit complex plus families and friends, as well as the nearby Berri RSL Club.

“The new multi-function centre will create a greater sense of community for those residing at Berri Cottage Homes.”

“It will also act as a one-stop-shop environment for health service providers and community groups to come and service residents and the older adult community of Berri in the one place.

“The Building Better Regions Fund is about just that – building better, stronger regional communities into the future,” Mr Pasin said.

“By investing in this project, our Government is making the Berri community stronger, supporting our aging population and creating a better region for the future,” Mr Pasin said.

“The Morrison Government is committed to delivering jobs, productivity improvements and economic growth to all Australians including investing in regional Australia to foster stronger regional communities to ensure the nation’s prosperity continues in the future. As part of this, we’re investing $841 million in the Building Better Regions Fund to support projects just like this, here in the Riverland.” Mr Pasin said.