Since being established the WMS, the Victorian State Government and Upper Murray Family Care have worked together to provide WMS with the premises they currently occupy at 20 Emerald Avenue in West Wodonga. Due to the growth experienced in membership, the uncertain tenure of the existing premises and the residential nature of the actual location, WMS have commenced a project to access facilities that will provide for our existing and future needs
We are currently concluding negotiations with Wodonga Council for the long term allocation of a suitable block of land on which we can erect a facility that meets our needs. Our plans are for a shed of at least 20m x 12m that will provide a workshop for manual activities as well as separate sections for passive and recreation activities, kitchen and storage facilities. We envisage that the facilities would be potentially inclusive of broader community use.
In the coming months WMS are confident of successfully making application to governments for an infrastructure grant and liaising with philanthropic organisations to access donations. However, we know that we will need to contribute a significant level of funds to the overall building fund ourselves.