As visitors to The Warehouse will have seen, work on the building project is advancing at pace. The new main staircase and entrance from Allison Street has been installed, along with the upstairs toilets. Most of the concrete for the new cafe floor in Middle Bay has been poured and there is a lot of behind the scenes work going on with wiring, plumbing and new partition walls.

Thanks to the help of various volunteers, the old meeting room was tidied in time for the Christmas Party and various items to store moved onto the new mezzanine loft space on the first floor. Some initial painting has been done in the new stairwell and we will be looking for volunteers to help with other decorating tasks in the coming weeks.

Just before Christmas the old Natural Healthy Foods shop unit was demolished and work in the new year will concentrate on completing and fitting out the new cafe space. We were pleased to be able to show members, friends and supporters around the work to date during the Christmas party and will continue to keep everyone up yo date through the newsletter.

By Richard Bickle