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The language centre relocates to interim home

Posted on: 24 May 2017, 3:06pm

Over the past week the the Language Centre (Papulu Apparr-kari Aboriginal Corporation) has been relocating to new premises beside Top of the Town Café in Paterson Street.

All staff were on board for the relocation, which was bought forward due to Telstra switching over phones to new premises before due date, leaving PAK without phones or internet.

So with the internet and phones not connected, information and requests for pickups unable to be arranged, the rain and flooding at the old premises and the new premises, it has been a very interesting time for all.

But as of Tuesday this week the internet has been turned back on and the phones are working again, all staff are back doing the best job they can.

PAK Chief Executive Officer Karan Hayward said it was sad to leave premises they had been in for the past 21 years.

“The memories shared by past and present staff has been a part of regular discussions over the past few weeks and will most likely more stories will be shared in the future,” said Karan.

“Now we get ready for the old centre in Windley Street to be knocked down and replaced with a brand new building.

“It is an end to an era and the beginning of a new one.”

Now the relocation is over, it’s business as usual at the Language Centre.

The Remote School Attendance Strategy (Yellow Shirts) and Parent and Community Engagement (PaCE) teams are working hard to get children to school and all other programs setup and working well at new premises.

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