Member’s Statement: Greenbrook Community House

Ms D’AMBROSIO (Mill Park—Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Minister for Solar Homes) (09:34): I rise to acknowledge the volunteers and staff at the Greenbrook Community House in my electorate of Mill Park and the role that they play in empowering and supporting the local community. The Greenbrook Community House is an inclusive and accessible space for people of all abilities and over the years has always been a welcoming environment for locals. I recently had the opportunity to visit Greenbrook to participate in their annual celebration event and hand out appreciation certificates to some of the amazing volunteers, who work tirelessly to better the lives of people of all abilities. The performance of the Bust a Move all-abilities dance group during this celebration was pure joy and filled everyone’s hearts. Thank you, Emily Woodward. You are such an inspiring young woman and a wonderful dance teacher.

From all-abilities music and dance workshops to art fiestas, community gardening and composting, the Greenbrook Community House is supporting local families and provides numerous opportunities for people to come together to socialise, to learn and develop their skills and to work collaboratively for everyone’s benefit. Their motto is ‘Better together’, and they live by this. Thank you to Rachel Cooper, Greenbrook Community House coordinator; Jackie Turner, City of Whittlesea community development officer; and all of the volunteers for creating such a great ‘better together’ space at the Greenbrook Community House. The support that they provide to the local community is invaluable and is a much, much appreciated part of our local community.

Hansard Link: Greenbrook Community House