The archdiocese-owned Eagle’s Nest Retreat Centre in Gidgegannup continues to go from strength to strength, with a recent upgrade in the size of its dining area and a steady increase in the number of Catholic schools using the site.
The layout of the centre has been recently revised, yielding a large rectangular dining hall.
In the process, the old toilet and ensuite have been replaced with new facilities.
Caretaker Geof Bedells said the modern plumbing was a welcome improvement over the previous earthenware pipe-work, which was the oldest on the site. He spoke enthusiastically of the new area’s potential for programmed events as well as more comfortable dining.
“Those who have come with the largest groups will remember needing to snuggle in a little at dinner times, with one table pocketed in an alcove – a legacy of the building’s progressive development from residence to camping venue,” Mr Bedells told The Record.
“[Increased patronage] is sure to continue as more schools and parishes experience for themselves the quality and value of our very own camping venue.”
Last year was a significant one for the centre. In addition to experiencing a steady increase in patronage, the centre also received its official mandate, detailing its mission and function as an agency of the Archdiocese of Perth.
Eagle’s Nest – 9422 7900.