There are approximately 1,194 people living in the Haven area and growing, but it is estimated that the Haven catchment area, including McKenzie Creek, Bungalally and Horsham South, is likely to be in the vicinity of 4,000 people.
Haven has the highest state percentage of young families living in the area, proving that Haven is a great place to live.
There are approximately 130 students attending the Haven Primary School (increasing each year) and around 180 senior and junior tennis members plus learners.
The hall is used in excess of 500 times a year and there are a number of user groups linked to the hall and reserve – Art & Craft, Rock n Roll, Haven Bush Playgroup, Wimmera Women’s Circus, Indoor Carpet Bowls, Tennis Club, Netballers and Dog Obedience. The hall is also hired out for private functions including weddings, 21st birthdays, other special birthdays, children’s birthday parties, anniversaries, reunions, business seminars and training sessions, a voting poll, and other events.
In the event of a disaster, eg floods, the hall is also used as a Relief Centre.
Haven’s twenty-three acre recreation reserve has now had its planning process completed. The aim of the Haven Community Precinct Plan Needs Assessment was to identify a clear direction for the further development of community facilities in Haven, arising out of demonstrated need. One of the main demonstrated needs is for the old public hall to be replaced with a new Community Centre.
The Haven Market has been running since 2007 and was originally a fundraising activity to help with improvements on the reserve. The Market has now been set up to help raise money for our new Community Centre along with any other community events or projects – some fun things.
A petition organised in 2013 had more than 600 signatures supporting planning for improved facilities at the reserve.
SO, WHERE TO FROM HERE?????
WE ARE GOING TO NEED SOME PEOPLE TO WORK ON THE VISION.
TIME TO START PLANNING FOR THE BUILDING
ROLL UP OUR SLEEVES AND GET BUSY
A BRAINSTORMING SESSION WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.
CALL SUE EXELL 0409 257 256 FOR MORE INFO.